Monthly Archives: July 2012

Readers’ Workouts

The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.   This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges. I finally got myself a pair of new running shoes on Saturday and tried them out yesterday – 2.27 miles and my … Continue reading

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Paris in July — Life as an Expat

Paris My Sweet:  A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas Published:  2012 by Sourcebooks Source:  Purchased Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin Published:  2012 by Farrar, Straus and … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday – The Olympic Edition

I don’t think I’ll be watching much of the Summer Olympics, but I saw this today and for a moment became an athlete in my own mind: Now I’m off to do some “training”.

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Readers’ Workouts

The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.   This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges. According to my profile at dailymile.com, I logged a total of 5.43 miles last week over three sessions; all were a combination … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour — Flight from Berlin

Flight from Berlin by David John Published:  2012 by Harper Source:  Received ARC from publisher for review Flight from Berlin is a historical novel that plays with history a little bit.  Beginning with the 1936 Berlin Olympics and ending with … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — The Senseless Tragedy Edition

Like everyone else I am shocked and saddened by the events in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday.  I have had to stop watching the news because now that the victims have been identified and their stories are told I get too … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader.  It’s really simple:  Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you. My beginning this week is from The Sandcastle … Continue reading

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