Monthly Archives: August 2012

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks Published:  2012 by St. Martin’s Press Source:  Purchased   What did I do on Saturday night?  I read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend.  Now it’s not unusual for me to spend an … Continue reading

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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. I got back on the running wagon last week and logged just under 6.5 miles.  I managed one full 5k on the … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour — The Good Muslim

The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam Published:  2011 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from publisher for review I’ve said it before, but I will say it again:  One of my favorite things about reading is that I learn about people … Continue reading

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New Books!

Remember that summer book buying ban I imposed on myself? Well, I was doing pretty well, until a few weeks ago, when the newsletter from my favorite independent bookstore, Read Between the Lynes,  arrived in the mail.  A few of the … Continue reading

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Book Club — American Boy

American Boy by Larry Watson Published:  2012 by Milkweed Editions Source:  Purchased American Boy is a novel set in the early 1960s in rural Minnesota.  On Thanksgiving Day, the town doctor is forced to interrupt his meal to treat Louisa … Continue reading

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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. As I mentioned in my Sunday post, I was lazy last week; and when I got my status e-mail from daily mile … Continue reading

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The Betrayal

The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore Published:  2010 by Black Cat Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  European Reading Challenge 2012 Last year at the Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat (best weekend ever), one of my new friends highly recommended the novel … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — The Lazypants Edition

Let’s see ….. what have I done since last Sunday?  Pretty much nothing productive.  Oh sure, I went to work and I guess I was productive there (that may be questionable), but apart from a pre-scheduled post I did no … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner — The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Using random.org, and numbering the comments in the order in which they were received, the winner of the giveaway for a copy of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is …… ….. Anne! Congratulations…. I have contacted you via e-mail … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: The World We Found

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar Published:  2012 by Harper Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  Wishlist Challenge   This novel is about friendship and the lengths one would go to help friends in need.   As young university students, Armaiti, … Continue reading

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