Monthly Archives: October 2012

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.   It is a chance to share with others what you have been reading and what you plan to read.  I haven’t participated in a long … Continue reading

Posted in DNFs, week in review | 10 Comments

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

It’s that time again — The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Judith at Leeswammes.  It is a very popular event that gives readers a great opportunity to win a book (or two). I am happy to participate again and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Hop, giveaway, Literary blog hop | 64 Comments

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 Emperor … Continue reading

Posted in book beginnings, Canadian lit., Francophilia | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Quickie Reviews – Fiction and Non-Fiction

I have been a bad blogger lately and I keep meaning to make it right but life has just been getting in the way.  And frankly, many of the books I’ve read lately haven’t “wowed” me enough to get me to my … Continue reading

Posted in fiction, non-fiction, quickie reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

The End of Your Life Book Club

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Published:  2012 by Alfred A. Knopf Source:  Received Advance Reader’s Edition at Booktopia   This book has an interesting premise that made me put it on my to-read list the … Continue reading

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A Fine Balance and My Connection to Oprah

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry Published:  1995 by McClelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased   After pulling A Fine Balance off of my bookshelf to re-read it for the first time in many years, I am thrilled to say that it … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian lit., fiction, re-reads | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

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. I haven’t participated in this meme for a … Continue reading

Posted in book beginnings | Tagged | 5 Comments