Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Book About a 100 Year-Old Man…..

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, (translated by Rod Bradbury) Published:  2012 by Harper Collins Source:  Purchased   So the other weekend I was in Toronto,  and I managed to sneak in a … Continue reading

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Book Club: A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines Published:  1993 by Vintage Contemporaries Source:  Purchased   I don’t know how many more books – fiction or non-fiction – I will need to read to even attempt to understand what black … Continue reading

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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. This week I managed to … Continue reading

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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 am just back from … Continue reading

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Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

So let me make a New Year’s Resolution early:  I am going to complete reading challenges in 2013! And the first one I’m committing to is:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge.  Hosted at Words and Peace, this challenge asks … Continue reading

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The Shades of Gray Book You Should be Reading

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Published:  2011 by Speak (an Imprint of Penguin Group USA) Source:  Purchased   It is so unfortunate that this book has been overshadowed by that other book with Shades of Gray in the title.  … Continue reading

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Judging a Book by Its Lover

Judging a Book by Its Lover:  A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received copy from publisher for review   A book about books — what could … Continue reading

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