Monthly Archives: December 2012

Two More Reading Challenges!

Wishlist Challenge 2013 Hosted by Uniflame Creates, this challenge is to read 12 books that you want to read but don’t already have on your shelves.  My list: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (coming out in May – … Continue reading

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Secret Santas!

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating ….. no matter our age we all turn into kids at Christmas because who doesn’t love receiving gifts? Funnily enough, I do not get books as gifts from family and friends.  I … Continue reading

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This is not about books

Ana Marquez-Greene spent the last few years living with her family in Winnipeg, my hometown.  This summer they moved back to Connecticut.  On Friday she was killed by an idiot psychopath with a gun that no civilian should possess.  She … 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. Last week I only finished … Continue reading

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Virtual Advent Tour – Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Since my blog is primarily about books and reading, I thought I’d write my contribution to the Virtual Advent Tour about a reading tradition that took place in my family that only in recent years I have properly appreciated (and … Continue reading

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2013 TBR Pile Challenge

Once again….. my name is Suzanne and I am a bookaholic. I think the publishers are out to get me.  I have plenty of books, but I am easily distracted by the new and talked-about books that I learn about … Continue reading

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Lunch with Buddha Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to LEAH — she has won my giveaway of a copy of Lunch with Buddha. I have contacted her for her mailing address. Thank you all for visiting and commenting, I still have to figure out a way for … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: An Extraordinary Theory of Objects

An Extraordinary Theory of Objects:  A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris by Stephanie Lacava Published:  2012 by Harper Collins Source:  Received from publisher for review What I expected this book to be:  A memoir of an outsider living in … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: Confessions of Joan the Tall

Confessions of Joan the Tall:  A Memoir by Joan Cusack Handler Published:  2012 by CavanKerry Press Source:  Received from the publisher for review   I was not brought up in a religious household, so rituals and traditions of the Catholic … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: Lunch with Buddha and Giveaway!

Lunch with Buddha by Roland Merullo Published:  2012 by AJAR Contemporaries Source:  Received from the publisher for review   Let me tell you a story:  About two months ago I received an e-mail from Lisa, one of the TLC Book … Continue reading

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