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Thoughts on A Tale for The Time Being

I picked up A Tale for The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki based on recommendations of a few bookish friends with whom I generally share reading tastes, but honestly I wasn’t sure about how I’d like it.  I’m don’t know why … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Wonder

Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a book about middle-school kids, probably written for middle-school kids, but is one that everyone should read. Wonder is about August (Auggie) Pullman, who is 10 years old and is about to start school for the first … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is about Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a young German soldier, in the besieged town of Saint-Malo in 1944 as the Allies are liberating it.  In alternating narratives, we … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday – Summer Reading Bingo Update

After one month, here is what my bingo card looks like: Books read: Currently on the best seller list:  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  This was a re-read as my book club was discussing it in June … 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. Last Wednesday I had a reality check.  I had my workout with the Marine and I struggled. We did some new exercises … Continue reading

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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop – Winner

Congratulations to Courtney!  She was the randomly selected winner of my giveaway of The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka. Thank you everyone for visiting and commenting.  I have added a few more books to my to-read list after … 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. Well, the Marine told me last night that I was his most consistent client, that I never missed a session.  Because I’m … Continue reading

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The Sixteenth of June

A few years ago I bravely attempted to read Ulysses.  I finished it, but I got absolutely nothing out of it, except for being able to say that I finished it.  That dynamic is partly in play in Maya Lang’s … Continue reading

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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

I am thrilled to participate once again in leeswammes‘ Literary Blog Hop, a great opportunity for readers to win books and hopefully discover new blogs and fellow book-lovers. Since it is World Cup season, I am giving away a copy … 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. Things are rolling along well with the Marine.  I see him twice a week for some heavy duty strength training and stress … Continue reading

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