Category Archives: fiction

Audiobook: The Good Luck of Right Now

Every few months I browse the digital audiobooks available through my local library system and I decide to try once again to get into audiobooks.  I am not always successful in what I choose, for various reasons (perhaps another post?), … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading: Fiction

Alas, it is still early in the year, but I have yet to read a novel that I just loved.  The ones I’ve read I’ve liked well enough, but none of them are making me rush to recommend them.  Maybe … Continue reading

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The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

  I really want to talk about The Lost Wife but I feel that I cannot properly do so without revealing spoilers, even though one of them takes place in the first chapter.  However I enjoyed it very much, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Lexicon

I received a copy of Lexicon by Max Barry as part of Book Riot’s first Quarterly Box which I received just before Christmas (a gift to myself, shall we say?).  It is kind of cool because included with the book … Continue reading

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Books and Art

  Yesterday I went into Chicago and spent a few hours at The Art Institute, enjoying their special exhibition called Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity and visiting my favorite Monet pictures in their permanent collection (like this one).  When I was … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading

Tomorrow (Thursday) is a holiday here in the United States (and, side note, it is the anniversary of the day I moved from Canada to the Chicagoland area in 1999).  Though one day off is good, I decided to take a … Continue reading

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The Late, Lamented Molly Marx – Quickie Review

The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow Published:  2009 by Ballantine Books Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  2013 TBR Pile Challenge  Molly Marx died far too young under mysterious circumstances — was it really an accident or did she take … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – The Uninvited Guests

The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from the publisher for review  In 1912 at a run-down English estate, the “man of the house”, Edward Swift, departs for Manchester to make a last-ditch effort … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – An Uncommon Education

An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from publisher for review   An Uncommon Education starts out well enough – we meet Naomi Feinstein, a young girl with fragile parents – mother, emotionally; father … 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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