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Thoughts on The Perfume Collector

  Not to dwell on it again, but the winter was rough on me emotionally and I didn’t do too much aside from work and sleep (and read, of course, but not nearly as much as I normally do).  I … Continue reading

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Hope: A Tragedy

    Hope: A Tragedy  by Shalom Auslander is a dark novel. It is at times an offensive novel.  Yet I really enjoyed it. The premise:  Solomon Kugel, his wife, and their young son, move into an old farmhouse in … 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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bibliosue’s 2014

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2014 brings you everything you wish for and deserve, both in books and in everything else! Today is the perfect opportunity to re-resurrect my blogging. No looking back on the past, just forward to … 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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The Orphan Master’s Son – Help!

My book club will be meeting on Monday to discuss Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son.  It was loved by Ann and Michael of Books on the Nightstand, two of my favorite bookish people, and this year it won The … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Rohinton Mistry

Dear Mr. Mistry, I just finished re-reading Such a Long Journey, and once again I am blown away with how you can describe the sights and smells of Bombay – both good and bad – in such a way that … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading Recap

It has been almost a week since my mini-holiday, and the nice relaxing time I experienced has worn off.  Reality is just a pain sometime :-( I feel myself slipping in to my former habit of neglecting my blog so … Continue reading

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Hello again!

So I’ve been off the blogging radar for a while. No, nothing awful happened.  If anything, my day job had (has) me so busy to the point of bringing work home almost every weekend and the last thing I wanted … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – Beyond the Possible

Beyond the Possible by Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani Published:  2013 by HarperOne Source:  Received copy from the publisher for review From childhood, Cecil Williams was destined to be a minister.  Nicknamed “Rev” by his family because of his pastime … Continue reading

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