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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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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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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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Last Train to Paris

Reading books like Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim confirm my theory that I may have been born in the wrong decade. This novel combines two of my favorite subjects, Paris (loosely, though part of the novel is also … Continue reading

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A Replacement Life – TLC Book Tours

One can say that a benefit of having a book blog is that it provides an opportunity to receive copies of books in advance of their publication date; sometimes they are the final published edition, but most of the time … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Bingo!

I like the idea of reading projects, but I never seem to have the time/energy/discipline to properly follow through with one (exhibit A:  all of the reading challenges I have attempted in my blogging career, none of which I ever … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Booktopia Boulder

It goes without saying, but a weekend dedicated to talking about books and reading is amazing.  Add the beautiful location of Boulder, Colorado and who could ask for anything more? Unlike past Booktopias where I signed up for every session … Continue reading

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BBB – Booktopia Boulder Bound!

  At the ung*dly hour of 6:00 tomorrow morning I will be on a plane headed to Boulder, Colorado,  and one of my favorite weekends of the year:  Booktopia!  Three days of books and reading and talking about books in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Sun and Other Stars

I have a quote posted on the bulletin board in my home office:  “Don’t cry because it’s over:  Smile because it happened”.  And thinking about my reaction upon finishing The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka I understand what that phrase … Continue reading

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