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The Ghost Bride – TLC Book Tour

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo is an interesting novel set in a world few in the West are familiar with.  Set in 1893 in the Malaysian port city of Malacca, it is a story about Chinese traditions both in … 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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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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