Monthly Archives: September 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week – New Treasure!

  Today’s feature of Book Blogger Appreciation Week is new treasure — swapping interviews with a fellow blogger.  I was paired with Katie, who administers the blog Mundie Moms, a blog focused on YA fiction and especially on author Cassandra … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Appreciation Week – My First Treasure

  It’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week (for some reason Hallmark doesn’t have a card for this yet); a time to celebrate book blogging.  This is my first time participating, but I am looking forward to playing along as much as possible … Continue reading

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Everything Is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert

  I think I must be getting old — REALLY old.   I love reading travel memoirs, especially since I’m not able to as much of my own travelling as I’d like, so I had high hopes about Everything Is … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

    Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what … Continue reading

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Ulysses Wednesday #13

  Welcome to Ulysses Wednesday, where I track my progress reading James Joyce’s tale of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom.   Status: page 650 of 783   This week’s slow pace is attributed to the fact that … Continue reading

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The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart

*Sigh*   When I finish the last page of a book such as The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise, I feel happy that I spent time with such a wonderful story, but at the same time I’m sad that … Continue reading

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True History of the Kelly Gang

  When I went to Australia in 1989, I spent some time in Melbourne, and one of the places I visited was the Old Melbourne Gaol; there I saw the death mask (plaster mold of the head after death) of … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

    Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what … Continue reading

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September’s Reading List

For Reading Groups:   The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart   The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner (re-read)   The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka For thelittlereader‘s readalong:   Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie For Review: … Continue reading

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My 15 minutes of blogger fame!

(well hopefully a bit more than 15 minutes, a half hour would be nice!) Becky at Page Turners has a great blog featuring a diverse range of books and through her I’m learning about Australian literature.  She runs a weekly … Continue reading

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