Monthly Archives: March 2011

I’m a Borders Scavenger

…. and I’m not entirely proud of it, but look at what I picked up at a nearby closing Borders location at 50% off (plus an additional 10% with my Borders Rewards card): Fiction seems to be the only section … Continue reading

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Literary Blog Hop March 17-20

  The Literary Blog Hop is hosted at The Blue Bookcase.  This week’s question: What one literary work must you read before you die?     If you could see my bookshelves, I have a lot of books that I … Continue reading

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The Gathering by Anne Enright

The Gathering by Anne Enright Published:  2008 by Vintage Books Source:  Purchased   I purchased this book in 2009 while visiting Dublin (and thus is one of my selections for the 2011 TBR Pile Challenge).  Despite it being awarded the … Continue reading

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It’s Monday — What are You Reading?

    It’s Monday – What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at bookjourney to allow us to share with others in the book-loving cyberworld what is on our reading plates.   This week I finished … Continue reading

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A Man in Uniform

A Man in Uniform by Kate Taylor Published:  2010 by Crown Publishers Source:  Borrowed from the library    Francois Dubon is a relatively successful lawyer in Paris, has a wife with the “right” social connections, and a mistress on … Continue reading

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Of Hockey and Hijab

Of Hockey and Hijab:  Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman by Sheema Khan Published:  2009 by Coach House Printing Source:  Purchased   This book is a collection of essays that initially appeared in The Globe and Mail as a series … Continue reading

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It’s Monday — What are You Reading?

  It’s Monday – What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at bookjourney to allow us to share with others in the book-loving cyberworld what is on our reading plates.   This week I finished the … Continue reading

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The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Published:  2011 by Ballantine Books Source:  Advance Copy received from the publisher   First of all, a confession:  I have never thought I would like Ernest Hemingway.  I think I read one or two … Continue reading

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Five Best Books

There is a great new meme I discovered thanks to Judith at leeswammes:  Cassandra of Indie Reader Houston has started “5 Best Books” – a different topic is suggested each week and participants list what they think are the 5 best book … Continue reading

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Something Missing

Something Missing:A Novel by Matthew Dicks Published:  2009 by Broadway Books Source:  Borrowed from the library   If it wasn’t for the fact that we lived in different states, I could almost swear that I was a client of Martin Railsback.  … Continue reading

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