Monthly Archives: June 2011

Canadian Book Challenge 5 — I’m In!

    Ok, folks, I’m doing my patriotic duty and signing up for The Canadian Book Challenge 5, hosted at The Book Mine Set.  Don’t you love this awesome logo?   So I fell down on the job and did … Continue reading

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The Discovery of Heaven Readalong – Part 3

Hosted by Iris on Books   Part Three of The Discovery of Heaven is primarily focused on Quinten, the son of Ada and Onno (or Max?).  After his birth, Max and Sophia – Ada’s mother – take Quinten to live … Continue reading

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A Game of Character by Craig Robinson

A Game of Character:  A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond  by Craig Robinson Published:  2011 by Gotham Books (paperback edition) Source:  Received for review as part of TLC Blog Tour     Craig Robinson is … Continue reading

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The Aquarium by Aleksandar Hemon

  In addition to being a bookaholic, I am also a magazine-aholic and have several subscriptions that pile up alongside the bookshelf.  One of my subscriptions (on my nook — less clutter!) is to The New Yorker, and the current … Continue reading

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5 Best Books …. That Take Place During a War

  The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.   This week’s 5 Best is the 5 best books that take place during a war.  I am bizarrely fascinated with anything set in World War … Continue reading

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A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth

A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth Published:  2010 by Europa Editions Source:  Purchased    I admit — I picked up this book because of its publisher.  I have enjoyed everything I’ve read from Europa Editions so when I am browsing … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner

Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner Published:  2011 by Harper Source:  ARC received from publisher for review   Esther Kaminsky is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl in Jerusalem of the early 20th century, and as a result her role in life is … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner

Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner Published:  2011 by Harper Source:  ARC received from publisher for review   Esther Kaminsky is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl in Jerusalem of the early 20th century, and as a result her role in life is … Continue reading

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June Reading List

Bookish things of note for June: I will be attending The Printers’ Row Lit Fest in downtown Chicago on Saturday June 4. The schedule arrived this week and I’ve already circled a few panels I’m looking forward to (and put … Continue reading

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