Monthly Archives: July 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader.  It’s really simple:  Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you. My beginning this week is from The Language … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour — The Thread

The Thread by Victoria Hislop Published:  2012 by Harper Source:  Received ARC from publisher for review The Thread is the story of Dimitri and Katerina and their lives in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece.  Born in different cities and in … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday

Well the heat has finally broken here in Chicagoland.  After four days of 100 degree heat the temperature today is supposed to be a much more tolerable 85 degrees.  Sadly there is still no sign of rain and everything outside … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – The Flight of Gemma Hardy

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from publisher for review **** WARNING ****  The following comments may be taken as spoilers to some people.  I have made the assumption that readers … Continue reading

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Reading to Cool Off By

(yes, I know that isn’t grammatically correct.) Like many parts of the country, Chicagoland is experiencing temperatures hotter than you-know-where.  Today the temperature peaked at 97 degrees and with the humidity it felt even warmer.  It is just not comfortable … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — the Lapsed Reading Challenge Edition

In re-organizing my bookshelves after my husband “tidied’ them up for me (with the best of intentions, I know), it struck me at how poorly I am doing on the reading challenges I was so motivated to start at the … Continue reading

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