Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sitting Around on a Sunday — The Birthday Edition

No, my birthday isn’t today, but it is in the coming week; and though I really am too old to care about birthdays, I am excited.  I already have received a few cards which I have been forbidden to open … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry — and a Giveaway!

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce Published:  2012 by Random House Source:  Received from publisher for review Harold Fry is a man who doesn’t garner much notice.  He is retired and lives a quiet, uneventful life, yet … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – The Thing About Thugs

The Thing About Thugs by Tabish Khair Published:  2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Source:  Received from publisher for review The Thing About Thugs was a confusing book for me.  The main story, set in Victorian London, takes up most of … Continue reading

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Readers’ Workouts

The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog.   This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges. Well on Sunday I did a run/walk of the 5k route I will be running on the 31st.  And I survived, though … Continue reading

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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 World … Continue reading

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The Sandcastle Girls

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian Published:  2012 by Doubleday Source:  Borrowed from the Library Chris Bohjalian’s newest novel sheds light on a moment in history that has been virtually ignored — the Armenian genocide in 1915.  Referred to in … Continue reading

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