Monthly Archives: June 2014

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop – Winner

Congratulations to Courtney!  She was the randomly selected winner of my giveaway of The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka. Thank you everyone for visiting and commenting.  I have added a few more books to my to-read list after … 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, the Marine told me last night that I was his most consistent client, that I never missed a session.  Because I’m … Continue reading

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The Sixteenth of June

A few years ago I bravely attempted to read Ulysses.  I finished it, but I got absolutely nothing out of it, except for being able to say that I finished it.  That dynamic is partly in play in Maya Lang’s … Continue reading

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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

I am thrilled to participate once again in leeswammes‘ Literary Blog Hop, a great opportunity for readers to win books and hopefully discover new blogs and fellow book-lovers. Since it is World Cup season, I am giving away a copy … 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. Things are rolling along well with the Marine.  I see him twice a week for some heavy duty strength training and stress … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday – Father’s Day edition

I don’t think I ever saw my dad read much when I was growing up.  He would read the newspaper but that was about it.  In recent years, though, he has begun to read more, but it is not only … Continue reading

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Last Train to Paris

Reading books like Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim confirm my theory that I may have been born in the wrong decade. This novel combines two of my favorite subjects, Paris (loosely, though part of the novel is also … Continue reading

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