Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Story Hour – TLC Book Tour

I know this will sound strange, but Thrity Umrigar is an author whose work I love yet I often forget about her.  On the on hand, I am ashamed of this, but on the other it makes me that much … Continue reading

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The Ghost Bride – TLC Book Tour

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo is an interesting novel set in a world few in the West are familiar with.  Set in 1893 in the Malaysian port city of Malacca, it is a story about Chinese traditions both in … 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. This is how I felt after my workout with the Marine last night:   I felt like I was back at day … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — Bingo Update #2!

I managed to fill three more squares on my bingo card in July: Middle Grade Book:  Wonder by R.J. Palacio, which was amazing and which I reviewed here. By an author of a different gender:  The Assault by Harry Mulisch. … Continue reading

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