Category Archives: 2014

TLC Book Tour – Us by David Nicholls

Even though I am an avid reader, I rarely have had the occasion to read the perfect book at the exact moment of my life that I should be reading it.  That does sound cryptic, and perhaps I don’t quite … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – Liar,Temptress,Soldier Spy

I was born and raised in Canada, so the Civil War was not something I formally learned about in school.  Because I have always been a curious sort, though, I picked up information about the war here and there so … Continue reading

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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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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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Thoughts on A Tale for The Time Being

I picked up A Tale for The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki based on recommendations of a few bookish friends with whom I generally share reading tastes, but honestly I wasn’t sure about how I’d like it.  I’m don’t know why … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Wonder

Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a book about middle-school kids, probably written for middle-school kids, but is one that everyone should read. Wonder is about August (Auggie) Pullman, who is 10 years old and is about to start school for the first … Continue reading

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A Replacement Life – TLC Book Tours

One can say that a benefit of having a book blog is that it provides an opportunity to receive copies of books in advance of their publication date; sometimes they are the final published edition, but most of the time … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Bingo!

I like the idea of reading projects, but I never seem to have the time/energy/discipline to properly follow through with one (exhibit A:  all of the reading challenges I have attempted in my blogging career, none of which I ever … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Even if you prefer e-readers to print, if you are a reader/book lover there is something magical about walking into a bookstore.  Nine times out of ten you (read: me) will go in without anything specific in mind, yet you (me) … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Sun and Other Stars

I have a quote posted on the bulletin board in my home office:  “Don’t cry because it’s over:  Smile because it happened”.  And thinking about my reaction upon finishing The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka I understand what that phrase … Continue reading

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