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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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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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BBAW Interview: Meet The Book Bunny

Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week — the week where book bloggers celebrate, well, themselves. I frankly haven’t been too active on the book blogosphere lately with other things going on, but I did sign up to participate in the book … Continue reading

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The Tea Lords

The Tea Lords by Hella S. Haasse  (translated by Ina Rilke ) Published:  2011 by Portobello Books Source:  Received as giveaway from Iris on Books Once again, I sadly admit that I am not too familiar with Dutch literature, and … Continue reading

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Paris in July

I’ve spent the last few days browsing the other blogs participating in Leeswammes’ Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and not only have I entered some great giveaways (there’s still time for you to try your luck!) I discovered new to me … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA Day 5 — Ask the Experts

Today’s Armchair BEA topic is “Ask the Experts”:  An opportunity to ask any questions to fellow bloggers and to offer any of our own tips. Well, I certainly don’t consider myself an expert, but in my blogging experience this is … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA Day 1 — Hello, I’m bibliosue

I’m very excited to be a first-time participant in Armchair BEA, the virtual conference for those of us not willing and/or able to make it to the “real” thing in New York City.  Allow me to introduce myself to any … Continue reading

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True History of the Kelly Gang

  When I went to Australia in 1989, I spent some time in Melbourne, and one of the places I visited was the Old Melbourne Gaol; there I saw the death mask (plaster mold of the head after death) of … Continue reading

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My 15 minutes of blogger fame!

(well hopefully a bit more than 15 minutes, a half hour would be nice!) Becky at Page Turners has a great blog featuring a diverse range of books and through her I’m learning about Australian literature.  She runs a weekly … Continue reading

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Finding the time to get it all in

Oh my God, it’s May 5!  I already have the sense that I’m running out of time to read the books I have planned to read this month.  This last weekend, I figured I had plenty of time so I … Continue reading

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