Category Archives: book buying

Books and Art

  Yesterday I went into Chicago and spent a few hours at The Art Institute, enjoying their special exhibition called Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity and visiting my favorite Monet pictures in their permanent collection (like this one).  When I was … Continue reading

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A Book About a 100 Year-Old Man…..

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, (translated by Rod Bradbury) Published:  2012 by Harper Collins Source:  Purchased   So the other weekend I was in Toronto,  and I managed to sneak in a … Continue reading

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Howard’s End is on the Landing

Howard’s End is on the Landing:  A year of reading from home by Susan Hill Published:  2010 by Profile Books Source:  Purchased   When browsing the site of the Major Online Bookseller in search of items to purchase with a … Continue reading

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New Books!

Remember that summer book buying ban I imposed on myself? Well, I was doing pretty well, until a few weeks ago, when the newsletter from my favorite independent bookstore, Read Between the Lynes,  arrived in the mail.  A few of the … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday

I’m still on a bit of a Booktopia high and I’m in a reading frenzy.  I am in the middle of five (!) books right now and they are all interesting so I try to allot my reading time to … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — pre-Booktopia edition!

This is the week I have been waiting for!  Yeah, BEA was last week and it looks like it was a lot of fun, but this weekend a lucky select few of us will be in Oxford, Mississippi for BOOKTOPIA! … Continue reading

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On Bookmarks

I’ve recently started listening to a podcast called Under the Influence, which is about marketing/advertising.  This week’s episode featured the host’s (Terry O’Reilly) book recommendations, which was interesting; but in the first part of the podcast he spoke about bookmarks, … Continue reading

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New Books!

In the last two days five new books have found their way into my house thanks to my lovely mail carrier (I for one can safely say I do my part to keep the US Postal Service in business!): The … Continue reading

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Library Sale!

I blame this on my husband …. he asked me “The Crystal Lake Library Friends are having a used book sale this weekend.  Do you want to go?”  Umm, duh.  So almost as soon as the doors opened at nine … Continue reading

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Booktopia Reading List

I’m so looking forward to June, when I will be attending Booktopia in Oxford, Mississippi.  What is Booktopia you say?  Well, it is the retreat organized by Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, the incredible hosts of the podcast Books on … Continue reading

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