Category Archives: book festivals

Thoughts on Booktopia Boulder

It goes without saying, but a weekend dedicated to talking about books and reading is amazing.  Add the beautiful location of Boulder, Colorado and who could ask for anything more? Unlike past Booktopias where I signed up for every session … Continue reading

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The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

  I often mention that I am a regular listener of the Books on the Nightstand podcast, but I must bring it up again for two reasons:  that Ann Kingman recommended this book during a recent episode (#221) and that Michael … Continue reading

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Booktopia!

I have (sadly) returned from a weekend in the land of Booktopia (known to the rest of the world as Oxford, Mississippi).  Three days of talking books with 75 like-minded people — it was truly heaven on earth. We started … 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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Armchair BEA Day 3 — “Real Life” Experience

For me, blogging is a hobby; an extension of my passion for books and reading. I do receive some books from publishers and participate in the odd blog tour here and there, but the majority of the books I review … Continue reading

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A Long Long Time Ago & Essentially True – thoughts

  A Long Long Time Ago & Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka is a novel with two stories told in alternating chapters; the stories are set about fifty years apart but linked by family and by the city of Krakow.       The … Continue reading

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Printers’ Row Lit Fest

I’ll say it up front — I’m a dork. One of the highlights of the summer for me is the Printers’ Row Lit Fest in downtown Chicago, which was held this weekend.  Despite a bit of rain and cooler than … Continue reading

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It’s Monday — What are you Reading

It’s Monday — What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila to let book bloggers share what they are reading and find some new books as well. Last week I finished the following books:     A Week in December … Continue reading

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