Category Archives: book thoughts

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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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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Judging a Book by Its Lover

Judging a Book by Its Lover:  A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received copy from publisher for review   A book about books — what could … Continue reading

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The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg Published:  2012 by Grand Central Publishing Source:  Borrowed from the Library   The Middlesteins is a novel about a dysfunctional family, centered on the matriarch, Edie, who is essentially eating herself to death.  This has … Continue reading

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Recent DNFs

You are all probably tired of hearing about my recent case of the blahs, but I just wanted to share with you some of the books that did not keep me interested over the last few weeks.  I normally don’t … 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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Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader.  It’s really simple:  Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you. My beginning this week is from The World … Continue reading

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Gone Girl — Read this Book!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Published:  2012 by Crown Publishers Source:  Purchased (e-book)   I can’t give this book a true “review” because for me it is the kind of book that one must discover on their own.  And then discuss with … Continue reading

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Quick Review — Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Published:  2010 by Harper Perennial Source:  Purchased at an independent bookstore Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a novel set in rural Mississippi about two men — Larry Ott and Silas Jones.  As children … Continue reading

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A Blogger Recommended…. A Good American

  A Good American by Alex George Published:  2012 by Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam’s Sons Source:  Purchased (e-book)  It occurred to me not long ago that when I first began my blog I had this great idea for a feature … Continue reading

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