Category Archives: bookaholism

2013 TBR Pile Challenge

Once again….. my name is Suzanne and I am a bookaholic. I think the publishers are out to get me.  I have plenty of books, but I am easily distracted by the new and talked-about books that I learn about … 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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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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Sitting Around on a Sunday — The Bored Edition

After all of the anticipation and excitement of last weekend, where my brothers and their families came to visit and I ran my first 5k, this week has been anti-climactic.  I suppose I needed the time to “chill out” and … 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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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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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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