Category Archives: books

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Even if you prefer e-readers to print, if you are a reader/book lover there is something magical about walking into a bookstore.  Nine times out of ten you (read: me) will go in without anything specific in mind, yet you (me) … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Booktopia Michigan

I am just back from another fantastic Booktopia weekend.  I am at a loss for words to describe how it was, so I will have to let some photos do the talking for me. Booktopia was held in Petoskey, Michigan, … Continue reading

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Essay Reading Challenge Check-in

  Essays Completed:  7 Sources:  The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem, The New Yorker (January 7, 2013 edition)   So this Essay Reading Challenge might be one I can actually finish!  Only 10 days into the year and I … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Library

Going to the library for me is as bad as going into a bookstore – worse, because it doesn’t cost me a thing. On the way home from work tonight I stopped by my local library to pick up a … 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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Sitting Around on a Sunday — Making Progress Edition

I’m still in a bit of a funk where nothing is holding my interest for very long BUT I feel I am making progress to get out of it and this week I should be heading back to normal (as … 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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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks Published:  2012 by St. Martin’s Press Source:  Purchased   What did I do on Saturday night?  I read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend.  Now it’s not unusual for me to spend an … 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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