Category Archives: essays

Finding Me in France

Finding Me in France by Bobbi French Published:  2012 by Creative Publishers Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge Bobbi French is leading a good life on the surface:  she is a successful psychiatrist, married to a … 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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Two More Reading Challenges!

Wishlist Challenge 2013 Hosted by Uniflame Creates, this challenge is to read 12 books that you want to read but don’t already have on your shelves.  My list: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (coming out in May – … Continue reading

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The Aquarium by Aleksandar Hemon

  In addition to being a bookaholic, I am also a magazine-aholic and have several subscriptions that pile up alongside the bookshelf.  One of my subscriptions (on my nook — less clutter!) is to The New Yorker, and the current … Continue reading

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AfterWord: Conjuring the Literary Dead

AfterWord: Conjuring the Literary Dead, Edited by Dale Salwak Published:  2011 by University of Iowa Press Source:  Review copy received from publisher via NetGalley   AfterWord:  Conjuring the Literary Dead, is a collection of speculative essays of situations where modern … Continue reading

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