Category Archives: non-fiction

What I’ve Been Reading: Non-Fiction

Before I let things get away from me (again), here are some quick thoughts about some non-fiction books I’ve read in the last month: Breaking the Chain:  How I Banned Chain Restaurants from My Diet and Went from Full to … Continue reading

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Books and Art

  Yesterday I went into Chicago and spent a few hours at The Art Institute, enjoying their special exhibition called Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity and visiting my favorite Monet pictures in their permanent collection (like this one).  When I was … Continue reading

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Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

So let me make a New Year’s Resolution early:  I am going to complete reading challenges in 2013! And the first one I’m committing to is:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge.  Hosted at Words and Peace, this challenge asks … 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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Quickie Reviews – Fiction and Non-Fiction

I have been a bad blogger lately and I keep meaning to make it right but life has just been getting in the way.  And frankly, many of the books I’ve read lately haven’t “wowed” me enough to get me to my … Continue reading

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The End of Your Life Book Club

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Published:  2012 by Alfred A. Knopf Source:  Received Advance Reader’s Edition at Booktopia   This book has an interesting premise that made me put it on my to-read list the … Continue reading

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Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Unorthodox:  The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman Published:  2012 by Simon & Schuster Source:  Purchased (e-book) I’ve always been interested in other cultures, but since I read Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl when … 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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Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain Published:  2012 by Crown Publishers Source:  Purchased at my local independent bookstore Quiet is a book I wish was available 20 years ago when I … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA Day 2 — Best of 2012 so far

Only five months into 2012 and I have to say that I’ve already read a number of excellent books this year.  I don’t know if it is because I have become more picky in my choices or that the quality … Continue reading

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