Category Archives: Reading Challenges

February Reading List

Where in the heck did January go?  Don’t they always say that month feels like the longest?  It certainly didn’t feel that way for me; as I’ve mentioned several times (sorry!) my workload has been crazy and as much as … 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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The Betrayal

The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore Published:  2010 by Black Cat Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  European Reading Challenge 2012 Last year at the Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat (best weekend ever), one of my new friends highly recommended the novel … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Book in the World

The Most Beautiful Book in the World:  Eight Novellas by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, translated by Alison Anderson Published:  2009 by Europa Editions Source:  Purchased   I am by no means an expert about books, especially about books in translation; but since … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name Challenge – Quickie Reviews

I’ve been a bit lazy (ok a lot lazy) and have a stack of books sitting next to my computer patiently waiting for me to compose review posts.  Several of them are for reading challenges so to kill two birds … Continue reading

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Summer at Tiffany

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart Published:  2007 by Avon Source:  Purchased Do you remember the best summer of your life?      So begins this wonderful memoir of an era that could easily be viewed as the best of times … Continue reading

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Fabulous Small Jews – Stories

Fabulous Small Jews:  Stories by Joseph Epstein Published:  2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company Source:  Purchased   After reading a few pages of the first story of this collection, I immediately thought of one of my favorite writers of all time:  … Continue reading

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