Category Archives: Reading Challenges

The Europa Challenge

  I am very excited to be participating in The Europa Challenge, which I found out via Indie Reader Houston.  As I’ve mentioned before, if I could claim to have a favorite publisher, Europa Editions would be it;  I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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Canadian Book Challenge 5 — I’m In!

    Ok, folks, I’m doing my patriotic duty and signing up for The Canadian Book Challenge 5, hosted at The Book Mine Set.  Don’t you love this awesome logo?   So I fell down on the job and did … Continue reading

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East of the Sun

East of the Sun by Julia Gregson Published:  2008 by Touchstone, a Division of Simon and Schuster Source:  Purchased   East of the Sun tells the story of three young women travelling from England to India in the late 1920s in … Continue reading

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Between the Assassinations

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga Published:  2009 by Free Press Source:  Purchased´╗┐     Between the Assassinations is Aravind Adiga’s second work of fiction that I’ve seen published in the United States.  His first novel, The White Tiger, won the … Continue reading

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Molly Fox’s Birthday

Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden Published:  2008 by Picador Source:  Purchased   This novel is similar to James Joyce’s Ulysses because: It is set in Dublin (though there are some scenes in London) It takes place over the course of one day … Continue reading

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Molly Fox’s Birthday

Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden Published:  2008 by Picador Source:  Purchased   This novel is similar to James Joyce’s Ulysses because: It is set in Dublin (though there are some scenes in London) It takes place over the course of one day … Continue reading

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The Tortilla Curtain

The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle ´╗┐Published:  1995 by Penguin Books Source:  Purchased   I am at a loss to explain this book.  It is well-written, but difficult and disturbing; and despite being published in 1995, the story feels like … Continue reading

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The Tortilla Curtain

The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle ´╗┐Published:  1995 by Penguin Books Source:  Purchased   I am at a loss to explain this book.  It is well-written, but difficult and disturbing; and despite being published in 1995, the story feels like … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo Published:  2007 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Source:  Purchased   This is a great book to read when you want or need a little laugh and a some philosophizing at the same time.   After … Continue reading

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The Gathering by Anne Enright

The Gathering by Anne Enright Published:  2008 by Vintage Books Source:  Purchased   I purchased this book in 2009 while visiting Dublin (and thus is one of my selections for the 2011 TBR Pile Challenge).  Despite it being awarded the … Continue reading

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