Category Archives: Reading Challenges

Five Quarters of the Orange

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris Published:  2007 by Harper Perennial Source:  Purchased   Framboise Simon returns to the village of her childhood to live in her family’s farm and with the recipes of her mother is able … Continue reading

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Five Quarters of the Orange

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris Published:  2007 by Harper Perennial Source:  Purchased   Framboise Simon returns to the village of her childhood to live in her family’s farm and with the recipes of her mother is able … Continue reading

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A Woman in Berlin

A Woman in Berlin:  Eight Weeks in the Conquered City, A Diary  by Anonymous (translated by Philip Boehm) Published:  2005 by Picador Source:  Purchased    The woman who wrote of her experience in Berlin in the eight weeks following the … Continue reading

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A Woman in Berlin

A Woman in Berlin:  Eight Weeks in the Conquered City, A Diary  by Anonymous (translated by Philip Boehm) Published:  2005 by Picador Source:  Purchased    The woman who wrote of her experience in Berlin in the eight weeks following the … Continue reading

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February Reading List

  February started in Chicagoland with a blizzard — my neighborhood got about 15 inches of snow; on the bright side, my office was closed for the day and after my husband and I dug out our driveway and sidewalk … Continue reading

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The Whole Five Feet by Christopher Beha

The Whole Five Feet:  What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else, by Christopher R. Beha Published:  2009 by Grove Press Source:  Purchased   I seem to be drawn to these “project” memoirs, where … Continue reading

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The Whole Five Feet by Christopher Beha

The Whole Five Feet:  What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else, by Christopher R. Beha Published:  2009 by Grove Press Source:  Purchased   I seem to be drawn to these “project” memoirs, where … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis Published:  2007 by McLelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased (the Canadian edition, eh?)   I’m a Canadian girl, and my one complaint about Canadian literature is that most of it is frankly quite depressing … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis Published:  2007 by McLelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased (the Canadian edition, eh?)   I’m a Canadian girl, and my one complaint about Canadian literature is that most of it is frankly quite depressing … Continue reading

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Travel as a Political Act

Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves Published:  Nation Books, 2009 Source:  Purchased     I am really not sure how I feel about Rick Steves — I watch his programs on PBS occasionally to vicariously fulfill my European … Continue reading

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