Monthly Archives: August 2010

Parrot and Olivier in America – Peter Carey – Book Review (Sort of)

Parrot and Olivier in America – Peter Carey, copyright 2010. Publisher: Faber and Faber Pages: 592 (Paperback) Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2010 What to say, what to say. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Monday Musings – August 30, 2010

Monday Musings is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. This week’s musing asks: How often do you actually put into practice what you learn from reading nonfiction books (if you read nonfiction, that is)? I don’t … Continue reading

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New Rating System

I am pleased to announce that I have finally put together a rating system that I find satisfactory. It was far harder than I had expected it would be. Anyway…here it is, it’s pretty simple: A Wool New Kind of … Continue reading

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55 Quirky Questions for Readers – Part 3 of 5

This questionnaire was put together by Lydia over at the Literary Lollipop. In desperate need of something to post on Sundays I have stolen it (what? what do you mean she’s giving it away?) Like so many other lazy bloggers who … Continue reading

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Saturday SHOUT-OUT

This week I want to give a big SHOUT-OUT and a sincere thank-you to publisher Wordsworth Editions. About a month ago, I received a copy of The Great Gatsby from an online retailer. I’m sure you remember my fabulous review … Continue reading

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Three Cups of Tea – Young Reader’s Edition – Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin – Book Review

Three Cups of Tea – Young Reader’s Edition – Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, copyright 2009. Publisher: Puffin Books Pages: 209 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: August Social Justice Challenge This was the last of … Continue reading

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Thursday 13 – August 26, 2010

The purpose of this meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. You can find the unofficial Thursday 13 page here. 13 Bookish Things That Tend to Turn Me Off 1. Short Stories … Continue reading

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W…W…W…Wednesdays – August 24, 2010

W…W…W…Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… * What are you currently reading? * What did you recently finish reading? * What do you think you’ll read next? … Continue reading

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The Blue Notebook – James A. Levine – Book Review

The Blue Notebook – James A. Levine, copyright, 2009. Publisher: Spiegel & Grau Pages: 228 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: August Social Justice Challenge When Batuk was young, she was very sick with tuberculosis and was sent … Continue reading

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Monday Musings – August 23, 2010

Monday Musings is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. This week’s Musing asks: If your house was burning down –and you could SAFELY grab a book on your way outside to safety– what book would you … Continue reading

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