Monthly Archives: October 2010

Timothy Findley – International Birthday GIVEAWAY!!

Yaaaay!! Are you excited? I am!! This is my FIRST GIVEAWAY!! As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Canadian novelist and playwright Timothy Findley. Today, October 30th, is his birthday. Findley, who sadly passed away in 2002, … Continue reading

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My Life – Bill Clinton – Audiobook Review

I have settled on this idea that if I am to read non-fiction that I am best to listen to them on audiobook. I seem to get awfully distracted if I read them in print, either because they are too … Continue reading

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Weekend Wreading Writuals

This week has been another poor week for reading. Actually, this is the second poor reading week for me this month. I started reading The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens sometime last week. The day after I started it, we … Continue reading

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The View From Castle Rock – Alice Munro – Book Review

The View from Castle Rock – Alice Munro, copyright, 2006 Publisher: Penguin Canada Pages: 349 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: I wanted to see what all this Alice Munro fuss was about I have been meaning … Continue reading

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Monday Musings – October 18, 2010

Monday Musings is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. This weeks Musing asks: Do you prefer hardcovers, trade paperbacks (the bigger ones), or mass market paperbacks (the smaller ones)? Why? I definitely have the greatest affinity for trade … Continue reading

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The Siege – Helen Dunmore – Audiobook Review (Sort of)

The Siege – Helen Dunmore, copyright 2001. Read by: Jilly Bond Publisher: ISIS Audio Source: Personal Collection – Bought New Reason for Reading: It received a great review from Jackie at Farm Lane Books Blog This was my second ever audiobook. … Continue reading

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The Wars – Timothy Findley – Book Review

The Wars – Timothy Findley, copyright 1977. Publisher: Faber and Faber Pages: 218 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Timothy Findley is the greatest author of modern times. The Wars was one of the books I was … Continue reading

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Dewey’s 24hr. Read-A-Thon Wrap-up

October 9, 2010 OK, so I must confess, I had no idea that I was supposed to be making regular updates on my reading progress throughout the read-a-thon yesterday. Quite frankly, however, I am glad I didn’t. I don’t really … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Hop – October 8-10

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books This week the question asks: What’s your favorite beverage while reading or blogging, if any? Is it tea, coffee, water, a glass of wine, or something else? I don’t … Continue reading

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The Golden Mean – Annabel Lyon – Book Review

The Golden Mean – Annabel Lyon, copyright 2009 Publisher: Atlantic Books Pages: 284 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Pulitzer Prize Nomination 2009 I first heard about this book late last year when it was shortlisted for … Continue reading

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