Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Very Old Meme

I’ve swiped this from Red at What Red Read. She got it from Dead End Follies and Too Many Books, Too Little Time. Though Red isn’t sure if this is actually the case, the rumor about this particular list is that the BBC … Continue reading

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak – Book Review

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, copyright 2005. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Pages: 552 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: I fell for the hype I am not one who usually falls for hype, but I made … Continue reading

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Arabian Nights & Days – Naguib Mahfouz – Book Review

Wow! What a remarkable book! Aside from Ernest Hemmingway, Naguib Mahfouz is the only Nobel Prize winning author I have read. The idea of reading Mahfouz came to me earlier this year, as I pondered my need to branch out … Continue reading

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Daisy Miller – Henry James – Book Review (Short Story)

When I was younger, I often found myself frustrated by my inability to capture literary references both in books and on film. I think that was part of what drove me to read everything I could get my hands on. … Continue reading

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Say You’re One of Them – Uwem Akpan – Book Review (Sort of)

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan, copyright 2008. Publisher: Back Bay Books Pages: 360 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: The Hype! Say You’re One of Them was one of those books that received a … Continue reading

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The Wife’s Tale – Lori Lansens – Book Review

The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens – LLMT, Inc., copyright 2009. Publisher: Virago Pages: 373 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: I read a great review somewhere, but I can no longer remember where. For the life … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Timothy Findley International Birthday Giveaway is: Loni from The Eye of Loni’s Storm Congratulations Loni!

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Dreaming in Hindi – Katherine Russell Rich – Book Review (Sort of)

Dreaming in Hindi – Katherine Russell Rich, copyright 2009. Publisher: Portobello Books Pages: 350 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: It sounded interesting…? I love stories, especially memoirs, about people immersing themselves in other cultures. I love … Continue reading

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The Grand Design – Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow – Audiobook Review

The Grand Design – Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, copyright 2010. Read by: Steve West – 4hrs 32mins Publisher: Random House Audio Source: Personal Collection – Bought New Reason for Reading: Curiosity killed the cat! Ummm…uhhhh…so, yeah…about this book…to start … Continue reading

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A Random Meme

If you don’t mind, I am going to take a moment to indulge in an short, random meme completely unrelated to books. I pillaged this from Julie over at Lovesmukiwa. If you have some time, check out her blog, she … Continue reading

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