Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargas Llosa – Book Review

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa, copyright 2000. Translated by: Edith Grossman Publisher: Picador Pages: 404 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Reputation of Author Vargas Llosa is the most recent addition to the … Continue reading

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Afternoon of the Elves – Janet Taylor Lisle – Book Review

Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle, copyright 1989. Publisher: Puffin Books Pages: 122 Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction / Relationships Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Nostalgia There aren’t a lot of books from … Continue reading

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan – Book Review

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, copyright 2010. Publisher: Dutton Pages: 310 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Indie Lit Award GLBTQ Short List I’m pretty sure I am the last person on … Continue reading

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Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep – Mick Gowar – Book Review (Not Really)

Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep by Mick Gowar Published: 2008 Publisher: Franklin Watts in the Ewe-K Pages: 24 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: SHEEP Content The pink sheep has been harrassing me … Continue reading

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The Confession – James E. McGreevey – Audiobook Review

The Confession by James E. McGreevey, copyright 2006. Read by: James E. McGreevey Publisher: Harper Audio Length: 5hrs. 34mins. (Unabridged) Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Subject Matter In 2004 when James McGreevey resigned from office amidst … Continue reading

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Troll: A Love Story – Johanna Sinisalo – Book Review

Troll: A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo Translated by: Herbert Lomas Publisher: Grove Press Pages: 278 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Jess at Park Benches Remember Book Blogger Appreciation Week way back in September? It seems … Continue reading

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Weekend Wreading Writuals – Book Bloggers Against Israeli Apartheid?

I had a rather exciting Friday. After spending three hours whiling away the time in Burger King while my car was being serviced, I took a drive out to Booktown. Sidney is a small community on the Saanich Peninsula, just north … Continue reading

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In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto – Michael Pollan – Audiobook Review

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan. Read by: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Audio Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: I’m an Eater! Preface: Please accept my apologies if this reads more like an … Continue reading

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2011 in TBR Titles

I’ve swiped this from Margaret at BooksPlease who stole it from Margot at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist. As I understand it, you can fill this in any way you see fit. I’ve chosen to use titles that are on … Continue reading

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom – Book Review

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, copyright 2003. Publisher: Hyperion Pages: 196 Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New Reason for Reading: Recommendation from my best friend. Up until now, I had managed to get by without … Continue reading

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