Monthly Archives: August 2011

Snoop Our Shelves: Margot’s Version

Here at Quirky Girls Read we’ve been taking turns showing off our book shelves. Today it’s my turn. But, before I show you mine, you should know where and how I live. Ever since we retired, my husband and I … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday #14

Teaser Tuesday is sponsored by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Grab a book you are reading, open to a random page and pull two sentences. Post the book title, author, and page number. No spoilers, please. The great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account

Title: Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account Author: Miklos Nyiszli, translator Richard Seaver Publisher: Arcade Publishing Copyright: 1960, 2011 by Miklos Nyiszli; translation copyright 1993, 2011 by Richard Seaver First of all, you need to know that this is not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Name of Book: Texas Gothic By: Rosemary Clement-Moore Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Copyright Date: July 2011 Number of Pages: 416 Format: YA Fiction Reason for Reading: Texas.  Gothic.  It’s like the subtitle was “Izzybella, I wrote this book … Continue reading

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Where do you keep your TBR list?

Many of us speak about the proverbial TBR list. The list that keeps growing and growing. Books toppling over from the weight of too many titles. I am curious to know  how exactly do you all compile your lists? I … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Stolen Life

Title: A Stolen Life: A Memoir Author: Jaycee Duggard Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group Copyright: July 2011 Number of Pages: 288 (Nook edition) Reason for Reading: I wanted to share her experience in some infinitely tiny measure so … Continue reading

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Waiting on Wednesday: Bloodlines

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Name of Book: Bloodlines By: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill From Bloodlines website: I wasn’t free of my past yet. Sydney’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Eyre

I get to fill in today for Molly, so I decided to review my all-time favourite classic, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.  I discovered this book when I was in my teens, and fell heels over head in love with … Continue reading

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Review: I Capture the Castle

Name of Book: I Capture the Castle By: Dodie Smith Publisher: Little Brown Copyright Date: 1948 Number of Pages: 343 Format: fiction Reason for Reading: August bookclub Rating: B- Seventeen year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her family live in a rundown … Continue reading

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Interwebs Friday

This Friday, I thought I would change it up a bit and highlight some fun things that are happening around the interwebs. Trish at Eclectic/Eccentric wrote a fascinating review about John Adams. I am interested in specific periods of history, … Continue reading

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