Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bookshelves are like footprints

“A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot.”    -Alan Bennett, British playwright photo: papyrus plant with books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Saturday

Author: Ian McEwan Publisher: Jonathan Cape Copyright date: 2005 Pages: 308 Genre: Literary Fiction Rating: A Award Won: James Tait Black Memorial Prize, 2005 Summary: On February 15, 2003, Henry Perowne, a neurosurgeon, urbane, privileged, deeply in love with his … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Touch of Ice

Title: A Touch of Ice (an Everly Gray Adventure) Author: L.J. Charles Format: Kindle Reason for Reading: It was free, to begin with. And then it was good, so that’s why I kept reading it. Cold, bony fingers dug into … Continue reading

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First Paragraph: The Mermaid In the Basement

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph … Continue reading

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End of Event Meme

The Read-a-thon always passes so quickly. It feels like it was just a few hours ago when it all began. I took a very lax approach this time around. I didn’t track my stats. I participated in just a few … Continue reading

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Readathon Welcome Meme

The Read-a-thon is here!!! Per usual, the intro meme: 1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? -I am reading from cactusland, AZ. 2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to reading? … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Name of the Star

Name of Book: The Name of the Star (Shades of London, Book One) By: Maureen Johnson Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (a division of Penguin Young Readers Group) Copyright Date: 2011 Format: Hardcover fiction, 372 pgs Reason for Reading Disclosure: Browsing at Barnes … Continue reading

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Review: The Peach Keeper

Name of Book: The Peach Keeper By: Sarah Addison Allen Publisher: Bantam Copyright Date: 2011 Format: fiction Reason for Reading: This is a re-read for the SAA Reading Challenge. Source: my Kindle Rating: A+     The Gist: Paxton Osgood … Continue reading

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Review: The Catcher In The Rye

Book Title: The Catcher In The Rye Author: J.D. Salinger Original Publication Date: 1951 Edition Read: 1972, Bantam Books Total Pages: 214 Genre: Classic Young Adult/Coming Of Age Reason Read: Result of a rummage through my Classics stash Rating: 4 … Continue reading

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Books Brought to you by NPR

Usually I find out about new and exciting books via book blogs or newspaper/magazine reviews. I also like to browse the library and pick books at random that catch my eye. When I’m in the bookstore I text myself titles … Continue reading

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