Author Archives: Margot

About Margot

I'm also known as Joyfully Retired. I love to talk. I love to talk about books I've read, movies I've seen, places I've traveled to, people (especially my children and grandchildren), and Food. On the Quirky Girls Read blog I'm trying to read all the books that have won the major awards and then, of course, talk about them.

Book Review: The Confession

Author: John Grisham Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Doubleday Copyright date: 2010 Pages: 432 Genre: Legal Thriller Reason for Reading: I love this author’s work Rating: A+ Award Won: Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Summary (from the book jacket): In … Continue reading

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An Award Winner For Early Readers

Title: Tales For Very Picky Eaters Author and Illustrator: Josh Schneider Publisher: Clarion Books, 2011 Genre: Chilren’s Fiction Award Won: Geisel Award for Early Readers, 2012 My Rating: B+ One of the most important things about learning to read is … 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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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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A Look at the James Tait Black Award

I’d planned to tell you about Saturday by Ian McEwan today. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to complete it in time to review it today. Instead, I thought I’d share with you some information about the award given this book. Saturday … Continue reading

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Audiobook: Chasing Midnight

Author: Randy Wayne White Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks, March 2012 Narrated by: George Guidall Summary from the publisher: It began peacefully enough, on one of Florida’s private islands. At a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford uses … Continue reading

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First Paragraph: Saturday by Ian McEwan

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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