Monthly Archives: January 2011

Review: This Book is Overdue!

This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians can Save Us All Marilyn Johnson 283 pages Publication Year: 2010 Publisher: Harper Perennial Source: Publisher   Publisher’s Description: Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that, in the … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon 7: February’s TBR pile

Remember that really ambitious pile of books that I posted earlier this month? I only read three books out of that pile. Three: The Lotus Eaters, The Weird Sisters, and Changing my Mind. The first two were read for blog … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Thoughts on Jane Yolen’s Fairy Tale Breakfasts

Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by the lovely Sheila over at Book Journey.   Last week I read: Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: What I’m learning from using my e-reader

Good morning! Right now the sun is rising and I’m at my desk with a cup of coffee and music playing in the background. The kids are awake but in their bedrooms somewhere, so I have the front of the … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Bloggiesta!

Time is flying by so fast that it’s now time for Bloggiesta once again. For those who don’t know, Bloggiesta is hosted by Natasha over at Maw Books. It’s an event where bloggers of all kinds participate in an effort … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

The Weird Sisters Eleanor Brown 318 pages Publication Date: January 20, 2011 Publisher: Amy Einhorn Source: Publisher   We came home because we were failures. We wouldn’t admit that, of course, not at first, not to ourselves, and certainly not … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry Written by: Simone Elkeles Narrators: Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic Publication Date: December 23, 2008 Length: 9 hrs, 44 minutes. Publisher: Brilliance Audio Source: Library Earlier this week  I was in a small reading slump. After starting the … Continue reading

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TSS and Weekly Geeks: My favorite reading place

This week, for a Geeky assignment, how about a picture? A self portrait of sorts. I think it would be fun if you all took a picture of yourself (or have someone help you most likely) reading your current book … Continue reading

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Review: The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

The Night Bookmobile Audrey Niffenegger 40 pages Publication Date: September 1, 2010 Publisher: Abrams ComicArt Source: Library copy After a fight with her boyfriend, Alexandria is walking the streets of Chicago when she finds a bookmobile and Mr. Openshaw. Mr. … Continue reading

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Review: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

The Lotus Eaters Tatjana Soli 389 pages Publication Year: 2010 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Source: Publisher When readers first met American photographer Helen Adams, it’s Vietnam 1975. Adams and her lover, Linh are fleeing Saigon. As they make their way … Continue reading

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Dare to Disconnect Challenge

It’s that time of the year where people everywhere look at the new year as a fresh start. Earlier last week I was on Twitter having a great discussion with Wallace from Unputdownables. We were discussing our reading goals for … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: January’s TBR Pile

Click to enlarge picture. You see those piles of books? That is this month’s TBR pile. It’s a combination of library and review books along with a few of my own books sprinkled in. I’ve never put aside the books … Continue reading

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