Monthly Archives: October 2011

Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness for winning You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney!  

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Review and Giveaway: You are Not So Smart by David McRaney

You Are Not So Smart David McRaney 302 pages Publication Date: October 27, 2011 Publisher: Gotham Books Source: Publisher You are always explaining to yourself the motivations for your actions and the causes to the effects in your life, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan 288 pages Publication Year: 1989 Publisher: Vintage Source: Public Library And I think now that fate is shaped half by expectations, half by inattention. But somehow, when you lose something you love, faith takes … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading and Bout of Books

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is my favorite meme hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey.  Last week went by in such a blur that I can barely remember what I read. Looking at last week’s stack, I see … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Read-a-thon and what’s ahead

Good morning! It is early here and already the kids are up and on their third bag of popcorn. It’s a good thing that I didn’t last long during yesterday’s read-a-thon because I would be really grouchy right now about … Continue reading

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I’m up! I’m up! 24-Hour Read-a-thon

I woke up late but I’m here! Last night was the wrong night to have insomnia. 1st Hour Meme: 1. Where are you reading from? Southern California 2. Three random facts about me? I’m a huge daydreamer; I own a … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon Stack

It’s really sad when your read-a-thon pile is actually three piles of books and can only be read in a month, not a day. Yesterday Raych told me that’s the fun of making a read-a-thon pile and I think she’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Night Circus

The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern 387 Pages 2011 Publisher: Doubleday Source: Public Library The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers.  It is simply … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Reading and reviewing

Good morning! Right now it’s the early hours of Sunday. The sun isn’t up yet but the kids are so I’m up too. I don’t mind so much since I’m already on my second cup. Can you believe that Dewey’s … Continue reading

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Instead of blogging, I’m . . .

Watching this: “When Harry Meets Sally” Then I plan on watching this: “Sleepless in Seattle” If I can fit it in, I’ll watch “You’ve Got Mail”. I love Meg Ryan. Tomorrow I’ll come back to my regular blogging schedule!

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Review: Here by Wislawa Szymborska

Here Wislawa Szymborska Translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stainslaw Barańczak 2010 81 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sources: Publisher and Public Library     I can’t speak for elsewhere, But here on Earth we’ve got a fair … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is my favorite meme. It’s hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I had a good reading week though I didn’t read as much as I wanted to. I don’t know what happened but days … Continue reading

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NetGalley October

The lovely Emily over at Red House Books has decided to once again dedicate a month to reading NetGalley books. I participated in July during the last time this challenge was going on and failed pretty miserably. So I’m signing … Continue reading

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Review: The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

The Last Werewolf Glen Duncan 293 Pages Publication Year: 2011 Publisher: Random House Source: Public Library   A second silenced shot buried itself thud-gasp in the B&B brick. Silver ammo? I had nothing to fear if it wasn’t, but no … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a great meme hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey.   Last week I read: Hellboy: Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola Amulet #1 by Kazu Kibuishi Here by Wislawa Szymborska Holes by … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: October Reading

Thanks for all the well-wishes yesterday! I really appreciated it. The bug that I had went away as fast as it came so now I’m back to normal. I don’t know what happened but September was a horrible month for … Continue reading

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Review: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio

What the World Eats Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio 160 pages Pub Year: 2008 Publisher: Tricycle Press Source: Public Library In What the World Eats, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio travel around the world to learn what families from other … Continue reading

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