Monthly Archives: December 2011

Favorite Reads of 2011: Fiction

Instead of a “best of 2011” list, I‘m posting my favorites of 2011 because many of the books I’ve read this year were published before 2011. My favorite books are the best books I’ve read this year- books that I … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2011: Poetry

Instead of a “best of 2011” list, I‘m posting my favorites of 2011 because many of the books I’ve read this year were published before 2011. My favorite books are the best books I’ve read this year- books that I … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2011: Graphic Novels

Instead of a “best of 2011” list, I‘m posting my favorites of 2011 because many of the books I’ve read this year were published before 2011. My favorite books are the best books I’ve read this year- books that I … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. One of our trees is already packed up and the big one will be back in its box this afternoon. It seems like it takes forever for Christmas to get here … 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 Sheila over at Book Journey. I have a confession to make: for the last few weeks I haven’t been participating in this meme because I thought I was organized … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Getting Ready for the New Year

Good morning! As usual for a Sunday morning, I’m sitting in front of my computer with a cup of coffee. The heater is on and I’m waiting for the room to heat up as I type. This week has gone … Continue reading

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TSS Review: Fante by Dan Fante

Fante: A Family’s Legacy of Writing, Drinking, and Surviving By Dan Fante 400 pages Published in 2011 by Harper Perennial Source: publisher A darkness had come to my life, a despair that only those who have known the unendingness and … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads and Secret Santa

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu Fante: A Family’s Legacy of Writing, Drinking and Surviving by Dan Fante Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith Not pictured: We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Book News

J.C. from BiblioBrat wrote a great review about Colson Whitehead’s Zone One. The book wasn’t on my tbr list at first but after reading J.C.’s review, I had to add it. Maria Popova from Brain Pickings recently posted The 11 … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: E-reading

This past Wednesday my oldest son sat on my e-reader and cracked the screen. Since then I’ve been going back and forth with Kobo about getting it fixed. I have a warranty for it but since it doesn’t cover accidental … Continue reading

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Amanda over at Dead White Guys is hosting the Belated Readathon this weekend. The event is from Saturday morning to Sunday morning but I’m starting now and will probably spend all of Sunday reading. I’m hoping to make a dent in some random tbr pile … Continue reading

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Looking forward to December

Another month is gone and the year is almost crashing to an end. Looking back at all the things that I wanted to accomplish this year and didn’t is pretty disappointing. The year isn’t over yet and there’s a goal … Continue reading

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