March 9, 2008 archive

The Gathering – Book Review

I would like to write down what happened in my grandmother’s house the summer I was eight or nine, but I am not sure if it really did happen. I need to bear witness to an uncertain event. -From The Gathering, page 1- Anne Enright won the 2007 Booker Prize for this novel set in …

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The Complete Booker

The Complete Booker
An Ongoing Challenge to Read All the Booker Prize Winners

My bookie soul-mate, Laura at Musings, is hosting an ongoing challenge with no time limit. The goal: to read every Booker Prize Winner. She’s started a group blog called The Complete Booker for participants to track their progress and post their reviews.

I’ll be posting there, but also keeping track here on my blog.

Read in 2007:

The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai – won in 2006 (completed March 16, 2007; rated 4.25/5; reviewed here)
The Bone People, by Keri Hulme – won in 1985 (completed July 12, 2007; rated 4.5/5; reviewed here)
The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood – won in 2000 (completed August 1, 2007; rated 4.5/5; reviewed here)
The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy – won in 1997 (completed September 29, 2007; rated 5/5; reviewed here)
Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee – won in 1999 (completed December 14, 2007; rated 4.5/5; reviewed here)

Read in 2008:

Life and Times of Michael K, by J.M. Coetzee – won in 1983 (completed February 17, 2008; rated 4/5; reviewed here)

Sunday Salon – March 9, 2008

March 9, 2008 6:35pm What a day I’ve had…I’ve moved my blog and spent most of the day tweaking with it and learning the new system. Before that, however, I managed to spend an hour in bed with my coffee, my dogs, Gizmo (my cat who thinks she is a person), and The Gathering, by …

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Welcome to My New Site

Some of you may have thought I fell off the earth earlier today, but I’ve just been playing on my new site which I hope you will all enjoy! I have been using BlogHarbor for three years – and it is a great blog host – but when I found out that BlogHarbor was creating …

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