August 31, 2008 archive

Maus I and Maus II – Book Reviews

Art Spiegelman won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize under the category of Special Awards and Citations – Letters for his amazing graphic books Maus I and Maus II. The books comprise a powerful memoir which recounts the lives and survival of the author’s parents Vladek and Anja Spiegelman  during WWII in Poland where they were eventually …

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Sunday Salon – August 31, 2008

August 31, 2008 11:00AM Good morning, Saloners and all my other faithful readers! I have some business to take care of first, then on to the real reason for this post – thoughts on reading. Business #1: Book Blogger Appreciation Week is September 15th through 19th (I blogged about this here). My Friend Amy is …

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The Chick Lit Challenge

June 1 – September 1, 2008 UPDATE August 31, 2008: I completed this challenge on August 29, 2008. It was really fun to read these light, very well-written novels. There wasn’t a bad one in the bunch! Thank you Debi for hosting the challenge! ********************* Hosted by Debi at Journey to the End of the …

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The Well-Rounded Challenge

July 1 – December 31, 2008 UPDATE: August 31, 2008: I have completed this challenge (actually reading one more book than I needed to without realizing it!). My favorite book in this challenge was a toss up between The Poisonwood Bible, The Colour, and People of the Book. I rated all of them 5/5 and …

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Love Walked In – Book Review

My life – my real life – started when a man walked into it, a handsome stranger in a perfectly cut suit and, yes, I know how that sounds. Or I know how it might sound, to the kind of person I used to be, one who spent her days skirting around the edges of …

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