August 2008 archive

Friday Finds – August 15, 2008

August 15, 2008 Most of my book finds come through the lit-blogs or reading groups, but this past week I got one from the librarian at my local library. I stopped at the library in Shingletown, CA on Saturday to browse their sale books (they hold small sales once a month) and struck up a …

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The Reader – Book Review

During the weeks of the trial, I felt nothing: my feelings were numbed. -from The Reader, page 100- It is post-War Germany. Fifteen year old Michael Berg falls ill to hepatitis and meets Hanna, a woman who is more than twice his age. They become lovers. Michael reads to her. Later she disappears, only to …

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On Chesil Beach – Book Review

They were young, educated, and both virgins on this, their wedding night, and they lived in a time when a conversation about sexual difficulties was plainly impossible. -From On Chesil Beach, page 3- Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach is the story of two people – Edward and Florence – who marry in 1962, on the …

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The Piker Press, a weekly ezine, will be periodically publishing reviews by Caribousmom on their site. This week a review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is being featured. The Piker Press publishes a wide variety of short stories, serial novels, essays, creative non-fiction, poetry, book reviews, photography, and original comics. If …

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Mailbox Monday – August 11, 2008

It’s Monday and time to take stock of the gems that appeared in my mailbox this week. House and Home, by Kathleen McCleary – I received this for the upcoming Book Tour hosted through TLC Book Tours. Here is the schedule for the book tour: Wednesday, September 3rd: Hooked on Houses Friday, September 5th: It’s …

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Sunday Salon – August 10, 2008

August 10, 2008 4:30 PM I’m finally getting a moment to sit down and craft my Sunday Salon for today. It’s been a busy morning here in Northern California with a necessary trip into town to do some grocery shopping and errands. I’ve spent a little time watching some Olympic coverage taped earlier on my …

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The Map Thief – Book Review

Admiral Zheng stops and extends his arm. A Vice admiral places a scroll in his outstretched hand. He turns his attention to it, unrolls it, and reads aloud: “‘All ships moored are ordered back to the capital, and all goods on the ships are to be turned over to the Department of Internal Affairs and …

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Crossing the River – Book Review

For two hundred and fifty years I have waited patiently for the wind to rise on the far bank of the river. For the drum to pound across the water. For the chorus to swell. Only then, if I listen closely, can I rediscover my lost children. A brief, painful communion. A desperate foolishness. The …

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Friday Finds – August 8, 2008

August 8, 2008 It’s Friday again, and time for another Friday Finds hosted by Should Be Reading. Here are the books that caught my attention this week: One More Year, by Sana Krasikov as featured on Devourer of Books. I requested this book as an Advance Readers Edition from Shelf Awareness, but it has not …

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Rules For Saying Goodbye – Book Review

Eleven. Call a taxi. Have too much pride to phone your brother or your best friend. Leave in tears, broken, and make sure his next-door neighbor sees you. She is a stripper and she will comfort him. You will be safe knowing that he’s in the arms of the stripper and not his assistant. Do …

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