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Orbis Terrarum Challenge – 2009

Orbis Terrarum Challenge – 2009

March 1 – December 31, 2009 Bethany of B&B Ex Libris is hosting the Orbis Terrarum Challenge 2009. Here are the guidelines: Choose 10 books (for the 10 months). Each book must from a different country (defined as the country of origin of the author, or the country he/she lives in) No list is required, […]

1% Well Read Challenge: 2009/2010

1% Well Read Challenge: 2009/2010

March 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010 Michelle from 1 More Chapter is hosting this popular challenge again for 2009-2010.  Here are the guidelines: There are three options from which to choose: Read 10 titles from the original list from March 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. Read 10 titles from the new list from […]

Chocolat – Book Review

Chocolat – Book Review

“Are we staying? Are we, maman?” She tugs at my arm, insistently. “I like it, I like it here. Are we staying?” I catch her up in my arms and kiss the top of her head. She smells of smoke and frying pancakes and warm bedclothes on a winter’s morning. Why not? It’s as good […]

Friday Finds – March 6, 2009

Friday Finds – March 6, 2009

March 6, 2009 It has been a couple of weeks since I last participated in this weekly event…but, I have been blog-hopping and reading emails from my book groups and there have been plenty of books which have caught my attention. Below is a sampling (click on titles to read more about the book or […]

Books for the Heart – WRAP UP P...

Books for the Heart – WRAP UP Post

Well, I am very, very late in posting this – my only excuse is that I have been overwhelmed and not feeling terribly motivated of late. But without further ado…here is what I read between February 1 and February 14: To see my ratings of these books, and to get links to my reviews, visit […]

Mailbox Monday – February 23, 2...

Mailbox Monday – February 23, 2009

Have you stopped by Marcia’s weekly Mailbox Monday today?  Each week readers share what arrived at their homes…here are the goodies I received: Laura Rider’s Masterpiece, by Jane Hamilton came to me through Miriam at Little Brown & Company. It is “a funny, sexy, and provocative satire about marriage.” Hamilton is the author of several […]

Winners – The Red Leather Diary

Winners – The Red Leather Diary

There was a terrific response to this give-away with more than 70 entrants! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the living history and unexpected discoveries which you shared with me. If you are reading this post and have not done so yet, I strongly encourage you to check out the comments on the give-away post – […]

Unaccustomed Earth – Book Revie...

Unaccustomed Earth – Book Review

It was like the painting they’d first looked at together in London, the small mirror at the back revealing more than the room at first appeared to contain. – from Only Goodness, page 157 – Jhumpa Lahiri’s collection of short stories – Unaccustomed Earth – reveals more about the relationships between its multi-faceted characters than  […]

WINNER of Matrimony…

WINNER of Matrimony…

Congratulations to commentor number 11: Vicki Wurgler who is the winner of a signed copy of Matrimony, by Josh Henkin. Vicki, I have sent you an email…please respond to it by sending me your snail mail in the next five days so that Josh may send your book to you! Thank you to all who […]

Noteworthy News – February 18, ...

Noteworthy News – February 18, 2009

February 18, 2009 FINALLY, someone who agrees with me about this story. Ron Rosenbaum from Slate writes about the unworthiness of the film for an Oscar…he writes (in part): What, exactly, was the Kate Winslet character’s “personal triumph”? While in prison for participation in an act of mass murder that was particularly gruesome and personal, […]

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