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Top Ten of 2009

Top Ten of 2009

It is that time of year when the bloggers start putting out their lists of the great books they read. I love reading them and adding to my wish list. I read some amazing books in 2009 – I tagged 22 books on Library Thing for “BEST of 2009.” But I have decided to whittle […]

Challenges I Won’t Complete in ...

Challenges I Won’t Complete in 2009…

The days of 2009 are dwindling and it is clear that a couple of reading challenges won’t get completed. They are: 2009 Mini-Challenges for A Novel Challenge Yahoo Group hosted my ME! Yes, you read that correctly. I won’t finish a challenge for which I was actually the host. Oh well. I just lost steam […]

Fire in the Blood – Book Review

Fire in the Blood – Book Review

When you’re twenty, love is like a fever, it makes you almost delirious. When it’s over you can hardly remember how it happened … Fire in the blood, how quickly it burns itself out. Faced with this blaze of dreams and desires, I felt so old, so cold, so wise … – from Fire in […]

TLC Book Tour and Giveaway: When She ...

TLC Book Tour and Giveaway: When She Flew

Many thanks to TLC Book tours, author Jennie Shortridge and Penguin Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review When She Flew (read my review). See all posts for this tour here. A little about Jennie Shortridge: Jennie Shortridge is a bestselling novelist with  four published novels to her credit: Riding with the Queen, […]

When She Flew – Book Review

When She Flew – Book Review

I turned to give Sweetie-pie one last look. She was watching me, and blinked twice before closing her eyes and swiveling her head away from me. Everything about a bird is made for flight: the way they breathe, the shape and design of their bodies, their weight. I wished I could fly, but even if […]

Two More Completed Challenges

Two More Completed Challenges

As 2009 winds down, I am reading and reading…and still finishing a couple of challenges just by the skin of my teeth. Here are two more that I can check off the list: My Year of Reading Dangerously hosted by Estella. I set out to read 12 “dangerous books” – you can see my list […]

Persepolis 2: The Story of A Return &...

Persepolis 2: The Story of A Return – Book Review

Persepolis 2: The Story of A Return is the sequel to Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood – the graphic memoir of Marjane Satrapi (read my review of Persepolis). Satrapi picks up her story with her arrival as a fourteen year old girl in Austria…meant to be a safe haven for her. The year is […]

Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood ...

Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood – Book Review

Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran…but grew up in Tehran. Her comic book illustrations in Persepolis represent her life from about the age of six through the age of fourteen and ends when she leaves to attend school […]

Mailbox Monday – December 28, 2...

Mailbox Monday – December 28, 2009

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted weekly by Marcia at The Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles […]

Raven The Red-Nosed Reindog…

Raven The Red-Nosed Reindog…

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