December 28, 2009 archive

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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