January 1, 2012 archive

Mailbox Monday – January 2, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books. Check out Alyce’s blog today to get links to other readers’ mailboxes. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the left hand sidebar. Here is …

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Notable Books Challenge 2011

Although a perpetual challenge, The Notable Books Challenge asks that participants set yearly goals. This year I attempted to read 15 books from the lists. I fell short, but I am still happy with what I accomplished. Books Read: The Three Weismanns of Westport by Cathleen Shine (from 2010 NYT Most Notable) – COMPLETED January …

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Chunkster Challenge 2011

February 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012 I joined this challenge in 2011 at the Does the Book Make My Butt Look Big level (read six chunksters in 12 months as follows: 2 books which are between 450 – 550 pages in length; 2 books which are 551 – 750 pages in length; 2 books …

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2011 Reading Re-Cap

It is always fun for me to go back and tally up my reading stats for the year. I used to break things down even more, but that became a little tedious to track…so now I keep things a bit more simple. All in all, 2011 was an amazing year of reading for me where …

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Sunday Salon – January 1, 2012 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 1, 2012 Happy New Year! It is hard to believe, but 2011 is over and we are launching into a new year of reading. I did not participate in Sunday Salon last week because of Christmas, so today’s post will cover my reading over the last two weeks – as well as discussion of …

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River of Smoke – Book Review

Opium is like the wind or the tides: it is outside my power to affect its course. A man is neither good nor evil because he sails his ship upon the wind. It is his conduct towards those around him – his friends, his family, his servants – by which he must be judged. – …

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