Category: End of Year Summary

The Best Books I Read in 2013

In 2013 my reading took me to a nineteenth century farm in England, South Africa, the slums of Mumbai, a village under the searing Afghanistan sun, and a small village in Chechnya. I was stunned by a tale of a serial killer during the Great Depression, and haunted by a brutal attack on a North Dakota …

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The Best Books I Read In 2012

In 2012 my reading took me into the lives of Japanese-American women during WWII; introduced me to a fascinating family on the edge of an Indian Reservation in North Dakota; chilled me with the harsh Minnesota winter of a nineteenth century logging town; opened my eyes to the horror of labor service camps in Hungary, …

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2012 Reading Wrap-Up

It is the last day of 2012…and so I feel compelled to crunch the numbers for a reading wrap-up! Twenty-twelve was an interesting year for me with personal challenges and losses and a new focus on my latest obsession: quilting and sewing. I read 38 fewer books and nearly 10,000 fewer pages than in 2011, …

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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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Best Books of 2011 – The Long and The Short Of It

In 2011 my reading led me on a trek with a tiger, brought me to the Australian countryside during WWII, took me to Mauritius, brought me to a small town where a whale took center stage, allowed me inside the walls of a New England college, and introduced me to memorable characters such as Esch, …

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