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This Reader’s Dilemma

… and Vacation Update What a whirlwind vacation!  We got to see family and many friends – some of whom  haven’t seen in 15 to 20 years.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been around long enough to  say that, but it’s true.  I don’t have my pictures downloaded yet, but my best friend Trista […]

#176 ~ 84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff 84, Charing Cross Road has to be one of the most charming books I’ve read in a long time.  It also showed me how I assume almost everything I read is fiction.  It took me about a quarter of the book to think: “The American has the same […]

The Sunday Salon ~ 06.07.09

I’m sitting here thinking that I can’t believe that it is June already. This middle of 2009 is upon us. For me, this is a time to guestimate how many books I’ll have read by the end of the year.  My first book of 2009 was Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  It was my 134th review […]

Read-a-Thon ~ The First Four Hours

We’e survived the first four hours of the Read-a-Thon and I’ve enjoyed following everyone on their blogs and through Twitter.  What an exciting day!  After my rough last week, it feels nice being in a great mood even while doing laundry and cleaning out the minvan.  The following are my stats: Pages: 54 pages from […]

#150 ~ Jane Austin Ruined My Life

Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo My Review Emma Grant has been offered a mysterious opportunity to travel to England and research a huge lot of letters purportedly written by Jane Austen.  Conventional wisdom holds that Jane’s sister Charlotte destroyed these letters upon Jane’s request.  If these letters prove to be authentic, it […]

I Need a Kindle

I love books.  I love their weight in my hands.  I love the way they smell.  I love to open them and run my fingertips over the pages.  I love bookmarks.  I love brand new books and books that visibly have been enjoyed more than once.  I love the way a book gently lets you […]

52 Books in 2007

I may be nuts, but I thought I might present myself with a little challenge this year. I would like to read 52 books this year. That’s an average of one per week and I’m already three weeks behind. Oh well…