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#216 ~ The Girl Who Played with Fire

The  Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson When we last left Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, one of my favorite novels of 2009, they were on the outs.  When The Girl Who Played with Fire, Mikael didn’t understand why and Lisbeth has been spending time out of Sweden, […]

This Unfaithful Reader

I have been slacking off a little on my blogging duties this week as I try to recover from all the fun last week.  One last thanks to everyone who participated in Dog Days of Summer.  I really appreciate it!  Thankfully my work week this week wasn’t my work week last week (try saying that […]

Tattoo-You Contest in Honor of Stieg Larsson

As I mentioned earlier when I posted my review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I was one of the 150 lucky bloggers  given the opportunity by Alfred A. Knopf to participate in their Tattoo-You contest in honor of the publication of The Girl Who Played with Fire and Stieg Larsson, the series’ author.  Thank […]

#186 ~ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ** See the end of my review for information on my upcoming Tattoo-You Contest in honor of Stieg Larsson ** The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an addicting novel that tells in the story of two characters: Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist is a […]

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 […]

Read-a-Thon ~ Get This Party Started & Mid Event Survey

As of 9:04 pm EST, I have been a full on Read-a-Thon participant!  Yeah!     Not a great video, but others wouldn’t allow embedding (Communists!) Here are my totals as of the 10pm hour: Audio: 1 hour 45 minutes.  I won’t get any further with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because audio will […]

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 […]