Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 30, 2011: McEwan v Barnes

So it seems I have a thing for English writers of a certain age. I’m halfway through Julian Barnes’ Man Booker prize-winning The Sense of an Ending and I feel like Mr. Barnes is giving Mr. McEwan a run for … Continue reading

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December 24, 2011: A Personal Top Ten

In the spirit of year-end wrap-ups, and recalling my penchant for lists of any sort, I offer my top ten favourite reads of the year, in the order that I read them: A Spot of Bother – The specifics aren’t … Continue reading

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December 22, 2011: The And of Reading

I’m a multi-tasker. Always have been and likely always will be. Typical combinations for me include walking and texting, eating and typing (right now), parenting and drinking wine. My attention span is short and my ability to focus on a … Continue reading

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December 14, 2011: Grinding to a Halt

PAGES READ SINCE November 29: 50 YEAR TO DATE: 10,087 CURRENTLY READING: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern BOOKS SET ASIDE FOR THE MOMENT: Life by Keith Richards and The Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik BOOKS COMPLETED: 27 -7,323 PAGES Okay, maybe it’s more … Continue reading

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