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January 21, 2013: New Beginnings

Welcome back, Leigh-Anne. We’ve missed you and I’ve done a spotty job of holding the fort during your hiatus. I need to respond to your Sweet Tooth critique, but I can’t quite muster the energy to actually finish the book. … Continue reading

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October 29, 2012: WWMR?

For the last couple of years, it seems as though everywhere you look you come across Marilyn Monroe. Not that our fascination with her ever really went away, but it seems to be back with a vengeance these days. Even … Continue reading

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March 8, 2012: The Rooster Crows Again

Some of you may remember that crazy book tournament that I blogged about last year on more than one occasion. Remember? The one that gives a live rooster to the winning author? Literary bloodsport? Book battle to the death? Sort of … Continue reading

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January 31, 2012: Coming Into Our Own

One of my two book clubs met earlier this month for our much-rescheduled and long overdue holiday book exchange. Every member brings a new copy of a book that she enjoyed during the previous 12 months but that we didn’t … 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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November 29, 2011: Quick Reads for the Home Stretch

PAGES READ SINCE November 21: 136 YEAR TO DATE: 10,027 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 -6,633 PAGES Huffington Post Books recently … Continue reading

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November 21, 2011: Unpacking My Library

PAGES READ SINCE November 9: 445 YEAR TO DATE: 9,891 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 -6,369 PAGES I recently read an … Continue reading

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August 28, 2011: Keeping Up With The Obamas

PAGES READ SINCE August 11: 521 YEAR TO DATE: 7,607 CURRENTLY READING: Life by Keith Richards, The Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling BOOKS COMPLETED: 20 -4,393 PAGES I’m back. A week … Continue reading

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July 21, 2011: Bad Classics

PAGES READ since July 4: 300 YEAR TO DATE: 6,233 CURRENTLY READING: Life by Keith Richards and Atonement by Ian McEwan BOOKS COMPLETED: 16 -3,867 PAGES A recent post on Huffington Post Books listed five classic works of literature that are … Continue reading

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March 23, 2011: Revisiting History (2010)

PAGES READ: 58 YEAR TO DATE: 2,506 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson and The Devil & Sherlock Holmes by David Grann BOOKS COMPLETED: 6 -1,544 PAGES In 2010 I only read 14 books. Not sure what … Continue reading

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