Monthly Archives: April 2009

Eight Things Meme

I saw this meme at Care’s Online Book Club and decided to play along. 8 Things I’m Looking Forward To: 1. Movie night with Michelle tonight – Enchanted April on DVD. 2. My sister Debra and her kids are coming … Continue reading

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Spring Reading Thing Update

Here’s a quick update on my Spring Reading Thing list. For The Audiobook Challenge and The Outlander Challenge: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon – done Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich – done Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon For … Continue reading

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100 Shots of Short – Chris Adrian, Brad Watson, Giles Smith, Patrick Marber, Colin Firth, Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers, and Helen Fielding

I’ve completed stories 50 through 58 this week. The first two were in The New Yorker magazine. (Click on the titles below to read them online.) The next seven come from the book Speaking with the Angel, which was put … Continue reading

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Comments and spam

I am really sorry for all the spam comments today! Either my new blog has been found by the ‘bots, or people think I’m bald, depressed, and have ringworm, and really need their medication. Oh, and any money I don’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

Title: 100 Cupboards Author: N.D. Wilson Genre: Children’s fantasy Publisher: Random House Rating: 4 out of 5 stars First line: Henry, Kansas, is a hot town. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson is an enthralling children’s fantasy, with a great mixture … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne

Title: The Last Bridge Author: Teri Coyne Genre: Modern lit Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars First line: Two days after my father had a massive stroke my mother shot herself in the head. The Last Bridge … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich

Title: Three to Get Deadly Author: Janet Evanovich Genre: Mystery Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars First line: It was January in Trenton. Three to Get Deadly is the third book in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays & It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? – April 28, 2009

To read other book bloggers’ teasers, or to leave a link to your own, visit Should Be Reading. The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne If there was a body I lived in, I guess it was Diana’s, as hers seemed … Continue reading

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