Monthly Archives: May 2009

Movie Review – Bride Wars

I took the opportunity of having a house completely to myself to watch a movie that Kevin would never want to watch. Just the title, Bride Wars, would probably cause him to break out into hives. I’m not a big … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – May 31, 2009 (The “did-not-finish” edition)

Avis at She Reads and Reads recently posted about wanting to read negative reviews. As I read the other comments and left one of my own, I started thinking back to the last time I posted a negative review. It’s … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, May 30, 2009

Author links: ~ Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews has an interview with Gail Graham, author of the amazing Sea Changes. ~ Westport Public Library has a podcast of Laurie R. King discussing her Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. Scroll down to … Continue reading

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Favorite memoirs, part two

When I was writing my favorite memoirs post last week, it went longer than I had intended, and so became part one. Here’s part two: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls This straight-forward, tell-it-like-it-is memoir is one girl’s story of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center

Title: Everyone is Beautiful Author: Katherine Center Genre: Modern fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars First line: The day I decided to change my life, I was wearing sweatpants and an old oxford of Peter’s with … Continue reading

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BEA Twitter Party

If you’re like me, and are really wishing you were one of the fortunate book bloggers going to BEA, be sure to sign up for the BEA Twitter Party, hosted by The Book Lady’s Blog. It’s Friday night from 8 … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words Wednesday – May 27, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy at Bermudaonion. The idea is for bloggers to post about the unfamiliar words they have encountered in their reading the past week. Click over to read other book bloggers’ Wondrous … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sense of Paper by Taylor Holden

Title: The Sense of Paper Author: Taylor Holden Genre: Modern fiction Publisher: Bantam Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars First line: Fragments of memory pierce her subconsciousness like shards of broken glass. The subtitle of Taylor Holden’s The Sense … Continue reading

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