Monthly Archives: July 2009

Recommendations from a non-blogger #1 – Michelle

I loved reading this post, in which Jackie asked a non-blogging friend for reading recommendations, and also Sandy ‘s posts about her mom’s and sister’s favorite reads. Those of us in the blogging world go on book sprees, and we … Continue reading

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Booking Through Thursday – July 30, 2009

Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is: What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently? I’m currently reading To the Nines by Janet Evanovich, and it is, hands down, the funniest book I’ve read in a long time. All of the Stephanie … Continue reading

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Extreme Health Makeover

This is completely off-topic for this blog, but I am embarking on a new adventure, and I will be blogging about it at my personal blog, Mommy Brain. Here’s the first post: Extreme Health Makeover, if you’re interested.

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Where my last twenty books came from

You may notice a little badge has been added to the bottom of the right sidebar here at Books and Movies. The badge is to signal that I signed the Blog With Integrity pledge, which states: By displaying the Blog … Continue reading

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What genres don’t you read?

As I have been pondering the fact that I’m running out of genres to use for my favorites posts, I’ve been musing on the genres that I don’t read. I’m a fairly eclectic reader: historical fiction, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Visions of America: Photographing Democracy by Joseph Sohm

Visions of America addresses a single question: How do you photograph democracy? After all, democracy is an “idea,” and not something one can easily wrap one’s lens around. But photographing democracy is indeed what Joseph Sohm has done in this … Continue reading

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

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant As she opens the door into the dispensary the sight that greets Madonna Chiara makes her forget momentarily that she has a duty to note at once the transgressions of any of her flock. In … Continue reading

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First lines quiz #12 – Banned Books Edition

~ I will post the first sentences of ten books. (I skip any beginning quotations or prefaces. If I think more than one sentence is necessary, I’ll post two.) ~ You guess the titles and authors and leave your guesses … Continue reading

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