Monthly Archives: September 2011

Book Review: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres

Title: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown Author: Julia Scheeres Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Free Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher First line: Had I walked by 1859 … Continue reading

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October Read-along: Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant

Avis and I had so much fun doing the Connie Willis read-alongs in July and August that we decided to do another one in October. Both of us received Joan Leegant’s novel Wherever You Go for review, so that made … Continue reading

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Buddy Read and Review: The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Title: The Leftovers Author: Tom Perrotta Genre: Speculative fiction, contemporary fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher First line: Laurie Garvey hadn’t been raised to believe in the Rapture. I was … Continue reading

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Here’s the trailer for One for the Money (the Stephanie Plum movie)

I have to admit that my first reaction was not positive. Talk amongst yourselves.

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Banned Books Week: Interview with YA author Chris Crutcher

I had planned to do a whole week of posts in honor of Banned Books Week, but life got in the way. However, I didn’t want to let the week go by without mention. As a parent, I believe it … Continue reading

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Audiobook Mini-reviews: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin; Bossypants by Tina Fey; and Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani

Title: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb Author: Melanie Benjamin Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Delacorte Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Kim Mai Guest First line: I suppose it would be … Continue reading

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Okay, let’s try this one more time: Some bookish links I forgot to share. Twice.

So, I fully intended to share these links in my Sunday Salon post. I even mention it in the title. But I guess I was too sleepy last night when writing my post and completely left them out. Since I … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – September 25, 2011 (plus, some links I didn’t have time to post yesterday)

I missed the Sunday Salon last week – life got in the way. Things have been busy since school has started full force. Funnily enough, I’ve had more time to read, though, now that I’m done with planning lessons and … Continue reading

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