Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wherever You Go read-along – final discussion

After getting stuck in the snowstorm in the Northeast, Avis fought her way home and posted the final discussion post for our read-along of Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant. I will be leaving my final thoughts there – please … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

In honor of tomorrow’s DVD release of the film version of Water for Elephants, I am rerunning my review. Be sure and come back tomorrow for my review of the film version and a fantastic DVD/book bundle giveaway! Title: Water … Continue reading

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Read-along Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant – submit your questions here!

The end of October also brings the end of our read-along of Joan Leegant’s novel Wherever You Go. You can find part one of our discussion here, and a guest post by Joan here. The final discussion post should go … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – October 30, 2011

I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even done a Sunday Salon post in two weeks. School stuff, church stuff, various appointments – I’ve had very little time for reading or blogging. Until this week, which involved a couple of kids’ … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, October 29, 2011

I haven’t done a proper links post in a while, so this list includes links that are more than a couple weeks old. You’ve probably already seen them – but they’re too good to take a chance you might have … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Plague by Michael Grant; Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy; and In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

Title: Plague Author: Michael Grant Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: He stood poised on the edge of a sheet of glass. The … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The First Husband by Laura Dave; Nathan Coulter by Wendell Berry; and Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Title: The First Husband Author: Laura Dave Genre: Contemporary fiction, women’s fiction Publisher: Viking Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: It feels important to start with the truth about how I … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – October 25, 2011

A Watershed Year by Susan Schoenberger It was Lucy’s belief that chocolate-covered peanuts were a gift from a higher power. She might even have to tell Louis to include it in his presentation as the sixth way to prove the … Continue reading

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