Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mini-reviews: Digging to America by Anne Tyler; Divergent by Veronica Roth; Legend by Marie Lu; and The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry

Title: Digging to America Author: Anne Tyler Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Blair Brown First line: At eight o’clock in the evening, the Baltimore airport … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Last Child by John Hart

Title: The Last Child Author: John Hart Genre: Mystery Publisher: Minotaur Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Scott Sowers First line: Johnny learned early. It has been a year since Alyssa, … Continue reading

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March Read-along Schedule and Sign-ups: The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey

March is just around the corner, and with it comes time for our Irish fiction read-along. When the votes were all tallied, The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey was the clear winner. I’ve broken the book up into four sections. … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – February 26, 2012

It’s been flu-week at our house. So far, only two of us – Noah and Josiah – were sidelined, and I’m hoping and praying it stays that way. Poor Noah – I don’t think he remembers the last time he … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, February 25, 2012

Author news: ~ Just in case you’ve been living under a rock the past week, and missed the news: J.K. Rowling is set to publish her first adult novel. ~ I’ve never read anything by him, but after watching and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Title: I’ve Got Your Number Author: Sophie Kinsella Genre: Contemporary fiction, British fiction, Chick lit, Women’s fiction Publisher: The Dial Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Jayne Entwistle First line: Perspective. … Continue reading

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11 Question Meme

I haven’t done one of these in a while! Melody tagged me with some fun questions, so I’m playing along. I will skip the tagging part, though – but would love to see your answers to these questions in the … Continue reading

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Ten-word movie reviews #14

In Time – Interesting premise. Timberlake needs some work, but mostly enjoyable flick. Contagion – Very slow thriller; made me want to wear a mask. Ides of March – Politics can squeeze integrity out of anyone. Anti-climactic ending. (Side question: … Continue reading

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