Monthly Archives: April 2012

Winners of Bloggiversary Giveaway

I didn’t forget, I promise! I just realized that I never put a deadline on my bloggiversary giveaway, but I figure two weeks have gone by, and that’s long enough. Here are the lucky winners: …Anita Yancey, who wins her … Continue reading

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Final read-along discussion: The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

Title: The House at Tyneford Author: Natasha Solomons Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Plume Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: When I close my eyes I see Tyneford House. Welcome to our … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – April 29, 2012

Six more weeks until summer break – and it can’t come fast enough! We are all at the point in our school year when we simply want to be done, to have a break from systems of equations and dividing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Title: The Shoemaker’s Wife Author: Adriana Trigiani Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Harper Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher for a tour with TLC Book Tours First line: The scalloped hem of Caterina Lazzari’s blue … Continue reading

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Film Club: Babette’s Feast

In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself. Although they each are presented with a real … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Title: The Little Stranger Author: Sarah Waters Genre: Historical fiction, gothic fiction Publisher: Riverhead Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Simon Vance First line: I first saw Hundreds Hall when I was … Continue reading

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Confession time: I hate ambiguous endings

Have you ever experienced this? You’re reading along, loving a book, absolutely positive that it is going to be a 4- or 5-star read. And then it ends. Only it doesn’t. Not really. The author has performed that clever little … Continue reading

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Read-along Discussion: The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons, part three

Welcome to our third read-along discussion of The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons. If you’re following our schedule, you should have read through Chapter 21. (Read our previous discussions: part one and part two.) Spoiler warning: We will be … Continue reading

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