Monthly Archives: November 2012

Book Spotlight: Khatyn by Ales Adamovich

Title: Khatyn Author: Ales Adamovich Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Amazon blurb: Based on previously sealed war archives and rare witness records of the survivors, Khatyn is a heart wrenching story of the people who fought for their lives … Continue reading

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Book Review: Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien

Title: Birthmarked Author: Caragh O’Brien Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Square Fish Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: In the dim hovel, the mother clenched her body into one final, straining … Continue reading

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Focus Features Anna Karenina Giveaway

The new film version of Anna Karenina opens nationwide on Friday, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I doubt it will make it to my little rural town’s one-screen theater, but I will definitely see it when it comes out on … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – November 26, 2012

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – November 25, 2012

This week went by so quickly – I want more vacation time! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving – lots of fantastic food and fun with the family. It was especially good to hear both Kevin and Noah express their gratefulness … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, November 24, 2012

Book lists: ~ Amazon lists their choices for best books of the year Reading challenges: ~ Candace has posted the sign-up post for What’s in a Name 6 – this is one of my favorite challenges. ~ Alyce has decided … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Abdication by Juliet Nicolson

Title: Abdication Author: Juliet Nicholson Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: AudioGo Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from Audiobook Jukebox‘s reviewer program Audiobook reader: Carole Boyd Audiobook length: 10 hours and 49 minutes First line: On a gloomy February … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – November 19, 2012

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles … Continue reading

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