Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 End-of-year reading stats – and goals for 2013

At the beginning of the year, I posted a list of goals for my 2012 reading. Now that the year is over, I’ve discovered that I did well with some goals, and not so well with others. First, I vowed … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – December 30, 2012 (plus, wrapping up December’s reading)

I hope all of you had as wonderful a Christmas as we did. We had expected to have a very meager Christmas, and had even warned the kids so that they wouldn’t be disappointed. Instead, thanks to the generosity of … Continue reading

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2013 “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book” Challenge – details and schedule

Thank you to all of you who voted on the titles for this challenge! I received a bigger response than I could have hoped for, and I am so excited to read along with all of you this year. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara

Title: Cascade Author: Maryanne O’Hara Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Publisher: Viking Source: Review copy from the publisher for tour with TLC Book Tours First line: During his final days, William Hart was haunted by drowning … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2012′s reading challenges

Challenge host: War Through the Generations Blog Challenge time frame: January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 Challenge commitment: I committed to the “Wade” level – Read 4-10 books in any genre with WWI as a primary or secondary theme. … Continue reading

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Favorite audiobooks of 2012

Just to clarify, I listened to these books in 2012, but they were not necessarily published this year. Quotes are from my reviews, which are linked to the titles. All of these titles could have ended up on my favorites … Continue reading

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Favorite speculative fiction of 2012

Just to clarify, I read these books in 2012, but they were not necessarily published this year. Quotes are from my reviews, which are linked to the titles. 11/22/63 by Stephen King: “This book has everything you could possibly want … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – December 23, 2012

This has been a wonderful week, and the kids are counting the days down until Christmas. No school this week meant more time to read, play board games, and blog. Aside from normal housework, laundry, and shopping, the week consisted … Continue reading

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