Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book Review: My Antonia by Willa Cather (and Mr. Linky for challenge reviews)

Title: My Antonia Author: Willa Cather Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Dover Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Last summer I happened to be crossing the plains of Iowa in a season … Continue reading

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Good news, a couple reminders, and a short blogging break

What a difference a week makes! As I type this, Kevin is on his second day of training for a new job! It’s the same work as the job that disappeared last week – driving disabled and low-income patients to … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Baths, Less Talking by Nick Hornby

Title: More Baths, Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself Author: Nick Hornby Genre: Non-fiction, essays Publisher: Believer Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – January 21, 2013

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 – January 20, 2013

Well, it’s been a roller coaster week. As many of you already know, Kevin’s new job disappeared. I spent all of Wednesday in a funk, but am doing better now. He’s back to applying for everything that comes up on … Continue reading

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A few more challenges for 2013

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Chunkster Challenge 2013 2013 Literary Exploration Challenge

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Panem Companion by V. Arrow

Title: The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays Author: V. Arrow Genre: Non-fiction, literary analysis Publisher: Smart Pop The Panem Companion gives fresh insight into Suzanne Collins’ trilogy by looking at … Continue reading

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Well, crap.

Remember that job I was telling you about – the one Kevin was starting training for this week? Well, today, he went through his first day of training – and while he was out (learning how to drive a transport … Continue reading

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