Monthly Archives: January 2015

2015 READING CHALLENGE | ANNE OF GREEN GABLES READALONG

I was perusing Lindsey Reeder’s blog, Reeder Reads the other week, and I came across this post on her reading goals for 2015. In among her personal goals and reading challenges, she announced her intention to read the entire Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. Being Canadian, this series formed a large part of my childhood, but it’s… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | ON LITERARY TRAVELS

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in… Read more »

I’M ON VACATION!

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Click on image to view source. I’ve got some exciting news! I’m off on a little adventure to a part of the world I’ve never been before. I’m heading down to New Orleans, Louisiana to check out the birthplace of jazz and see the Mississippi for the very first time. I’ve actually never been to the southern United States before,… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I’D LOVE TO READ IF I HAD A BOOK CLUB

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books I’d Love To Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club. The latter in my case, as I have yet to find bookish folks whose geographic location and schedules permit regular book meetings! I’m selecting some I’ve already read and really wished… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE CUCKOO’S CALLING – ROBERT GALBRAITH

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #57

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Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS post… Read more »

WWW WEDNESDAY | #48

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It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next? Here are my WWW answers! What did I recently finish reading?    It’s been quite the… Read more »

RELEASE DAY REVIEW | IF I FALL, IF I DIE – MICHAEL CHRISTIE

A heartfelt and wondrous debut, by a supremely gifted and exciting new voice in fiction. Will has never been to the outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never gotten to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who drowns in panic at the thought of opening the front… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS THAT WEREN’T WHAT I EXPECTED

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books That Weren’t What I Expected. This week was a freebie – meaning I can choose any topic I want. And because I’ve read a few books in the past year that really surprised me, I thought this would be a good chance to look… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME – ALEXANDRA FULLER

Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, Alexandra Fuller turns to her African past for clues to living a life fully and without fear.   A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of 2 deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the… Read more »