Monthly Archives: February 2015

STACKING THE SHELVES | #61

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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 »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | READING ONLY BLACK AUTHORS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH – YAY OR NAY?

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 »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #1

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Wednesdays used to be when I participated in a link-up by the name of WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog. But for weeks there has been no link up post, and I suspect this one is no longer. So I decided perhaps it’s time to come up with my own weekly feature that serves the same purpose. I’ll… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | FAVOURITE LITERARY HEROINES

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Favourite Literary Heroines. I often have trouble cataloguing the books I’ve read and characters I’ve met in my mind. But there are always those few brilliant characters who stick with you as if they were flesh and blood. Here are a few of mine: Cassandra Mortmain from… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | ZEITOUN – DAVE EGGERS

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #60

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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 »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD – ANNE TYLER

From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author–now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career–a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family’s life. “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #59

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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 »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE READING

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 »

WWW WEDNESDAY | #49

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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?        I started reading The… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | THINGS I LIKE/DISLIKE IN BOOKISH ROMANCES

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike About Romances In Books. First of all, I’m not big on romance. If it happens in a book that’s about something else, and it’s well-executed and not too saccharine, okay. Whatever. But I don’t read romances, and I cannot stand when it’s too… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | JUST KIDS – PATTI SMITH

It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #58

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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 »

2015 READING CHALLENGE | CANLIT READING BINGO

Retreat By Random House has brought back their wonderful Reading Bingo Challenge – and this year, it’s CanLit (Canadian Literature) focused! Not sure if I’ll manage to cross off the whole card, but I’m sure going to try! Here’s the list, so I can add in the titles of books as I complete them: A Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated novel:… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVEN’T READ

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read In X Genre. I’m going to pick a few different genres, as my reading regrets certainly aren’t limited to one! Classics:           Frankenstein – Mary Shelly Dracula – Bram Stoker The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | MAISIE DOBBS – JACQUELINE WINSPEAR

Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence—and the patronage of her benevolent employers—she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on… Read more »