Category Archives: Books

Six Months of Reading

Whew! It’s been a nutty six months since my last book update. And I’ve been doing quite a bit of interesting reading. The year started off with required reading for a couple of classes I was taking. In eight weeks … Continue reading

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A Year of Reading

Oh my! It’s been almost a year since I’ve done a book entry. I guess that would indicate that I’ve either been doing too much reading to keep up, or not enough reading to keep it interesting. It’s sort of … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #19: The Romanticizing of Paris and Parisian Women

Since I’ve arrived, I’ve read a few books about life in Paris. These range from funny to melodramatic to fully ridiculous. Here’s some reviews of the books I’ve read recently. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #18: a focus on classics and future classics

Before I get to the books, a bit of housekeeping. Thanks for all the comments recently – it’s been so fun to read through them! You all add something to this little blog when you comment, and I want you … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #17

I have been reading some great books lately! In the midst of so much change, it’s been a great escape to open up a book or fire up my Kindle (yes, I’m now one of those e-book people thanks to … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #16

Tonight I am hosting book club and we’re discussing The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. I have a fondness for this dear story – one of personal growth, new beginnings, stark Newfoundland winters and am very much looking forward to … Continue reading

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Garlic and Sapphires

I have had so much fun reading this book! Thanks to my friend Audrey for making the suggestion, I was sucked into the world of New York Times restaurant critic and former editor-in-chief of Gourmet Ruth Reichl’s entertaining and slightly … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #15

One of the many things I love about going home is the fact that everyone in my family is a reader and this means I’ll probably be given some really great books and be inspired by other suggested titles.  This … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #14

Autobiography of Mark Twain Is anyone else excited about the release of Mark Twain’s autobiography?  To mark the 100th anniversary of his death – along with Twain’s instructions to not publish this landmark work immediately, University of California Press has … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #13

One of my favorite discoveries on my recent trip to London was Daunt Books.  Located in the charming Marlyebone neighborhood, this amazing shop combines two of my great loves: literature and travel.  Located in an original Edwardian bookshop, the books … Continue reading

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