Tag Archives: Books

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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Moon Games

What a fantastic idea! Love the creativity featured in this fun, whimsical project. These are all from the French book, Quatier Libre by Laurent Laveder and Sabine Sannier. It’s not available in English but they will ship to the States, … 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 #10

My reading has taken me in all sorts of directions lately from a leper colony in Crete to the quiet lives of inhabitants of a Maine village to the luxurious and tragic lives of the Romanovs in Russia to the … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #9

I just realized that I haven’t followed up with my last entry on current reads.  I’ve finished everything and am left with the following impressions. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx – fantastic.  Although a slow-moving book the drama of … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #8

As you all know by now I’m a complete bibliophile – bordering on biblio-addict – and not headed to rehab any time soon.  In fact the event of the year (in terms of feeding my addiction) occurred a couple of … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #3

I realized that I have not posted anything about some of the great books I’ve been reading. This summer I was on a bit of a non-fiction kick and devoured The Omnivore’s Dilemma.  As a huge fan of Barbara Kingsolver’s … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #2

The following list has been circulating around Facebook and apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.  There are some great books on this list!  There are also some that I’m surprised … Continue reading

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