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Books and Books! Best of 2013

I read some books last year! Some of them were really good, and some were just ok. And for those of you who need the details on my favorites, I’m happy to tell you all about them. Don’t Lets Go … Continue reading

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25 Books in 2013

New year, new GoodReads Reading Challenge! Its already May, so I’ve been reading  and for months now and have made some headway toward my 25 book goal. I’ve got no real theme this year, I just want to make sure I fit a … Continue reading

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20 Books in 2012: A Belated Best of List

Well this sure is overdue! I completed my goal of reading 20 books in 2012 just in the nick of time when I finished up Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated on New Years Eve, curled up in my sleeping … Continue reading

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20 Books in 2012

Once again, I’m taking part in the GoodReads Reading Challenge, and this year I’m challenging myself to read 20 books. I know what you’re thinking: Wait… what? Last year she read 45 books, why lower the bar? Well, here’s the … Continue reading

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GOOOAAAL! 45 Books in 2011!

Well, I did it. I set out to read 40 books in 2011, and I read 45.  My cousin recently asked me how I am able to accomplish this, what with a full time job, another full time job consisting … Continue reading

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Well hello, Banned Books Week.

Welcome. You’re just in time to help me choose what I should read next. I recently glanced at the American Library Association list of banned and challenged classics and was rather surprised to see that six of the top ten … Continue reading

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The Halfway Point!

A friend recently read Room by Emma Donoghue on my recommendation and asked if I had any others she should put on her list. Well, her request is perfectly timed because as of yesterday I am at the halfway point … Continue reading

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Water for Elephants: a PGMG book review

After hearing rave reviews of Water for Elephants (by Sara Gruen) from friends and family members, I decided to give it a go… despite my clown phobia and the circus aversion that generally results from said phobia. Thankfully, the story … Continue reading

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40 Books in 2011

So I’m guessing most of you haven’t noticed; but its only February, and I’ve already failed on my Post a Week Challenge. Oops. I’m not giving up though, I’m going to give it my best from here on out. And … Continue reading

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Me and Books: The Reunion (Part 1)

2010 was a good year for me and leisure reading. We were reunited after a very long and difficult separation due to college, grad school, and a small child who didn’t like to sleep. We really missed each other. So … Continue reading

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