Tag Archives: Susan Wise Bauer

Lovers, Time Bombs, and Viennese Waltzes: Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day

Dear Reader: A lovely, sunny day today where I’m at – hope it is the same for all of you! 193) The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen “War had made them idolise day and summer; night and autumn were enemies.” (p. 3) Bowen remains a favorite of mine and I was eager to …

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8 Months, 14 Days or 258 Days, 3 Hours, 18 Minutes, 38 Seconds

Dear Reader: It has been 8 months, 14 days since I started this blog on July 17, 2011.  Seems like a good time to take stock! Reading Spot Central When I started, my goal was to a) limit myself to buying no more than 20 books in a year, b) read my own books at …

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Learning how to read a book: Silas Marner by George Eliot

Dear Reader: I’ve been seeing George Eliot’s Middlemarch on lots of lists of best books ever and must read book lists, sometimes at the very top.  So, I decided that I wanted to read it.  I had a public domain version on my kindle, but one of the things that you miss with this is …

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New Book: Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks

Dear Reader: I was at the library last week adding to my winter vacation book pile:     And I found #138) Russell Banks’ Lost Memory of Skin in the new books section.  This book has been getting a lot of attention and landed on lots of “best of 2011″ book lists.  I knew that …

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