Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Starbuc’s Dream Come True

Dear Reader: I’ve been reading Remembering to Breathe: Inside Dog Obedience Competition by Willard Bailey (#53 Hard Copy). This is the first in a two book series about training and competing his golden retriever, Starbuc’s Dream Come True (call name Honeybear) and, in the second half of Otch Dreams, he describes the same (but less …

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My Reading Life: Kindles and Ipads and Paper Books, Oh My!

Dear Reader: *****WARNING: Long blog entry ahead!*********** Ahhhhh, the life of a book fiend in the early 21st Century!  So many choices, so many options, so many ways to get more books than an entire city of people could read in their lifetimes…. Have you been thinking about getting an ereader, but feeling unsure about …

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My reading life (continued): Sticking to my resolution and finding the time to read!

Dear Reader: I’m two weeks into this blog and my resolution (I want to make up a new word, like blogolution for these “year of” blog-resolutions) to not beg, borrow, or buy more than 20 new books this year (free or otherwise).  My primary goal is to focus on reading my existing paper and kindle …

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Friday Follow hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Dear Reader: Another Follow my Book Blog Friday… Similar to a blog hop, a follow is a process for linking up and networking book bloggers except that the expectation is that you’ll hop around and follow some new book blogs. They are fun and a great way for me to find and link to new …

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Friday Blog Hop by Crazy for Books

Dear Reader: Another Friday, another blog hope sponsored by Crazy for Books.  Book blogger hops are designed to introduce and network book bloggers from around the web.  Whether or not you are a blogger, you can follow the link below, read what other bloggers have written, and find new blogs to check out.  Who knows, …

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Elizabeth Bowen’s Life and The Death of the Heart

Dear Reader: I am reading the following books now: 11) The Death of the Heart (1938, Anchor Books Edition 2000) 12) The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen (1981, Ecco Edition 1989) 15) Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer. Victoria Glendinning. (1977 Penguin)  This is one of the major Bowen biographies – it is fairly short. …

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Mystery Wednesday: Henning Mankell

Dear Reader: In the spirit of sticking with one author for awhile, the mystery author I’ve been reading is Henning Mankell. The author from Henning Mankell.com website. Henning is Swedish and divides his time between his home country and Mozambique where he runs a theater.  I’ll learn more about him from his website over the …

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Teaser Tuesday

Dear Reader: Teaser Tuesday is sponsored by Should be Reading.  It’s another fun way to connect with other readers and book bloggers and, possibly, find new stuff you want to read… The idea is that you (the bulleted instructions below copied from Should be Reading): Grab your current read Open to a random page Share …

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Elizabeth Bowen: Her life and short stories (continued)

Dear Reader: I’m continuing reading from 12) The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen and 15) Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer by Victoria Glendinning (I number books by the order listed in my blog).  Perhaps this is true of most writers, but the more I know about Bowen’s life, the more I see parallels in …

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My reading life

Dear Reader: I’ve been writing some heavy stuff lately and thought it would be fun to switch gears and talk a little about my reading history.  I’d love to hear yours, so please tell me about it in the comments section. I wasn’t one of those amazing kids who taught themselves to read – but …

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