Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Town and Country

Dear Reader: One more short trip soon and then I’m home for 2.5 months!  Yea!  I’m looking forward to enjoying winter and my gang and reading and writing in this blog… Meanwhile, I wrapped up two more books this weekend. #91 Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Three Pines Mysteries) by Louise Penny (kindle) …

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Affairs of the Heart

Dear Reader: It’s a lovely, gloomy, rainy late November Saturday.  Not so great for running or walking dogs…  Excellent for tea and books. #10 To the North by Elizabeth Bowen (1932, hard copy) This is one of Bowen’s books that I had read in the past.  But, like most of the books I read I …

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Canals, Murders, and China

Dear Reader: I have been traveling again (I have a lot of travel this year) and find it hard to post to this blog while on the road.  Sometimes this is because it is impossible (China), extremely difficult (at last week’s intensive, rewarding workshop in the Netherlands), and sometimes just hard (due to jet lag, …

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Taking Stock and Drinking the Rain by Alix Kates Shulman

Dear Reader: I started this blog in mid July 2011 with the goal of drastically reducing my rate of book buying/acquisition, focusing my reading, sharing my thoughts and communing with other readers, and keeping a record of my thoughts about what and how I was reading.  Thank you to all of you who are reading, …

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Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson

I promised you a special post devoted to Walter Issacson’s wonderful biography of Steve Jobs.  Here it is: part review, part memorial, part personal history… #86 Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson (K) OK, let’s get it out there first – Yes, I am an apple fangirl.  Here’s the proof: And I was being selective. I …

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Mystery Monday: The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell

Dear Reader: It has been awhile since I started this book – reading a lot of Elizabeth Bowen, Chinese history and literature, and travel took me off track.  But this was my book to read in the interstices – when the cockpit door was closed, my kindle and Steve Jobs was stowed and upon descent, …

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Update: Trips and Acquisitions

Dear Reader: Another week plus gone by with no post.  I was traveling again.  It was harder to post due to more limited full-scale computer access.  And I was visiting my friend and collaborator, Heidi, and my Aunt Arline. The Maine Coast Heidi and Magic the Golden I had a wonderful visit with Heidi and …

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