Tag Archives: books in translation

Tea, Cotton, Lemon Coconut Cake, and Flying Dogs

Dear Reader: It has been hot up here – but pretty much seasonably so, mid-80s and such.  How’s the weather where you are? 553) Village Affairs by Miss Read (hard copy, library)  I’ve blogged about Miss Read’s Thrush Green books, but she also wrote the Fairacre series about a school teacher named Miss Read (which …

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BDSM and Money, Monkeys and Doves, Feminism in the Islands, and Dying Too Young

Dear Reader: Another trip to Mexico and another catch-up post… 510) Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James (kindle) #45 Hmmmm. Should I lead with this? OK. The book a lot of people are talking about. Including this VERY hilarious Saturday Night Live “Mothers Day ad.” (Warning: NSFW …

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Ashes, Magic Mushrooms, and Haggadahs: Gulf Music by Robert Pinsky, Night by Elie Wiesel, and Prime Green by Robert Stone

Dear Reader: Sunny and cool today – Copper Country Easters and Halloweens seem always to be frosty, so I expect it will stay awhile. 476) Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties by Robert Stone Robert Stone is a novelist of some repute, he has published, among others, A Hall of Mirrors, Children of the Light, and …

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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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Lutherans, Reindeer Steaks, and March Snow Showers Bring….: The Blood Spilt by Åsa Larsson

Dear Reader: It is March 30th and looks like this: I’m supposed to be in Mexico City where it is sunny and 77 F and my research team colleagues are enjoying themselves: Source: Great Lakes EPA Office (Used with Permission) But Ruby, my 14 year old retriever/collie mix, had a stroke Tuesday night so I …

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Leopold’s Apples, Cross Country Skis and Krumkake: The Leopard by Jo Nesbø

Dear Reader: Colder today – more seasonal, although early May can be like this: frosty nights and sunny days.  We had a long nearly two hour hike with friends Shelle and Jo and their dogs Darcie and Mundy. Zoe’s doing so well – she had a great time playing hard with everybody and when I …

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Do They Feel Lucky? Sex, Chips, and Barrels: Stewart O’Nan’s The Odds

Dear Reader: It’s so nice to have dog friends – other good friends who love dogs, not dogs I love, but those are excellent too. Last night Christy treated me to a lovely dinner and lots of dog talk. This morning Mark and I took Louie, Sophie, Gus, and Zoe out for 1.5 hours of …

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Making It to the Top: The Big 2-0-0…

Dear Reader: Jillian has started a great new Classics Club over at Room of One’s Own.  Yay Classics!  And sorry – I accidentally hit publish when I meant to hit save draft – email subscribers, note that this post is/was not done… The idea is that you set a personal goal of reading a certain …

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Whoops – here’s a title: Sex, Literature, and the Volga (George Eliot, Edith Wharton, bell hooks, Helen R. Hull, Nicola Humble, Susan Richards)

Dear Reader: Book Journey is hosting It’s Monday, What are You Reading? So, seemed like a good chance to tell you what I’m in the middle of…  I have seven books going – violating my own “2 books at a time” informal rule…  Three are from the library for limited times, one’s for a readalong, …

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Bullies, Priories, Poles, and Following: Whipple, Pilch, and Klute

Dear Reader: Follow me Friday Alison Can Read and Parajunkee are sponsoring Feature and Follow Friday which is featuring Omnom Books.  This is another meme that links up book bloggers and gets them following each other.  They also ask us to answer the following question:  Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they …

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