Tag Archives: fiction

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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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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Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart

Dear Reader: Yeah!  I have finished another book: #11 The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen (HC).  The painting on the cover is an amazing match for the story, it seems like they must have commissioned it specially for the book.  But it wasn’t.  It is a painting entitled “Portrait of Marguerite van Mons” …

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Elizabeth Bowen’s Collected Stories (cont)

Dear Reader: I have been working my way through #12 The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen (hard copy).  I am very much enjoying them. This surprises me because I had believed I’d lost the ability to enjoy short stories.  But I find myself loving these stories and finding it harder to make my way through …

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Welcome to the start of a year of actually reading my own books

Dear Reader: I have an extensive hard copy and kindle electronic copy library.  I have a serious book-buying habit from which I want to take a break.  I turned 50 this year which is making me think a lot about how I want to spend the rest of my life (and I really like this). …

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