Tag Archives: reading

Seals and Solitude: Joan Anderson’s A Year by the Sea

Dear Reader: Don’t you just love meditative books about soul searching?  I do.  I can never get enough of them. Especially these days when I’m fantasizing about camping, wondering if April is too early to go, and salivating over that instant tent with the screen room attached. There’s nothing better than quiet time, reflecting 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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Library Loot! and WWW Wednesdays

Dear Reader: Claire at The Captive Reader is sponsoring Library Loot wherein we share what we have checked out from the library.  Great idea for a meme!  And Should be Reading is hosting WWW Wednesdays focused on what have just read (discussed here), currently reading (below), and soon to be reading (also below). So, I …

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Heat Lightning by Helen R. Hull

Dear Reader: I’m catching up on posting about several books I’ve finished in the past week.  One of my favorites was #152)  Heat Lightning by Helen R. Hull (hard copy, library).  I heard about Hull from Book Snob who posted her review of this book here.   I’ll try to talk about some points that …

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Alice Ozma’s The Reading Promise

Dear Reader: I really read this one quickly – I finished 60) HC The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma in about a day. It’s a great book – her first, and she just finished her college undergraduate degree. Alice tells the story of how she and her dad, …

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My Reading Life: Winnowing the TBR

Dear Reader: I spent some of the morning culling out books from my library.  I also rearranged the library.  It has bothered me (deeply  🙂 ) that I ordered my book cases of fiction wrong – the books are arranged in alphabetical order by author, but the first book case started with the letter “L” …

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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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My Reading Life: How Many Books?

Dear Reader: I’m starting week three of this blog.  Thank you to all of you who are reading, commenting upon, and linking to my blog!  I’ve enjoyed making new book fiend friends. This blog has been my first foray into blogdom and I’m having a lot of fun.  It continues to motivate me to make …

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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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