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June 2009

Half Yearly Review…

I wanted to do Monday Musings this week, but somehow didn’t get the time. So I thought why not do a personal half-yearly review? Last year I read around 40 books and I remember saying that I would love to… Continue Reading →

The extra tidbits in a review…

Okay, there is this one thing I wanted to ask everyone who reads or writes books reviews. Don’t worry, it’s not about what should or should not be there in the actual review, but the little things that might or… Continue Reading →

My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar

Title: My Father’s Paradise Author: Ariel Sabar Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Books (August 21, 2008) Hardcover: 325 pages Rating: 5/5 I read the first 100 pages of this book and then I misplaced it. I was very disappointed as I… Continue Reading →

My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar

Title: My Father’s Paradise Author: Ariel Sabar Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Books (August 21, 2008) Hardcover: 325 pages Rating: 5/5 I read the first 100 pages of this book and then I misplaced it. I was very disappointed as I… Continue Reading →

Hot!!!

Now that summer is here (in the northern hemisphere, anyway), what is the most “Summery” book you can think of? The one that captures the essence of summer for you? (I’m not asking for you to list your ideal “beach… Continue Reading →

Son of the Great River by Elijah Meeks

Title: Son of the Great River Author: Elijah Meeks Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (March 12, 2009) Paperback: 144 pages Rating: 2.75 out of 5 What do I tell you about the book? Even after 2 days of reading it, I’m still… Continue Reading →

Reading meme…

I’ve seen this meme around and find it really interesting. So I’ll give it a shot. I have sort of combined Jackie’s and Eva’s meme. 1. What author do you own the most books by? Lisa Kleypas. If my library… Continue Reading →

The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax

Title: The Accidental Bestseller Author: Wendy Wax Publisher: Berkley (TRD); 1 edition (Jun 2 2009) Paperback: 432 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reading this book was like reading a book within a book or reading about how the book… Continue Reading →

BTT: Fantasy and Sci-Fi…

One of my favorite sci-fi authors (Sharon Lee) has declared June 23rd Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day. As she puts it: So! In my Official Capacity as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, I hereby proclaim June 23… Continue Reading →

The 4Rs Challenge…recommendations

If you haven’t heard of the 4R’s Challenge, you should definitely check it out. It’s really simple. All you need to do is set up your profile on the Forum; write something about yourself and the kind of books you… Continue Reading →

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