Yearly Archives: 2013

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Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. You know the rules: grab your current read, open to a random page and share a two sentence teaser with us (no spoilers!). Be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to our TBR list! This week, my teaser is from… Read more

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Quotables

“What occurs to people when they read Kurt [Vonnegut] is that things are much more up for grabs than they thought they were. The world is a slightly different place just because they read a damn book. Imagine that.” – Mark Vonnegut Imagine that, indeed. Read more

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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. You know the rules: grab your current read, open to a random page and share a two sentence teaser with us (no spoilers!). Be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to our TBR list! This week, my teaser is from After… Read more

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Quotables

“Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.” – Voltaire Is it okay that I laugh at this, having been forced to read Candide because it was considered a classic? Read more

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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. You know the rules: grab your current read, open to a random page and share a two sentence teaser with us (no spoilers!). Be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to our TBR list! This week, my teaser is from The… Read more

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Quotables

“We buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.” – Warren Zevon, musician, gone way too soon If only books came with time included! I would have about 300 years on sitting on my bookshelves now. Read more

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New on the Shelves…

This is one of those “now a major motion picture” titles, but it looks like a good one. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard: With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry—lonely, friendless, not too good at sports—spends most of his time watching television, reading, and… Read more

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Christine’s Review: The Awesome Guide to Life by Jason Ellis

If you’re a fan of books by motivational speakers, you know that sometimes the cover is of questionable taste.  For example, Larry Winget’s recent title Grow a Pair features the author holding a pair of personal watermelons, representing…a pair.  When I saw Jason Ellis’ book, The Awesome Guide to Life: Get Fit, Get Laid, Get Your Sh*t Together, I expected… Read more