Year of Reading at Your Mercy category

June 25, 2012

Round Fifteen–A Tail of Eva & Mommy

Here lies a post about the last book I read for my Year of Reading at Your Mercy. (Better late than never. At least, that’s a phrase I’m hoping you will buy.) This book was last but not least, because (…)

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June 5, 2012

Round Fourteen—Library’s Daughter

Some of my coworkers at the library heard more about my Year of Reading at Your Mercy than they wanted to—more than anyone else except perhaps David, who has no choice but to hear me since he signed a paper (…)

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June 4, 2012

Round Thirteen—Fate’s a Jungle

You could say this whole challenge has been an exercise in playing what is dealt, but this time, I actually tempted fate. For round thirteen, I asked fate to tell me what to read, and it obliged. A few weeks (…)

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May 31, 2012

Round Twelve…In which I’m all wound up.

Let me preface this post by squealing and jumping up and down. For pick twelve in my Year of Reading at Your Mercy I got to shoot the electronic breeze with people whose words I have read and whose voices (…)

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May 30, 2012

Church=The Power of Habit

The eleventh read in my Year of Reading at Your Mercy was The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. I polled people from my church this time, and this book was my friend Amy’s pick. (It’s a pretty big title (…)

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May 29, 2012

Enchantment

As I posted centuries ago, Facebook told me to read Enchantment by Orson Scott Card for the tenth book in my Year of Reading at Your Mercy. Actually, it was my friend Barbara speaking to me through Facebook—but I suppose (…)

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May 24, 2012

This is the Champagne Bottle Popping

So this is just a quick post, an overdue squee really, serving to state, belatedly, that my Year of Reading at Your Mercy was a success. Can we have an exclamation point, please! As of one week ago yesterday, on my (…)

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May 24, 2012

Genius of Place

I am long overdue in wrapping up my thoughts on Justin Martin’s Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, which I finished a few months ago. It was the ninth read in my Year of Reading at Your (…)

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April 17, 2012

Round Ten—Year of Reading at Your Mercy, Plus a question for you…

Here is a quick post to announce, rather belatedly, pick #10 for my Year of Reading at Your Mercy. This time, David drew “Facebook” from the caterpillar, so I polled my stupefyingly vast array of (220) Facebook friends for recommendations. (…)

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February 25, 2012

Family Genius

I’m finally on to the next book (round nine) in my Year of Reading at Your Mercy. This time, I got to ask my lovely family members (other than David and Eva, who are each their own separate groups), and (…)

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