Posts Tagged “books”

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 24, 2012

All Over Tigana

A few Mondays ago, I facilitated the All Over the Page book club at the main library. (The word “facilitate” sounds delightfully evil to me right now.) We discussed Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, the club’s first fantasy pick—really, it’s (…)

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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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April 11, 2012

If I see another blurb comparing Bella to Hermione to Katniss…

OK, well, I probably won’t do a thing. But I’m tired of reading about how Bella is weak compared to Hermione, who keeps going even when Ron has abandoned her, and compared to Katniss, who wields a bow and must (…)

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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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February 24, 2012

Children of Men

My wonderfully anti-romantic friend, Erin, picked Children of Men by P.D. James for our last book club read. I was expecting to love it, because I remember adoring the movie. Turns out I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate (…)

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February 23, 2012

In which I have a “connection” at the library

It’s not every day that the library assistant gets to turn the question back on her patrons: “Do you have a recommendation?” But that’s just what I did a few weeks ago at work. I asked fifteen unsuspecting library goers (…)

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February 15, 2012

If Mama Day knew (or cared) about blogs, she’d be giving me a look right now.

I am ashamed. This is me typing with my eyes averted. OK, that didn’t work nearly as well as I hoped it might. Apparently, I can type well enough without looking at the screen, maybe even better than usual. Sigh. (…)

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