Category: Reading

In Love and War and Laundry

Alice believes she should always look her best no matter what she is doing. My photo prompt today was “all dressed up and nowhere to go.” This is what Alice decided to do to help […]

Don’t be a Dursley

This is my first entry for a new planned series called “Lessons from Harry Potter.” I’ve been thinking about this for several years, and it finally struck me that today might be the day to […]

In which Jane Austen did not have an MFA

This morning I’ve been pondering the fact that Jane Austen did not have an MFA, and before anyone starts arguing about the value of an MFA, please be assured that I don’t care whether you […]

On Reading and Reflecting, Not Reviewing

I have a blog, and I like to read, so it seemed to me the thing to do with my blog–from time to time at least–was to write book reviews. I did that for a […]

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

81 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. This is the last book that I read in 2011. It’s January 8, 2012, and I am finally starting to wrap up 2011. That may be a little […]

The Lady Emily Series by Tasha Alexander

76-80 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I’ve now read all six of Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily mysteries, but I’m counting five of them in my 2011 challenge because the sixth one I actually read […]

The Time of Our Lives by Tom Brokaw

75 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I’ve read several book lately about our current economic crisis, and I probably enjoyed Tom Brokaw’s book more than any of the others. I think Thomas Friedman’s was […]

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

74 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. That’s right. It’s 1/3/12, and I am posting blog entries today for my 2011 book challenge. I’m a little behind. I have several more books that I finished […]

Catching up on Books

I’m going to do a three-for-one book blog with this entry as a way of catching up a little. One way or the other my 2011 book blogging challenge is coming to a close. Originally, […]

That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

70 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Everyone should read That Used to Be Us. This is basically a book about our current economic crisis, why it happened, what we’re doing wrong in handling it, […]