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Waiting on Wednesday: Alphabetique by Molly Peacock

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Take the sumptuousness of Molly Peacock’s own #1 bestselling “The Paper Garden,” the extraordinary creative variety of “The Bedside Book of Birds,” and the cat-nip-for-language-geeks appeal of “Eats, Shoots and Leaves,” and wrap it around tales rich with wisdom and humanity, and you get “Alphabetique” the most gorgeous gift book of the season.  Molly Peacock… Read More ›

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Review: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

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Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form… Read More ›

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TTT: Top Books on my Fall TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They love to share lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week they will post… Read More ›

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

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For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. You can capture a neon sign, a sentence scribbled in an old phone booth, a random letter that’s seemingly out of place, or anything else. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a… Read More ›

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Brunch Book Club – November Discussion of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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Through some serendipitous quirks in planning, Michele and I were both available to meet before an evening of bookish events (thank you, HarperCollins!). Foregoing brunch for once, we found a warm and delicious (add cheap and cheerful) restaurant in Chinatown where we could enjoy something yummy for dinner while we had our chat. Corn and… Read More ›

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6 Days of Giller Prize Shortlist Reading

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Originally posted on Reeder Reads:
Today the Giller Prize Shortlist was announced and since I was sick, I lay in bed hitting refresh and watched as the book community was waiting with baited breath for the CanLit announcement. When the list was finally announced, it was exciting to see that for the first time in a…

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Blog Tour: Bye-Bye, Evil Eye by Deborah Kerbel

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A summer trip to Greece seems like the perfect chance for thirteen-year-old Dani to spend some time on the beach, help her bookish best friend Kat get her first kiss, and maybe find some summer romance of her own. But when bad luck begins to strike over and over, and continues to strike when she… Read More ›

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Jenn has read 91 books toward her goal of 110 books.
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