Category: books

Barbara Kingsolver

For Serious Book Aversion Sufferers

This post is for serious book aversion sufferers. Like me. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suffering from a serious aversion to books. But from an aversion to serious books, if you follow me. I simply can’t settle into reading …

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Midsummer Mysteries, and Other Books I’m Reading

  It’s midsummer already, and I haven’t written a book post since the spring. Looking back at what I have written about, besides fashion, I notice a lot of angsting and ranting. Hmmm. What’s with that, do you think? But …

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A Guide to Elegance

A Passion for Books About Fashion

I love books and I love fashion so it’s no surprise that I love books about fashion. Especially well written, beautifully illustrated books or books with beautiful photography… and most especially those books that are a bit quirky. I’m not …

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In Need of a Little Gentle Reading

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I have an abiding love for gentle books. Stories which ultimately make me sigh and feel that, despite everything, all is right with the world. When I say …

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A Gentleman in Moscow

Armchair Travel: Two Wonderful Books About Faraway Lands

The weather today here is dreadful. Rainy, blowy, cold. Hubby is in the kitchen; the soup assembly-line is in full swing. He likes to “cook big,” as he says. Time to settle down for a good old natter about books, …

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Twiddling Our Thumbs… Between Planning & Leaving on a Big Trip

I love to be organized. But when it comes to trip planning, Hubby is even more organized than I am. He started reading and researching our South America trip last summer. Talking to friends who have travelled there, looking at …

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best of 2016

2016 Book Roundup… Looking Backward and Forward

Hellooooo. Happy New Year. Long time no see. I’ve been on a bit of an unscheduled blog break. I intended to take a week off, but it morphed into two. In the meantime we’ve been doing a lot of this. …

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Anne Enright

Family Dynamics… Fictional or Otherwise

I come from a big family. Well, big enough. A brother, two sisters, and a step-brother, with whom I grew up. And a half brother with whom I didn’t. Three sets of grandparents. Lots of uncles and aunts. And cousins. …

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blogging

When Inspiration Fails To Strike

What do you do when inspiration fails to strike? I sigh. And mooch around the house as if I’m afflicted by bored-angsty-teen syndrome. Which of course I am. Then I read. Good fiction. Or non-fiction, mostly articles. Looking for ideas. …

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Rainy Day Books

It’s been a long hot summer here on the Rideau. Hot, humid, and with very little rain. Lots and lots of sun, and not many days like this. To be fair this shot was taken last spring when it’s supposed …

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