Archive for May, 2009

Someone just sent this to me via email, so, being the diligent book blogger (ahem) that I am, I decided to re-post it here. Some random source came up with its list of top 100 books, much like every other newspaper and magazine has done. About 65% of the books remain the same, as far […]


This review has been outstanding for about a month and a half, and for that I apologize. I read it back when I was working towards a big deadline, and I just didn’t find time to review it back then. But here it is, now… I stumbled on to this book by chance. One of […]


This week’s Weekly Geeks was sent in by Maree, and it revolves around those things that we do when we’re not reading. So. Weekly Geeks, we’re going into the confessional this week.What’s your non-reading guilty pleasure?Trashy TV?Trashier movies?Junk food? I’m not a big fan of TV or movies. Never have been, to be honest. I always […]


Jenners at ‘Find Your Next Book Here‘ is hosting a really fun challenge. Lasting June ’til November, it’s basically encouraging you to ‘take a chance’ on your reading. I’m hoping to stumble upon something breathtakingly good, as, you know what they say: life’s all about taking chances! If Abba could have a song about it…..  […]


Do you give gift certificates to book stores as presents? If so, do you give for actual stores or online stores? Do you like to receive them yourself? Nope, I don’t. Not normally, anyway. Most of the people for whom I need to buy presents don’t really like books. The couple who do… I find […]


I’m trying to read all the Booker winners, in the next couple of years. This painstakingly dull book, filled with unengaging characters and a pointless plot adds a serious blemish to my plan at the very outset. I struggled through the first thirty pages, and struggled some more ’til I hit page 89, in a […]


And here’s part two of this week’s Weekly Geeks: Again with Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S. starting traditionally on Friday evening, it also is unofficially the start of summer. You’ve probably been asked this in other meme groups in which you participate, but do your reading habits change over the summer? Do you […]