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Classics Challenge for 2016

My sister and fellow blogger of My Soul Doth Delight has invited our family to join in the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge posted on Books and Chocolate.  We changed it a little for our family, but it is still an … Continue reading

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Reading Is Almost as Important as Breathing

Part of this blog has been an effort on my part to read new authors and branch out.  It helps me keep track of what I’ve read and whether or not I want to read more books by those authors. … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

I find it almost impossible that I hadn’t read Jane Austen‘s Northanger Abbey yet in my years as a reader.  Jane Austen is one of my very favorite authors of all time.  In fact one of my English Lit professors … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

There were 54 entries in all for the first ever giveaway by The Beauty of Books.  Thank you all for participating.  Thank you new followers for getting on board.  It was a fun week for me. Of the 54 entries … Continue reading

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Enduring The Last Night at the Ritz

The introduction of this book intrigued me.  Nancy Pearl from NPR explained that The Last Night at the Ritz has been a friend maker for her.  She wrote, “This innate friend-making potential that books have is especially true (and somewhat … Continue reading

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Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Book reviewing can be a brutal business.  It’s all subjective, and my opinion is not your opinion.  What speaks to one person will be lost on another.  Tastes can vary so widely that reviews can, at worst, discourage readers from … Continue reading

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Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

In high school I was required to read The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  I didn’t really get it then, and I certainly didn’t like it.  I mean, what kind of idiot goes and drowns herself because of a lost love? … Continue reading

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