Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Food For Thought

Great post from Farm Lane Books Blog - Love this!

Click on this link to read about
"Is Reading About An Event As Good As Being There?"

Library Loot March 21-27

 Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

Just like The Captive Reader, once in a while I get the inkling to actually read the pile I have BEFORE acquiring new reading material.  But I am weak and I checked out some great titles at the library this week.  Would someone please pay me to read books full time?  That would sure help me get through my stack  :-)

Island of Wings written by Karin Altenberg

The Brothers Karamazov written by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Vanishers written by Heidi Julavits

A Gentle Plea for Chaos written by Mirabel Osler

The Orphan Master's Son written by Adam Johnson

The Lunar Men written by Jenny Uglow

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop is here!

 Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop!
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

I am giving away these 3 books as one prize.
After entering to WIN, hop over to the other participating blogs listed on the Linky List below.

On Thanksgiving Day 2007, as the country teeters on the brink of a recession, three generations of the Olson family gather. Eleanor and Gavin worry about their daughter, a single academic, and her newly adopted Indian child, and about their son, who has been caught in the imploding real-estate bubble. While the Olsons navigate the tensions and secrets that mark their relationships, seventeen-year-old Kijo Jackson and his best friend Spider set out from the nearby housing projects on a mysterious job. A series of tragic events bring these two worlds ever closer, exposing the dangerously thin line between suburban privilege and urban poverty, and culminating in a crime that will change everyone's life.
                                 A fast-paced, wickedly funny tale of office back-stabbing and corporate intrigue that unfolds in a succession of escalating e-mails.
Carla Browne-1/5/00, 3:05 pm
to: All Departments
re: I'm leaving now . . . but before I go there are some things you should know . . . !!!!
Set in a London ad agency desperate to land a coveted big account, e follows the bureaucratic bungling, cutthroat maneuvers, and outrageous antics of a group of Miller-Shanks employees as they scheme, lie, lust, and claw their way up (and down) the company ladder.


The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

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