Weekend Reading: E-Reading

office-272813_1280While I am a big fan of reading books and turning pages, I read in fits and starts on my Nook and tablet. Books act as great physical reminders to me of their actual existence. I find that I forget about the books that I have downloaded. This weekend is all about making an active push to take a look at what I have going there and to finish some of the books I forgot I had.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAmericanah by Chimamand…

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Out of Twenty: Thrity Umrigar, Author of The Story Hour, Answers 12 Questions

Out of Twenty: Thrity Umrigar, Author of The Story Hour, Answers 12 Questions

In this version of twenty questions, I send a list of questions to a willing  author and they choose their own Thrity Umrigarinterview by handpicking the questions (and how many!) they want to answer. Thrity Umrigar is the author of  The Story Hour.  Here is what Thrity had to say about reading, writing, and whether talking solves problems.

As a published author, what’s been the biggest surprise about life…

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Tatiana de Rosnay, Mhairi McFarlane, Emma Healey| Reading Roundup

Tatiana de Rosnay, Mhairi McFarlane, Emma Healey, Andy Weir, Stephen Lloyd Jones & Olivia Gazebrooke | Reading Roundup

The Other Story - Looking At You - Elizabeth MissingThe Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay: I’ve been trying to read a novel by de Rosnay since the success of Sarah’s Key(I still haven’t read it). The premise of this novel appealed to me more than the execution, and I think that’s mostly a result of the jacket copy promising “a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast to St. Petersburg”. They get to that journey, but not very…

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Literary Movie News: Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper in the Movie Adaptation of Ron Rash’s Serena

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are reuniting to star in Ron Rash’s Serena, and the only thing I am worried about is that I haven’t read the book yet.

Out of Twenty: Denise Mina, Author of Red Road, Answers Seven Questions

Out of Twenty: Denise Mina, Author of Red Road, Answers Seven Questions

In this version of twenty questions, I send a list of questions to a willing  author and they choose their own Denise Minainterview by handpicked which questions (and how many!) they want to answer. Denise Mina is the author of  Red Road, the fourth book in her Scottish detective series featuring Alex Morrow.  Here is what Denise had to say about reading, writing, and taking the reader into a different…

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All Day And A Night by Alafair Burke

All Day And A Night by Alafair Burke

All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke

Generally speaking, character likability isn’t all that  high on my list of priorities in enjoying, or even choosing a book to read. Numerous factors are considered ahead of that (setting, tone, atmosphere, subject matter, whether I think it’ll be a compelling read). However, there are some natural exceptions to those rules—romance for one. Have you ever read a romance novel where you didn’t…

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Weekend Reading: Michel Laub, Bich Nguyen, & Elizabeth Cooke http://www.linussblanket.com/weekend-reading-michel-laub-bich-nguyen-elizabeth-cooke


Weekend Reading: Michel Laub, Bich Nguyen, & Elizabeth Cooke

I have plans with a friend this evening and an afternoon seminar set for tomorrow, but I am also planning on some quality time with my books. I’ve got three going at the moment. Diary of …

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WHEN YOU HAVE ZERO TO CONTRIBUTE TO A THREE-PERSON MEETING

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Out of Twenty: Kimberly Elkins, Author of What Is Visible, Answers Six Questions

Out of Twenty: Kimberly Elkins, Author of What Is Visible, Answers Six Questions

In this version of twenty questions, I send a list of questions to a willing  author and they choose their own Kimberly Elkinsinterview by handpicking which questions (and how many!) they want to answer. Kimberly Elkins is the author of  What is Visible, a fictionalized account of the life of Laura Bridgman—the blind and deaf woman who first learned sign language, paving the way for Helen Keller. Here is what…

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Currently Reading: Edan Lepucki, David Ignatius, Rebecca Mead (& more) - June 10, 2014

Currently Reading: Edan Lepucki, David Ignatius, Rebecca Mead (& more) – June 10, 2014

Curently Reading - June 10, 2014

I  had a review written for today, but I decided to bump it to tomorrow in favor of sharing what I’m reading.

California by Edan Lepucki - I’m at the beginning of this one but so far I am enjoying it immensely. Something has happened in the world to make a young couple want to abandon everything they have in favor of living in the woods, and then they find out they’re going to be parents. Ooh,…

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