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Books About Books

I was lovingly describing Ruiz Zafón’s Shadow of the Wind to a friend the other day. She seemed a bit unimpressed with my elevator pitch for one of my favorite books, and said, “You  1,046 more words

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Book Review : The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

This was my Wishlist Wednesday book last week. It is a book about books, so I knew that I would like it. But unlike most books of this genre which tend to be non-fiction, it is a novel and it features a very real person, the Queen of England who is the uncommon reader in the title. 820 more words

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The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry BY Gabrielle Zevin

Do you haunt bookstores? Find yourself looking for one of those quirky, small independent shops even on vacation? Have you ever fantasized about owning such a place, shelves stacked with books of all sorts, located in a quaint little town? 734 more words

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Wishlist Wednesday : The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennet

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper, where bloggers get the chance to show which books they’ve added to their wishlist this week. 206 more words

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This is the first book I’ve read for the Winter 2014 Reading Challenge. I started reading it on the train back from Paris yesterday and finished it in bed last night, which probably already tells you something about what I thought of the book. 405 more words

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Book review : How Reading Changed my Life by Anna Quindlen

Reading has defined me all my life. So when I come across a book titled How Reading Changed my Life, I know that I will probably like it. 307 more words

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Rereading Howard's End is on the Landing by Susan Hill

Just as Susan Hill revisits favorite and forgotten books in this charming memoir, I bought myself a copy and read it again, appreciating it more, I think, than two years ago, since I’d read and heard of more of the writers she covers. 513 more words

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