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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

There are some books that I read and really don’t want to write much about them: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson falls into this category. 318 more words


Book Review: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson | Fiction | Historical


I picked this book up for the quote on the back: “perfect for readers in a post-Downton Abbey slump…as delicately crafted as a bone-china tea cup,” (The Seattle Times). 1,368 more words

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My Friday Post: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Every Friday Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader where you can share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 315 more words


March Reading

Happy belated Saint Patrick’s Day! I hope everyone enjoyed the great Irish saint’s feast day.

I occasionally share with you book recommendations and learned on last month’s blog tour for  611 more words


A Lifetime’s Experience

Beginning with the book The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, a new kind of protagonist started appearing in popular fiction; someone with a lifetime of experience.   601 more words

@Your Library

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Rosamunde Pilcher

Splitting time primarily between Wisconsin and Minnesota this winter has put me in a very snowy mindset, so I’ve been searching the library for wintery books to suit. 482 more words

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Books, Books & More Books - My Favorites from 2017

She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain. – Louisa May Alcott

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. 1,000 more words

Walking On Water