This week’s topic, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is the Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2018. There’s a whole lot more than 10, but I’ve already written about backlist books I want to read and challenge books I want to… Continue Reading “Thirteen Books I Meant to Read in 2018”
The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction is an award given by the UK to the best novel each year written by a woman. Authors may come from any country. Each year the Bailey’s judges nominate a longlist of 20 books and a shortlist of… Continue Reading “Reading the Bailey’s Prize Nominees”
This is the rare kind of book I can see recommending to almost anyone. Kent Haruf is such a beautiful writer, and while I loved Plainsong, one of his earliest books, this one had more depth. Haruf writes in a deceptively simple way. Not… Continue Reading “Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf”
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about authors you always buy when they release a new book. I can’t say I really auto-buy anything, since I don’t have time to read half of what I want to.… Continue Reading “My Top Ten “Auto-Buy” Authors: Literary Fiction”
It seems like all of my favorite authors are coming out with something new this fall. I have review copies of the new books by Atwood, Mitchell, and Allende from NetGalley, so I’ve got lots of reading to do! Plus we get a final… Continue Reading “Fall Releases I’m Excited About”
Last November, the Classics Club posted a survey with 50 questions. I didn’t want to post 50 questions all at once, so I thought I might take them ten at a time. I’ve been slacking on the classics lately but meaning to dive back… Continue Reading “The Classics Club 50 Question Survey”
This year I’m participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog. Please check it out and visit some of the other participants and enter to win free books! All giveaways will be literary fiction or nonfiction. I’m offering two books in… Continue Reading “It’s the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!”
I’m participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Leeswammes Blog. This is a fun event where 42 bloggers have signed up to give away a book with literary merit. Please check out the list of participants below and visit as many as… Continue Reading “The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop”
Once again I’m participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog. This means you can enter to win literary books of all types from the bloggers listed at the event site. Since I mostly read e-books, I don’t have a pile… Continue Reading “Enter to Win in the Fifth Literary Blog Hop”
The Sisters Brothers doesn’t seem like a book a lot of people have read – but those who’ve read it loved it, including the geeky-cool Wil Wheaton, who said “I had to restrain myself from reading The Sisters Brothers in one sitting.” The Sisters… Continue Reading “Well Worth a Read: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt”
This weekend’s Literary Blog Hop, hosted by The Blue Bookcase, poses an interesting question: describe a book that was widely considered to be “literary” but in your opinion, was not. I wonder if every book blogger has a book they “love to hate”? I… Continue Reading “Literary Blog Hop: Books that are hyped as literary, but are they?”
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