Category Archives: Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List for 2017

summer reading plan for 2017  *** have added another!  see below *** The Racketeer    by John Grisham X                 June book club selection Noise of Time   by Julian Barnes                      July book club … Continue reading

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Reading in July and a summer reading list for 2016

Hel-l-o-o-o! from way back when . . . I took an unexpected and UNWanted vacation for six weeks—sorry, didn’t mean to drop you like a hot potato– But I’m sort of ‘back’ and must get the two of us together … Continue reading

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The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

What a wonderful book!  A good friend recommended it to me in the spring and I added it to my summer reading plan. For some reason, a lot of other selections barged their way in and I didn’t decide to … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Plan for 2015

It’s Memorial Day weekend and that puts me in the mind of summer being right around the corner.  It’s been a splendid spring of color–great year for the daffodils, azaleas–but the rhododendrons were pretty hard hit by winter this year.   … Continue reading

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What Are You Reading?

How is your summer reading list coming along? When I check mine, I’m about halfway through–and about halfway through the summer.  It would help if I wouldn’t detour and read other books that *aren’t*

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Hi–what are you reading?  How is your summer reading list going along? I am in the middle of reading a few things.

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Summer Reading List for 2014

School days are winding down, and with that, our thoughts turn to summer reading lists! Here is my proposed list, starting with three monthly book club selections:

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Book Review: Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

This afternoon, while sitting by the pool, I finished Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth.  It was one of the main pegs in my summer reading list and I’m so glad I read it. I selected it because I really, really … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

About a year ago I reviewed “The Magnificent Ambersons” by this same author, Booth Tarkington.  It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1919.  (Just type magnificent ambersons in my search box up there on the right.) This book, Alice Adams, won … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

(Click on photo to enlarge.) Read the first lines and see how a nice snobby tone is established right on page one. Newland Archer is from “good family” and is about to become engaged to May Welland, also of “good … Continue reading

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