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Reading David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books: A Son’s Tribute

  David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, is embarking on a project to read his father's top 100 favorite books. Kicking off on Twitter February 1, the first discussion will be on Peter Ackroyd's novel Hawksmoor.     I'm not sure exactly how he plans to carry it out, if he'll just be tweeting out thoughts …

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The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst

Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Harpercollins; 1St Edition edition (1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0002570068   How long have I had this on my TBR list? Can't say for certain, but through at least a decade, and ownership of two physical copies of the book;  I own so many books I couldn't find the blasted thing when …

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Not afraid of Virginia Woolf. Or the Brontes.

I don't know if there's a better assertion of my rediscovered reading freedom than returning to the Victorians. I've had this book in my collection at least a decade,  a volume I picked up at the now-defunct annual book sale sponsored by Brandeis University.  Tens of thousands of books, such an unfathomable number you owed …

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Tentative Canadian reading list.

1).    Miriam Toewes - A Complicated Kindness (Governor General's Award for Fiction - 2004)2).    John Bemrose - The Island Walkers (2003) 3).    Giles Blunt - Forty Words for Sorrow  (2000) 4).    Robertson Davies -?5).    Penguin History of Canada, OR        Desmond Morton - A Short  History of Canada6).    Susanna Moodie - Roughing It in the …

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Canada, here I come! Canadian Book Challenge 4.

   Learned about this new Challenge from Bibliosue's blog, then followed the link to the initiator of the Challenge over at The Book Mine Set. One year. Thirteen books - one for each Canadian province. Thirteen reads, thirteen reviews.I seldom participate in Challenges, due to lack of time more than anything, but this one resonates …

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The “C” book in my A-Z author read: The agony of defeat.

Javier Calvo - Wonderful World: A NovelAnd, this one kicked my arse. It's a great read, but so complex and detailed I kept forgetting who was who and what was what, until I finally  had to throw in the towel. Sad, though. I know if I hadn't been reading eight books at a time, instead …

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