2019 The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong 2018  Educated by Tara Westover  It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs  The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell  Miss Jane by Brad Watson  Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor  The Comforters by Muriel Spark 2017  Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy  … Continue reading // Reviews
Busy reading for review and even a bit for optional review. I always manage to squeeze in a little of both. That's what they call "life balance." Others may insist this is actually keeping your house clean, exercising, running errands and reading. But I'm not others. Work and pleasure; pleasure and work. And the occasional … Continue reading Hodge Podge of Books
Not reading quite the heavy volume I usually do lately, which you'll have noticed if you're still coming by to check my pulse regularly. Life events – in this case a terminal illness within the family, in case you haven't read my earlier posts – have turned daily routines on their heads, to a … Continue reading Sunday Salon: March 11, 2012 Edition
My hands were itching to talk books with you all week but my wishes were thwarted due to a Typepad glitch. Seems the goodly blogging platform had quite a taste for all things Bluestalking. Not only would it not let me save new posts, it ate the last two I wrote as well and of … Continue reading Bleak House, Various and sundry.
I haven't finished one book yet in 2012. Not one. I've started a few, and made some good progress but I keep getting distracted by other books and can't finish a single one. It's getting a little frustrating, especially seeing so many other book bloggers joyously declaring they're ready to post their first – or … Continue reading Slow to the Finish, Though I Eats Me Spinach: January reading, etc…
Introduction, of a General Nature: Time to start gathering 2011 into a big ball to tie a ribbon around it, considering tomorrow's le fin de la fin. Often I'm keen to start picking up the stray bits before it's reached this date, so I guess that means 2011 could have been worse. That comes as … Continue reading This is the end…
Coming to you live from Bluestalking Central. I'm afflicted with galloping consumption, about to cough up a lung any moment. But I'm a brave, brave reader. I've finished my list and here it is. Without further ado, Bluestalking's Official Best Reads of 2011 Post!: Before I started Bluestalking I kept record of all the books … Continue reading My Best Reads of 2011. For real, this time.
Banned Books Week 2011 has been and gone. My Booker Shortlist read has stalled, and besides, I promised Sebastian Barry (swoon) I'm putting all my karma on a Julian Barnes win. So I'm calling it: Julian Barnes for The Sense of an Ending. Never lie to an Irishman. Especially when it comes to … Continue reading Sunday Salon: October 9, 2011 Edition
(Work in Progress) Books Read 2007 Red = An All-Time Favorite Fisher-Wirth, Ann – Five Terraces Fisher-Wirth, Ann – Blue Window Levy, David M. – Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age Battles, Matthew – Library: An Unquiet History Oates, Joyce Carol – The Gravedigger’s Daughter Burroughs, … Continue reading Books Read 2007 – 2010
I'm warning you; it's long (That's what she said.) Good morning, my lovelies! Err… Afternoon, actually. Route 66 Museum Here's a photo from our 2011 summer vacation, for no other reason than I haven't posted a whole lot of pictures yet. Time is the culprit. Time is my nemesis. Also, the wasting of … Continue reading The Sunday Salon – August 20, 2011 , or: