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What do you want to read in 2011? Jan. 2nd, 2011 @ 12:02 pm
sunneyone
What would you like to read as your first Books of the Month in 2011? We are open to suggestions, until Wednesday. The books have to be written by a woman and easy to obtain. Please post a link or a summary of the book.

What'd you read in 2010? Jan. 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 am
sunneyone
Here is my booklist.Collapse )

Oct. 29th, 2010 @ 09:53 am
sunneyone
So.... Halloween is this Spooky Sunday.

What are your favorite books to read on Halloween?????

Books of the Month Poll Sep. 12th, 2010 @ 04:06 pm
sunneyone
Please vote for TWO books. Voting ends Wednesday.

Poll #1617968 Books of the Month Poll

Please Vote for TWO Books

Chocolat/The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris
6(28.6%)
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
4(19.0%)
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
2(9.5%)
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald
7(33.3%)
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
2(9.5%)


I apologize for being late this time. I was in meetings all Thursday and on Friday, I had to take my cat to the Vet for extensive testing. Yesterday, my husband bogarted the computer. I'm not backsliding, I promise.

Sep. 1st, 2010 @ 07:12 pm
sunneyone
My husband and I just got back from DC. One of the things we did was tour the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress. It was so beautiful. We spent almost 4 hours checking it out.
What are some of your favorite book related attractions?
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» Nefertiti
I finished Nefertiti last weekCollapse )
What did y'all think?



Now I'm interested in reading her other books. Have any of y'all read them?
» Gods Behaving Badly
I finished Gods Behaving Badly last weekend.

You know it's going to be good when the book comes with a note sayingCollapse )

What did y'all think.
» Anyone else on Goodreads?
The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I have to admit that despite all the hype I was really reluctant to read this book and probably wouldn't have picked it up if my book club hadn't selected it. I think a large part of my reticence stemmed from being uncomfortable with the idea of a book about civil rights, written largely from a black perspective, by a white author. And in fact, in the afterword of the book, the author expresses some discomfort with this idea as well.

But once I set that aside and realized that even with 2/3 of the book written from a black perspective, it's largely a white view of the time and the issue. Albeit a progressively white view.
Ala "Hairspray" the book takes an accessible white character and throws her into a situation which opens her eyes to a parallel community existing along side her own and influenced by her world in ways she hadn't previously realized.

Overall it was highly readable. I cared a lot about some (but not all) of the characters. As I expected, it was a little on the light side given it's subject material and everything wrapped up a little too "happily ever after" for me.
But all in all, I did enjoy it.

View all my reviews >>
» Need Help: The Proposal Scene in Anne Bronte's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"

This is a request for help from one bookworm to many.

Hello. I'm new to this community, but I need some help understanding a certain scene in the "First Feminist Novel."



» Book Review
I grew up in Fayetteville, NC. For those of y'all that don't know, that is the city next to Ft Bragg and Pope Air Force Base (there are two Ft Braggs - one in NC and one in CA). I finished a book called Homefront by Catherine Lutz. It was all about the impact of the base on the city, from it's inception during the first World War to the year 2000. A lot has happened in the ten years since the book was written, but the history was so interesting to read. Some of it I knew, like the reputation the city got in the 50s-80s and how in the past fifteen or so years, the city has worked hard to change that. It was also quite eye-opening to read about the machinations that went into obtaining the base and how the city has been "screwed" in some respects. I just wish it had more pictures, because I love looking at historic pictures.
Have any of y'all read histories of your own city?
Anyone else from a military town?

The icon is my husband in Afghanistan with a really big gun, in 2002.
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