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text 2017-04-14 20:34
I'd be doomed!

This is a list of acceptable reasons for commitment to an insane asylum for women circa 1864 to 1889.  There are a few on here that would get me locked away ... but especially "reading novels".  Hmm ... I wonder if they let you read in the asylum?Probably not!




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text 2017-01-25 23:10
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 319 pages.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Alexander Freed

The Bone Clocks kind of put me in a book coma. I'm trying to shake it off and read anyway, but I keep finding myself spacing off and wondering how Atemporals would fare in the Star Wars universe.

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text 2016-12-06 22:06


I was finally able to post a review after a grueling 2 weeks! 

Between the hectic Holidays and Booklikes taking forever to load I just hadn't had the time to sit down and post a review. But it's happened, it's finally happened =) 



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text 2016-11-13 16:22
In Paris they read REAL Books!

When my daughters and I were in Paris recently we walked (and walked ... and walked ... and walked) to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens, which were highly recommended by a friend of my youngest daughter.  Excellent recommendation by the way!  We stopped at some quaint shops and purchased a picnic lunch complete with (the obligatory) bottle of wine to enjoy in this gorgeous setting.  When we finished our wine and cheese feast we strolled around the grounds.  One of things that immediately popped out at me (being the book nerd that I am) was the extraordinary number of people who were sitting and reading in the park.  Not only that BUT reading REAL books.

I live in a house so if I want to read outdoors I can step out the door and read on the front porch-ette or in the backyard.  Heft of a real book -- no problem.  These folks carried books in their bags and purses to read in the park.  I prefer real books (of course) but for portability nothing beats my eReader. 
I found this very interesting and (much to the chagrin of my daughters -- I'm sure) I began surreptitiously snapping pics of these folks enjoying their books.
At Versailles?  Same thing!  Parisians certainly enjoy beautiful settings to sit and read.  In my opinion, the only thing missing was an extra large cup of Cafe au Lait.

So, thanks to all the folks enjoying their books who (hopefully) didn't realize I was taking their pictures.  


You all made me smile!



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text 2016-07-12 20:19
Second Half of Year Itch

I pretty much threw out my planned reading list for July and just reading what I want. This is not a reading slump, although it was a year ago that I did go through a short slump. I am reading as much as I usually do, probably a little more considering I am pulling back on being present on non-bookish social media, as the crap spewing from all directions on FB and Twitter.


 I honestly don't know which is worse: UK politics/social environment or US politics/social environment (is it just me as a historian, or are there many shades of 1968 going on in 2016?). Fictional worlds seem damn near normal, even the dystopian and fantasy worlds. I have noticed that I am usually staying with a series or author until I finish all the books in the series (Tourist Trap Mystery, Brothers Sinister series as examples).


I am thinking strongly of chucking out August's reading list (already planned) too. Just taking a summer break from regimented reading and going for whatever I feel like. I also started watching Breaking Bad*, so I have to fit in binge watching the show with my hubby's work schedule (so we can watch it together, although only after the kids go down for the night) and my household chores and reading. It took until the ending of episode 3 of season 1 to get me hooked, but now I am all in for every season.


*Yes, I am way behind the curve on this, but I hate watching tv series when there is too much hype surrounding it and no end in the story telling - and then the channels go and cancel the show. Been burned too many times to start new shows without several good seasons in the can already (excluding OUAT, but that show is my guilty pleasure, no matter how silly/bad it gets). 

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