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Frances
DC Metro
Print junkie. Educator.
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It was such an easy read too. Perfect for snow day consumption too. I think you would enjoy a re-read of The Rescuers! It is a smart children's book.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2016 on the nutmeg tree by margery sharp at Nonsuch Book
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Thank you so much for hosting, Jane. Without your nudge, I might never have read any Sharp and that would have been a loss. Looking forward to reading more of her titles soon.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2016 on the nutmeg tree by margery sharp at Nonsuch Book
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Hope your trip was wonderful and worth the jet lag! It is a funny one, isn't it?
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2016 on the nutmeg tree by margery sharp at Nonsuch Book
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Until I read this book, I had no idea Margery Sharp was so funny. And a little naughty for her day. The reference to "light character" above. I also did not realize that the hugely less enjoyable film Julia Misbehaves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Nonsuch Book
I bought The Turner House for my Kindle for some really low price like 2.99. You should take a look and see if it is still available for that. And it is a really interesting list, but they tricked me a little. I thought that the lists in recent years were becoming more mainstream. And then this. My magic ball is clearly dust covered.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on the rooster is hungry at Nonsuch Book
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That's pretty good! But I have to ask if you mean good weird or bad weird? Or I can just wait and read your review. You have me curious.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on the rooster is hungry at Nonsuch Book
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A year or two later works too. :) I am looking forward to both your suggestions this weekend provided all that predicted snow leaves me trapped inside.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on the rooster is hungry at Nonsuch Book
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Just a few days ago, the good people at The Morning News announced the shortlist for the 2016 Tournament of Books. And once again, they threw me a succession of curve balls as I read down that list. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Nonsuch Book
I am a slacker by nature as you know. And Moby Dick is a tremendous experience! The language if nothing else. But I am a Melville fan in general. Read it! Cannot quite eclipse Bartleby the Scrivener among my favorites but it is right up there.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2016 on some new year group reading plans at Nonsuch Book
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Easy to download if it never shows up. :) We would love to have you read with us!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2016 on some new year group reading plans at Nonsuch Book
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Loving Two Serious Ladies right now! Hoping all of these reads are this enjoyable!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2016 on some new year group reading plans at Nonsuch Book
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Yes. But would will much look like?
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2016 on some new year group reading plans at Nonsuch Book
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Yay! And thank you Bellezza! Happy to have you reading with us.
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Reminders closer to June. Of course. No regular Twitter usage required.
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June 16 it is! This is going to be fun!
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Well, setting aside that monster chore was not much of a sacrifice. :) Our reading plans this year seem especially exciting to me for some reason. New year optimism? Or the books we have chosen are just that good? I think the latter. And fantastic company of course too!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2016 on some new year group reading plans at Nonsuch Book
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There are book piles everywhere. Not my usual state of bookish affairs on the home front. Despite not employing any particular organizing system for my library, I usually know where things are, and everything has a shelf space. No matter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Nonsuch Book
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Or just pay those shipping charges, and wait for the mailman. :)
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I have a copy of the Elizabeth Strout novel. I reluctantly read Olive Kitteridge year ago for a book club, and was stunned by how much I enjoyed it. I hope the new novel delivers a little more of that reading satisfaction. And everyone should read Marias! :)
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Definitely lots of great options in front of us! It looks like you have already identified quite a few. :)
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I would love if you joined us for Frankenstein! I count 6 of us now. And it is very cool to celebrate the inspiration rather than the publication! We are two years ahead of our time! :)
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All favorites of 2015 duly chronicled, now many are excitedly reporting what books they are most looking forward to in 2016. There were many tempting new lovelies on The Millions twice-yearly list of new releases today, but none more appealing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Nonsuch Book
I will take that even without the McCarthy! :) The Simenon stuff is just fun for me, and love the psychological aspects. I have found the plot almost irrelevant in a few cases amongst the Maigret titles. I wish you a happy new reading year also, Scott!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on the year in reading at Nonsuch Book
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Oh, read as many as you want! The conversation was the fun part, and we had plenty of that. :) And has it really been that long? An in-person is really called for at this point!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on the year in reading at Nonsuch Book
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I was pandering to your ill health. I promise to stop being so nice. Magic Mountain in March then! It is my birthday gift so I'll consider the shared read a gift.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on the year in reading at Nonsuch Book
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