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Loucindy
New England
Life and my free time are too short for my TBR list.
Interests: classics, Goodreads, short stories, poetry, Virginia Woolf, the 1001 book list, horror, women's studies, dystopia, LibraryThing, zombies, Shirley Jackson, book clubs
Recent Activity
I'm trying something new this year. I've been struggling to find balance the last few years. There never seems to be time to do anything outside of work. And I haven't made much progress with reading, among other things, since 2010. Really, that long?! So, this year is a new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Over the Clover
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First book club read of the year for me was Gone Girl. The author, Gillian Flynn, is from Missouri, my home state. She has grown in popularity and the book is also set in Missouri. So I was really looking forward to this one. I guess I was hoping that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Over the Clover
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I was listening to an interview of Dr. Sandra Chapman. She is an neuroscientist and the author of a new book titled Make Your Brain Smarter. The book explains how much of what the layperson has been told about the brain, and memory, and aging is misleading. In the interview,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Over the Clover
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I feel like I'm back in the swing of things for 2013. I've rejoined my book club (at least in intention) and I'm almost half way through the February selection already. I joined an online Proust reading forum to keep me on track with the next installment of that tome... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Over the Clover
I can't believe it's time for a new year and a new list. Except that it's not. I only read one of the books I intended to in 2012. I read a few other books, but just couldn't stick to the original list. And I didn't come close to reading... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Over the Clover
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I didn't get through much of my intended list or challenge books this year, but I was able to read 10 books for the year. Of those, Virginia Woolf and Geek Love were my favorites. The biography of Steve Jobs and a Visit from the Goon Squad were both well... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Over the Clover
It definitely looks like this year has been a bust for reading. I haven't made it to one book club meeting all year. And my ambitious reading list goes mostly unfinished. I usually start each year with 12 books that keep me on a path for the year. One book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Over the Clover
This week has been all about poetry. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for some poetry and other times I just stumble back across it in odd ways. The latter is what happened this week. I happened to come across a blog post that announced a new book of poetry... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at Over the Clover
Loucindy is now following Elsa Mora
Mar 25, 2012
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I might have a problem. I created a Pinterest account back when no one had even heard of the site. It was a long time ago in cyber-time, so maybe a couple of years ago. Suddenly, at the beginning of this year, every one I knew was signing up for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Over the Clover
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When I first started reading Geek Love I realized two things pretty quickly. I had no idea what geek really meant or where it came from, and this was going to be a difficult book to keep reading. This is a book that asks one fundamental question: How much of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Over the Clover
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I really enjoyed the reading challenges I took part in last year, so I'm going to continue this year with another one: The goal is to read one book for 12 different genres and I think it will compliment the reading list I created for this year (which always has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Over the Clover
This is the fifth year I'm making a list of books I *must* read in the coming year. While that must becomes softer each year, I'm still going to do my best to get through these this year. The theme of this year (if there was one) would be things-I-can't-seem-to-start-or-finish.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Over the Clover
And I thought last year was a tough one to find time to read. I had no idea how much busier I would get in 2011! Due to this I did not get through my list of 12 books this year. Well, technically. I did read 30 books in all,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Over the Clover
I was taking part in three reading challenges this year. Reading Challenge #1 = Read 30 books in 2011 I finished this one yesterday. I challenged myself to read more books this year than ever before. Now the challenge for next year will be trying to decide to stay at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Over the Clover
I got involved somewhere along the line this year in two more book clubs. One is more a social group and has all but decided to do away with the book part of the book club. I did read and discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (and my regular... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Over the Clover
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I attended the first annual Connecticut Book Festival last weekend. It was put on by the University of Connecticut Hartford campus in West Hartford, and it was a lot of fun. Authors gave talks over two days and signed books. People were able to browse and buy from tables set... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Over the Clover
I started out by missing the next three books: The Forgotten Garden, The Scent of Rain and Lightning, and Then We Came to the End. I hope to find time to go back and read then eventually. The I got back on track as we read: The Collected Works of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Over the Clover
I've been tying out a few other book clubs over the past few months. I haven't found another steady group, but we'll see what happens. From the regular group I attend we read: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Took a little while to get into but I ended up loving... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Over the Clover
From: The Elephant Vanishes Why I read it: I haven't started reading this book yet, but this particular story was recommended and I found a place to read it online. Summary: A boy sees a girl he is interested in approaching and tries to decide what would be the best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Shorts
Loucindy is now following Only a Blockhead
Jan 8, 2011
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I've never joined a reading challenge before, but this year I'm trying a couple. I have read at least one Haruki Murakami book every year for the past three now, so I decided to see how many I can read in one year. And I normally limit my short story... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Over the Clover
So, it's a new year again and time to look over my shelf for a must-reads list. This is what I plan to read in 2011: 1. Brave New World-Dystopian novel I started to read in high school, got distracted and never got back to it 2. Rashomon-Sort of returning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Over the Clover
I am pretty astonished, but I just finished the last book on the list. Overall, this was the toughest year yet for reading. So much going on in life and few of the books I chose really resonated with me. I didn't read anything that I hated, but several books... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Over the Clover
Loucindy is now following acreativemint
Dec 23, 2010