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Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Balli Kaur Jaswal 9780062645128, $27, William Morrow (HarperCollins), Pub. Date: June 13, 2017 Genres: adult fiction, international fiction, Indian fiction, women’s fiction Short blurb: An engaging exploration of the clash between generations (parent/child), culture (Indian/British/British-born Indian), tradition vs updated ideas, expectation vs reality, and lies vs truth, told with fascinating … Continue reading

Book Review: The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

The Girl Who Knew Too Much Amanda Quick 9780399174476, $27, Penguin, Pub. Date: May 9, 2017 Genres: Adult fiction, mystery, romance Short blurb: The glitz and glamor of 1930s Hollywood. A secretary-turned-reporter with a new identity, hot on the trail of a murderer. An ex-magician with secrets of his own to hide. An updated feel … Continue reading

The Lost City of Z: Book Review + Movie Trailer

Years ago, I read a book called THE LOST CITY OF Z by David Grann. My book review was posted in August 2010. I loved that book and it continues to exist on my 10 most recommended books list seven years later. Continue reading

2017: The Year of Non-Fiction

I declare 2017 to be The Year of Non-fiction! What non-fiction books do YOU recommend for 2017? Writers of color, female or transgender, from a country other than the US are all a bonus quality, but ultimately I’m looking for engaging non-fiction on any and every topic. Continue reading

Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop

Full disclosure: I sobbed during the last three chapters and epilogue of this book. It was totally worth it. Continue reading

Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter ISBN: 9780061928123 (Hardcover | Published June 12, 2012 | Harper) I’m in an informal book club with a group of lovely women my friend Jaime (a landscape architect) brought together. We came together to celebrate Jaime’s birthday, and in a very natural way throughout the course of the evening, we decided … Continue reading

2011 Book Survey

Thanks to Literary Musings for providing me with this book survey. This is actually a meme being held over at The Perpetual Page-Turner. (Disclaimer: I read so much, it’s often difficult for me to remember my exact feelings around any particular title if it’s not by a favorite author, much-anticipated, or knocked my socks off. … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Diving Bells: And Other Stories by Lucy Wood

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My posts about adult literary fiction are here: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here: … Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog,  hosts a weekly top ten list meme. I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme … Continue reading

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. This week, I received:  I Dreamt I Was in Heaven: The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gangby Leonce Gaiter9780615490106, Legba Books, $10.99 Judge Isaac C. Parker’s judicial tyranny over the entire 74,000-square-mile Indian Territory was coming to an end. Against this background, the multi-racial, … Continue reading

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Book review time! 
The Story of Diva and Flea
By Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi
Loved this as a read-aloud for little ones that can sit still for longer picture books, or, as it's a beginning chapter book, great for ages 6-8 who are learning how to read more confidently by themselves.
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#indiesfirst @quailridgebooks #bookstagram #book #bookrecommendation #bookrec #bookrecs #bookworm #bookreview #books #booknerd #earlychapterbook #beginningreader #mowillems #tonyditerlizzi A love poem for my love. Happy National Poetry Month!
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#poemaday #love #lovepoem #nationalpoetrymonth #pabloneruda #wildlyread #poem #poetry Happy National Poetry Month!
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#poemaday #nationalpoetrymonth #haiku #kerouac #wildlyread #poem #poetry First day of full-time hours in my new job as a bookseller for an independent bookstore, and it's staff pick time! I fell in love with this book years ago, before the movie was even a dream. Though I'm not a fan of the movie tie-in cover, I'll gladly place this book in readers' hands. . . .
#indiesfirst #thelostcityofz @quailridgebooks @lostcityofz #bookstagram #book #bookrecommendation #bookrec #bookrecs #bookworm #bookreview #books #booknerd

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