Category Archives: Around the World 2013

The Last Reads of 2013: Sierra Leone, Canada, Maine, Venezuela, Morocco (and Illinois and London)

I have decided to close out 2013 at this point, rather than read like a fiend to the end. For one thing it’s my anniversary, and holing up with books til midnight seems a little antisocial. Also, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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Quick update

No reviews for real right now because I’m trying to read like a crazy person til the end of the year. Since my last post, I’ve read Heart of the Matter, Insurgent, Journal of Best Practices, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, … Continue reading

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Vienna and Missouri and Husbands Charged With Murder

I’m racing to the end of the year, now, hoping I can get some actual “book books” read now that I’m done with commuting to Beaumont daily til the new year. I don’t think there is any way I can … Continue reading

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A Quick Hop to Australia

I just finished a quick read of another “book book” (as I call the ones printed on paper now). I’m tentatively labeling it my Australia read, but I reserve the right to change it to S. Africa if I want … Continue reading

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DC, Addis Ababa, North Dakota, and Illinois

I’ve been having a lovely time reading, but haven’t been so good at catching you all up on my progress. This review features 4 recent reads, titles A-D for the alphabet challenge I doubt I can finish by year end. … Continue reading

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In Paris, Feeling Very, Very Guilty

I’m back to the 1001 books list for Z, with my first Zola novel. This one is not for those of you who are fantasizing about an affair. If you are planning to kill your spouse to marry your lover, … Continue reading

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China and Serbia

I made a trip back to China for my X book. And really, I think it’s the personal name rather than the family name, but at this point I’m running with it, since I didn’t have a lot of options … Continue reading

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