The Sunday Salon

So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

Or is it?  After blogging here for almost two and a half years, a lot has happened, both with my reading and personal life.  The biggest thing being my first child on the way.  But I also like to think I’ve grown as a reader too, whether it had been the first year of blogging […]

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When I Whistle

My Thoughts On Endo’s When I Whistle

FTC Disclaimer:  I received a review copy of this book for my fair and honest review and in no way was compensated for it. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was approached, for the first time, to participate in an advance review.  Ordinarily, I wouldn’t consider a review request but after taking some […]

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Volcano

My Thoughts On Endo’s Volcano

FTC Disclaimer:  I received a review copy of this book for my fair and honest review and in no way was compensated for it. Late in March, I was approached, for the first time, to participate in an advance review.  Ordinarily, I wouldn’t consider a review request but after taking some time to read about […]

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The Sunday Salon

Entering The Home Stretch

As I wake up to another beautiful late Spring Sunday morning here in Northern Virginia, I take a look at my reading accomplishments in April and I realize that it’s not overly all that exciting, and I really didn’t get too much accomplished.  That’s okay though, as I realize we’re entering the home stretch with […]

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Bleak House

Bleak House Fridays – Week Ten

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter LI. With this week’s reading I couldn’t believe I read about two deaths and one birth.  Seems like a very interesting combination to me. The first thing I wanted to discuss with this week’s reading is my favorite whipping boy Richard.  What […]

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The Sunday Salon

A Weekend Without Reading

Good Sunday Morning! What a week and weekend it has been! This past week, I really haven’t gotten very much reading done as we’ve had family trickling in for my wife’s baby shower which was yesterday afternoon. So our home has had as many as 20 people in it n the last 72 hours. The […]

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Bleak House

Bleak House Fridays – Week Nine

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XLV.  With this week’s reading, I’m going to concentrate my thoughts on two particular items in the story line that really stood out to me.  One deals with Lady Dedlock and Mr. Tulkinghorn and the second deals with Mr. Jarndyce and Esther. […]

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Bleak House

Bleak House Fridays – Week Eight

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXXIX.  This week’s reading was full of revelations, especially as it deals with Lady Dedlock and Esther.  More on that in a bit though. I want to point out a couple of other things prior to discussing Esther and Lady Dedlock.  The […]

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Metaphysics

A Gripe Perhaps About E-Books?

For the last several weeks, I have been reading Aristotle’s The Metaphysics on my Kindle.  Even though there were a couple of freebies available on Amazon for this particular title, I decided to go ahead and download the Penguin Classics version of this work so I could get a decent introduction and perhaps some great insights […]

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Bleak House

Bleak House Fridays – Week Seven

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXXIV.  I truly believe that this week’s reading was probably one of the easiest and smoothest chapters of reading of the book.  There just seemed to be less confusion than in previous weeks, and things seem to be coming together a bit […]

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Finished 4-3-12

My Thoughts On Kat Richardson’s Greywalker

Last week, I completed my reading of Kat Richardson’s Greywalker.  Greywalker was chosen by my sister as her selection for the reading group my brother, sister, and I have formed.  I ended up checking out a paperback version of the book from our local library, and here’s a quick summary of what the book is about: […]

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The Art of War

My Thoughts on Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War

I realize, I’ve been a bit behind with my blogging, and I’m hoping in the coming weeks, that I’ll be a bit more active with making posts.  About a week ago, I completed my reading of Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War.  As I mentioned in my starting post about it here, I read the Penguin classics […]

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The Sunday Salon

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Sunday all!  It’s a beautiful day here in Northern Virginia, and He has risen!  This week has been a slow reading week for me to begin the month of April.  I only managed to complete my weekly reading for the Bleak House read-along and managed to make my weekly post the other day. This […]

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Bleak House

Bleak House Fridays – Week Six

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXX.  I found this week’s reading to be particularly interesting because it seemed like finally things were starting to become a bit more clear, and there were a couple of a-ha moments. To begin with, I’m really starting to see Mr. Tulkinghorn […]

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