March In Review

Wow, I can’t believe how quickly the first three months of the year has gone by.  More importantly, we are less than 12 weeks away before the baby’s arrival!  I’ve made quite a bit of progress here at home getting everything ready, I just have a few more projects that I need to get finished […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week 5

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXIV.  Compared with last week’s reading, this week, the pace seemed to slow down a bit, but there were some things that caught my attention this week regardless. To begin with, I can’t get too far into my thoughts this week without […]

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Bleak House Fridays Week 4

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XIX.  This week’s reading was significantly better than last week’s, as I didn’t feel like I was very much in the hate portion of my love-hate relationship with Dickens.  This morning, there are a couple of things about this week’s reading that […]

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My Thoughts On David Eddings’s The Belgariad Volume I

Last week, I completed my reading of David Eddings’s The Belgariad Volume I.  As I’ve mentioned previously, this book contained the first three books of the series, Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, and Magician’s Gambit.  I’ve already discussed my thoughts on Pawn of Prophecy, and you can read those thoughts in my post here.  In this post, I’ll be taking […]

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Now Reading Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War

With two books down on my Classics Club list, I’m on a bit of a roll, so I thought I’d keep it up by beginning to read Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War.  I’ve always been interested in reading The Art of War since I was in high school, since I had seen it on my father’s […]

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What’s The Fascination With Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye?

The other day I completed reading J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye after it being on my to be read shelf for a significant period of time.  As I mentioned in my post here, my brother had also been asking me to read it for quite some time now, and had even offered to lend […]

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My Thoughts On George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Last weekend, I completed my reading of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.  In Animal Farm we have a story of how animals take over their farm, Manor Farm, from their tyrannical owner Mr. Jones.  After they successfully drive Mr. Jones from the farm, the story tells of how the animals, led by the pigs Snowball and Napoleon, form their new […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week 3

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XIV.  Can I just say that this week’s reading was pretty slow and dry for me?  It wasn’t painful, but it was pretty close to it.  This week’s reading clearly demonstrated to me why I have this love-hate relationship with […]

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Now Reading J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye

While I was at the library about a week ago picking up Michael Crichton’s Prey, I also picked up George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and my next selection, which also appears on my Classics Club List, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.  The Catcher in the Rye has been at the top of my Goodreads to be read […]

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My Thoughts On Michael Crichton’s Prey

A week ago, I completed my reading of Michael Crichton’s Prey.  As I mentioned previously, Prey was my brother’s choice for our reading group that includes my sister.  Prey is a book that’s awfully heavy on scientific details, and I think that’s the case for a couple of reasons, which I’ll get to in a moment. […]

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