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25 Random Things About Reading

Jade (via Margaret) of the Itzabitza blog compiled and posted this great list of 25 Random Things About Reading, reproduced below. A lot of it made me smile. 1. Reading about yawning makes you yawn. 2. Books used to be shelved “backwards” with the spine facing the back of the shelf and the fore-edge facing […]

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Eight (Ate!) Books That Make Me Hungry

To a foodie, a good food scene in a book is better than a good sex scene or car chase or whatever else. These are eight books (no cookbooks allowed) that give good food. 1.Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Okay, this one’s a bit of a ‘gimme’. The whole book’s about food, after […]

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Top 10 Bits of Ephemera I Can’t Afford (But Would Like, Please).

Presenting, in no particular order…the top 10 things that aren’t quite books but are book-related that I would like to own, but can’t quite afford, so someone please buy them for me. Thank you. 1. Signed Photo of Pablo Picasso. I love Picasso. I love his art, and having seen/read much about him, he seemed […]

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Beth Reads: Best and Worst Reads of 2008

2008 was a decent year for books for me. I make an effort to read at least two books per month (preferably more). I fell a bit short this year, but given how busy I’ve been, and given that I KNOW I’ve forgotten at least a title or two, I feel fairly content. Also, most […]

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Stephen King’s Choices for the 10 Best Books of 2008

What titles does an author who has sold an estimated 300-350 million copies of his own books recommend? Stephen King shares his top 10 picks for 2008 on EW.com. (Note: King does take liberties with choosing only 10 books.)  In descending order his choices include: 10. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz 9.  Old Flames […]

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