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RYOB Challenge 2010, or, Shopping in my own shelves

It’s only in the past few months that I’ve started thinking about reading challenges. I know there are challenge groups on LibraryThing, of course, and I’ve been a member of the 50 Book Challenge for 2008 and 2009 (mainly to have a single place to track my reading, not really expecting to make 50 books…and

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My review (finally!!!) of Daphne – by Justine Picardie

I received a copy of the novel Daphne by Justine Picardie through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I’m grateful to the publisher, Bloomsbury, and to LibraryThing for the opportunity to read and review this book. I own 16 books by Daphne du Maurier. I confess that I’ve only read a handful of them, but clearly

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What was I supposed to be doing again?

So it’s just after 6pm, and I ate my sandwich up here at the computer, skimming through some discussions on LibraryThing, and then I thought I’d write a new blog – a short one, with a picture. I was looking online for a new photo or wallpaper for my desktop at work, and I tried

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An attempt to plan my reading year

Since I became an audiobook fan over two years ago, I often have two books “in progress” at any given time, one in print and one in audio. But for the past couple of months, I’ve had three or four books going most of the time. My current audio is Villette by Charlotte Bronte, and

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The book sale

The following paragraph is taken from the book Biblioholism: the Literary Addiction by Tom Raabe: The book world was also intense in those days [mid-1800s to early 1900s]. Fightsoccasionally broke out in bookstore aisles. When the English translation of The Devil on Two Sticks came out, the books were gobbled up insatiably, to the point

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Finished another excellent book

Today, I finished listening to the audio version of The book thief by Markus Zusak. I just wrote this in my “50 Book Challenge” list on LibraryThing: 30. The book thief – finished listening to it this afternoon, crying near the end, but not quite sobbing, as the boys had a couple of friends over,

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My LibraryThing anniversary: ah, Book Love!

I created my LibraryThing account one year ago today, and immediately started adding books. There are now 710 books in my catalog, which is still not all the books I own. I have to confess, once I got the bulk of the literature and fiction done (most of which is in “the red room” in

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