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Shelter Me by Alex McAulay

Synopsis: Sent to a convent on the Welsh Coast during the Blitz, a teenage girl finds herself on the run and afraid for her life–from the scarred, terrifying Mother Superior. Review: I am hoping that Alex McAulay is planning a follow-up to Shelter Me, because while he wrapped up the plot quite well, I certainly did not feel I was done with Maggie’s story. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll just say that where she winds up at the end is just as…

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Top 20 Meme

Picked this up from Becky: The rules: Top twenty favourite books in no particular order. Don’t think about it for too long. Take twenty minutes only to compile your list. Bold the ones you’ve read, or reread, since you’ve started blogging. Include novels, non fiction and plays. 1. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 3. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious 4. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King 5. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb 6. Till We Have Faces…

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100 Most Influential Books by Women

Via BookGal–I’ve bolded the ones I’ve read. 1. Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind 2. Anne Rice, Interview With the Vampire 3. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse 4. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway 5. Virginia Woolf, The Waves 6. Virginia Woolf, Orlando 7. Djuna Barnes, Nightwood 8. Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth 9. Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence 10. Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome 11. Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness 12. Nadine Gordimer, Burger’s Daughter 13. Harriette Simpson Arnow, The Dollmaker 14. Margaret Atwood,…

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Answers–13 Opening Lines–How Many Can You Guess?

I mentioned that I had to go on maternity leave for my reading jobs, so my On Reading posts will no longer mean that I read a book for work. I could be a stickler for consistency and just stop doing them, but they’re just too much fun–especially when I catch the fever for a really great meme like the one accidentally started by the Accidental Novelist, and picked up by Poodlerat. Here are 13 opening lines (or two) to books that are beloved by…

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10 Books I Can’t Live Without

I found this meme over at Bookfoolery and Babble, and heaven knows I love lists. These are the 10 books that form the backbone of my library, the 10 books with which I would never part, the 10 books that I will always reread at every stage of my life. That’s not to say that I could live without any books but these, but that I need these books to be me. Share on Facebook

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