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American Dirt

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  3. Sunday, 27 September 2020
  In my last post, I ranted about media hype for books and blithely announced that I was going to read American Dirt instead. At that time I did not know American Dirt was an Oprah Book Club recommendation. (No, I didn’t notice the little yellow sticker on the cover.) Nor did I know that the book wa...

What does Media Hype really say about a book?

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  3. Sunday, 20 September 2020
This whole business about “hype” and “buzz” gets me riled. I’d love some of that for my books of course. At the same time, I think too much hype can kill a book. Hyped books that I tried: Remember the  The Da Vinci Code? Well, I ran out and bought it, read it, hated it, finished it because it was a ...

Book Series – Awesome or a Flop or Somewhere in Between?

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  3. Sunday, 13 September 2020
Davida Chazan blogged about reading series on The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog Here and Here Responding to her prompted me to write a blog of my own.   Somewhere in Between: I read several of the #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books before I finally tired of them. (He shouldn’t have written so man...

Will You Ever Change? — Aurelie Valognes

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  3. Sunday, 06 September 2020
    All families have their ups and downs and idiosyncrasies. In Will You Ever Change? Valognes provides the reader with a gentle look at the dynamics of one family in France. That the story is infused with touches of French culture and French cuisine, enhances the enjoyment of this delightful light...

Safe crossing – goose style – Victoria, BC

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  3. Sunday, 30 August 2020
“Look left. Look right.”   Mother Goose honks sternly and the flock gathers.   “All clear. We’re good to go.” And so they do.   Before long, Mother Goose will be leading them south for the winter, but today they’ve enjoyed a bit of relaxation in the beauty of Victoria.   http://www.darlenejonesautho...

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