Monthly Archives: September 2015

Challenges update –

Taking my cue from Dagny who posted an update on her 2015 Reading Challenges on her Madame Vauquer site I’m hereby posting mine.   I did better than I thought.  The method to my madness is that I don’t usually go out … Continue reading

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The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood  (Canadian) 2015/ 320 pages read by Cassandra Campbell & Mark Deakins 12h 10m rating 5  / dystopian fiction I’ve read 8 of Atwood’s 16 novels – the ones I’ve read are all different and range … Continue reading

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Flood of Fire

Flood of Fire (3rd book of Ibis Trilogy) by Amitov Ghosh 2015/616 pages read by Raj Ghatak 23h 10m rating 8 / historical fiction (read and listened) I loved Ghosh’s first books in this trilogy – Sea of Poppies (2008) and  River … Continue reading

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The Rise of Silas Latham

The Rise of Silas Latham by William D. Howells 1895 / 286 pages read by Grover Gardner / 12h 2m rating  / classic American – 19th century William Dean Howells is often called  the “father of American Realism” which basically means … Continue reading

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie 2015 / 304 pages read by Robert G. Slade 11h 26m rating -8.25  / literary fantasy (read and listened) I really enjoy some of Salman Rushdie’s works,  The Satanic Verses is one … Continue reading

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Nora Webster

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin 2015 / 374 pages (Kindle) rating – 9 / contemp. fiction Compellingly set in a rural area southwest of Dublin, Ireland between 1969 and 1972, Toibin’s novel is full of interconnected families and lives.  This is a wonderfully … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Soul

A Brief History of the Soul by Stewart Goetz  & Charles Taliaferro  2011/ 248 pages read by Michael Scherer  8h 1m rating – 8.5 / nonfiction – philosophy (both read and listened) It’s been a long, long time since I read a … Continue reading

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