Monthly Archives: February 2011

Review: Lost in Translation by Eva Hoffman

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (March 1, 1990) Language: English Cover via Amazon ISBN-10: 0140127739 ISBN-13: 978-0140127737 genre: autobiography level: adult A note: although the titles are the same this book is not connected in any way to Sofia … Continue reading

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A history of St Valentine’s Day (full of nasty remarks, pretty pictures, weird events and dates)

To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day, All in the morning betime, And I a maid at your window, To be your Valentine. Then up he rose, and donn’d his clothes, And dupp’d the chamber-door; Let in the maid, that out a … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Algonquin Books; 1 edition (January 11, 2010) Language: EnglishCover of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky ISBN-10: 1565126807 ISBN-13: 978-1565126800genre: contemporary fiction, YA (but definitely older YA or even adult) I got this book courtesy … Continue reading

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Wishful Wednesday, 2 February

The meme is hosted by Brooke Bluestocking Guide.  Welcome to Wishful Wednesday! This week I feel totally disgruntled by romance so my wish is pretty much as down-to-earth as it could be – a book about immigrants, an autobiography in … Continue reading

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