Monthly Archives: November 2012

Top Ten 2012

Love and Shame and Love by Peter Orner Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro A Room With a View by E.M. Forster Leaving Van Gogh by Carol … Continue reading

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Karma

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng is one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s a long one, over 400 pages, but so worth the time it takes to read. The book, published in 2008, was … Continue reading

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The Art of Christmas

Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite illustrators.  I’ve collected his books for years.  I love the simplistic way he paints!  The stories he depicts are timeless. If you know and enjoy dePaola’s work, you will appreciate The Friendly Beasts. … Continue reading

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Left Out in the Cold

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe is a beautifully illustrated (by the author’s husband) children’s book about a tree which has never been chopped down and taken home to be used as a Christmas tree. Kindly … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Dear Bookwinked followers, As you will note, I’m taking a break from my usual reading for the rest of the year in order to focus on holiday themed literature.  I hope some of these fine books will find their way … Continue reading

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He Shook When He Laughed

Many thanks to Emma (http://wordsandpeace.com/) for her recommendation of Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris!  I really get a kick out of the way Sedaris has of taking the absurd to new levels of hilarity.  This book contains a collection … Continue reading

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Gloomy Gus

Here’s another children’s Christmas story. The title is The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski. This touching story is about a wood carving widower who is asked to prepare a new Nativity set for a widow and her young … Continue reading

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