Monthly Archives: January 2013

Connecting the Dots

Reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan made me feel like a gamer navigating a maze in the old computer game Zelda.  What a fun story this is, especially for someone who loves books!  After overcoming my shock of once again … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Singularity

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr. is unlike any book I’ve ever read.  I think it is amazing!  The fictional story (told in whole truth) is narrated by a “dead” man whose name just happens to be Ron. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Book Giveaway

On February 28, 2013, Bookwinked will be giving away one hardcover copy of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr.  We will announce the winner on March 1, 2013. Please note the contest is limited to Bookwinked followers who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Healing Water

I decided to read By the River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept by Paulo Coelho after becoming intrigued by the book’s title on a friend’s Goodreads list.  Coelho is a well-known author (The Alchemist), but this is the first time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Oui

I’ll Never Be French (no matter what I do) Living in a Small Village in Brittany by Mark Greenside was a delightful change of pace! My recent reads had put me in a bit of a funk and Greenside’s non-fiction … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Ours is Not to Reason Why

With the start of the New Year, I’ve decided to get back to decreasing the number of books I’ve yet to read on the Top 150 Best Novels List. I just finished reading The Bridge of San Luis Rey by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Look Inside the Mind

There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes is a novel by Robert Jacoby.  It is an incredible story about a 19-year-old man who unsuccessfully attempts suicide and his experiences afterward as a patient in a mental institution.  I became aware of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments