Monthly Archives: January 2011

Weekend Reads

The first week of school is finally over.  I both love and hate the first week of a new semester.  You are excited for your new classes, but not very happy to have homework.  This is also my very last … Continue reading

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Review: Biographie de la faim by Amelie Nothomb

Can I just say, isn’t that a beautiful cover?!  It’s partly what drew me to this book.  Well, actually, it is what drew me to it!  I bought it and had it shipped from France without even knowing what the … Continue reading

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Literary Blog Hop: Reading Books for School

The Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase.  It is for blogs centered around classic and literary book reviews and discussions.  If you are interested in participating, visit The Blue Bookcase 🙂 This week’s question is:Discuss a work … Continue reading

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Review/Gush: The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor

Okay, so I know I said I’d do a review for this book, but I still can’t really summarize my feelings for it.  It’s just all awesomeness.  So I’m just going to summarize the book for y’all, and then if … Continue reading

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Francophone Literature Essentials: What’s to Come

I’m assuming most of my readers know that I am a French literature major and that I read a lot of French lit.  I’m graduating with my B.A. in May (fingers crossed, lol!) and have decided to take a year … Continue reading

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Literary Blog Hop: Reading Roots

The Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase and is open to anyone who primarily reads classic literature and literary fiction.  If you would like to participate or see if your blog qualifies, head over to The Blue … Continue reading

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Review: How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator

I don’t usually read self-help or how-to books.  However, I made an exception for Corinne McKay’s book How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator.  I follow McKay’s blog, Thoughts on Translation, and found her first through her website, Translate Write, … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads and Happy New Year!

.First, I’d like to say Happy New Year!  I think everyone should follow in the footsteps of a wonderful blog called Readerbuzz and make HAPPINESS their main goal of 2011! This week, surprisingly, was filled with quite a few blog … Continue reading

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