Category Archives: coming of age

Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

  First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here.  Easy to participate.  Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here.  Easy to participate.  Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) paragraph(s) … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf, Mar. 16/18

Since I last wrote anything on this blog, I’ve searched, found, bought, and moved into a marvellous new condo overlooking the Ottawa River.  And although I haven’t found the time to write, I’ve certainly been reading.  Here’s a sample from … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Coastliners by Joanne Harris

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

I’m posting this on Canada Day because Kathleen Grissom was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, even though she now lives in Virginia.  The Kitchen House tells the story of Irish orphan Lavinia McCarten whose parents have died on the … Continue reading

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Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

See if this sounds familiar to you.  You read a couple of teasers posted by other bloggers about a book that sounds really intriguing.  Then you see a full review of the book and think, ‘Oh yeah, gotta read that!’ … Continue reading

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