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The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on February 17, 2008
Posted in Books Read 2008CanadaCS RichardsonFiction  | 10 Comments


Given only one month to live, 50 year old Ambrose Zephyr decides to take his wife, Zipper and travel around the world A-Z.

This is a love story first and far most. The destinations around the world are secondary and in fact they end up having to cut the trip short due to Amborse’s failing health. It is also about coming to terms with the inevitable loss.

Richardson’s prose jumps off the page while reading this poignant little story. It is funny, sad, and intelligent all at the same time. The only problem with it is that I wanted to know more. I wanted to know more about Ambrose and his wife’s history. This book was only 139 pages though it could have been still under 150, but our curiosity about the past could have been quenched.

I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more by CS Richardson!

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Posted by Teddyrose@1 on February 16, 2008
Posted in Fun  | 6 Comments

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it’s eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today’s society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It’s okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Social Nerd
Anime Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

Bonnie at Bonnie’s BooksPosted this. Being the copycat that I am, I am posting this here too. Does it suprise any one that I am a lit. nerd? LOL!

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Book Around the World Challenge

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on February 12, 2008
Posted in Book Around the WorldOn-going Challenges  | 4 Comments

Thanks to Bonnie for setting up yet another wonderful challenge!

The Challenge:

The world has many countries, some big and some small, and I want to find the best books about each country. The book should help us learn something ABOUT that country and not just be one written by somebody who lives there. Let’s “book around the world” and find at least one excellent book for each country in the world. Our challenge is to find books for as many countries as possible.

This challenge is on-going with no time limit.

The Places and the Books:

North America:
Canada: PEI – Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Quebec: Charles the Bold byYves Beauchemin
Northwest Territories: Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
Saskatchewan: The Horseman’s Graves by Jacqueline Baker
British Columbia: Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon By Lyn Hancock
U.S.A: see – Book Around the States Challenge

Mexico: The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C.M. Mayo

Central America:
Dominican Republic- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot


South America:


450AD England- The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick
15th Century England –The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
19th Century England- A Foreign Affair by Caro Peacock
19th Century England-The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

17th Century ScotlandOutlander by Diana Gabaldon

Ireland: Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
Early 20th Century Ireland-1916: A Novel Of The Irish Rebellion

17th Century Amsterdam- The Coffee Trader: A Novel by David Liss

Renaissance Italy – Leonardo’s Swans by Karen Essex
Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell
17th Century Italy- The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland, Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland

Spain: The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner

Greece: Stealing Athena by Karen Essex

20th Century Italy-The Islands of Divine Music by John Addiego
Ancient Rome: Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

WWII Russia-
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean

Romania- Letter Opener by Kyo Maclear

Portugal- Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa

Ethiopia- Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia- Don’t Let’s go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

Middle East:
Afghanistan-The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Central Asia:

1960’s India-The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
17th Century India-Beneath A Marble Sky by John Shors
1971 Bangladesh- A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

Southeast Asia:
Japan-Japanland: A Year In Search Of WA
19th Century Japan-Storm Rider by Akira Yoshimura, Translated by Philip Gabriel

Vietnam: Dragon House by John Shors

China: The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein
My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse
Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse

The Secret River by Kate Grenville
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
The Longest Journey by Diana Patterson and Rita Turner



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