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On the Shelf: The Girl Who Chased the Moon

I love happening upon a first-time-published author who has written a truly wonderful book. I love it even more when that author proves she can go the distance with a second and then a third book....

On the Shelf: Committed

I had the most interesting, entertaining company in the car with me the past couple of weeks – the CD of Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Committed, read by the author. I’m a big fan of Eat, Pray, Love. I read the book, and I also listened to the CD – twice – because I love Gilbert’s voice. I’d felt as if I’d had a good friend sitting beside me, sharing her secret wants and needs, her sadness and her joy.

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On the Shelf: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

“I have never been in an accident, if you don’t count my two marriages.” So says New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline in her collection of highly entertaining personal essays titled Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. The cute cover – a little dog in a coffee cup – caught my eye immediately, and though I’ve never read Scottoline’s novels, her promise of “amazing adventures of an ordinary woman” had me adding my name to the request list.

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On the Shelf: A Reliable Wife

I never read historical (hysterical!) novels – never – and, with the exception of Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall series, I never read novels written by men. Then one of my tweeps (people I follow on Twitter) said she’d heard A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – an historical novel written by a man – had been garnering rave reviews. I looked up the title in the Harris County Public Library catalog, read the short synopsis and requested a copy.

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On the Shelf: Her Fearful Symmetry

Curling up with a good book has always been one of the simple pleasures I enjoy most on a cold winter night (of which we’ve had many lately!). I tend toward contemporary women’s fiction and, as you may have noticed if you’ve read my blog on a regular basis, I especially like stories that are a bit different. The book that’s been keeping me company the past few evenings – Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger – is no exception.

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