Category Archives: literature

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Bookshelves

I brought four books with me to read on this mini vacation . . . I put Beethoven’s Hair in my carry-on bag–might as well get that book club selection started.  But at the last minute, I switched it for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

The book club met last night—ffull attendance!—and we nearly unanimously agreed that we didn’t like the book!  And that’s the opinion of even the members who read it! Could it be that instead of agreeing with all the people in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Smith by Leon Garfield

Smith, the story of a pickpocket, was written by Leon Garfield (1921-1996). Garfield wrote over 50 novels, most of them classified as children’s literature, although many reviewers acknowledge an interest by adult readers as well. Garfield wrote the book in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wunderkind by Carson McCullers

Check off another for summer reading—even though this book has only 62 pages.  There are two ways to look at this book review: I can tell you about the four stories that are in the book, or I can tell … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

(Click on photo to enlarge.) Read the first lines and see how a nice snobby tone is established right on page one. Newland Archer is from “good family” and is about to become engaged to May Welland, also of “good … Continue reading

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Book Club Selections for 2013

January —–Ray Bradbury ——-Fahrenheit 451 February —-Richard Adams ——Watership Down March —–Daniel Mason ——-The Piano Tuner April ——-Stephen Crane ——Red Badge of Courage May ——– Ann Patchett ——-State of Wonder June ——-Jeannette Walls ——The Glass Castle July ——-Sarah Blake ———The … Continue reading

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November Literary Birthdays

Today is Halloween–and tonight I will be minding the door for trick-or-treaters.  It will be nice to have my stack of “November” books at my side in the library to look through when there is no one at the door–or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Oh, everybody knows about Frankenstein.  Everybody has seen the movie Frankenstein, and knockoffs of movies about Frankenstein.  But have they read the original?  I had not.  Have you? This was the book club selection for October.  And I’m telling you … Continue reading

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