Month: August 2011

Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue

Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New SkinsEmma DonoghueJoanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins, 1997ISBN: 0-06-440772-1Source: Library (inter-library loan from Grande Prairie Public Library) Kissing the Witch is the third book that I’ve read by Donoghue in the last 12 months. In January I read Slammerkin and last September I read […]

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

Title: The Hangman’s Daughter (Die Henkerstochter) Author: Oliver Potzsch Translated from German by: Lee Chadeayne Edition I read: AmazonCrossing, 2010 (ISBN 978-1-935597-06-6) Source: bought it Now also available from Mariner Books. I noticed ads for this book on various book related websites recently and added it to my […]

Library: Hines VA Hospital, IL

Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans HospitalMedical Library5000 South 5th AvenueHines, IL 60141 While making my way through the sprawling buildings and halls of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital on Friday, I discovered that they have a library. I had about five hours to kill between appointments and figured I’d […]

Back in the Saddle

It’s obvious that I haven’t posted for several weeks. Starting a new work schedule threw me a bit off-kilter and then Borders announcing its liquidation knocked the wind out of my sails. As a long-time Borders employee (11 years), I certainly knew the company was in financial trouble. […]