The Signature of All Things

February 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

Bloomsbury 2013

What a wonderful treat ‘The Signature of All Things’ is. I was initially put off buying this book by Elizabeth Gilbert’s fame from the arguably precocious ‘Eat Pray Love’ but thank goodness I suspended my judgement because this novel is truly awesome in every sense of the word. It’s literary, compelling, different and spiritually underscored. It follows the life of Alma Whittaker a girl born at the turn of the century in the 1800’s to a father who has built an import export empire on his own steamy grit, taking no prisoners on the way. Alma is intelligent, diligent but not conventionally good looking and in no way destined for a typical life of a young lady of her time.

Alma develops a lifelong love for botany and a strong business mind under her father’s tutelage which is sometimes welcome and oftentimes forced. Her work takes her to deep questions about evolution which in turn take her on several journeys; emotional, physical, financial and spiritual

I can’t do this book near enough justice with my review. Alma is such a real and complete character, the setting of Philadelphia is such an apt backdrop for this story and every step it takes you on just feels so right and most splendid of all where the story ends is so glorious for professional women.

Elizabeth Gilbert Ted Talk 

Gilbert

The book in haiku: Read, enjoy, wonder, forget how to eat, pray love, renaissance woman

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Its Sarah’s Books 4th brithday! 2014 in review

February 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

2013 in review

January 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 750 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

It’s Sarah’s Books 2nd anniversary to celebrate here is 2011 in review

January 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

To celebrate Sarahs-Books 1st anniversary we are sharing WordPress’s assesment of our first year blogging – here is 2010 in review

February 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 36 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 5th with 91 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were WordPress Dashboard, fishinginbeirut.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, and dlrlibraries.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for christmas book, “socks on her hands”, sarah’s books, christmas reading, and skippy dies.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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About January 2010
8 comments

2

Is romantic Ireland dead and gone?..not with the click of your mouse March 2010
5 comments

3

Christmas reading December 2010

4

Welcome Gil Adamson! February 2010
4 comments

5

Where isolation is beautiful and death delivers transparency….. August 2010
1 comment

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