July 2008 archive

Weekly Geeks #10 – Magazines

This week’s “assignment” is all about the magazines we read. Dewey wrote: For each magazine you want to talk about, here are a few questions. Answer as many or as few as you want. 1. Name of magazine. 2. Do you subscribe or just buy it now and then? 3. What’s your favorite regular feature …

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I’m a Winner…

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve managed to snag A Foreign Affair, by Caro Peacock in a book give-away hosted by Shawnee at Reading in Appalachia.  I’ve been wanting to read this one and was really excited to win it. Thanks, Shawnee! I also participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon and won 3 Bookmooch …

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July Book Blowout – Mini Challenge #1

We’ve been challenged to Introduce ourselves to everyone doing this challenge. Here’s my introduction: 1. Describe yourself in one sentence: I’m highly motivated, joyous (most of the time), loyal and completely addicted to books. 2. What book will you start the challenge with? I just finished my first book which was People of the Book, …

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Torres Rocks…

…and captures the 50m Freestyle win in American Record time. How cool is that? But, don’t expect to see her swim in both the 100m and 50m in Bejing. She most likely will only be competing in the 50m where she has the best chance to win a Gold medal. Either way – she’s secured …

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Bookworms Carnival – Edition #13 (Relationships)

Edition #13 Hosted by Jenn This month’s theme for the Bookworms Carnival is Relationships (and not the Harlequin Romance type). There are many types of relationships: sibling, parent-child, spouse, lover, friendship, business. I’m probably missing some. I prowled my personal library and discovered several books I’ve read which revolve around friendship. I love books with …

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Sunday Salon – July 6, 2008

July 6, 2008 The last time I posted for the Sunday Salon on June 22nd, I wrote: This morning the lingering smell of smoke from lightening strikes drifts on the morning breeze. There is probably nothing that evokes fear more to a Northern Californian (living in the mountains) than the smell of smoke. The news …

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People of the Book – Book Review

“Well from what you’ve told me, the book has survived the same human disaster over and over again. Think about it. You’ve got a society where people tolerate difference, like Spain in the Convivencia, and everything’s humming along: creative, prosperous. Then somehow this fear, this hate, this need to demonize ‘the other’ – it just …

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Looking for Inspiration?

…Look no further than the US Women’s Swim team. Dara Torres has secured herself a spot in the 2008 Olympics at age 41. Torres is the comeback kid of these Olympics – resuming her career while she was pregnant with her now two year old daughter, and winning the Olympic Trial finals in the 100m …

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