August 24, 2008 archive

Book Blogger Appreciation Week – September 15-19, 2008

September 15-19, 2008 My Friend Amy is hosting a very special acknowledgement of Book Bloggers. She writes: Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Acknowledging the hard work of book bloggers and their growing impact on book marketing and their essential contribution to book buzz in general, I am excited to announce the first Book Blogger Appreciation Week. …

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Sunday Salon – August 24, 2008

August 24, 2008 12:30 PM Another gorgeous Sunday in Northern California finds me reading some wonderful literature. Yesterday my husband and I took advantage of the warm weather and went for a five mile hike in Lassen National Volcanic Park. The views were magnificent and the peace we found walking among the scrub pines and …

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An Ex-Mas Feast, by Uwem Akpan – Short Story Review

The sun had gone down on Ex-mas evening. Bad weather had stormed the seasons out of order, and Nairobi sat in a low flood, the light December rain droning on our tarpaulin roof. I was sitting on the floor of our shack, which stood on a cement slab at the end of an alley, leaning …

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