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Monthly archives for September, 2008

The Triumph of Deborah – Book R...

The Triumph of Deborah – Book Review

Two women were standing on high places, shielding their eyes from the blazing sun with their hands, peering into the distance in search of messengers from the battlefield. Each knew that her life depended on the outcome of the battle; but their lives depended on opposite results. -From The Triumph of Deborah, page 1- The […]

Weekly Geeks #19 – Best of 2008

Weekly Geeks #19 – Best of 2008

Week of September 27, 2008 Dewey has challenged the Weekly Geeks to name their top picks for books published in 2008. I have read some fantastic books this year…and whittling them down to “the best” was not easy. Here are my picks so far this year (click on the titles to read my reviews): Best […]

Sunday Salon – September 28, 20...

Sunday Salon – September 28, 2008

September 28, 2008 12:30PM I am so behind this morning! This has so far been a hectic weekend for me. Yesterday Triple Creek Ranch held its annual fundraiser and I was tasked with being the MC for our class demonstrations. It was actually quite a bit of fun (despite the extra work) and the kids […]

The View From Castle Rock – Boo...

The View From Castle Rock – Book Review

These are stories. You could say that such stories pay more attention to the truth of a life than fiction usually does. But not enough to swear on. And the part of this book that might be called family history has expanded into fiction, but always within the outline of a true narrative. With these […]

Weekly Geeks – September 26, 20...

Weekly Geeks – September 26, 2008 – WRAP UP

This week we were challenged to catch up. Here’s how I did (based on my list I made at the beginning of the week): 1.  Post new challenges and events to my blog A Novel Challenge – COMPLETED Sunday, September 21, 2008 2.  Update my lists and post new reviews to my blog The Lists: […]

Friday Finds – September 26, 20...

Friday Finds – September 26, 2008

September 26, 2008 I spent a good deal of time earlier in the week re-organizing my TBR mountain. So I really have no business continuing to add books to my wish list – but that said, I can’t help myself. This book addiction thing is clearly out of control…thanks to the fabulous lit-blogs! In an […]

A Garden of Earthly Delights – ...

A Garden of Earthly Delights – Book Review

Clara felt heavy and hot and sad, imagining already school over in the afternoon and the way she would have to run to get away from the stones and mud balls. She and Ned would both have to run, cutting across muddy fields, with the boys laughing behind them…”White trash!” They were white trash, everybody […]

5 Under 35 Award Challenge

5 Under 35 Award Challenge

Perpetual Challenge beginning October 1, 2008 Beginning in 2006, the National Book Foundation has recognized five young writers in its 5 Under 35 Program. The National Book Foundation writes: These five writers have each been selected by a previous National Book Award Finalist or Winner as someone whose work is particularly promising and exciting and […]

Mailbox Monday – September 22, ...

Mailbox Monday – September 22, 2008

It’s Monday and time to share what arrived in your mailbox this week! Bedlam South, by Mark Grisham and David Donaldson. Due for release October 1st through Borders Press, the book is an historical novel set during the Civil War. I received an email from Penny at Author Marketing Exports, Inc and after learning that […]

Sunday Salon – September 21, 20...

Sunday Salon – September 21, 2008

September 21, 2008 11:15AM Good morning! I’m a little behind today in my Sunday Salon post – I’ve been spending the morning catching up on emails, updating A Novel Challenge, and browsing my Google Reader. But it’s time now to talk books. This was an incredibly busy week for me in more ways than one. […]

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