September 2008 archive

BBAW – Updates and Exciting Events

Book Blogger Appreciation Week starts on Monday and there are lots of exciting events planned. Today is the last day to vote for your favorite blogs. Bloggers are giving away a lot of books for this special event and My Friend Amy has set up a Mr. Linky to make it easier to find them. …

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Friday Finds – September 12, 2008

September 12, 2008 Are you constantly looking for the next book to add to your towering TBR mountain? I know I am – even though there are far more books than I can read in a lifetime. This week, while cruising the book blogs, I found some interesting reads. Undiscovered Country, by Lin Enger as …

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Book Giveaway – The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent Published September 3, 2008 (Little, Brown, and Company) Thanks to Miriam at Little, Brown and Company, I received a beautiful first edition, hard cover copy of this stunning debut novel to give away to one lucky winner here on my blog. This is an amazing historical novel which I …

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The Heretic’s Daughter – Book Review

A needle is such a small, brittle thing. It is easily broken. It can hold but one fragile thread. But if the needle is sharp, it can pierce the coarsest cloth. Ply the needle in and out of a canvas and with a great length of thread one can make a sail to move a …

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Mailbox Monday – September 8, 2008

My mailbox this week has been bulging with new books. Below are the treasures which arrived. From Lindsey at Algonquin Books: Tomato Girl, by Jayne Pupek (Advance Readers Edition). This novel is receiving excellent early reviews. It is Pupek’s first novel (she has a published book of poems already) and is described by the publisher …

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Sunday Salon – September 7, 2008

September 7, 2008 8:30AM I woke up very early this morning and lay in bed listening to the birds while a cool breeze blew in through the windows. I love that time of day, before the sun is fully up and before there is any pressure to get things done. Since my last Salon posting, …

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Freedom to Read – Individual Rights vs. Government Control

The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack. Private groups and public authorities in various parts of the country are working to remove or limit access to reading materials, to censor content in schools, to label “controversial” views, to distribute lists of “objectionable” books or authors, and to purge …

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Sarah’s Key – Book Review

She closed the door on the little white face, turned the key in the lock. Then she slipped the key into her pocket. The lock was hidden by a pivoting device shaped like a light switch. It was impossible to see the outline of the cupboard in the paneling of the wall. Yes, he’d be …

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Friday Finds – September 5, 2008

September 5, 2008 I managed to wade through nearly 400 posts from my Google Reader this morning and my eyes are tired! It has been a busy work week for me and so you might notice my Friday Finds list today is shorter than usual. Mind of A Raven, by Bernd Heinrich as featured on …

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Thanks to My Loyal Readers…

…Caribousmom has not only been nominated, but has made the finalist list in the Best Literary Fiction Blog category for Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I am thrilled to have made the “finals” and want to thank each of you who thought to nominate this blog. Voting has now started to choose the winners in each …

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