November 2008 archive

Bookworms Carnival: Memoirs

Don’t miss the Bookworms Carnival on Memoirs over at Sheri’s blog Bookopolis. There are a bunch of links to some fabulous reviews of memoirs, as well as links to posts about the memoir as a genre. The next Bookworms Carnival editions: Edition 19 hosted by:Jackie at Literary Escapism Deadline for submission: December 12, 2008 Theme: …

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Nefertiti – Book Review

She was threatening and powerful and stunning. She looked at herself in the mirror as Thutmose came up behind her. He raised the flat-topped crown so all of us could see it, then fit the burden tightly around Nefertiti’s head. No one else could have worn it. It had been designed for her, tall and …

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Sunday Salon – November , 2008

November 29, 2008 I hope that all my U.S. readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday wherever you found yourselves. I am looking forward to a relaxing Sunday here in Northern California and I have the perfect book to read: Nefertiti, by Michelle Moran. I have been reading this book for a few days now, and …

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Notable Books Challenge – 2009

**Button compliments of TypoGenerator Perpetual Challenge The Notable Books Challenge is now a perpetual challenge to read notable books from such lists as Publishers Weekly Best Books, New York Times Most Notable, and others. There are a number of books I would like to read from these lists and in 2009, I hope to get …

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Booking Through Thursday – Being Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on. So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for? This can be about books, sure–authors you appreciate, books you love, an ode …

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The Robber Bride – Book Review

It’s a bright clear day, unseasonably warm. It’s a Tuesday. The Soviet bloc is crumbling, the old maps are dissolving, the Eastern tribes are on the move again across the shifting borders. There’s trouble in the Gulf, the real estate market is crashing, and a large hole has developed in the ozone layer. The sun …

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Mailbox Monday – November 24, 2008

The best part of Monday is Mailbox Monday – a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Here are the goodies that showed up in my mailbox this week: The Lost City of Z, by David Graunn arrived as an Advance Reader’s Edition from Doubleday. This nonfiction adventure book is Grann’s account of …

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Sunday Salon – November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009 (photo by riflegunn at Webshots channel) Autumn has arrived in the mountains. The air is crisp and chilly and leaves pile up in the yard and gutters. The dogs smell of wind, pine and fresh air when they come inside at night. I love this time of year – it makes me …

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Walk On, DJ Gregory – A Story to Inspire

This 12 minute plus video is worth watching…for all those days you might wake up and feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead, or when you wonder if your dreams can ever be achieved. DJ Gregory had a goal and went after it… and his story is truly inspirational. Make sure to read D.J.’s Blog and …

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Friday Finds – November 22, 2008

November 22, 2008 I’m posting this a day late because I was so far behind in my blog reading I had to spend part of yesterday catching up! There are so many good books out there. My ‘finds’ for the week are below (as always, clicking on the book title takes you to Amazon, and …

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