November 2008 archive

Bookworm Award and Meme

I was tagged by three bloggers for this fun little award/meme: Kim at Page after Page Jill at Fizzy Beverage Jan at Jottings from Jan Thank you, ladies! ********************************* RULES: Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. …

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Winner of The Year of Fog…

Thanks to all who entered. There were 51 entries to win this autographed trade paperback edition of The Year of Fog, by Michelle Richmond. I used the Random Integer Generator and it selected number 6, so the person who left comment #6 is the winner. Congratulations to Jeff who wrote: I read your review and …

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Themed Reading Challenge – 2009 – INFO & SIGN UPS

February 1, 2009 – July 31, 2009 The Themed Reading Challenge is a six month challenge designed to help readers clear books from their to-be-read stacks which center around a common theme or themes. Here are the “rules”: Books should be chosen from the reader’s TBR pile (this may be an actual physical pile or …

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Sunday Salon – November 16, 2008

November 16, 2008 I almost did not post today – but habits die hard and I decided to dig deep and write something after all. I have been killing myself with work lately – something I need to stop doing. And I’m in the process of making some changes which should improve my life with …

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Black Wave – Book Review

It was just after dark in a lonely reach of the South Pacific. As we sped westward, the ocean floor was a mile below us – or it was supposed to be. Like when microphone feedback suddenly fills an auditorium until you must cover your ears, a deafening shrill exploded through the boat. It seemed …

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Book Give-Away – The Year of Fog, by Michelle Richmond

Comments for give-away close on November 20, 2008 I just finished reading this fantastic novel (read my review) … I started it on a Saturday afternoon and finished it on Sunday. This is one I can highly recommend – but, don’t just take my word for it: Wonderful…Fascinating. With a light touch, Richmond sketches even …

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The Year of Fog – Book Review

This is what I tell them, this is what I know: I was walking on the beach with Emma. It was cold and very foggy. She let go of my hand. I stopped to photograph a seal pup, then glanced up toward the Great Highway. When I looked back, she was gone. -From The Year …

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Mailbox Monday – November 10, 2008

Another Monday and another week of books. I found two books in my mailbox last week: Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin. I won this signed edition during the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon and was very excited to have it arrive in my mailbox this week. Thanks, Josh! Right Livelihoods, by Rick Moody. This arrived Thursday from Little, …

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Sunday Salon – November 9, 2008

November 9, 2008 Good morning fellow readers! I had a crazy week of work again and so my reading was a bit slow. I finished Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (read my review) which I absolutely loved. I have My Cousin Rachel on my TBR mountain and will need to move it up in the …

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Just So They Do Not Feel Left Out…

…I thought I’d share some photos of my cats. They are a little bent out of shape with the dogs getting so much attention in the header. So here are some of their best shots (several photos are “clickable” for larger views): Maia – we think she is about 6 years old (she showed up …

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