A Collective Thank You…

I am simply overwhelmed by the wonderful emails, e-cards and comments…and am once again reminded of the caring and wonderful hearts found within this community of bloggers and book group readers. I would like to respond individually to each of you, but instead decided to post this collective thank you. Please know I am reading…

50 Must Read Novels

I have seen a few other bloggers creating their own Best Lists of books – and I decided I would do the same. The list below are books I have read which I think are MUST READS. Many of these have been reviewed on Caribousmom – you can find all books reviewed (alphabetically by author)…

Weekly Geeks: 2009-03

In the third Weekly Geeks of 2009, it is all about the classics. Ali is defining classics as anything 100 years old or older – I’m going to be more liberal with the definition because I have some great classics to share with you which were written in the 1930s. 1) How do you feel…

Noteworthy News – January 28, 2009

January 28, 2009 (*click on photos to enlarge) You may remember from my last Noteworthy News that I talked about how foreign journalists risk their lives by simply doing their jobs. Well, apparently one of the most dangerous place to be a journalist these days is in Russia. On January 19th prominent attorney Stanislav Markelov,…

Mailbox Monday – January 26, 2009

Here is what arrived at my home this week: Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans, by Dan Baum came through a Shelf Awareness offer from Spiegel & Grau. Dan Baum is a former staff writer for the New Yorker, and he uses his skills as a journalist to write this documentary of sorts…

Sunday Salon – January 25, 2009

January 25, 2009 9:30 AM It is a cold day here in Northern California and the trees are laden with heavy snow and ice. I am looking forward to reading and relaxing. Last week I spent several days doing absolutely nothing but recovering from a nasty flu. I was so sick, I did not even…

Fingersmith – Book Review

We were all more or less thieves, at Lant Street. But we were that kind of thief that rather eased the dodgy deed along, than did it. – from Fingersmith, page 7 – Sue Trinder has been raised among thieves – an orphan who has never met her mother. The woman who has cared for…

Weekly Geeks: 2009-02

I am late to this one – please forgive me, but I ended up sick with the flu this week and spent three days flat on my back. My husband said he knew I was really sick when I did not pick up a book for that entire time! Anyway, I’m back and just had…