January 2009 archive

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 …

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In Memory…

Caribou (Feb. 15, 1998 – Jan. 29, 2009) There are no words, my friend…you will be missed. Please follow and like the blue thistle

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) …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Themed Reading Challenge: Links for February/March Reviews

REMINDER: This challenge starts FEBRUARY 1st! Need to sign up for the challenge? Visit THIS POST. Please come back here to post your reviews of books read in February and March by using Mr. Linky. There will be a link in my sidebar to find this post again. A new Mr. Linky will post for …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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