January 2009 archive

Noteworthy News – January 24, 2009

January 23, 2009 I have decided to start a new feature here at Caribousmom…something I  call Noteworthy News. I often find interesting “news” tidbits by browsing the blogs and news networks – items that may or may not be related to books, but typically strike me as being noteworthy. I have decided to start sharing …

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Friday Finds – January 23, 2009

January 23, 2009 It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve participated in Jenn’s Friday Finds – but don’t be fooled. I have been spotting books all over the place that are tempting me, I just have not had time to share them with all of you! So today’s post means a little catching …

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TLC Book Tour – Breathing Out the Ghost, by Kirk Curnutt

Kirk Curnutt (b. Nov 15, 1964  – Lincoln, NE) Breathing Out the Ghost by Kirk Curnutt is classified as a noir thriller and is set (mostly) in Indiana. Curnutt is the author of eleven books of fiction and criticism. Breathing Out the Ghost was named Best Fiction in the Indiana Center for the Book’s 2008 …

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Breathing Out the Ghost – Book Review

Life went on anyway, whether you wanted it to or not. The hard part was being left behind to breathe out the ghost of the one who’d gone on. – from Breathing Out the Ghost, page 49 – Colin St. Claire’s son AJ is missing. Snatched from outside a store, the child seems to have …

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Mailbox Monday – January 19, 2009

What arrived in YOUR mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at today’s post on The Printed Page to leave a link to your post and see what other readers acquired! Here is what arrived at my house: The Jewel Trader of Pegu, by Jeffrey Hantover arrived as a review book from Danny Goldstein (Harper Collins). The …

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After the Floods – Book Review

You just remember a few of the ripples, not the whole of the river. I don’t know any writers, but I think that’s what all stories are about, the ripples moving away down some vast river, and the words we find to describe those moments are in the river too, swirling together and then apart. …

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2009 Mini Challenges – Group Read

To satisfy #10 of the 2009 Novel Challenges Mini Challenges, I participated in a group read of The White Tiger, by Aravnd Adiga (read my review). Two of my online book groups (21st Fiction and Booker Prize) read and discussed this book in January. I thoroughly enjoy my Yahoo book groups. Even if the book …

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2009 Mini Challenges – New Author

Per Petterson (b. July 18, 1952 – Oslo, Norway) To satisfy #7 of the 2009 Novel Challenges Mini Challenge (Read a book by a new to you author) I read Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (read my review). Petterson has published a collection of short stories and five novels. Out Stealing Horses won the …

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Sunday Salon – January 18, 2009

January 18, 2009 It is Sunday again – another week has slipped by.  I have had several inquiries into how Caribou is doing, so here is an update. I attempted to reduce her pain medication just a bit on Monday through Wednesday, and she was not able to tolerate it. She refused her food on …

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Where have all the Linkies gone?

3:17 PM PST – UPDATE Mr. Linky is back – and all the links seem to be there. Thanks for your patience…and if you have been waiting to sign up for any challenges, you do not have to wait any longer! *********************** Mr. Linky is switching servers – and although you cannot see the Linkies …

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