March 2009 archive

Musing Mondays – March 30, 2009

March 30, 2009 I decided to join in the fun over at Rebecca’s blog Just One More Page. Each Monday she poses a question for us to muse over. Today’s question is: Do you keep track of what and/or how many books you read? How long have you been doing this? What’s your favorite tracking …

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Mailbox Monday – March 30, 2009

It is Monday again and time for Mailbox Mondays – a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. To share your book acquisitions this week, visit Marcia’s post for today. The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris arrived direct from the author. Harris is currently the US Correspondent of the British weekly newspaper The …

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A Day in the Life of a Puppy

Puppies are busy. All the time. Except when they are sleeping – which is for very short periods of time. Here is a sampling of a typical day for Raven: Please follow and like the blue thistle

Sunday Salon – March 29, 2009

March 29, 2009 11:30 AM I am getting a late start on my Salon post today – blame it on the puppy and her persistent harassment of the cats. Or sleep deprivation. Or just plain laziness.  It is a beautiful, very cold day here in the Northern California mountains – a nice day for a …

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Offshore – Book Review

The barge-dwellers, creatures neither of firm land nor water, would have liked to be more respectable than they were. They aspired towards the Chelsea shore, where, in the early 1960’s, many thousands lived with sensible occupations and adequate amounts of money. But a certain failure, distressing to themselves, to be like other people, caused them …

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Cats + Puppy = Conflict

**All photos are clickable to enjoy a larger view. Happy cats: Not so happy cats: This is BY FAR the most difficult lesson Raven must learn – LEAVE IT! She is about 50% successful with this command. We say “leave it” when she approaches the cats, and half the time she does. The other half …

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Winner – GALWAY BAY Giveaway

Thanks to all of you who entered the drawing to win a copy of Mary Pat Kelly’s wonderful family saga. There were more than 60 entrants and I used Random.Org to choose the lucky winner. Drum roll please!!! Comment #17 … Tiffany from The Phantom’s Lair Congratulations, Tiffany – I’ve sent you an email. Please …

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Galway Bay – Book Review

[“]I remembered a story Johnny Leahy told right before our wedding. Fado,” Maire said, and winked at me. “Johnny was out fishing where Galway Bay meets the sea. They’d caught nothing, no fish, all day. When the sun sank beneath the waves, some boats turned back to shore, empty. But Johnny and his da stayed …

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Mailbox Monday – March 23, 2009

Another Monday – and time to share my book acquisitions for the week. Here’s what arrived in my mailbox: Illegal by Paul Levine arrived this week from Nicole at The Book Report Network. It is a gorgeous hardcover edition with a release date from Bantam Dell Publishing Group of March 24th. Levine is an Edgar …

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Sunday Salon – March 22, 2009

March 22, 2009 9:00 AM Good morning, fellow readers! It is a cold, snowy and gray day here in Northern California – not very Spring-like, but a nice day to stay inside and read…or in my case, catch up on some sleep. For those of you who only read my blog on Sundays, you probably …

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