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Posts from ‘April, 2009’

Accept Review Books…Or Not

Over the last couple of months I have read with interest the many posts regarding ARCs and whether or not bloggers should or shouldn’t accept them; and if they accept them are they obligated to give a positive review. Even more interesting than the actual posts, are the comments they generate. It bothers me to […]

Mailbox Monday – April 27, 2009

It’s my favorite blogging day of the week – Mailbox Mondays hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This week my cup runneth over with great books: Best Intentions by Emily Listfield is a finished hard cover which arrived from Lauren, publicist for the author. I have not read any books by Listfield, but after […]

Joanna Scott – Book Giveaway

Follow Me Liberation Tourmaline Contest Open April 27 – May 5, 2009 Thanks to Miriam at Little Brown and Company, I am thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway of THREE of Joanna Scott’s novels. I recently read her latest book Follow me (read my review) and can recommend it. The other two books […]

Follow Me – Book Review

She entrusted me with her version of this story late in her life. In fact, it’s a long story when all the pieces are added together, and it begins many years before my father jumped from the pedestrian bridge, when my grandmother was young and set out to follow the Tuskee River north. She confided […]

Sunday Salon – April 26, 2009

April 26, 2009 9:30 AM I hope this finds all of you enjoying your Sunday. We have had a mix of very hot days, broken up by cooler days here in Northern California – but today looks to be in the mid-70s and gorgeous in the mountains where we live. I hope to park myself […]

Mailbox Monday – April 20, 2009

Visit Marcia at The Printed Page today to share your Mailbox Monday. Here is what arrived at my house this week: Right of Thirst by Frank Huyler arrived from Stephanie at Harper Perennial. Not only was I attracted to this gorgeous cover, but the story sounds wonderful too. The press release reads: ‘A haunting, resonant […]

Sunday Salon – April 19, 2009

April 19, 2009 8:45 AM Today promises to be a gorgeous and hot day in Northern California. Already the sun is shining warm through the pines and I have flung open the windows to let in the delicious smell of Spring. This weekend was Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, and from what I could see it […]

The School of Essential Ingredients – Book Review

The more she cooked, the more she began to view spices as carriers of the emotions and memories of the places they were originally from and all those they had traveled through over the years. She discovered that people seemed to react to spices much as they did to other people, relaxing instinctively into some, […]

Friday Finds – April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009 It is Friday again…and time to recap all those fantastic books which tempted me and have now ended up on my wish list. As always, clicking on the book title will take you to Amazon; clicking on the featured blog will take you to that blogger’s review of the book. The Forgotten […]

The Evolution of a Puppy

(All photos are clickable to enjoy a larger view) Puppies grow fast. When I look back on the first photos of Raven, I can hardly believe it was less than 3 months ago Kip and I picked her out of the litter. I thought you all might enjoy a look back… Newborn: At 3.5 weeks: […]