May 2009 archive

Mailbox Monday – May 25, 2009

This is MY mailbox, designed by my fabulous husband – he calls it “The Bou Memorial Mailbox” in honor of Caribou – click on photo for larger view. I missed posting last week as I was traveling – but I did find some great books when I got home and picked up a few more …

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Sunday Salon – May 24, 2009

May 24, 2009 I have missed the last two Sunday Salons as I have been out of town visiting friends and family on the east coast. My travels took me to The Berkshires where I was thrilled to spend time with my bookish friends from Library Thing (including well-known bloggers Laura and Terri) and some …

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Edith Wharton’s Home: The Mount

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Edith Wharton’s amazing home – The Mount – located in The Berkshires, Massachusetts. Not only was the house and its grounds gorgeous, but I had the added pleasure of sharing it all with a wonderful group of women who I met on line through Library Thing. The entire …

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Fearless

Raven does not know fear. She is extremely confident even though she is barely four months old. Her attitude is to charge right into situations, whatever they may be, and embrace life.  So, it really should not have been a surprise when Kip took the dogs to visit his brother (while I was on vacation) …

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In The Woods – Book Review

This is my job, and you don’t go into it – or if you do you don’t last – without some natural affinity for its priorities and demands. What I am telling you, before you begin my story, is this – two things: I crave truth. And I lie. – from In The Woods, page …

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Friday Finds – May 22, 2009

May 22, 2009 I’ve been absent from this weekly event for a few weeks – but never fear, I have been adding books to my wish list anyway! As always, clicking on the book title will take you to a site where you can purchase the book; clicking on the blog who reviewed the book …

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Months and Seasons Makes International Award Long List

For those of you who regularly read my blog, you already know that I think Christopher Meeks is a talented writer. I have read and enjoyed all three of his books: The Middle-Aged Man and The Sea (reviewed here), Months and Seasons (reviewed here), and his debut novel The Brightest Moon of the Century (reviewed …

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Catching Up…

…on Awards It seems these days I am always playing “catch up” and it didn’t help that I was out of town for twelve days visiting family and friends. But, I’m back now and finally getting a chance to thank those bloggers who have nominated Caribousmom for some blogging awards in the last few weeks. …

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Book Giveaway: No One You Know, by Michelle Richmond

Contest open May 19 – 26, 2009 Thanks to Michelle Richmond and Random House for providing a brand new, signed trade paperback of No One You Know (on sale today in bookstores) for giveaway on my blog! Last year I read Michelle’s novel The Year of Fog and loved it (read my review), so I …

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Winners – Testimony

Thank you to all who entered this contest to win a copy of Testimony by Anita Shreve. I wish I could give you ALL a copy of this book. I chose FIVE winners using Random.org.  If you have already won this book in another contest, please let me know and I will draw another name…okay, …

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