May 2009 archive

The Silver Swan – Book Review

On the bald spot and through the strands of his scant pale hair could be seen glistening beads of sweat. “That’s not her name, by the way,” he said. Quirke did not understand. “I mean, it is her name, only she called herself something else. Laura – Laura Swan. It was sort of her professional …

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Scene of the Blog

  Today at Kittling Books, Caribousmom is the featured blog for Scene of the Blog! I hope you’ll all stop over there and check it out!! Please follow and like the blue thistle

Mailbox Monday – May 11, 2009

Mailbox Monday (hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page) Jantsen’s Gift by Pam Cope (with Aimee Molloy) arrived from Anna at Hachette as a finished hard cover copy. When I read about this book, I knew I would want to read it. The book is nonfiction, a memoir of sorts, but with a distinctly positive …

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Christine Falls – Book Review

It was not the dead that seemed to Quirke uncanny but the living. When he walked into the morgue long after midnight and saw Malachy Griffin there he felt a shiver along his spine that was to prove prophetic, a tremor of troubles to come. – from Christine Falls, page 7 – Quirke, a Dublin …

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No Need For Words…

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WINNERS – Joanna Scott Give Away

Thank you to all who stopped by and entered to win one of Joanna Scott’s books – there were nearly 70 entries. This morning I used Random.Org to choose three winners and they are: Comment #30 – Carrie K from Books and Movies won an Advance Readers Edition of Follow Me Comment #22 – Jake …

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The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire – Book Review

But Carlotta, though her bedside lamp glows, sleeps; down the hall, Maximilian sleeps; around the corner, Pepa, serene princess, sleeps; and, most sweetly of all, an angel on pillows of gossamer, the tiny Agustin sleeps with his thumb in his mouth, never dreaming that his home is being abandoned, his father’s and mother’s clothes, shoes, …

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Southern Reading Challenge 2009

May 15 – August 15, 2009 Maggie from Maggie Reads is once again hosting her very popular Southern Reading Challenge for 2009. She writes: It’s that time of year! The time when you pour a glass of lemonade or sweet tea and take your official summer spot on the porch. Lean back in that chase …

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Six Years Ago Today…

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Mailbox Monday – May 4, 2009

Welcome to Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. What arrived at YOUR house this week? Here’s what came to mine: The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose arrived from Lenore at Presenting Lenore. I won this book in a drawing on Lenore’s blog and she mailed it in January. It finally arrived in battered …

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