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Tawny Ghost

Tawny Ghost
This article was first published in The Piker Press copyright 2005 Wendy Robards *********************** Fog drapes the manzanita bushes and wisps across the pavement in front of my car. The road is dark with damp and at its edge sits a golden animal. I brake because I think it’s a stray dog, maybe injured and in need of rescue. Th [...]

Mailbox Monday – June 29, 2009

Mailbox Monday – June 29, 2009
It’s Monday and time to share my mailbox with you. Here is what arrived at my house last week: North By Montana by April Smith arrived via Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts. This book was a prize I won by participating in the Mystery Read-A-Thon and Jen graciously donated the book for giveaway. Reissued in trade paperback by Vintage Cr [...]

Sunday Salon – June 28, 2009

Sunday Salon – June 28, 2009
June 28, 2009 9:45 AM It is due to be a scorching day in Northern California. My sister and her daughter are here visiting – they flew into San Francisco and I drove down to spend a couple of days with them there, then we drove back up here last night. Today we are taking it easy before starting what promises to be a busy, but fun week [...]

Friday Finds – June 26, 2009

Friday Finds – June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009 Each Friday, Jenn at Should Be Reading hosts the event Friday Finds where bloggers share their book finds for the week. I do not post every Friday, but I “collect” finds constantly, logging them into my Amazon wishlist and bookmarking reviews. Here are my finds for the last few weeks (clicking on the title will take [...]

Weekly Geeks 2009-23: Reading Challen...

Weekly Geeks 2009-23: Reading Challenges
This week’s Weekly Geeks is inspired by Sheri at A Novel Menagerie who writes: Reading Challenges: a help or a hurt? Do you find that the reading challenges keep you organized and goal-oriented? Or, do you find that as you near the end of a challenge that you’ve failed because you fell short of your original goals? As a result of [...]

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
Summer is officially here. Warm weather. Thunderstorms. Lazy beach days. Cookouts. Sharing drinks on the porch with friends. Sleeping in the hammock. ….and reading. For some reason, certain books seem to fit the summer months better than others. I hope I can tempt you to try some of the books below! Classics: Summer Crossing, by Truma [...]

Author Profile: Chimamanda Ngozi Adic...

Author Profile: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
**This article was originally published in part on my Women Writers blog in September 2008. That blog is now closed. I have updated this post to include Adichie’s latest work which was just published this month. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born September 15, 1977 in the town of Enugu in Nigeria, but grew up in the University town of [...]

Mailbox Monday – June 22, 2009

Mailbox Monday – June 22, 2009
It’s Monday again … and time for my Mailbox (brought to you by Marcia at The Printed Page) Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah arrived from the author’s publicist. Isn’t that cover gorgeous? This book has been making the rounds and getting great reviews. Set in post-9/11 America, the novel centers around Arissa who is [...]

Raven Update (and Argus too!)

Raven Update (and Argus too!)
It has been a little while since I have shared Raven photos with you. She is now just about 5 months old and weighs 36 pounds. Raven has a wonderful personality which seems to get sweeter each day. She is a comic – climbing into the shower with Kip, swinging her Jolly ball so hard it knocks her off balance, and doing 360 degree spins in [...]

WINNER – A Thousand Veils

WINNER – A Thousand Veils
Thank you to all who entered this give-away. There were 18 official entries. I used random.org to choose a winner. Congratulations to…. TOBI at By Hook or By Book Toby I will be emailing you to get your snail mail address…please respond within five days so I can mail your book right out to you! For those of you who did not win th [...]
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