July 2009 archive

In Hovering Flight – Paperback Release

I read In Hovering Flight by Joyce Hinnefeld in February of this year (read my review) … and absolutely loved it. It was one of those rare books that has stuck with me. I still think about it from time to time, remembering the way the book made me feel as I got to know …

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Lavender Article Published on Piker Press

For those of you who enjoyed my recent post on the Mt. Shasta Lavender Farm…I just wanted to let you know that The Piker Press is running it this week on their site. My book reviews are also reprinted there on a weekly basis. I have other work which has been featured on this weekly …

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Mailbox Monday – July 27, 2009

Monday again…and time for Mailbox Monday (hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page). Here is what arrived at my house last week: The Good Plain Cook by Bethan Roberts arrived from Rachel, a publicist at Meryl Zegarek. This novel has already been published in the UK through Serpent’s Tail (an imprint of Profile Books LTD) …

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Sunday Salon – July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009 Good morning, fellow readers! The heat in Northern California has finally broken a bit and this morning there is a cool breeze wafting through my windows. I have had a good week of reading (making up ground for a slow start to the month). Since I my last Salon post I’ve read: …

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Scrappy Nine-Patch Friendship Quilt

Quite some time ago I received fat quarters of a variety of fabrics from a group of women friends on Library Thing (click on any photo to enjoy a larger view): My idea at the time was to fashion some sort of quilt out of them…but I became quickly overwhelmed with the diversity of fabrics …

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Finding Nouf – Book Review

Standing above the rug, he began to pray, but his thoughts continually turned to Nouf. For the sake of modesty, he tried not to imagine her face or her body, but the more he thought about her, the more vivid she became. In his mind she was walking through the desert, leaning into the wind, …

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Random Reading Challenge

August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010 Are you stuck in a rut? Do you always find yourself reading from set lists or feeling committed to reading one book while another book screams at you from your TBR mountain? Has your reading become completely scheduled? If so, the Random Reading Challenge may be just the …

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Book Blogger Appreciation

September 14 – 18, 2009 Amy at My Friend Amy is once again hosting BBAW for 2009. Last year nearly 400 blogs were represented! Here are the details: WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate.  In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this …

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Between Here and April – Book Review

It’s hard for anyone to know where allusion ends and reality begins, let a lone a small child. – from Between Here and April, page 25 – Elizabeth Burns, a journalist who has given up traveling the world to cover war stories in order to be there for her two children, begins suffering blackouts one …

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Mailbox Monday – July 20, 2009

Happy Monday! It is that time again where readers share the books that arrived at their house each week. To see more Mailbox Monday posts (and leave a link to YOUR mailbox), visit Marcia at The Printed Page today. Here is what I found in my mailbox this week: South of Broad by Pat Conway …

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