July 2009 archive

Sunday Salon – July 19, 2009

July 19, 2009 9:30AM This is turning out to be a very slow reading month for me – perhaps it is the triple digit temperatures which just make me want to sit in front of a fan and drink lemonade, or maybe it is my new quilting obsession, or the fact that I had visitors …

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Book Review

The main thing isn’t about dying or how old you are when you die, it’s what you are doing the moment you die. In Taniguchi the heroes die while climbing Mount Everest. Since I haven’t the slightest chance of taking a stab at K2 or the Grandes Jorasses before June sixteenth, my own personal Everest …

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Quilt Obsession

Okay, so I told you I was getting crafty lately…and my sister completely hooked me on quilting while she was here. Now I just can’t seem to stop thinking about quilts, buying fabric, and planning my next project. It is a bit of an obsession right now. I thought you might like to see what …

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Mailbox Monday – July 13, 2009

Last week I did not forget about Mailbox Monday…I just had no books arrive at my house. That has not happened in a long, long time…but is was not unexpected. I have been requesting less and turning down more books of late in an effort to “catch up” with my review books. That said, I …

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Sea of Poppies – Book Review

It was Kabutri’s question that triggered Deeti’s vision: her eyes suddenly conjured up a picture of an immense ship with two tall masts. Suspended from the masts were great sails of a dazzling shade of white. The prow of the ship tapered into a figurehead with a long bill, like a stork or a heron. …

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Sunday Salon – July 12, 2009

July 12, 2009 7:00 AM Good morning! I had wanted to sleep in a little, but a certain puppy decided she wanted to play with her loudest squeak toy in the box at 6 o’clock this morning and it soon became apparent that sleep was out of the question. My sister and niece left California …

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Noteworthy News – July 11, 2009

July 11, 2009 It has been awhile since I posted one of these…but since I have bookmarked a ton of stuff, I thought it was time I get to this post! Bookish News: Book Club Hustlers like Josh Henkin (author of Matrimony) are using the power of the Internet and the draw of book clubs …

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Weekly Geeks 2009-26: Where in the World Have You Been?

This week’s Weekly Geeks is brought to us by Terri who asks us about our world travels through books. Are you a global reader? How many countries have you “visited” in your reading? What are your favorite places or cultures to read about? Can you recommend particularly good books about certain regions, countries or continents? …

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Winner of The Local News

Thank you to all who entered to win this Advance Reader’s Edition of Miriam Gershow’s novel: The Local News. There were more than 50 entries and I chose one lucky winner through Random.Org. For those of you who entered but did not win the book, I hope you’ll consider purchasing this terrific novel which is …

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Friday Finds – July 10, 2009

Every Friday Jenn at Should Be Reading asks readers to share the books they’ve “found” that week. My book finds come primarily from the book blogs whom I have come to trust for recommendations. The list this week is short – one book, actually – because I got very far behind on my blog reading …

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