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Mailbox Monday – August 31, 200...

Mailbox Monday – August 31, 2009

Happy Monday to you…and welcome to Mailbox Monday – a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Each Monday readers share the books which arrived at their home during the last week. I found some great books in my mailbox this week. Stephanie from Harper Collins sent me two amazing books which have […]

Sunday Salon – August 30, 2009

Sunday Salon – August 30, 2009

August 30, 2009 9:05 AM Good morning to all of you! Last week I neglected to write a Salon post because I was traveling. I had a fantastic weekend with fellow book bloggers in Portland, Oregon (yes, we spent time at Powells!). There is another event in the works to bring together book bloggers – […]

Portland Book Blogger Retreat

Portland Book Blogger Retreat

*Click on photo to enjoy a larger view From left to right: Juli (Suzi) from Whimpulsive, Gabe from Reading Local, Wendy from Caribousmom, Gilion from Rose City Reader, Ali from Worducopia, Kristen from We Be Reading, Teddy from So Many precious Books, So Little Time, Bethany (in front) from Dreadlock Girl, and Trish from Hey […]

Awards and Nominations…

Awards and Nominations…

Wow, I feel like I have truly been honored lately. First I received the Heartfelt Award from Kristi at Books and Needlepoint which states: Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when you’re relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know that feeling you get when […]

Tortilla Flat – Book Review

Tortilla Flat – Book Review

What is a paisano? He is a mixture of Spanish, Indian, Mexican and assorted Caucasian bloods. His ancestors have lived in California for a hundred or two years. He speaks English with a paisano accent and Spanish with a paisano accent. When questioned concerning his race, he indignantly claims pure Spanish blood and rolls up […]

The Book Of Unholy Mischief – B...

The Book Of Unholy Mischief – Book Review

The intrigue took place in my youth, when I served as an apprentice to the doge’s chef in Venice. I first suspected some unholy mischief when the doge invited an uncouth peasant to dine with him in the palace. In the time-honored tradition of servants everywhere, I assumed my post behind the slightly open service […]

Mailbox Monday – August 17, 200...

Mailbox Monday – August 17, 2009

Happy Monday … and welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Here is where you can see the books which arrived at my home over the last week. To view other reader’s mailboxes OR to share yours…stop off at today’s Mailbox Monday on Marica’s blog. Here is what […]

Sunday Salon – August 16, 2009

Sunday Salon – August 16, 2009

August 16, 2009 11:00 AM Good morning, fellow readers and saloners! Last week I missed the Sunday Salon as I was busy participating in the Mystery Read-A-Thon. You can see how I did here. I also gave away 4 books to other participants. I hope next time this event comes along there will be more […]

Another Quilt Completed

Another Quilt Completed

I finished this lap quilt this week (click on any photo to enjoy a larger view). I am sending it back East for my dad for his birthday at the end of the month. The finished size is 46″ X 55″ and it was made from an Atkinson Design pattern called Yellow Brick Road. I […]

Raven: Recovering

Raven: Recovering

Ten days ago Raven had surgery to spay her. She is more than 6 months old now and we do not want stray dogs flocking to our home, and we don’t want puppies. So this was Raven a week ago last Thursday – the quietest we’ve ever seen her. It didn’t last long. Here she […]

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