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Guest Post: Author Ru Freeman

Guest Post: Author Ru Freeman

When I first learned about Ru Freeman’s debut novel A Disobedient Girl on the TLC website, I knew immediately I wanted to read it. I love literary fiction set in foreign countries, and the author’s background as a political activist and journalist interested me. I was not disappointed. A Disobedient Girl is an amazing work […]

A Disobedient Girl – Book Revie...

A Disobedient Girl – Book Review

Where is my village? Where do I live? I live on this train. I used to live in one place and I will live in another but now I live in this perfect place between the past and the future, the known and the unknown, the bad and the good. – from A Disobedient Girl, […]

Sunday Salon – September 27, 20...

Sunday Salon – September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009 7:30 AM Good morning, fellow readers and saloners! Raven had us up bright and early this morning. In this way, she is a lot like Caribou. As soon as the sky lightens, Raven wants to start her day: go outside and potty, eat a little breakfast, play with her toys, chase the […]

Costa Book Award Project Finds a New ...

Costa Book Award Project Finds a New Home

Due to personal reasons, Sharon will no longer be able to host the Costa Book Awards Project. I have offered to step up and host it…but this means that the site for the challenge is also going to be moving. Sharon will be deleting her blog sometime soon…so please make note of the following information: […]

Tagged for a Meme

Tagged for a Meme

Jeane at DogEar Diary tagged me for this fun ABC Meme. I haven’t done one of these for awhile, so I thought I’d play along! Available or single? Isn’t that the same thing? I’m not either – I’m married to the best guy in the world! Best Friend? My husband Cake or Pie? Pie – […]

Guest Post: Author Lisa Tucker

Guest Post: Author Lisa Tucker

Recently I was delighted to accept Lisa Tucker’s latest novel The Promised World for a TLC Book Tour (read my review). Described by Booklist as a “natural born storyteller,” Lisa is also the author of The Song Reader, Shout Down the Moon, Once Upon a Day, and The Cure for Modern Life. Her books have […]

The Promised World – Book Revie...

The Promised World – Book Review

She used to think that without her brother she would simply cease to exist. But now, as she heard her lungs gasping for air and felt the ache of her knees against the hardwood floor, she knew her body was stubborn; it would insist on remaining alive, even if her life no longer made sense […]

Mailbox Mondays – September 21,...

Mailbox Mondays – September 21, 2009

Happy Monday a little bit late (I was traveling all day)! Today readers share their mailboxes through Marcia’s excellent weekly meme Mailbox Monday. I hope you’ll drop by her blog today to post a link to your mailbox and to see what other readers snagged this week. I had a good week in books… Across […]

Sunday Salon – September 20, 20...

Sunday Salon – September 20, 2009

September 20, 2009 7:30 AM Good morning! September has been a hectic month and I have missed a couple of Sunday Salons. Last weekend Kip and I traveled to visit friends in Lake County – we enjoyed stunning views from their back deck, along with laughter, good food and great conversation. What could be better? […]

Weekly Geeks 2009-36: Burnout

Weekly Geeks 2009-36: Burnout

This week’s Weekly Geeks post could not have come at a more appropriate time for me. Unfinished Person writes about the hectic pace of blogging, especially after a busy week. She writes: Personally, after such weeks, I feel almost burnt out and think, “Why am I doing this? I’m not getting paid for this.” Do […]

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