October 12, 2009 archive

TLC Book Tour – Goldengrove

Many thanks to TLC Book Tours, Francine Prose and Harper Perennial for putting Goldengrove into my hands for review. I read this book the first part of this month (read my review) and was completely sucked into Prose’s beautiful writing and the story of Nico – a thirteen year old girl growing up in the …

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Goldengrove – Book Review

I looked at myself in the mirror. And I saw her. With each step, Margaret’s ghost expanded. Gingerly, I touched the glass. I thought of those fairy-tale mirrors that show you your dearest wish in return for some terrible price. Mirror, mirror on the wall. Your firstborn son for straw woven into gold, a glimpse …

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Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same – Book Review

Go smiled, said, “When we see ourselves without judgment, then we’ll begin to see and accept others without judgment. We’ll turn the volume down on the external world, and we’ll see we’re all connected, we’re all same-same.” – from Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same, page 175 – Cesar is a troubled seventeen year old, growing …

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Read-A-Thon Pile

As I posted yesterday, I will be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon again on October 24th and 25th…and I have been contemplating which books I will read for the event. I’ve learned from past history that I need to read engaging, light books (novels usually in the mystery, thriller or chick-lit genres) or short …

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Mailbox Monday – October 12, 2009

Welcome to Mailbox Mondays, hosted by Marcia each week at The Printed Page. My mailbox has not been running over with books these days – and for a good reason. I’ve decided to stop accepting and requesting books for review for the next six months… with the exception of books from TLC Book Tours (I …

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