October 2009 archive

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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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: October 24-25, 2009

It’s October – and you know what that means? Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon! I love this event – it is all about reading to the point of exhaustion, blogging, visiting other participants, and making a serious dent in my TBR pile. For an obsessive reader, there is nothing quite so wonderful! If you want to …

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Sunday Salon – October 11, 2009

October 11, 2009 Can you believe we are already part way through October? Well, my week was going pretty well until the FTC announced its new guidelines…and then my blood pressure went up a few points. Here are my thoughts on this subject. But I’m not going to talk anymore about the FTC and their …

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My Thoughts on the FTC Guidelines

How many of you are aware of the FTC’s new guidelines which will impact book bloggers who accept ARCs and review copies for review? Their announcement this week that the guidelines will take effect December 1st set off an avalanche of posts from bloggers. Many are worth reading. Check out Melissa’s Argument for Bias, and  …

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The Angel’s Game – DNF

A writer never forgets the first time he accepted a few coins or a word of praise in exchange for a story. He will never forget the sweet poison of vanity in his blood, and the belief that, if he succeeds in not letting anyone discover his lack of talent, the dream of literature will …

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Sunday Salon – October 4, 2009

October 4, 2009 8:00 AM Good morning, faithful readers! Fall has FINALLY arrived in Northern California with chilly mornings, warm afternoons and cold evenings. We’ve actually had to build a fire in the woodstove the last two nights…and this after triple digits last Saturday! I’ve had a difficult week. I fell ill with the flu …

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A Bend in the River – Book Review

Nobody’s going anywhere. We’re all going to hell, and every man knows this is in his bones. We’re being killed. Nothing has any meaning. That is why everyone is so frantic. Everyone wasn’t to make his money and run away. But where? That is what is driving people mad. They feel they’re losing the place …

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