November 2009 archive

Behind, as usual…

My apologies to all those who have left me comments in the last week. I am WAY behind on responding to comments and just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your visits to my blog and your thoughtful and kind comments. I promise to get caught up this week!! Please follow …

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Mailbox Monday – November 30, 2009

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each week by Marcia at The Printed Page. It is through this meme where I share the books which have come into my home over the last week. Keeping the Feast: One Couple’s Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy by Paula Butturini arrived from Riverhead …

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Looking Ahead to 2010: Challenges

I am being more and more selective with the challenges I join – primarily because I cannot do it all and I don’t want my reading to become stressful. In 2009, I reduced the number of challenges in which I participated and did not worry if I didn’t get them all completed. I used them …

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The Superstress Solution – Book Review

Biologically, the human species hasn’t evolved beyond “island time,” that is, teh slower pace of life on the island. And yet we’re expected to increase the pace of our activity by orders of magnitude just to keep up. We can’t do it. Not without paying a price. And that’s because the hard wiring of our …

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Thankfully Reading Weekend

I am a little late posting this since this event actually began yesterday…but this is a relaxing event, so no stress allowed! The crew over that the Book Blog Social Club are hosting and they have a post up where participants can link up with other readers this weekend. Yesterday I had to go into …

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Virtual Cookie Swap

Kathy of Bermudaonion and Julie of Booking Mama have made us drool over the last few days by posting  their cookie recipes. Now it’s our turn! Participants have until December 4th to link up their recipes (traditional cookies at Kathy’s blog and chocolate cookie or Candy recipes at Julie’s blog) to be eligible for prizes. …

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The Passport – Book Review

“Put the flour in the yard. The gate is open.” His voice was asleep. That night, there was a thunderstorm. A flash of lightening struck the grass in front of the window. The mayor switched off his torch. His voice woke up and spoke more loudly. “Another five deliveries, Windisch,” said the mayor, “then the …

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One Year…

Today, one year ago, the blogging world changed. We said good-bye to one of ours – a person so unique, so warm, so giving…that it seemed impossible she could be gone. I woke up this morning and remembered my shock one year ago when I learned Dewey had died. One moment she was there. The …

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ARC 2009 Challenge COMPLETED

Many thanks to Teddy at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time who hosted this great challenge to get those ARCs read! I had a goal of completing 12 ARCs (and I took that literally – so I did not count review copies, only the advanced readers editions). I actually completed 17  which made me …

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Crossed Wires – Book Review

Philosophical nothings. Yet somehow, exchanging the small terrors and joys of parenthood with Dr. Peter Kendrick did not seem like nothing. Maybe it was the gulf between their lives which, perversely, made connection seem possible. Maybe it was something else: just Peter. Either way, she had no sensible basis for believing he might phone. But …

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