November 2009 archive

Weekly Geeks 2009-43: The Best of 2009

Here is what Literary Escapism writes: For the second year running, welcome to the Weekly Geeks Book Bloggers Top 10 of 2009. You always see these “Top Whatever” lists that the newspapers/publishers put out and, for a second year in a row, we the book bloggers are going to put out our own Top 10 …

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Mailbox Monday – November 23, 2009

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. My mailbox was not overflowing, but what did arrive was terrific. The Basic Book of Digital Photography, by Tom and Michele Grimm arrived through FSB Associates. Just released in October through Penguin, this is a how-to book for digital photographers. Filled …

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Weekend Cooking: What’s on the TBR Pile

Welcome to another installation of Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads. I am hopelessly addicted to collecting cookbooks and food related books…and then not reading them. I don’t know why they sit unread on my shelves, but they do. I do know why I buy them…I love food, I love thinking of food, I …

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Sunday Salon – November 22, 2009

November 22, 2009 9:30 AM Good morning to all my readers! I’m getting a little later start this morning as Kip let me sleep in while he got up with all the animals (Raven is a very early riser). It is raining here, and the sound of the rain dripping through the trees was like …

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Challenge Wrap Ups…

I have completed some challenges and decided to include them in one big wrap up post. The Chunkster Challenge was all about reading those fat books which at times seem so intimidating. I chose the Mor-book-ly Obese option (to read 6 or more chunksters OR three tomes of 750 pages or more). My last book for the challenge …

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The Hour I First Believed – Book Review

I don’t know, maybe we’re all chaos theorists. Lovers of pattern and predictability, we’re scared shitless of explosive change. But we’re fascinated by it, too. Drawn to it. Travelers tap their brakes to ogle the mutilation and mangled metal on the side of the interstate, and the traffic backs up for miles. Hijacked planes crash …

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Mailbox Monday – November 16, 2009

Where did the day go? I am so late posting this…but it is still technically Monday! Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each week by Marcia at The Printed Page. Make sure you visit Marcia’s post TODAY to get links to other readers’ mailboxes. This week I got two excellent-looking books. Let’s Take …

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Sunday Salon – November 15, 2009

November 15, 2009 Good morning everyone! Can you believe we are already half way through November? The days are flying by and already the holidays are upon us. I am not even close to being ready for them, but I am trying not to stress about it. This past week I finished reading Looking After …

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Weekend Cooking: Pre-Thanksgiving Motivation

Beth at Beth Fish Reads hosts this fun cooking meme every weekend – a time to blog about anything vaguely foodie in nature. I don’t know about the rest of you, but about two weeks before Thanksgiving I start craving stuffing, roasted poultry, squash, yams and pie. I think it is just  thinking of Thanksgiving …

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TLC Book Tour Guest Post: Author Maud Carol Markson

I was delighted to receive Maud Carol Markson’s newest novel Looking After Pigeon for a TLC Book Tour. There was something compelling to me about a five year old girl finding her way in the world after being abandoned by her father…and the book did not disappoint me (read my review). I was equally delighted …

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