February 2010 archive

Sunday Salon – February 21, 2010

February 21, 2010 8:00 AM Good morning! Welcome to another edition of Sunday Salon – a weekly event where “bloggers participating in that week’s Salon get together–at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones–and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another’s blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, …

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Wolf Hall – Book Review

Thomas Cromwell is now a little over forty years old. he is a man of strong build, not tall. Various expressions are available to his face, and one is readable: an expression of stifled amusement. His hair is dark, heavy and waving, and his small eyes, which are of very strong sight, light up in …

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Join Us in March for LOTS of Book Giveaways: Reading For A Cure

Reading for a Cure is a year long project hosted here, on Caribousmom, to raise awareness of childhood cancer AND to raise money to help find a cure for this devastating disease. It is not too late to get involved…and just to sweeten the pot, I am hosting a HUGE month-long giveaway event on my …

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Impulse Buying…

I have been so good for so long…and then I relapsed. First I went to Amazon and ordered books (but I justified that since I won a $40 gift certificate through one of my book groups); then today I decided to browse in Barnes and Noble … just to kill a little time. Uh oh… …

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Let’s Take The Long Way Home – Book Review

It’s an old, old story: I had a friend and we shared everything, and then she died and we shared that, too. -from the ARC of Let’s Take the Long Way Home, page 1- Years ago I read Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs by Caroline Knapp which is a memoir …

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Mailbox Monday – February 15, 2010

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each week by Marcia at The Printed Page. Every Monday readers share the books which have arrived at their home that week. To join in the fun, visit Marcia today and leave a link to your post…and visit other readers’ posts. Here is what the postwoman delivered …

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Five Years of Blogging…

Today, the 14th of February 2010, marks exactly five years I have been blogging! I did not start out as a book blogger – instead my early posts were all about my life and the people and animals who shared it…and my very first post was a photo of me, Kip, Argus and Caribou. Here …

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Sunday Salon – February 7, 2010

February 7, 2010 9:00 AM Good morning and happy Sunday Salon! Today is a clear, crisp winter day with cerulean blue skies and a bit of frost on the ground. We’ve got the coffee on and a fire in the wood stove – a perfect morning for catching up on my reading. Later today we’ll …

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TLC Book Tour: Paula Butturini, author of Keeping The Feast, Guest Post

Many thanks to TLC Book Tours for inviting me to tour Paula Butturini’s new memoir: Keeping the Feast (read my review). I love books that center around food in foreign countries, and Butturini’s story of illness and recovery in Italy reminds us how the ritual of food is a symbol of survival. About Paula Butturini: …

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Keeping the Feast: Book Review

Like memory itself, this book wanders back and forth between old recollections and new. Food is the thread that connects them, for food has always been my lens and my prism, my eye on the world. I may write about the smell of asparagus, the color of polenta, or the taste of figs still warm …

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