One Amazing Thing – Book Review

Cameron switched off both flashlights. But in spite of the claustrophobic dark that fell on them, Uma sensed a new alertness in her companions, a shrugging off of things they couldn’t control. They were ready to listen to one another. No, they were ready to listen to the story, which is sometimes greater than the…

I’m All About Biology!

Cathy at Kittling Books asks: What Field of Science are you? You Are Biology You are a warm and connected person. You are interested in all living things – plants, animals, and humans. Beyond just being curious about how creatures work, you’re driven to make the world a better place. You would love to help…

Winner: Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country Series

An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-1995-1 343 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2004, 2007) An Irish Country Village, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2023-0 419 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) An Irish Country Christmas, by Patrick Taylor ISBN 978-0-7653-2072-8 479 Pages Published by Tor/Forge (2008) Today’s giveaway for Reading for a Cure goes to…

Book Blogging in 2010

I have had this post in my drafts for several months now. Admittedly, I’ve been reluctant to post it because I don’t want my thoughts to be misconstrued. I don’t want people to think I’m being negative or overly critical…but, lately I have been reading a lot of posts about blogger burnout – bloggers who…

Mailbox Monday – March 29, 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of Mailbox Monday hosted every week at The Printed Page. Here is where I share the books which have arrived at my house over the last week. Do you want to join Mailbox Monday? Simply visit Marcia’s blog today to get links to other readers’ mailboxes, and leave a link…

I Never Told Anyone – Book Review

These women – and more – women whose courage gives me courage, whose lives are a testament to the strength and beauty of women – our rugged tenacity; our unwillingness, in the midst of widespread, smothering violence and a history of atrocities, to give up, give in, die – these women inspired me to collect…

Sunday Salon – March 28, 2010

March 28, 2010 10:30 AM Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Salon: Imagine some university library’s vast reading room. It’s filled with people–students and faculty and strangers who’ve wandered in. They’re seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they’re all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their…

Ellen Foster – Book Review

When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. – from Ellen Foster, page 1 – So what do you do when that spinning starts and the motion carries the time wild by you and you cannot stop to see one thing to grab and stop yourself? You stand still the…