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Adding Books To My Wishlist…AGA...

Adding Books To My Wishlist…AGAIN!

My Bookmarks Magazine arrived in the mail on Monday…and as so often happens, it added more great books to my Amazon Wishlist. Private Life by Jane Smiley (release date: May 4, 2010) […] bookish Margaret Mayfield, who, as the 20th century approaches, faces dim marriage prospects and settles for an increasingly erratic scientist. Smiley traces […]

Little Bee – Book Review

Little Bee – Book Review

How I would love to be a British pound. A pound is free to travel to safety, and we are free to watch it go. This is the human triumph. This is called, globalization. A girl like me gets stopped at immigration, but a pound can leap the turnstiles, and dodge the tackles of those […]

TLC Book Tour and Giveaway – Ch...

TLC Book Tour and Giveaway – Chow Hounds

Chowhounds, by Ernie Ward, DVM ISBN 978-0-7573-1366-0 Published by Health Communications Inc (March 2010) Many thanks to TLC Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to tour Chowhounds, by Ernie Ward DVM. ABOUT THE BOOK: Read my review. From the Press Release: As a practicing vet and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, […]

Chow Hounds – Book Review

Chow Hounds – Book Review

And what if your dog isn’t obese but is just toting around a few extra pounds? Owners who view their dog’s “few extra pounds” as no big deal are greatly underestimating the potential health threat. Even as few as two or three extra pounds may be silently damaging your dog’s vital organs. – from Chowhounds, […]

Mailbox Monday – April 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday – April 26, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each Monday on Marcia’s blog The Printed Page. Here is where I share the latest books to arrive at my home. This is what arrived this week: The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummings arrived from Angela at The Penguin Group. This novel is due for release […]

Sunday Salon – April 25, 2010

Sunday Salon – April 25, 2010

April 25, 2010 Good morning everyone! This weekend my husband and I are on a road trip to Sacramento to visit family and to shop. As the weeks crawl closer to the BEA and Book Blogger Convention in New York City, I am beginning  to see that I need to buy some new clothes. I […]

Therese Raquin – Book Review

Therese Raquin – Book Review

Therese Raquin, by Emile Zola Translated from the French by Robin Buss ISBN: 978-0-140-44944-0 First published 1867 This translation first published 2004 (Penguin Books) Nature and circumstances seemed to have made this man for this woman, and to have driven them towards one another. Together, the woman, nervous and dissembling, the man, lustful, living like […]

Winner: Impatient with Desire

Winner: Impatient with Desire

Thank you to all who entered to win a SIGNED copy of Impatient with Desire by Gabrielle Burton. I was surprised by how few people had previously read anything about the Donner Party! Even it you were not the lucky winner of this book, I encourage you to read it at some time. It is […]

Other Press – An Interesting So...

Other Press – An Interesting Source for Books

I love finding new sources for books…and today’s Maximum Shelf Awareness newsletter introduced me to books published by Other Press: Other Press attracts authors who are guided by a passion to discover the limits of knowledge and imagination. We publish novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature […]

Mailbox Monday – April 19, 2010

Mailbox Monday – April 19, 2010

Welcome to this edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each week at Marcia’s blog The Printed Page. I love this weekly meme which encourages readers to share the books which have arrived at their home over the last 7 days. Here is what came into my house this week: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens came to […]

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