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Sunday Salon – April 18, 2010

Sunday Salon – April 18, 2010

April 18, 2010 Another Sunday, another Sunday Salon. Finally, spring seems to have arrived in Northern California. Yesterday Kip and I took Raven and joined our friends from the San Francisco Bay area at a camp ground up here in Shasta County. The weather was gorgeous – sunny, breezy, just the right temperature. We ended […]

Weekly Geeks: Poetry Month

Weekly Geeks: Poetry Month

Weekly Geeks are celebrating Poetry Month this week. Chris writes: April is National Poetry Month in the US and Canada. It is “a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry.” We’re invited to celebrate poetry in any way we […]

Europa – DNF

Europa – DNF

For those of you who read this blog regularly, you know I rarely do not finish a book. I typically struggle through and finish books, even if I am not loving them. But every now and then, I throw in the towel…and that is what happened with Europa by Tim Parks. This novel was shortlisted […]

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ̵...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Book Review

Armansky’s star researcher was a pale, anorexic young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows. She had a wasp tattoo about an inch long on her neck, a tattooed loop around the biceps of her left arm and another around her left ankle. On those occasions when […]

Friday Finds – April 16, 2010

Friday Finds – April 16, 2010

April 16, 2010 Welcome to Friday Finds, a weekly event sponsored by Jenn at Should Be Reading. I don’t participate every week, but rest assured, I DO find books every week that I am tempted to read. Here are the books that have been on my radar over the last couple of weeks. **Clicking on […]

Social Justice Challenge: Hunger

Social Justice Challenge: Hunger

This month’s theme for The Social Justice Challenge is hunger. Amy invited us to post a photo which represents hunger to us. I always think of the children who are hungry when I think of hunger – the huge, bloated bellies, the vacant eyes, the delicate bones jutting just beneath their skin. The picture I’ve […]

Mailbox Monday – April 12, 2010

Mailbox Monday – April 12, 2010

Welcome to the weekly edition of Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is where I share the books which have arrived at my house over the past seven days. If you want to join in the fun, visit Marcia every Monday and link to your Mailbox. Then go visit other bloggers […]

Book Giveaway: Impatient with Desire,...

Book Giveaway: Impatient with Desire, by Gabrielle Burton

Impatient with Desire, by Gabrielle Burton ISBN# 978-1-4013-4101-5 256 pages Published by Hyperion VOICE (March 2010) Giveaway Open from April 12 – April 20, 2010 About the Book Read my review. From the Press Release: Historians have long known that Tamsen kept a journal, though it was never found. In Impatient with Desire, Burton draws on […]

Impatient With Desire – Book Re...

Impatient With Desire – Book Review

My whole heart was big with hope and impatient with desire. When anyone ever went anyplace, I always wondered: What will they see? What is there that is not here? What waits for them that I am missing? I cannot bear it if no one knows what has gone on here. What I have seen. […]

The Marriage of True Minds – Bo...

The Marriage of True Minds – Book Review

“In most cases, when you challenge a delusion, the patient will be insistent, even to the point of violence. The unusual aspect of Mr. Ward’s illness is that when you challenge his delusions, he readily acknowledges that they are fantasy. Yet out in the world, he behaves as though they were real. That’s a conundrum.” […]

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