May 2010 archive

Mailbox Monday – May 31, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each Monday by Marcia at The Printed Page. Click through to Marcia’s blog to find links to other bloggers’ mailboxes and to play along. After spending last week in New York City at the BEA and Book Blogger Convention, I thought I might be “booked out”… …

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Good-Bye New York

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Book Blogger Convention: May 28, 2010

**NOTE: Click on ANY photo in this post to enjoy a larger view. Before I start talking about the Book Blogger Convention…I realized that in my rush to get yesterday’s post up before leaving for the airport, I neglected to post the afternoon photo of the books that I picked up on Thursday afternoon. So …

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Book Expo: May 27, 2010

Well, I am sitting in the hotel lobby waiting to be picked up for the airport…so thought I would keep on trying to catch up with all the BEA fun. Thursday was the second day of the exhibition hall and I must admit, I was really dragging! The first thing we did was drop by …

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TLC Book Tour – Let the Great World Spin

Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann ISBN: 978-1400063734 368 pages Published by Random House (June 2009) I was really happy when I saw that TLC Book Tours was going to tour Let the Great World Spin which won the 2009 National Book Award. Like all well written literature, this novel touches on the …

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Let the Great World Spin – Book Review

Tacked inside his cabin door was a sign: NOBODY FALLS HALFWAY. He believed in walking beautifully, elegantly. It had to work as a kind of faith that he would get to the other side. He had fallen only once while training – once exactly, so he felt it couldn’t happen again, it was beyond possibility. …

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Book Expo: May 26, 2010

**Click on any photos in this post to enjoy a larger view Wednesday marked the first day of the exhibition part of the BEA and I have to say, it was overwhelming and exciting. Kip and I got up at 5:00 AM to get to the Javits by 6:00 AM to get tickets for a …

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Book Expo: May 25, 2010

Things have been SO busy that I am late posting updates…but I am going to go ahead and post the day to day happenings here in New York anyway! On Tuesday Kip and I met up with a friend from Library Thing and had breakfast before heading out to a tour at the Penguin publishing …

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Book Expo: May 24, 2010

Monday marked the first official “happenings” for the Book Expo and Book Blogger Convention. Kip and I headed over to the Flat Iron Building in Chelsea for a tour of Bloomsbury Publishing at 10:30. Michelle Blankenship, Associate Director of Publicity, and Peter Miller, Director of Publicity, spent about an hour with us answering questions about …

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In the Wake of the Boatman – Book Review

As soon as he finished showering and straightening up, he fled the apartment. Confused and sickened, he went downtown, and at a bar in Fells Point, he drunkenly contemplated suicide for the first time in his life. What he had done seemed worse than kissing Clyde. He had been a kid back then, but now …

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