May 2010 archive

New York – May 23, 2010

Yesterday was a fun-filled day of walking, sight-seeing, and general socializing! I thought I would share some photos of what we saw. Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view. Battery Park: The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: The Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn: The Empire State Building: Ground Zero: After all that walking, …

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Mailbox Monday – May 24, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday coming to you from New York City! The books below are those which arrived before we left for the BEA and Book Blogger Convention. This event is hosted each Monday by Marcia at The Printed Page…so make sure you drop over to her blog to play along. …

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New York, New York

We’re here! Look who we found sitting two seats behind us on our flight: In case you don’t recognize her…that’s me with Trish (on left) from Hey Lady,Watcha Readin’? Kip and I arrived in New York City at 6:30PM last night, checked into our hotel and then met up with my sister Paula and her …

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A Sisterly Quilt…

If you read my blog, you know that my sister Paula was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2009. It is terrifying when someone you love gets this kind of diagnosis, and it has been really hard for me to be 3000 miles away from Paula during the last few months (although I did get …

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Preparing for New York…

Tomorrow Kip and I head to Sacramento, and then on Saturday we board our flight to New York City and the BEA and Book Blogger Convention. Preparing for this trip has been crazy! Not only did it involve detailed planning to schedule things, but it also included a couple of shopping trips…and then decisions about …

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My Name is Mary Sutter – Book Review

“You won’t last,” the man said eyeing Mary. “I will need a room and bedding,” she said. “I fear you will need much more than that.” Shaking his head, he stood, a look some might describe as pity shadowing his eyes, softening the hard set of his mouth. “My name is William Stipp,” he said. …

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Scheduling for BEA – Decisions, Decisions

For the last several days I have been haunting the BEA website, printing off events and author signings, pulling together a multitude of emails and blog posts…all in order to put together a schedule for next week. There are overlaps and tight time lines – especially on Wednesday which seems to be the most popular …

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Mailbox Monday – May 17, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each Monday by Marcia at The Printed Page. To play along, visit Marcia today and leave a link to your mailbox…then go visit other bloggers through THEIR links. I received a hardcover edition of Stay by Allie Larkin through a Shelf Awareness offer. I couldn’t resist …

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Sunday Salon – May 16, 2010

May 16, 2010 Happy Sunday to all of you stopping by my blog today. The weather is gorgeous here (finally) and we have a housing project in process here – after several years of moaning and groaning about my backyard which is essentially a half acre of dirt and trees, we are finally putting in …

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Winner – Singer’s Gun

The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel ISBN 978-1-936071-64-7 287 pages Unbridled Books (May 2010) Thank you to all who entered to win an ARC of The Singer’s Gun. I assigned numbers to each entry and some people got extra entries for donating to Relay for Life…so there was a total of 31 chances …

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