June 1, 2010 archive

Post BEA: What I Learned

After the whirlwind of events, meeting people, networking, and experiencing New York City in all its chaotic glory, I thought I would spend a few minutes sharing the highlights and telling you a bit about what I learned about the whole experience. For those of you who did NOT make it to NYC for the …

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Completed: New York Challenge

Many thanks to Jill at Fizzy Thoughts who hosted this fun challenge which coincided with the BEA and BBC. I actually ended up reading two books to complete the challenge: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin AND Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Interesting that they were both written by Irish authors! I preferred McCann’s …

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Tinkers – Book Review

He tinkered. Tin pots, wrought iron. Solder melted and cupped in a clay dam. Quicksilver patchwork. Occasionally, a pot hammered back flat, the tinkle of tin sibilant, tiny beneath the lid of the boreal forest. Tinkerbird, coppersmith, but mostly a brush and mop drummer. – from Tinkers, page 12 – George Washington Crosby is eight …

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