June 2010 archive

Catcher in the Rye – Book Review

She was right, though. It is “If a body meet a body coming through the rye.” I didn’t know it then, though. “I thought it was ‘If a body catch a body,’” I said. “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of …

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Sunday Salon – June 20, 2010

June 20, 2010 Good morning, loyal readers! What a great week I’ve had in reading…but I haven’t JUST been reading, I’ve been enjoying the warm spring weather, too (and Raven has been helping). Here is what I read and reviewed this week: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (read my review) is an unusual book which …

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Oprah Summer Picks that Caught My Eye

I like perusing Oprah’s book picks. I don’t always agree with her choices, but usually I find one or two that spark my curiosity. Oprah has picked twenty hot summer books to tempt readers. These are the ones which have made it onto my wish list: Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch will be …

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Not Just Reading…

*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view. …Also planting, relaxing, enjoying the sunshine: Of course, Raven is here to help… Please follow and like the blue thistle

Cool Water – Book Review

He leans his face into the animal’s side, closes his eyes and sucks in the sweet, familiar smell – the blend of dust and grass and warm sweat. The smell of the horse takes him back to when Rip and Tom were there in the pasture, when he was a boy on another hot summer …

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Post BEA Book Buzz: Hot for the Holidays

Welcome to the sixth and final installment of a series of Post-BEA Book Buzz articles where I will be highlighting some of the hot new titles which I discovered at the BEA. Read the previous articles in this series: Hot Books May 2010 Sizzling Books of Summer September Gems Part I September Gems Part II …

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Beside the Sea – Book Review

You struggle to live as best you can but soon the whole lot disappears. We get up in the morning, but that morning doesn’t actually exist any more than the night before which everyone’s already forgotten. We’re all walking on the edge of a precipice, I’ve known that for a long time. One step forward, …

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The Penelopiad – Book Review

The gods were never averse to making a mess. In fact they enjoyed it. To watch some mortal with his or her eyes frying in their sockets through an overdose of god-sex made them shake with laughter. There was something childish about the gods, in a nasty way. I can say this now because I …

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Mailbox Monday – June 14, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted every Monday by Marcia at The Printed Page. I have been very blessed with lots of great books lately, and this week was no exception. Here is what arrived on my doorstep: Kaitlyn from NAL/Berkely/Penguin successfully tempted me with Free to a Good Home by Eve …

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Post BEA Book Buzz: October Highlights

Welcome to the fifth installment of a series of Post-BEA Book Buzz articles where I will be highlighting some of the hot new titles which I discovered at the BEA. View the first four installments of this series: Hot Books May 2010 Sizzling Books of Summer September Gems Part I September Gems Part II This …

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