June 2010 archive

Sunday Salon – June 13, 2010

June 13, 2010 Another gorgeous Sunday in Northern California. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the porch is beckoning to me. So here I sit outside, sipping a hot cup of coffee, ready to talk about books! Last week I posted my review and book tour of Everything Is Broken by Emma …

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BBAW – Intent to Register

September 13 -17, 2010 Can it really be that time again? Yup, it is. Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be here before we know it. This year there are different rules for registration and voting. To see them all, visit this post on the BBAW dedicated blog. The most significant change from 2009 to 2010 …

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Mudbound – Book Review

When I think of the farm, I think of mud. Limning my husband’s fingernails and encrusting the children’s knees and hair. Sucking at my feet like a greedy newborn on the breast. Marching in boot-shaped patches across the plank floors of the house. There was no defeating it. The mud coated everything. I dreamed in …

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Post BEA Book Buzz: September Gems Part II

Welcome to the fourth 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 three installments of this series: Hot Books May 2010 Sizzling Books of Summer September Gems Part I In this edition of Book …

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Winners Announced: The Outside Boy

Wow, what a great response to this giveaway. There were almost 40 entries. I used Random.org to pick the winners. Everyone ended up being from the United States, so I assigned books by order they were drawn. The first three will receive a finished copy of the book from the publisher, and the fourth person …

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Post BEA Book Buzz: September Gems Part I

Welcome to the third 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 two installments of this series: Hot Books May 2010 Sizzling Books of Summer In this edition of Book Buzz, I want to …

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There is No Me Without You – Book Review

Haregewoin had one color photo of Atetegeb holding her baby. She enlarged this photo until its lines turned all pastel and soft. She framed it and centered it on the wall above the sofa. She framed a smaller black-and-white photo of Atetegeb and Suzie as teenagers laughing together. Under the glass she placed a slip …

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TLC Book Tour: Everything is Broken

Everything is Broken by Emma Larkin ISBN 978-1-59420-257-5 264 pages The Penguin Press (2010) Welcome to my TLC Book Tour of Everything is Broken. This is a stark, moving book which I highly recommend (read my review). Emma Larkin is the pseudonym for an American who was born and raised in Asia, studied the Burmese …

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Everything Is Broken – Book Review

There is a Burmese phrase that perfectly described the limited amount of aid being delivered after the cyclone versus the enormity of the need: As the phrase goes, it was like tossing sesame seeds into the mouth of an elephant. – from Everything is Broken, page 46 – The willingness expected of a soldier is …

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Post BEA Book Buzz: Sizzling Books of Summer

Welcome to the second in 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. See the first post in the series (Hot Books May 2010) here. Today I’m going to share with you some of the titles I’m excited about …

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