August 2010 archive

Daisy Chain Romanian Charity Quilt

I finished this quilt late on Sunday night and am taking it to the post office today. This 60″ X 60″ quilt is winging its way to Romania for a child who lives in an orphanage there. Judi from Green Fairy Quilts and her husband have traveled to Romania for the last two years to …

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Mailbox Monday – August 30, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month at Chick Loves Lit. As usual, I found some awesome books in my mailbox this week that I am eager to share with you. I was very excited to receive a copy of Hiroshima In The Morning by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto which came from …

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Sunday Salon – August 29, 2010

August 29, 2010 9:00 AM Good morning! I slept in this morning…I needed it and we got a little taste of autumn here yesterday and last night with temperatures dropping into the 50’s during the day (with rain) and into the 40’s last night which made sleeping easy. Only in five years out of the …

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Shortlisted…

Have you been over to the Book Blogger Appreciation Week blog lately? There is a lot going on…and more to come. Today the short lists for awards were announced and I am thrilled that Caribousmom has made the short list in two categories this year: Best Literary Fiction Blog I am in great company with …

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Home Repair – Book Review

Her husband had walked out on them in the middle of a garage sale, in the middle of a rare blue Binghamton summer’s day. She knew as surely as if he had bent over her, lanky as he was, and whispered it into her ear, his blond hair brushing her skin. He was simply – …

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50th Birthday Give Away WINNERS!

Thanks to all of you who helped make my 5oth Birthday a bit more special…I loved all your comments, birthday memories, and reasons why being 50 or older is so great. There were many of you who asked not to be entered in the giveaway but still stopped by to wish me a happy birthday …

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Winner – The Breaking of Eggs

Thank you to all who entered to win a copy of The Breaking of Eggs by Jim Powell. I used Random.org to select a winner. Congratulations to: Rhonda who wrote: “Please count me in. Thanks.” Rhonda, I’m sending you an email – please respond to that and send me your snail mail within 5 days …

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City of Veils – Book Review

“They needed a woman to handle some of the more sensitive matters for certain female victims.” She motioned gracefully down to the body but didn’t let her eyes follow the gesture. “They told me it was for the victims whose families requested it. The people who didn’t want a strange man touching their beloved daughters …

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Mailbox Monday – August 23, 2010

Welcome once again to Mailbox Monday – hosted this month by Chick Loves Lit. Each week readers share the books which arrived in their mailboxes. I have had some stellar weeks in books…and this week was no exception. Here is what found its way to my home this week: Tavia from William Morrow sent me …

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Sunday Salon – August 22, 2010

August 22, 2010 Good morning to all my readers. This has been quite an emotional week for me. I posted earlier about my sister’s battle with cancer and my plan to head back to New Hampshire to help take care of her. I mentioned that I was trying to get my PT license in NH …

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