August 2010 archive

Gratitude to Congressman Herger and His Staff…

Far too often when we talk or write about our government it is to criticize. I’ll be the first to admit that my impression of government has been that of an institution which is bureaucratic, cold, uncaring, and filled with people whose self-interest comes before the public interest. So when my brother-in-law (who is a …

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Earth and Ashes – Book Review

Over the four years Murad has worked at the mine, you haven’t had a single chance to visit him. It’s been four years since he entrusted his young wife and his son Yassin to you and left for the mine to earn his living. The truth is, Murad wanted to flee the village and its …

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Fifty Years Old…and a Giveaway

Wow. Fifty years. Half a Century. I woke up this morning, looked at myself in the mirror and thought “So this is what 50 looks like.” Hard to believe…but its true! So what would a birthday be without presents? In celebration of half a century of living, I’ve decided to give away five books – …

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Still Missing – Book Review

Interesting that hardly anyone asks how I feel now, not that I’d tell them. I just wonder why nobody care much about the after – just about the story. Guess they figure it stops there. I wish. – from Still Missing, page 64 of the ARC – Annie O’Sullivan is thirty-two, has a great boyfriend …

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Book Giveaway: The Breaking Of Eggs

The Breaking of Eggs by Jim Powell 352 Pages ISBN: 978-0-14-311726-1 Penguin (July 27, 2010) Thanks to Lindsay at Penguin Books, I have a copy The Breaking of Eggs to give away to one lucky reader of my blog. Let me tell you a little about the book and author. ABOUT THE BOOK From the …

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Book Review

Even the best-behaved Admission is bound to need some work to swing into routine, and, also, you never can tell when just that certain one might come in who’s free enough to foul things up right and left, really make a hell of a mess and constitute a threat to the whole smoothness of the …

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Winner for Random Reading Challenge Giveaway

Well, as promised…I used Random.Org to draw a name from the list of people who finished this challenge. There were only ten, so they all had a great chance to win. But there can only be one winner and it is: Tara from Tales of a Book Addict Congratulations, Tara!! You have your choice of …

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Mailbox Monday – August 16, 2010

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, hosted this month by Chick Loves Lit. Want to play? Drop by Chick Loves Lit today and leave a link to YOUR mailbox, then have fun visiting other participating blogs. This week I found some really great books on my front porch… Because I helped celebrate Penguin’s 75 Years of excellence…Lindsay …

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A Little Silence…

I need to be honest with all of you – I am struggling to maintain a presence in the blog-o-sphere these days, and it doesn’t look like it is going to get a whole lot easier in the near future. A while back I shared with you that my sister was diagnosed with colon cancer …

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Sunday Salon – August 15, 2010

August 15, 2010 This weekend has flashed by in a blink…where are the hours and days going? I am so grateful for the moderate summer we are having so far with warm, but not smoldering days. I cruised through some interesting books this week. Usually I read about 90% fiction, so it is unusual that …

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