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National Adopt-A-Dog Month Book Givea...

National Adopt-A-Dog Month Book Giveaway

Did you know that October is National Adopt-A-Dog month? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? And the rest are lovable, mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to find a forever home? Not only can you adopt a pet from your local shelter, but there are many […]

The Blessings of the Animals – ...

The Blessings of the Animals – Book Review

Once I had examined the fillies, I drove home. I passed the decapitated St. Francis still lying face down in the mud, the shingles scattered in the yard, the branches down everywhere. I walked straight to the barn, where Muriel wandered in the aisle and the biter wouldn’t let me touch him. What if you […]

Mailbox Monday – September 27, ...

Mailbox Monday – September 27, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Kathy at Bermuda Onion. Be sure to stop by her Mailbox Monday post to leave your link and check out other readers’ mailboxes. Each week readers share the books which arrive on their doorsteps. This week I got some interesting books delivered here […]

Sunday Salon – September 26, 20...

Sunday Salon – September 26, 2010

September 26, 2010 11:00 AM Well, it is perhaps too late to say “Good Morning”…I am quite remiss at posting today. The morning got away from me as Paula and I sat in front of our newly constructed “design wall” (a flannel backed tablecloth pinned to the wall where we can throw up completed quilt […]

Reading for a Cure – Third Quar...

Reading for a Cure – Third Quarter Update

I have been terribly remiss in posting regular updates on this project, in large part because I am traveling my own personal journey through cancer with my sister, Paula, who was recently diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. The other day I was ruminating on the irony that when I decided to dedicate a year to […]

Grace – Book Giveaway

Grace – Book Giveaway

Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, by Melinda Marchiano 289 pages ISBN 978-0984271207 Happy Quail; 2 edition (October 1, 2010) Recently I read Melinda Marchiano’s moving memoir about her triumph over Hodgkin Lymphoma (read my review), and I am thrilled to announce that Melinda and her publisher have generously offered to give […]

Lost Empire – Paula Weighs In&#...

Lost Empire – Paula Weighs In…

Lost Empire, by Clive Cussler ISBN 978-0-399-15676-2 402 pages G.P. Putnam’s Sons (2010) The sharks darted at the edges of their vision, sleek gray shapes that offered Sam and Remi Fargo only glimpses of knife-edged fins and flicking tails before disappearing into the curtain of swirling sand. As usual, Remi had refused to pass up […]

Mailbox Monday – September 20, ...

Mailbox Monday – September 20, 2010

Welcome to Mailbox Monday hosted this month at Bermuda Onion. Some interesting books arrived in California in my absence this week – and thanks to my wonderful husband Kip I am being kept updated as to what arrived and from whom it came! I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (due for release in […]

Sunday Salon – September 19, 20...

Sunday Salon – September 19, 2010

September 19, 2010 9:00 AM Good morning! These last few days in New Hampshire have been a real mix of weather – a little rain, a little thunder and lightening, a little sunshine, a little clouds. Today looks to be more of the same.  It looks to be a great day to do a some […]

Never Wave Goodbye – Book Revie...

Never Wave Goodbye – Book Review

She wasn’t duped so much by a clever individual as she was by her own expectations. We see what we want to see. Magicians and con artists know this about us. We are blind and trusting at the same time. We trust our interpretations of what we see because to do otherwise would paralyze us. […]

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