September 2010 archive

Grace – Book Review

And so here I am, a “normal,” healthy, fifteen year old girl, with an incredible story behind her two brown eyes. I’ve had forty-eight doses and sixteen days of chemo, well over fifty tests, a trip to the ER, two doses of morphine, three drug reactions, forty-one shots, over one hundred fifty needle pokes, fourteen …

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The Search – Book Review

“[…] I know this is hard for you, Fee, but I don’t want you to worry. They’ll get him. And as bad as it is, this asshole’s sticking to Perry’s pattern. Young college girls. You’re not twenty anymore.” “No.” She bore down to keep her voice steady. “But I’m the only one who got away.” …

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Mailbox Monday – September 13, 2010

Welcome to Mailbox Monday hosted this month at Kathy’s blog Bermuda Onion. I am still in New Hampshire with my sister, but books have arrived back at my home in California and Kip has been my blog helper by emailing me what came and from whom. Also, thanks to Lydia at Penguin, a couple of …

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Sunday Salon – September 12, 2010

September 12, 2010 Noon Wow, I am late posting this today! First of all, I slept until 9:30 this morning – it is gray and threatening rain here on the East coast – and the bed felt good. Second, I ended up climbing into bed with Paula this morning so we could both read side …

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Dangerous Neighbors – Book Review

Nothing in this world is safe. Clouds form. Trees split. Horses rear. Ice breaks. Fire rages. – from the ARC of Dangerous Neighbors, page 32 – The year is 1876 and the Philadelphia Centennial fair displays a dazzling array of inventions and exhibitions from around the world. This is the backdrop for Beth Kephart’s poignant …

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Mini Shopaholic – Paula’s Book Review

My sister is a ravenous reader and so when Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella arrived for me to read and review, Paula snatched it up immediately, sat down, and devoured it in a day. She has read all the previous books in this series and found this one to be “one of the best” of …

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The Wake of Forgiveness – Book Review

His eyes had cleared, the pain in his knee just a twinge of memory, but now he was seeing his father, the blood dark at the corner of his mouth, his body sucking into the mud of the land he’d tried the whole of his adult life to work toward his own ends, his tobacco-stained …

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Mailbox Monday – September 6, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Kathy at BermudaOnion. I’m in New Hampshire with my sister, so Kip is my helper with Mailbox Monday for the next few weeks – if books arrive, he lets me know so I can post them. What a guy, huh? I’m a lucky …

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Sunday Salon – September 5, 2010

September 5, 2010 7:30 AM It is hard to believe we are already watching September days slip by. I arrived in New Hampshire this week and it has been good to be here. The first three days the temperatures were in the 90s with very high humidity, but yesterday and this morning we have been …

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Simply From Scratch – Book Review

The winner of Polly’s Desserts That Warm the Soul baking contest receives twenty thousand dollars. Twenty thousand. The exact amount Nick mentioned in his e-mail when he told me about the money he wanted to raise for the people of New Orleans as they rebuild after the hurricane and the floods. – from Simply from …

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