November 2010 archive

Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman – Book Review

…it was nine weeks ago that she had arrived in Rome, so as to be with him for a while at last, with Gert, for the first time since their wedding, and when, the very next day, he had to tell her that he had been ordered back to the army, a sudden, immediate redeployment …

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It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This…

Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones  singing I Don’t Want Anything To Change (with a short clip of an interview with Norah Jones first): Please follow and like the blue thistle

Mailbox Monday – November 29, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday sponsored this month by Julie at  Knitting and Sundries. To play along, write a post sharing the books which have arrived at your home this week…then drop by Julie’s blog and link up. Be sure to stop by other blogs to see what books they found on …

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On Maggie’s Watch – Book Review

For once she understood a phrase her mother used to use when she was a kid, sometimes to help justify a shopping trip or an impromptu dinner out. “It is a chocolate-cake decision,” her mother would say. She would wear her flirty sideways grin and explain, “A chocolate-cake decision is one where you know something …

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Sunday Salon – November 28, 2010

November 28, 2010 9:30 AM Good morning! Welcome to this week’s Sunday Salon edition. I hope all my U.S. readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Kip and I cooked up a turkey with all the fixings and shared it with his parents. It was a quiet, but enjoyable day. Yesterday we traveled to Sacramento to attend …

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Mary Ann In Autumn – Book Review

There should be something about this hillside, some lingering sense memory – the view of Alcatraz, say, or the foghorns or the mossy smell of the planks beneath her feet – that would lead her back to her lost wonderland. Everything around her was familiar but somehow foreign to her own experience, like a place …

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Giveaway: Harriet Reisen’s Louisa May Alcott Book and DVD

Picador (October 2010) Just in time for the holidays, Picador is hosting a giveaway of both the book and DVD: Lousia May Alcott – The Woman Behind Little Woman. The Book (from the Author’s website): A vivid, energetic account of the life of the beloved author whose work has delighted millions of readers, Louisa May …

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Chronicle Books: Happy Haul-idays Contest

Have you seen the Happy Haul-idays Contest from Chronicle Books? It is a great idea…and if I win, so can one of you. Here are the details: Bloggers (like me) pick out $500 worth of books from Chronicle Books web site and list them on their blog. I then enter the post listing my books …

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Scent of the Missing – Book Review

As we head out, I wonder what my own dog will bring to the work, to the team, and to me. I like the thought of a long drive home with a Golden snoring belly-up in the back of the car; a good dog who has worked well. A partner. A friend. After a search …

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Mailbox Monday – November 22, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Julie at  Knitting and Sundries. To play along, write a post sharing the books which have arrived at your home this week…then drop by Julie’s blog and link up. Be sure to stop by other blogs to see what books they found on …

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