May 2011 archive

The Season of Second Chances – Book Review

I needed shelter and a place to work and grade papers. I don’t cook, entertain or invite people into my home. I have simple requisites, but I need a house that can take care of me, not a house I would have to feed, burp, dress and send to Yale. Clearly, this was not the …

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Secret Daughter – Book Review

The real story of life in Dharavi is these mothers. They are the face of hope for these children, born into poverty and desolation. – from Secret Daughter, page 288 – Kavita is a poor woman living in a small village in India where boy infants are cherished and girls are discarded like trash. When …

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Mailbox Monday – May 30, 2011

This month’s Mailbox Monday is hosted by Mari at Mari Reads. Make sure you visit Mari’s blog today and add your link … you’ll also find links to other readers’ mailboxes there. To see the schedule of this meme’s host, please visit the dedicated blog. Some wonderful books found their way to my home this …

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Book Buzz: Fall Reads

Today is the continuation of my Book Buzz series where I am talking about the new and upcoming books that have caught my interest. Catch my previous Book Buzz features: Highly Anticipated Debut Authors Summer Reads Today I want to talk about some books slated for publication in the Fall. The Kite Runner Graphic Novel …

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Armchair BEA Day 5: Blogging about Blogging

Today is Day 5 of The Armchair BEA. I’m a little late posting today because I was doing a book tour and did not want to post competing content. But it is the end of the day, and I thought it was safe to post now. The Book Blogger Convention is happening in NYC today, …

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The London Train – Book Review

[…] it was remarkable, he thought, how little mark the tumult of inward experience leaves on the external shells we inhabit. – from The London Train, page 315 – Paul is grieving the death of his elderly mother and feels oddly detached from his wife, Elise, and their two small daughters. When he gets a …

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Armchair BEA Day 4: Nurturing Relationships

Welcome to Day 4 of the Armchair BEA – I hope you are getting a chance to spend some time over at Armchair BEA Central…there are some great vlogs and content. I have to give props to Emily who is posting a daily vlog. Last year I was so tired at the end of each …

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Book Buzz: Summer Reads

As part of the celebration of books and The Armchair BEA, I’m doing a series on the new books due for publication over the next few months. Previous Book Buzz Posts: Highly Anticipated Debut Authors Today’s Book Buzz is about books due for release this summer. Next To Love by Ellen Feldman (ISBN 9780812992717) is …

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Armchair BEA Day 3: Sharing the Blogger Love

Day 3 of The Armchair BEA is celebrating our relationships with other bloggers. Today are the interviews (check out all the links to read interviews with some of your favorite bloggers). For those of us who chose not to do an interview, we have been tasked with talking about our favorite blogs and bloggers. I …

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Book Buzz: Debut Authors

As part of the celebration of books and The Armchair BEA, I’m doing a series on the new books due for publication over the next few months. Check out my first post in the series: Highly Anticipated Books. Today’s Book Buzz is all about debut authors. I don’t know about you, but I love nothing …

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