May 2011 archive

Armchair BEA Day 2: Best of 2011

Welcome to Day 2 of The Armchair BEA. Today there are giveaways galore being offered on individual blogs – check out this post to get links. I’m giving away books through the official Armchair BEA blog (ongoing), so today I decided to accept the prompt to write about my favorite books so far in 2011. …

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Book Buzz: Highly Anticipated

This is a great week for books. The BEA and Book Bloggers Convention is happening in New York City, and for those unable to get to New York, there is The Armchair BEA. Thanks to Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog, I discovered a terrific site called Edelweiss which helps users search Publisher catalogs, as …

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Caribousmom: Reading a Good Book with a Furchild by my Side

Today kicks off the Armchair BEA – a terrific event that allows bloggers to participate virtually in the BEA. We have been tasked to introduce ourselves and our blogs, and so, here I go… I started book blogging way back in 2007 (although my blog actually came into being in 2005), and people are always …

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WINNERS – Laura Lippman Giveaway

Thanks to all who stopped by and entered to win one of three books by Laura Lippman. I wish I could send you all a book! But, there can only be three winners. I chose them randomly from the comments on the giveaway post. The two people who won a copy of I’d Know You …

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Mailbox Monday – May 23, 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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Sunday Salon – May 22, 2011

May 22, 2011 Good morning to all of you joining me for this week’s edition of Sunday Salon. I had a frustrating, melt-down sort of week with ongoing computer problems adding to my already stressed out state of mind. Thankfully, I think I have now solved all the computer issues and the sun has finally …

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The Convert – Book Review

Anonymity is my vocation. I inhabit the lives of my subjects until I think like them. Behind the doors of my study, I wear them like a suit of out-of-date clothes, telling their stories, interpreting their dreams, mimicking their voices as I type. I find myself most susceptible to those tuned to an impossible pitch, …

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I’m An Armchair BEA Sponsor!

Last year I went to New York City for the BEA and Book Blogger Convention – it was fantastic…and I so wanted to go again this year. BUT, things just didn’t work out…so instead, I have decided to jump in and participate in the 2011 Armchair BEA. I have enrolled as a sponsor and will …

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Winner: Wrecker

Wrecker by Summer Wood 304 pages Bloomsbury (February 2011) Thank you to all who stopped by and entered to win a copy of Summer Wood’s fantastic novel WRECKER. I used Random.org to choose one winner. Congratulations to: Laura from The Scarlet Letter I’ve sent you an email, Laura – please respond to that with your …

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Stay Tuned…

I am having MAJOR issues with my computer. My laptop has crashed (the operating system is damaged and the whole system has to be “wiped” and rebuilt) and although I have a new desktop computer, it is currently not accessing the Internet due to a problem with my Internet connection (Frontier promises to be out …

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