May 2011 archive

Fighting Back

It has been awhile since I’ve posted about my sister and her fight against colon cancer – but, it is that time of year again when Relay for Life happens…and Paula and her daughters, Sam and Abby, will be walking to raise money to fight cancer. Paula is doing great – she has one more …

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Mailbox Monday – May 16, 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. I got a treasure trove of books in my mailbox …

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Sunday Salon – May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011 Brrrrr, winter is back!! It is frigidly cold here and due to stay that way for at least another couple of days. We may even see snow today…crazy, right? Perfect weather to hunker down with a good book! Since my last Sunday Salon post my reading has been interrupted by trying to …

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I’d Know You Anywhere – Book Review

Whatever he wanted know – and she had known from the first letter that he would not be satisfied with a one-sided contact, that his very words “I’d know you anywhere” were meant to remind her of a marker on a very old debt – she wanted something from him, too. She needed to ask: …

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THREE Book Laura Lippman Giveaway

I’d Know You Anywhere AND The Girl In The Green Raincoat, by Laura Lippman Contest open from May 14 – May 22, 2011 (at 5:00 pm PST) Thanks to the generosity of Authors On The Web and publisher William Morrow, I am pleased to be able to offer U.S. and Canadian readers of my blog …

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The Paperbark Shoe – Book Review

The sky over Wyalkatchem is hotter and bluer than any other place, and the winds are stronger, the thermals rising tens of thousands of feet straight up, lifting the litter of the desert in its embrace: shards of quartz and shale and flakes of limestone, spinifex, the lost tails of geckoes, scraps of paperbark, the …

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Wrecker – Book Review and Giveaway

They couldn’t control him and so they gave up trying. But neither could he control them, and he, too, came to understand this, and the shimmering tentative thing that stretched between them those first days thickened into something workable, something like love in overalls, love with a spade in its hand. – from Wrecker, page …

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Mailbox Monday – May 9, 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. I continue to get some amazing books each week in …

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Sunday Salon – May 8, 2011

May 8, 2011 Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Salon – sit down, relax, and let’s talk books! I missed last week’s Salon as I was traveling from New Hampshire back to California. April was an emotionally exhausting month for me, and I am looking forward to regrouping and having some time in May …

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Benrali Art Books – Review Of Manni AND The Turtle’s Dream and Keys

All was quiet that night on Shell Beach, All but the turtles rushing to sea. That night the full moon spoke to me, “You will leave the forest of palm trees.” – from Manni – Manni, From A World Beyond Stars is written and illustrated by Aman Waseem Ben Ali (writing under the pen name …

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