June 2011 archive

Literary Blog Hop WINNERS

Wow – there were 86 entries to win books for the Literary Giveaway here on my blog! Thank you all for entering. Although I said I was only going to give away five books to five winners, I was feeling particularly generous tonight when I drew the names…and instead, I decided to give away all …

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Mailbox Monday – June 27, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted this month by The Bluestocking Guide. Make sure you visit Bluestocking today and add your link in the comments … you’ll also find links to other readers’ mailboxes there. To see the schedule of this meme’s host, please visit the dedicated blog. Here is what arrived …

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Orange July – So Many Wonderful Choices

Orange July will be here very, very soon (if you don’t know what this is, then go check out the details over on Jill’s blog), and I need to make some tough decisions. In going through my stacks of unread books, I have found more Orange books than I could possibly read in one month. …

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Sunday Salon – June 26, 2011

June 26, 2011 8:30 AM Good morning to you and welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Salon. Grab a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice, put up your feet and grab your nearest book – its time to talk literature! But wait, before I talk about the books I’ve been reading lately, …

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Literary Blog Hop: Giveaways Galore!

Today marks the first day of the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop sponsored by Leeswamme’s Blog. For the next few days (through June 29th) readers can hop around the blog-o-sphere and enter giveaways for book related items. Check out the links here. I am trying really hard these days to give away books which I either …

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WINNER: Down From Cascom Mountain

Many thanks to those readers who stopped by and entered to win a copy of Down From Cascom Mountain by Ann Joslin Williams. There were some wonderful responses to the question: Tell me one thing about the natural world which deeply resonates with you. People talked about the Ozarks, the Florida wildlife, the sound of …

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The Wedding Writer – Book Review & Giveaway

Jeff had called her hungry. And she is, for many things – for a place in the world, a home. And for happiness. – from The Wedding Writer, page 130 – Lucky Quinn has worked hard to move up the ranks of the bridal business. She considers herself very lucky when she manages to snag …

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Literary Blog Hop Giveaway

June 25 – 29, 2011 Leeswammes’ Blog is hosting a literary blog hop giveaway in June…and I am planning on participating. Here is some information on the event: This event is an opportunity to give away prizes and get more traffic to your blog. You will run your own giveaway, but it will be linked up …

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The Blossoming of the World – Book Review

I imagine you, my present reader, as an anteater in an endless prairie, a prairie with a thousand anthills just visible through the grass, each anthill ebbing and flowing with thousands of succulent ants. I imagine you as an astronomer climbing into the observation chair of the 200-inch Mount Palomar telescope and wondering which star …

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4th of July Challenge Block

My local quilt shop has offered up a challenge to customers. They provided us with a 14″ square of either red, white or blue fabric (I chose the gorgeous batik red) and our job was to stitch a block (using our own stash for the other fabrics) which measured 12.5″ X 12.5″. Everyone who turns …

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