June 2011 archive

Mailbox Monday – June 20, 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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The Boy in the Moon – Book Review

The hardest part is trying to answer the questions Walker raises in my mind every time I pick him up. What is the value of a life like his – a life lived in the twilight, and often in pain? What is the cost of his life to those around him? “We spend a million …

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Star Friendship Quilt

The Internet can be a place of great joy. I have discovered that real friendship can be found there. Years ago, when I first was discovering book blogs and reading challenges, I stumbled across a blog that immediately resonated with me. The blogger, a woman named Laura who lived a good 3000 miles away from …

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Sunday Salon – June 19, 2011

June 19, 2011 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon – a weekly event where readers sit down and talk books. Before I start talking about literature, let me extend a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there in blogger-land! I hope you are enjoying your day. We are closing in on …

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Author Ann Joslin Williams

Down From Cascom Mountain, by Ann Joslin Williams 336 pages Bloomsbury USA (June 7, 2011) It is my pleasure to welcome author Ann Joslin Williams to my blog today. I just finished reading her wonderful novel, Down From Cascom Mountain, and was excited when Ann agreed to a guest post. I am also thrilled to …

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Down From Cascom Mountain – Book Review

Still, you couldn’t ever let go entirely, you still had to believe that someday, somewhere, all that was missing would somehow appear and come out right. Even when you knew, you knew, what you were looking for was just an illusion, a dream, a hope, a myth. And what was truly possible might be in …

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WINNER: Love At Absolute Zero

Thank you to all who stopped by to enter the giveaway for Christopher Meeks’ latest novel: Love At Absolute Zero. Congratulations to commenter number 6: Savannah who wrote: “I haven’t read anything but this author but clearly we need to get better acquainted since anyone who can write love and absolute zero is my kinda …

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Mailbox Monday – June 13, 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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Kaffe Fassett Bohemian-Style Quilt

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view The other day I sifted through my quilting works in progress and discovered THREE finished tops and backs, just waiting to be quilted. So I dug them out, sewed bindings and labels for each, made a trip to the quilt store for batting, …

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Sunday Salon – June 12, 2011

June 12, 2011 8:30 AM Ah, it is one of those perfect mornings in Northern California. The air has that clean, bright smell and the sun is filtering through the pines. The birds are singing and my coffee is hot. I’m ready to talk books. Yesterday I posted my thoughts about the latest ugly events …

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