August 2011 archive

Good Bye to Weekly Geeks…Thinking about Community

This is the final week of the meme Weekly Geeks. It feels bittersweet to me because I am one of the “older” book bloggers, and I knew Dewey who started this meme (along with several other, very popular events). When Dewey died in 2008, it was a shock. She was one of those people who …

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Mailbox Monday – August 29, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb. September’s host will be Amused by Books. Make sure to visit Staci’s blog today and add your link … you’ll also find links to other readers’ mailboxes there. To see the schedule of …

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Sunday Salon – August 28, 2011

August 28, 2011 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon. Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and let’s talk about books! I’ve been on vacation all week and in between helping my husband construct a new back deck, quilting, and taking a day trip or two – I’ve been reading! I …

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Darkness, My Old Friend – Book Review

He was a grave robber, waiting for the night watchman to drift off once and for all. Then, and only then, could he dig his fingers into the earth and exhume the truth. – from Darkness, My Old Friend, page 82 – Jones Cooper has walked away from his job as a police officer and …

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Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Choosing a Pattern (or Not) – Your First Project

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? Series This post is designed to help you understand the mechanics of putting together a quilt and will discuss selecting your first project. Many people I talk to express a desire to make a quilt, but are afraid to start. I commonly hear this: …

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Mice – Book Review

It had to be quiet. It had to be private. We were mice, after all. We weren’t looking for a home. We were looking for a place to hide. – from Mice, page 1 – Shelley Rivers and her mother, Elizabeth, are emotionally battered and bullied – Elizabeth by her ex-husband and Shelly by the …

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Mailbox Monday – August 22, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb. Make sure to visit Staci’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 …

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Sunday Salon – August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011 Welcome to The Sunday Salon. I hope you’ll visit the Facebook page for this meme and visit other bloggers who want to talk about books! I started my vacation (really a “stay-cation” as I am not going anywhere!) on Friday and hope to have lots of reading time in the next week. …

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By Nightfall – Book Review

The Mistake is coming to stay for awhile. – from By Nightfall, page 1 – Peter and Rebecca Harris live in Manhattan’s SoHo district. Peter, an art dealer, and Rebecca, an editor, have one child, Bea, who has dropped out of college to sling drinks at a bar in Boston. Both in their mid-40s, they …

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Winner: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield 336 pages ISBN 978-0-385-34408-1 Random House (July 12, 2011) Please forgive my late posting for this giveaway! The contest closed on August 16th – today I used Random.org to choose a winner and they are: Deb Nance from Reader’s Buzz Congratulations, Deb! I will be emailing you …

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