September 2011 archive

Touch and Go – Book Review

I thought of reeds bending but not breaking in the wind, and the strength of roots holding down the reeds – and the force of wind itself, blowing. I was tired of being the reed. – from Touch and Go – Kevin has been blind since a tragic childhood accident. He is still struggling with …

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Mailbox Monday – September 26, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Leah at  Amused by Books. Make sure to visit Leah’s post 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. …

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Compiling Nominations for the Indie Lit Awards

Have you heard about the Indie Lit Awards? The Independent Literary Awards are book awards given by literary bloggers. Lit bloggers write about books and literary related items. They are the fastest growing form of publicity in the literary world, though most are still independently run and do not receive compensation for their reviews or …

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Sunday Salon – September 25, 2011

September 25, 2011 9:00 AM September is flying by – the days are getting shorter and the ground is littered with tree debris and leaves. This morning the air is cold and damp and smells like rain. Perfect reading weather. Last week I mentioned that I was reading Charlotte Bacon’s latest novel: The Twisted Thread. …

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Charles Dickens: An Early Birthday Celebration

Readers to Caribousmom don’t often see a lot of Classic Literature here – but that does’t mean that I don’t appreciate the classic. In February 2012, Charles Dickens turns 200 years old, and The Guardian is starting the celebration early with a terrific podcast featuring writers such as Ian Rankin, Colin Thubron, Malorie Blackman, Andrew …

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Just Had to Post This…

…because it was so dang accurate (thank you to Cathy at Kittling Books for the link to the quiz). Your Dark Element is Earth You are well grounded. You nurture and comfort everyone that you know.You are naturally diplomatic, but it isn’t easy. You can be indecisive and contradictory at times. You work hard, but …

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BBAW Book Giveaways – Final Post!

Today is the last day of my BBAW book giveaways. To all who stopped by and entered…Thank you! The winner of Tunnel Vision by Gary Braver is… Lori from She Treads Softly   The winner of The Knowledge of Good and Evil by Glenn Kleier is… Bonnie from Bonnie’s Books   Congratulations to both of …

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The Twisted Thread – Book Review

Its endowment was healthy enough to withstand the students who left, the students who protested, the parents and alumni who wouldn’t give money. It was Armitage: there would always be people who wanted to come here and have a little of its glory conferred on them, a scrap of its reputation. – from The Twisted …

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Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Stitching and Pressing

Welcome to the seventh installment of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? series My apologies for the late posting of this edition. Please note that all photos in this post may be enlarged by clicking on them. Today’s post is all about stitching and pressing – it is time to learn how to piece fabric to …

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BBAW Book Giveaway Winners: Part III

Today I am announcing TWO more winners from my BBAW book giveaways…. The winner of Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron is: AMY from THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN TAILS   The winner of Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins is: LORI from SHE TREADS SOFTLY Congratulations to you …

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