February 2012 archive

No Mark Upon Her – Book Review

Beneath the surface, tendrils of dark hair moved like moss, and white fingers, slightly curled, drifted back and forth as if waving, signaling for help. – from No Mark Upon Her, page 45 – Rebecca ‘Becca’ Meredith is a high-ranking detective with the Met in London. She is also an Olympic caliber rower who has …

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Literary Blog Hop and Giveaway

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event hosted by Judith at Leswammes’ Blog. It is a great opportunity to visit other bloggers and to throw your name in the hat for giveaways. Judith writes: Isn’t giving better than receiving? Most giveaway blog hops seem to be directed towards young adult and romance audiences. Those …

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Author Guest Post: Paula Friedman

The Rescuer’s Path by Paula Friedman ISBN 978-1935514886 200 pages Plain View Press (February 1, 2012) “Exciting, physically vivid, and romantic,”  Ursula K. Le Guin, National Book Award, author Last night my mother called to urge me to watch Hardball with Chris Matthews because he was covering The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform …

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Come In and Cover Me – Book Review

You assumed the dead wanted their story told, that they wanted their lives to be known and remembered and understood. You had to assume that. Only occasionally did Ren allow for the possibility that they were happy sleeping, that they didn’t want to be known, that they didn’t need their stories told by people who …

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Summer Sampler Quilt COMPLETED!

*All photos in this post are “clickable” to enjoy a larger view” Do you remember this quilt? I started it last summer as a quilt-along. I quickly pieced the top, but it took me until now to get it pinned and quilted. One of the big things I learned making this quilt was how to …

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Mailbox Monday – February 13, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Metroreader. Visit Metroreader today to get links to other readers’ mailboxes. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the left hand sidebar. Here is what found its way to my home this week: I was …

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Sunday Salon – February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon! Visit the dedicated Facebook Page to get links to more Salon posts. I am very happy to report that my huge reading slump which lasted all of January now seems to be over – yahoo! I am reading some wonderful books this month which …

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In the Time of the Feast of Flowers – Book Review

What else would I do for her? Or, what would I not do for her? I knew then – but how can I be sure that was the moment, there was so much more to come? – we were on our way down. I closed my eyes against the stomach-clutching descent. – from In the …

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Lord of the Flies – Book Review

Some were naked and carrying their clothes; others half-naked, or more or less dressed, in school uniforms, grey, blue, fawn, jacketed, or jerseyed. There were badges, mottoes even, stripes of color in stockings and pullovers. Their heads clustered above the trunks in the green shade; heads brown, fair, black, chestnut, sandy, mouse-colored, heads muttering, whispering, …

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Mailbox Monday – February 6, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Metroreader. Visit Metroreader today to get links to other readers’ mailboxes. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the left hand sidebar. A tantalizing array of books arrived at my house this week: Jenny Lawson’s …

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