March 2012 archive

The Gods of Gotham – Book Review

I hadn’t been a copper star before. But I was then, I think, with Bird shivering so hard in m arms that she could scarcely breathe. And I am now. For if not for us, who would have ever found them? – from the ARE of The Gods of Gotham – It is 1845 and …

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Mailbox Monday – March 26, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Anna at Diary of An Eccentric. Visit Anna 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. Some interesting books arrived at my house this …

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Sunday Salon – March 25, 2012

March 25, 2012 Good morning! You would never know it was spring here because we have a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and the sky is gray and cold. The wood stove is cranking and the animals are contented in front of it. Last week I posted my review of A Good American …

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Spam, Spam, Go Away!

For some reason, the level of spam comments has more than quadrupled in the last couple of weeks. I have a great spam filter and so very, very rarely does anything sneak through. BUT, here is the thing – sometimes my filter is over-diligent and legitimate comments end up in the Spam heap. Because of …

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A Good American – Book Review

We are all immigrants, a glorious confection of races and beliefs, united by the rock that we live on. As the years wash over us and new generations march into the future, family histories are subsumed into this greater narrative. We become, simply, Americans. – from an ARE of A Good American – Frederick and …

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Mailbox Monday – March 19, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Anna at Diary of An Eccentric. Visit Anna 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. One terrific book arrived at my house this …

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Sunday Salon – March 18, 2012

March 18, 2012 Good morning – Happy Sunday – Happy Sunday Salon! Check out other blog posts for this event by visiting the Facebook Page. Before I talk about my current read, let me get a little business out of the way. The Chunky Book club is a little slow getting rolling, but there is …

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St. Paddy’s Day Guest Post: Author D.E. Meredith

I am very pleased to have author D. E. Meredith here today with a guest post to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I read Meredith’s latest novel, The Devil’s Ribbon, back in December 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed it (read my review). Today the author shares her personal story here, and gives us a glimpse into what …

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The Stephen King Project

Have you seen this project? I am a huge Stephen King fan – I’ve read almost every early book he’s written…but I admit, I have missed quite a few of his later efforts (although I have the books in my stacks!). Kathleen at Boarding In My Forties and Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick …

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11/22/63 – Book Review

I knew where I was; Lisbon Falls, Maine, deep in the heart of Androscoggin County. The real question was when I was. – from 11/22/63, page 31 – Jake Epping is thirty-five years old, a high school teacher living in Maine in the year 2011. Jake makes a little extra money teaching GED classes and …

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