April 2012 archive

Winner of A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving ISBN: 9780062204097 Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks (4/3/2012) Format: Trade PB Pages: 656 Thank you to those who entered to win a copy of the redesigned, newly released edition of A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I used Random.org to choose one winner. Congratulations to: Amy …

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Giveaway of OVERSEAS by Beatriz Williams

Want a chance to win a copy of this debut novel? Visit The Chunkster Challenge blog here to read a guest post by the author and enter to win a copy of the book. Contest runs from May 1st through the 9th and is open internationally! Please follow and like the blue thistle

Mailbox Monday – April 30, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Cindy at Cindy’s Love of Books. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the left hand sidebar. This week I got a mixed bag of books – some requested, some unsolicited. Here is what arrived …

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A Beautiful Place To Die – Book Review

What was it about the town of Jacob’s Rest? The heat, the isolation, or maybe just the proximity of the race groups appeared to make the exercise of power over others irresistible. – from A Beautiful Place to Die, page 274 – Detective Emmanuel Cooper is a man with a dark and secretive past. He …

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Sunday Salon – April 29, 2012

April 29, 2012 Good morning! I got a late start to the day today as I decided to stay in bed under my quilt and read this morning. One more thing to love about weekends! This was a busy week in books for me. First of all, I participated in World Book Night on the …

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National Poetry Month Blog Tour: Guest Post by Michael Meyerhofer

April 2012 As part of National Poetry Month, Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit is hosting a blog tour involving poetry collections, poet interviews, guest posts from poetry readers, and some great poems and discussion (check out this post for the tour schedule). Today the tour is here on Caribousmom and I am delighted to …

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Wordless Wednesday: Spoiled

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My Thoughts about The Testament of Jessie Lamb

I used to be as aimless as a feather in the wind. I thought stuff on the news and in the papers was for grownups. It was part of their stupid miserable complicated world, it didn’t touch me. – from the ARC of The Testament of Jessie Lamb, page 5 – Jessie Lamb is sixteen …

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World Book Night: Promoting Literacy

Yesterday was World Book Night when thousands of volunteers across America distributed free, special edition copies of books to promote reading and literacy (see the full list of books here). I was beyond thrilled to be a book giver for this terrific event. I received The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak to give away which …

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Book Give Away: A Prayer For Owen Meany

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving ISBN: 9780062204097 Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks (4/3/2012) Format: Trade PB Pages: 656 I am thrilled to be able to offer one of my United States readers the opportunity to win a repackaged, newly released edition of John Irving’s classic novel: A Prayer for Owen Meany. Originally published …

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