August 2012 archive

The Plague of Doves – Book Review

In 1911, five members of a family – parents, a teenage girl, and an eight- and a four-year-old boy – were murdered. In the heat of things, a group of men ran down a party of Indians and what occurred was a shameful piece of what was called at the time “rough justice.” – from …

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A Beach Bag for Mom…

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger size Last week I was back in New Hampshire in time for my mother’s birthday and I brought with me something I made several weeks ago. My mother loves going to the beach and so what better than an over-sized beach bag to take …

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The World We Found – Book Review

The clarifying principle. The phrase came into her head so clearly and fully formed, she thought for a moment that someone had said it out loud. But it was just Diane and herself, sitting on the warm sand, and her daughter was staring straight ahead. Besides, the phrase wasn’t new. She had heard it before- …

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Mailbox Monday – August 27, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month at Five Minutes For Books. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. Here is what showed up at my house this week: The wonderful Michelle Moran made sure I got a finished copy …

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The Sunday Salon – August 26, 2012

August 26, 2012 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon where readers share all things bookish. Since my last Sunday Salon post on August 12th a lot has happened in my life. I said good-bye to my kitty, Maia on August 13th. I left for a week’s visit with family in New Hampshire on …

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And When She Was Good – Book Review

She pours another glass of wine, finishing a bottle for the first time in years, yet feeling as if she’s not drinking alone, far from it. She’s one of a dozen, a hundred, a thousand, a million women, holding a glass and staring into space, asking herself the musical questions she used to hear on …

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Into the Darkest Corner – Book Review

My weekends are a curious mixture of relaxation and stress. Some weekends are good; others, not so. Certain dates are good. I can only go food shopping on even-numbered days. If the 13th falls on a weekend, I can’t do anything at all. On odd-numbered days, I can exercise, but only if it’s cloudy or …

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Winner: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

I am very happy to announce a winner for a copy of the fabulous novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Thanks to all who entered. I used Random.org to select a winner. Congratulations to: Carrie at Books and Movies I’ll be forwarding the mailing address you provided to the publisher who …

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Northern California Fire…

Many of you may by now have seen some news footage of the wildfire which is threatening the community where I live (it has now made national news). The fire is called the Ponderosa Fire and broke out on Saturday morning due to a lightening strike in Manton, CA. It quickly grew and has moved …

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Mailbox Monday – August 20, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month at Five Minutes For Books. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. Here is what showed up at my house this week: The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo (August …

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