August 2012 archive

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Book Review and Giveaway

He understood that in walking to atone for the mistakes he had made, it was also his journey to accept the strangeness of others. As a passerby, he was in a place where everything, not only the land, was open. People would feel free to talk, and he was free to listen. To carry a …

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Good-Bye is Never Easy…

Maia arrived at our home as a stray close to eight years ago … with five kittens. She was a wonderful mommy to her babies and she was gorgeous with her beautiful blue eyes. We found homes for all her kittens (except for Gizmo, who we decided to keep) and welcomed Maia to our family. …

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Mailbox Monday – August 13, 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: Harper Collins sent me an Advance Readers Edition of The Round …

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Sunday Salon – August 12, 2012

August 12, 2012 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon. We have been experiencing oppressive heat (into the triple digits even here at 3400 feet elevation) and a 12,500 acre fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park which is only 20 miles northeast of us. We are not in danger (the fire is burning away …

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Gold – Book Review

“Puts the whole thing into stark perspective,” the sportscaster was saying. “We can easily forget, underneath all the glitz and the glamour of an Olympics, that these are real people, real families like yours and mine.” – from Gold, page 241 – Zoe and Kate are world class speed cyclists whose acceleration around the Velodrome …

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Mailbox Monday – August 6, 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: Atria Books sent me Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft (June 2012) …

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Wordless Wednesday…Cats and Quilts!

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