January 2013 archive

Book Giveaway: Call The Midwife

I am delighted to be able to offer one lucky U.S. reader of my blog the chance to win both Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth (Ecco, January 2013) and the television companion The Life and Times of Call the Midlife. Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse has been published …

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Quilting Last Week in January

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I’ve had a productive month in quilting. I managed to finish the Brrr! pillow as part of a sew along on Threadbias (I think it looks cute on that rocker with  my Bliss quilt hanging behind it). But what I am really trying …

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Winner of WANDERERS: STORIES

Wanderers: Stories by Edward Belfar Paperback: 218 pages Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press (June 5, 2012) Thank you to those who took the time to enter my blog giveaway of Edward Belfar’s collection of stories. I used Random.org to select one winner…and that person is: Jenna from Massachusetts Congratulations, Jenna! I’ll be dropping you an email …

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Mailbox Monday – January 28, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Lori at Lori’s Reading Corner this month. Visit 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: Ballantine Books sent me an Advance Readers Edition of The …

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The Colour of Milk – Book Review

i am stopping now for i need to lay down and rest. there is much to tell for you need to know it all and then you will understand. my arm aches. my hand has the cramps. if i close my eyes i can go back and remember everything. – from The Colour of Milk …

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The Sunday Salon – January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon. Read more blogger posts by checking out the Facebook Page links. I’ve had a mixed week of reading. Earlier in the week I finished The Wanderers: Stories by Edward Belfar and posted a review as part of a TLC Book Tour. The stories were …

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The Death of Bees – Book Review

I suppose I’ve always taken care of us really. I was changing nappies at five years old and shopping at seven, cleaning and doing laundry as soon as I knew my way to the launderette and pushing Nelly about in her wee buggy when I was six. They used to call me wee Maw around …

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Notable Books Challenge 2013

Although a perpetual challenge, The Notable Books Challenge asks that participants set yearly goals. This year I hope to read at least 6 books from the lists. Visit the dedicated blog to see reviews of Notable Books or to join the challenge. Here is what I read in 2013: Here are some of the books …

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Winner of CANADA by Richard Ford

CANADA A Novel by Richard Ford Ecco Publication Date: January 22, 2013 Paperback / $15.99 / 432 pages ISBN: 9780061692031 www.eccobooks.com Thank you to all who took the time to enter this giveaway! I used Random.org to choose ONE winner…and that person is: Dana @ Little Lovely Book I’ll be dropping you an email, Dana, …

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Wanderers: Stories – Book Review and Giveaway

Wanderers: Stories by Edward Belfar Paperback: 218 pages Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press (June 5, 2012) Edward Belfar’s collection of stories takes readers to dusty towns in Africa, on a honeymoon in Rome, and to Yankee Stadium, among other places. The characters who people these stories include a man who chooses the wrong wife, a woman …

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