January 2013 archive

Mailbox Monday – January 21, 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: Unbridled Books sent me an Advance Readers Edition of River …

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Sunday Salon – January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon where bloggers share their love of books. To get more links for this weekly event, visit the Facebook Page. A reminder for those of you planning on joining us for the Chunky Book Club in 2013 – today is the last day to vote …

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A History Channel Series: The Bible

Have you seen the trailer for this new series coming to the History Channel in March? THE BIBLE is an epic 10-hour television series produced by Roma Downey (Touched By an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, Celebrity Apprentice) premiering on 3/3/13 on History Channel, and Blu-ray and DVD soon after. Downey plays Mother Mary and Emmy-winner Keith David provides voice-overs throughout. Oscar- and Grammy-award …

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A Winter Pillow – Brrr!

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view. This is my first ever pillow. I’ve wanted to make one for awhile, but I had no idea really how to do it. I decided to join the Threadbias group which is sewing together from Pretty in Patchwork Holidays by John Q. Adams. …

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Book Give Away: 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 Due to the generosity of the publisher, I am delighted to offer one of my US readers a chance to win a brand new paperback edition of Richard Ford’s New York Times Bestseller, CANADA. …

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Mailbox Monday – January 14, 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: Amy Einhorn Books sent me an Advance Readers Edition of …

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Sunday Salon – January 13, 2013

January 13, 2013 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon. Read more blog posts by visiting the dedicated Facebook Page. This week flew by for me. It has been exceptionally cold here in Northern California and yesterday we celebrated my husband’s birthday by going cross country skiing up at Lassen Park (a national park …

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All Our Worldly Goods – Book Review

He said nothing more: he was at a loss for words. But he was thinking, ‘All this in spite of what you might think, is what is truly important. The war will end, we will all disappear, but these humble and innocent gifts will remain: the cool air, the sun, a red apple, a fire …

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The Secret Keeper – Book Review

Then the knife came down, the special knife, plunging deep into the man’s chest. Time slowed; it raced. The man cried out, and his face twisted with surprise and pain and horror, and Laurel stared as his hands went to the knife’s bone handle, to where the blood was staining his shirt, as he fell …

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2013 European Reading Challenge

January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2014 It has been a long time since I have jumped into the reading challenge fervor, but I’m feeling like Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge will be just the thing to prompt me to read from my stacks this year. The idea is to read books by European …

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