February 2013 archive

Why Can’t I Be You – Book Review

What was the point of being a faithful, loyal girlfriend who put all her time and energy into planning for the future and supporting her boyfriend, only to have him run off with some remedial volleyball player? What was the point in living for tomorrow instead of today, of putting faith in people who would …

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Winner Announced – A Hundred Summers

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams ISBN 9780399162169 368 pages Putnam Adult (30 May 2013) Thanks to all who stopped by and entered to win a copy of A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams. I used Random. org to pick a winner and that person is: **UPDATE: Laura Kay was lucky enough to snag a …

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The Mussel Feast – Book Review

It’s astonishing how people react when the routine is disturbed, a tiny delay to the normal schedule and at once everything is different – and I mean everything: the moment a random event occurs, however insignificant, people who were once stuck together fall apart, all hell breaks loose and they tear each other’s heads off, …

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Sunday Salon – February 24, 2013

February 24, 2013 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. Before I talk about my reading for the week, let me get a little business out of the way first. I currently have two giveaways running for U.S. mailing addresses. …

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The Monsters of Templeton – Book Review

Up surfaced the monster, and after the monster there came the crowd. – from The Monsters of Templeton, page 34 – Willie Upton arrives back in her hometown of Templeton after a lurid affair with her archeology professor. She leaves behind her potential PhD in the Alaskan wilderness to return to her roots in upstate …

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A Thousand Splendid Suns – Give Away

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini ISBN 9781594483851 432 pages Riverhead Books (25 Nov 2008) Khaled Hosseini is one of my favorite authors and I am SO excited that his new novel, And The Mountains Echoed, will be released this May through Riverhead Books (go to this page to learn more about the book). …

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100 Days – A HUNDRED SUMMERS giveaway

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams ISBN 9780399162169 368 pages Putnam Adult (30 May 2013) Last year I read Overseas – the debut novel by Beatriz Williams – and loved it (read my review). So imagine how happy I was to learn that Williams was publishing her sophomore effort this May. I am so delighted …

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Visiting Italy: Real and Imagined

Seven years ago, three years into our marriage, my husband and I started talking about taking a trip to Italy. We decided we would visit this amazing country in the year we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary, and promised each other to start saving money towards that end. We started a “travel” savings account and …

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Mailbox Monday – February 18, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Audra at Unabridged Chick this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the  meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. I got some really wonderful books this week and here they are: Why Can’t I Be You by Allie Larkin (Plume, …

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Sunday Salon – February 17, 2013

February 17, 2013 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. Before I talk about my reading for the week, let me get a little business out of the way first. This week I am going to be hosting TWO book …

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