March 2013 archive

Spring Vine Table Runner

*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view I’ve been having a lot of fun over on Threadbias stitching along with the Pretty in Patchwork Holidays group. This month our project was to create this sweet little table runner. I decided to use spring-like fabrics from the Oasis collection by 3 Sisters for Moda …

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Mailbox Monday – March 25, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. I found just one book in my mailbox this week, but its a good one! Random House sent me a copy …

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Sunday Salon – March 24, 2013

March 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. Last week I missed the Salon, so this post will cover the last two weeks of reading. First a reminder that we are discussing The Map of Time over at …

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Suspect – Book Review

A dog could see your heart in your eyes, Budress told him, and dogs were drawn to our hearts. – from Suspect – LAPD cop Scott James is battling PTSD after a violent incident where his partner, Stephanie, was killed and Scott was seriously wounded. More than nine months have slipped by and the detectives …

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Book Review

It seemed to him that in Annawadi, fortunes derived not just from what people did, or how well they did it, but from the accidents and catastrophes they dodged. A decent life was the train that hadn’t hit you, the slumlord you hadn’t offended, the malaria you hadn’t caught.  – from Behind the Beautiful Forevers …

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Mailbox Monday – March 18, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. I found some good books in my mailbox this week: From the Library Thing Early Reviewer Program, I snagged The Burgess …

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Google Reader Going Away – But, I Hope You’ll Stay

Like half the blog-o-sphere, I gaped in disbelief when I read that Google is planning to discontinue its feed reader service beginning July 1st. After denial, there was, predictably, anger. I’ve been subscribing to blogs through Google Reader ever since I started blogging and the last thing I wanted to do was spend hours looking …

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A Rare DNF – In One Person

We are formed by what we desire. In less than a minute of excited, secretive longing, I desired to become a writer and to have sex with Miss Frost – not necessarily in that order. – from In One Person The book jacket describes John Irving’s newest novel this way: A compelling novel of desire, …

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Mailbox Monday – March 11, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. I had another good week in books. Hub City Press sent me In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve (May …

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Sunday Salon – March 10, 2013

March 10, 2013 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. Last week I missed the Salon, so this post will cover the last two weeks of reading.   I posted a review of The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke (translated …

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