May 2013 archive

Book Buzz: Debut Fiction

The BEA is just around the corner, and although I won’t be there in person, my email box has been filling up with book buzz centered around this extraordinary event. I love debut fiction and two books which will be featured prominently at the BEA have caught my attention. People in the Trees by Hanya …

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Winner of IN THE GARDEN OF STONE

In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve Paperback 260 pages Publication Date: May-2013 Hub City Press Many thanks to those who entered to win a copy of Susan Tekulve’s lovely novel! Today I used Random.org to choose a winner and that person is: Kirsten from Austin, Texas Congratulations, Kirsten! I’ve sent you an email to …

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The Burgess Boys – Book Review

Haweeya said, “In America, it is about the individual. Self-realization. Go to the grocery store, the doctor’s office, open any magazine, and it is self, self, self. But in my culture it is about community and family.” – from The Burgess Boys – The Burgess family has had its struggles. Jim, Bob and Susan lost …

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Medallion Quilts…and a Special “Round Robin” With Friends

Have you ever heard of a medallion quilt? Here is a definition: Medallion quilts are defined as quilts with a center area of interest surrounded by a series of borders. The center can be a pieced or appliqued block, or a wholecloth panel. The borders can be wholecloth, pieced, or appliqued. – from Liberated Medallion …

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Mailbox Monday – May 20, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Abi at For the Love of Books this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. This week I received one unsolicited book from Simon & Schuster: A Step of Faith by Richard Paul …

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Sunday Salon – May 19, 2013

May 19, 2013 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. I hope you all had a great week of reading. I had a fall at work last week (on Wednesday) when my ankle rolled and a took a header off …

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Book Review

Mom disappears into thin air two days before Christmas without telling me? Of course it’s complicated. Just because it’s complicated, just because you think you can’t ever know everything about another person, it doesn’t mean you can’t try. It doesn’t mean I can’t try. – from Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Fifteen year old Bee …

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Winner Announced – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra Publisher: Hogarth (May 7, 2013) Hardcover: 400 pages Thanks to all who entered to win a copy of this fabulous book…but there can only be one winner and I used Random.org to choose them. Congratulations to: SERENA @ Savvy Verse and Wit I’m sending you an email, Serena, to …

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In The Garden of Stone – Book Review and Giveaway

“When you got something, someone always wants it,” he said. “You don’t show off what you got, not even your happiness. If you are happy, you go into your room and lock the door. You jump up and down where nobody gonna see your happiness. If you hide all your shiny things, ain’t nobody gonna …

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Mailbox Monday – May 13, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Abi at For the Love of Books this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. This week I got some really wonderful books: Alfred A. Knopf sent me a finished copy of My …

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