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What Will 2016 Look Like?

I have gone through immense loss and tremendous personal growth in 2015. It has been a difficult journey and, truthfully, one I am still traveling. The thing about grief is that it provides a rich environment for reflection. Yes, it is painful. But with a little help, I decided to dig deep, feel those emotions, …

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Reading Since August…

Hello Peeps! Yes, I have been reading, just not reviewing! The best books of my fall/winter reading: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015, 179 pages) What do you do when your spouse dies and the years are ticking by and you are aging and lonely? For Addie Moore, the answer …

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Winner: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

I am very happy to announce a winner for a copy of the fabulous novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Thanks to all who entered. I used Random.org to select a winner. Congratulations to: Carrie at Books and Movies I’ll be forwarding the mailing address you provided to the publisher who …

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Sunday Salon – October 9, 2011

October 9, 2011 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon, a place where readers meet to talk about books. Check out the Facebook page to get more links to other Sunday Salon posts and to join us. This week I finished reading Marisa de los Santos’s latest novel: Falling Together. …

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In Case you Missed it…

Here is the clip of Jodi Picoult answering my question about music therapy during the Livestream Interview with the Atria Literary Salon back on March 7th (you can watch the entire interview here). Please follow and like the blue thistle

Comments Closed on Articles Older than 30 Days…for now…

My apologies…but the spam in the last two days has gone out of control on my blog (130 spam comments for today alone) and I have decided to close comments on articles which are older than 30 days for now. I will consider reopening comments to all articles in a week or so. Thanks for …

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Five Years of Blogging…

Today, the 14th of February 2010, marks exactly five years I have been blogging! I did not start out as a book blogger – instead my early posts were all about my life and the people and animals who shared it…and my very first post was a photo of me, Kip, Argus and Caribou. Here …

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NEW winner for The Last Surgeon

Well, I emailed Maddie and gave her more than a week to respond…and she hasn’t. SO, I decided to draw another winner. Once again I used Random.org and the winner this time is: Teresa W. who wrote: “This would be a new author for me, sounds good!“ Teresa, I’ll be sending you an email – …

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Spam Continuing to be a problem…

Faced with over 100 spam comments twice a day (all of which I feel I have to look at because once in a while a REAL comment is captured by my filter), I have been forced to shut off comments on several posts which seem to be the ones targeted. Unfortunately, some of these are …

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Behind, as usual…

My apologies to all those who have left me comments in the last week. I am WAY behind on responding to comments and just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your visits to my blog and your thoughtful and kind comments. I promise to get caught up this week!! Please follow …

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