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Friday Finds – April 3, 2009

April 3, 2009 It has been a few weeks since I have participated in Friday Finds – a weekly event hosted by Jenn at Should Be Reading. This one will be a long post since I’ve been starring blog reviews of books  for some time now! To read an Amazon description (or order from Amazon), …

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Mailbox Monday – March 30, 2009

It is Monday again and time for Mailbox Mondays – a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. To share your book acquisitions this week, visit Marcia’s post for today. The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris arrived direct from the author. Harris is currently the US Correspondent of the British weekly newspaper The …

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Offshore – Book Review

The barge-dwellers, creatures neither of firm land nor water, would have liked to be more respectable than they were. They aspired towards the Chelsea shore, where, in the early 1960’s, many thousands lived with sensible occupations and adequate amounts of money. But a certain failure, distressing to themselves, to be like other people, caused them …

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Cats + Puppy = Conflict

**All photos are clickable to enjoy a larger view. Happy cats: Not so happy cats: This is BY FAR the most difficult lesson Raven must learn – LEAVE IT! She is about 50% successful with this command. We say “leave it” when she approaches the cats, and half the time she does. The other half …

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Introducing Raven…

Kip and I had not planned to bring home a new puppy so soon after the loss of Caribou, but fate seemed to intervene and here we are with a new member of the family. No dog can ever replace Caribou, but God gives us room in our hearts to love again. Raven was born …

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Mailbox Monday – March 9, 2009

Visit Marcia at the Printed Page to participate in today’s Mailbox Monday. Books which arrived free for review from a variety of sources: Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer arrived via a contest through WaterBrook Multnomah’s Library Newsletter. This book deviates from the books I normally read in that it is futuristic with a “post-apocalyptic edge.” …

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Fun with Statistics…

Many thanks to all of you who stop by to visit me at Caribousmom!! Do you love to look at your blog stats? I love cruising around to see who comes to visit and from how far away. Today I was doing just that and thought you might want to see some of the stats …

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Chocolat – Book Review

“Are we staying? Are we, maman?” She tugs at my arm, insistently. “I like it, I like it here. Are we staying?” I catch her up in my arms and kiss the top of her head. She smells of smoke and frying pancakes and warm bedclothes on a winter’s morning. Why not? It’s as good …

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Friday Finds – March 6, 2009

March 6, 2009 It has been a couple of weeks since I last participated in this weekly event…but, I have been blog-hopping and reading emails from my book groups and there have been plenty of books which have caught my attention. Below is a sampling (click on titles to read more about the book or …

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The Red Leather Diary – Book Review

“Mile Stones Five Year Diary” was written in gold letters across the book’s worn cover. Holding my breath, I released the brass latch. Despite the rusted keyhole, the diary was unlocked. Little pieces of red leather sprinkled onto my white comforter. “This book belongs to…Florence Wolfson.” – from The Red Leather Diary, page 13 – …

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