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Multitasking Like a Boss: Cleaning the car inside and out
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias [read more]
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Christina McKenna, author of The Godforsaken Daughter, on tour March/April 2015
About The Godforsaken Daughter Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (March 17, 2015) When Ruby Clare’s father was alive, they happily toiled together on their small dairy farm in Northern Ireland. Since his death seven months ago, Ruby—thirty-three years old, plain, and plump—has become a veritable drudge for Martha, her endlessly critical mother. Then comes the […] [read more]
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Peppermint Essential Oil Review + Giveaway
I have seen many recipes that call for different kinds of oils, but I live in a small town and I have a hard time finding them. Recently, I tried out the Seaweed (Kelp) Powder, which I used as a scrub and as a facial mask. Let me just say that you do need some sort of oil as the seaweed odor is a bit too strong for me. One of the recipes I found for a facial mask calls for Peppermint Oil. [read more]
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Guest Post from Janina Matthewson, debut author of OF THINGS GONE ASTRAY
On sale Feb 3, 2015 A Feb 2015 Indie Next Pick! “A brilliant novel that redefines the boundaries of where our lives begin and where they end.” –Simon Van Booy, bestselling author of The Illusion of Separateness On a seemingly... [read more]
Interview with Douglas Gardham, author of The Actor
Title: The Actor Author: Douglas Gardham Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 352 Genre: Fiction Format: Ebook Purchase at AMAZON It is 1991 when Ethan Jones finally wins the role of his dreams in an upcoming, big screen movie. With the envelope holding the script clutched in his hand, he arrives at his California apartment where he can hardly […] [read more]
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The prodigal mage - Karen Miller
Many years have passed since the last Mage War. It has been a time of great change. But not all changes are for the best, and Asher's world is in peril once more. [read more]
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Meeting the Authors: Sarah Addison Allen
My mom and I went to see Sarah Addison Allen at Malaprop's for her First Frost book launch. We've seen her several times before and we always enjoy hearing her speak and meeting her. She is just the cutest, sweetest thing you've ever met. [read more]
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Review: The Three Sisters: A Whispers Story by Lisa Unger
Title: The Three Sisters: A Whispers Story     Author: Lisa Unger     Series: The Whispers, #3      Published: January 2015, Gallery Books   Format: ARC e-books, 76 pages    Source: Netgalley   [read more]
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Review: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin: Nora Webster, recently widowed, lives in Wexford, Ireland in 1969 with her two young sons, Donal and Conor. She also has two older daughters who now live away from home. As the story opens, Nora is enveloped in her grief over the recent loss of her husband, Maurice, to a long illness and is facing the practical challenges of being a widow. She worries about needing to sell a seaside property that has special meaning for her children and at which she has wonderful ... [read more]
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Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
First, thanks to Edelweiss and Tor Teen for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  This is my first book by this author, even though I do really want to read the Article 5 series, I just haven't gotten a chance to pick them up yet. But now that I've read and really enjoyed this one, I'll have to make sure I get around to them sooner.  The cover and title of this make it sound more like a fantasy novel than a dystopian novel.  But reading the description of it, I knew I had to give i ... [read more]
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Measles: A Disneyland Souvenir No One Wants
I'm supposed to be going to Disneyland with a group of coworkers next week. I feel like we should confirm that everyone has been vaccinated against measles before we go...just in case. [read more]
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The Original Cool Girls: ‘Flappers’ by Judith Mackrell
The six women featured in Judith Mackrell’s Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation  are not the most famous women of the Jazz Age. But the stories of Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka are wonderful illustrations of the challenge in forming identity and a life with […] [read more]
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Giveaway - The Price of Blood - Patricia Bracewell
Here's a great giveaway for  historical fiction readers! [read more]
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Review: Cane and Abe by James Grippando
Cane and Abe by James Grippando [read more]
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Giveaway & Book Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson
I enjoyed reading this book, the way the story unfolds is interesting and how the protagonist works through it from the past, to present-day, back to the past is skillfully written. I liked how the author managed to makes the reader think the answer to the question is just on the next page, and then he just pulls it from us to be out of reach again. [read more]
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Happy Tuesday!
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Ten Books I'd Love to Read With My Book Clubs
It's hard to suggest books for your book clubs. After all these years on this planet, I finally realize that not everyone likes things just as I do.  [read more]
THE BARTER Falls Short of Being a Good Ghost Story
Reviewed by Maria Ryan [read more]
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Today's Read & Giveaway: West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan
What happens when you suddenly find yourself on the back side of fame? From New York to Paris to Hollywood, F. Scott Fitzgerald had led the high life of the Jazz Age. By 1937, though, his star had burned out, and he found himself almost penniless, with a daughter to support and a wife in an asylum. [read more]
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Blizzard envy?
Okay, I’ll admit it — I have a little blizzard envy. With record snow falling in the Northeast, I’ve been following the snowfall and clipper activity with the intensity of a true weather junkie. Here south of Washington, D.C., we’ve gotten nothing but cold rain and dreariness. As a kid, word of an approaching snowstorm […] [read more]
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The Secret Place by Tana French
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad #5) by   French Published September 2014 by Viking Adult Source: my copy courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review [read more]
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Predators by Frederick Ramsay
First Line: The lion blinked and shifted its weight to one side, hoping the dull pain that deprived him of sleep would abate. It didn't. [read more]
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An Appetite for Violets Giveaway
I'm pleased to offer a giveaway of An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States. [read more]
Cover Love
I admit, I judge books by their covers all the time, and there’s a reason. Publishers hire many talented and thoughtful people who know exactly what they’re doing. They know all the visual cues readers respond to and look for when buying books. Fantasy novels usually have a strapping man or woman heavily armed, historical... Continue reading » [read more]
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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy; Rachel Joyce
Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. [read more]
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Reviews: Lowriders in Space by Cathry Camper and Half Spoon of Rice by Icy Smith for Multicultural Children's Book Day
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Raúl the Third Chronicle Books, 2014, 112 pages [read more]
Pump Up Your Book Presents The Chronicles of Elizabeth Highland Book Blitz – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Elizabeth Highland’s The Chronicles of Elizabeth Highland book blitz February 16 – 27!   Title: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Highland Author: Elizabeth Highland Publisher: AuthorHouse Pages: 370 Genre: Contemporary Romance Format: Ebook Purchase at AMAZON 1973 This is the love story of Elizabeth Highland and Timothy Blumefield. To be [...] [read more]
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Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac (1836, a novella, a Component of TheHuman Comedy)
My Posts on Balzac [read more]
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On Modesty
For a while now, modesty is one word that has been placed on my heart.  I think it is partly because I live in an area where the majority of people follow a religion in which modest dress is an expectation and is thus, very noticeable.  When I contrast the people in my neighbourhood with what I see in the media, I wonder “where do I fit in? What is modesty for me?”   [read more]
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Media Madness Monday: Gone Girl Galavant
I'm a media junkie, not just books, but TV, movies, music, podcasts, and internet nonsense. Every Monday I discuss something that's caught my interest this past week. [read more]
Book Review: Dear Committee Members by Julia Schumacher
From Goodreads: Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. ... [read more]
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"The Devil You Know" by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Who Should Read This: Mystery/Thriller fans, anyone who enjoyed The Silent Wife, Before I Go To Sleep, The Girl on the Train, etc. [read more]
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Upcoming Margaret Grace Miniatures Book Cover!
The cover is out for the upcoming new miniatures mystery, Manhattan in Miniature: A Miniature Mystery  - Amazon.com link, by Margaret Grace (Camille Minichino) coming out April 7. (Pre-orders are open for print copies now.)  (Here's the Barnes & Noble link.) [read more]
Giveaway Winner: A Matter of Mercy
According to Random.org, the winner is Elisabeth Fox! She is a long time reader of this blog. So happy you won, Elisabeth! I am emailing you now.Filed under: Bookish Talk Tagged: A Matter of Mercy, © 2015 Book Chatter, Giveaway Winner [read more]
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Giveaway: A Very Valentine's Giveaway
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it and I have just the thing to get you "in the mood!" Thanks to the fine folks at Harlequin, I have an amazing Valentine's Giveaway! Just check out these great prizes: [read more]
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This Week in Reading: Monday, January 26th
2015 started off with a bang: my husband and I closed on a house the last week of December and spent the first two weeks of January packing and painting and planning our move. As of last week, we're officially residents of a new town, in a new county, about an hour west of where we used to live. We're loving it so far: great restaurants, incredibly nice people, and an awesome independent bookstore. Added bonus: most everything we could need is in walking distance, so we're trying things out ... [read more]
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Review: One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
One Step Too Far is, without a doubt, an intricately plotted thriller. Readers, through flashbacks to her past, learns about... Read more » [read more]
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"How Do You Know?" by Meredith Schorr
Maggie Piper is 39- and she's dreading turning 40. It's not that she's not happy, because she is, but she questions if she's happy enough. Her boyfriend Doug is amazing but she has her doubts about their relationship. She likes her job and she's good at it but it isn't necessarily her dream job. She's not sure if she wants kids or not but if she does want them her time to have them is running out. All of her friends seem to have a good idea of what direction they want their lives to take, bu ... [read more]
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. [read more]
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Review/ Owl Diaries “Eva’s Treetop Festival”
This is the first book of the Owl Diary series and one that I am excited to continue. Rebecca is a children’s book author/illustrator and has several picture books under her name. I will need to check them out because they seem like cute books. I first discovered this book from Becky from her blog […] [read more]
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New Release: The Year of Reading Dangerously
Remember how I did so well posting in December? I sure thought it would last, that I had my blogging mojo back, but then the winter blues set in and, every time I opened the laptop, I found I didn't have it in me to write anything just then. Luckily, today was a glorious day in Seattle and I've felt happy and productive all day. Therefore, I'm taking this chance to start playing catch-up with reviews. [read more]
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The Author's Casting Call, episode 4: VANQUISHED by Katie Clark
Featuring VANQUISHED by Katie Clark [read more]
Book Wars! Going Vintage By: Lindsey Leavitt (69)
Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By Books & Much Loved Books! [read more]
Mailbox Monday — January 26
Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week. It is now being hosted at the Mailbox Monday blog. Here’s what I added to the shelves: For review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah — from St. Martin’s Press In […] [read more]
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It's Monday, What Are You Reading (203)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next. [read more]
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Book Review - The Reluctant Psychic
The Reluctant Psychic: A Memoir [read more]
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The Sunday Salon: Magazine culling.. in progress
Good morning fellow readers! The apple crumble is in the oven - always a finger-licking breakfast in this house - and I'm settling down this morning to do some blog writing, reading, and housekeeping. [read more]
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Rescue Team by Candace Calvert
Rescue Team by Candace Calvert [read more]
Best Audiobooks of 2015 Blog Hop
Once again The Book Nympho, The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, and Hot Listens are hosting a blog hop for audiobook lovers to share their favorite listens of the past year. I am very happy to be participating in this big week full of audiobook celebration. We’ll each be sharing our five favorite listens of the year. So […] [read more]
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It's Margery Sharp Day!
A lovely idea from Jane @ Fleur in her World - ' the plan is for as many people as possible to read one of Margery’s books and post about it on her birthday'.  For me it has been an introduction to an author I hadn't read before. I'm sure her books would have been around years a go when I was young but not the sort of thing I would have been interested in then. I chose to read The Sun in Scorpio which was published in 1965, one of her later works and from these opening lines I knew I was go ... [read more]
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
I really wanted to love this book--it has all the right elements--it's a history book about the Civil War ( a lifetime interest of mine), it's about women breaking through traditional gender roles and doing interesting things, and it was dissed in a book review in the Washington Post that made me want to rally to author Karen Abbott's side.  I snatched it up as soon as my local library got a copy because I knew it would have a long waiting list. [read more]
Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival
Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for  the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back ... [read more]
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My Secret Garden Inspired Baby Shower
That's a teeny-tiny bird next to the key. Mr. Whimsy made the mini gate. It was so sweet and simple and lovely. [read more]
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Book Gatheirng #33
Going along with our 2015 Blog goal to participate more in memes, Auggie-Talk is starting back up with the weekly Book Gatherings. We'll be participating in Stacking the Shelves, with Tynga's Reviews  and Sunday Post by Caffeinated Book Reviewer [read more]
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Ghosts of War: The Secret of Midway by Steve Watkins
When Anderson, 12, and his friend Greg decided to start a band, they were given permission to practice in a basement room at his Uncle Dex's junkshop, provided they clear it out themselves.  Alone in the room, Anderson notices an old military trunk with a strange glow to it.  He finds an old Navy peacoat in it that he decides to keep.  Inside the coat pocket, is an old letter and when he pulls it out, he hears a voice saying "that's mine." [read more]
Lilla Rose 12 hour Flash Sale!
It's super rare that we get a sale that's 25% off!! Only 12 hours so don't delay!! Starts in about 10 minutes!! www.lillarose.biz/faithfulgirlshairjewelry [read more]
FOODFIC: Dust Girl - Sarah Zettel
Callie LeRoux knows dust. And that’s about it, really, since everything she thought she knew just blew away like, well, dust. In a dust storm. That’s literal, by the way. [read more]
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An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey Giveaway!
That’s how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you’re invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. A writing desk lies open and you cannot help but read a paper. Then you find something, something you should not have found. [read more]
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More Book Finds – Winter 2015 Releases
I started this post and set it aside for a few days because I thought I would find more books to add to it, but there just aren’t a lot of new releases calling to me right now. Or maybe … Continue reading → [read more]
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"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Daylight Marriage
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. [read more]
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Book Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde
In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London with blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching "the Chopper" could make Eliza's career—or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father's forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde. [read more]
Three Kisses by Heath Daniels
FASCINATING AUTHORS: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? [read more]
Deviation (Imitation #2) by Heather Hildenbrand
    Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1wXxNHZ Until a month ago, eighteen-year-old Ven had never set foot outside the windowless warehouse where she was created. An Imitation of Raven Rogen, Ven spent her days confined in the lab, studying videos of her Authentic, all so she could step into Raven’s life at a moment’s notice. Now, Ven […] [read more]
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Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do Amy Morin William Morrow hardcover, 280 pages a review copy of this book was provided through TLC Book Tours [read more]
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RED SCARF GIRL by Ji-Li Jiang
Our January Mother-Daughter Book Club read was Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang. This was probably the most serious and definitely one of the saddest books we have read for book club. It’s a memoir about the author growing up in China in the late 60s during the Cultural Revolution. Ji-Li’s family had been relatively well-off read more » [read more]
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On Goodbyes
Oh, friends. [read more]
Arcady's Goal by Eugene Yelchin
Arcady's Goal by Eugene Yelchin takes place on the eve of WWII in Soviet Russia.  Arcady, now twelve, has been raised in orphanages.  His parents were taken away when he was a baby as they were accused of being "enemies of the state". Orphanages are the only home he has ever known. The other thing he knows well, though, is soccer.  Where he has picked up his mad soccer skills, we will never know, but he dreams of being the next striker for the Red Army soccer team.  [read more]
LITERARY IMAGERY
What are some of your favorite landing spots on Pinterest, Instagram or wherever it is you go in search for book related visuals?  Clicking on the images/words below will bring you to collections that I have compiled at Pinterest with literary inspiration as my guide.  When it comes to words, I spill as many as I can (which is never enough) on a routine basis.  As for pictures, I'm not the guy to come to unless you're in need of some stick figure art.  But I am thrilled to have recently comp ... [read more]
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Masterpiece Marriage
This week, the [read more]
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All the Favorites in 2014: The Books, Movies and Shows
2014 Favorites [read more]
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The Honey Thief
This fall I installed a Little Free Library in my front yard.  For anyone who might not be familiar with Little Free Library, it is an organization that promotes and supports small "take one, give one" libraries in yard, parks, and other public places.  To be honest, my reasons for wanting on were not entirely altruistic.  I need somewhere for the "ink and paper" books I've read to go, and I can only give so many at a time to my public library.  But, of course, the universe has other plans f ... [read more]
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A Killer Retreat by Tracy Weber - Review
A Killer Retreat A Downward Dog Mystery #2 Author: Tracy Weber Publisher: Midnight Ink ISBN: 9780738742090 Paperback, 336 pages Genre: cozy mystery [read more]
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A Doll Quilt for Holly
*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view My great niece, Holly, just turned four years old. She has American Girl Doll Emily who did not have her own bed. So for Christmas, I ordered a cute white bed with roses on the headboard and footboard, then used Camille Roskelley’s mini […] [read more]
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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon: I'm Participating!
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team [read more]
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Giveaway: Half Bad by Sally Green
HALF BAD by Sally Green comes out in paperback on January 13th, just in time to get it read before the sequel, HALF WILD comes out in hardcover on March 24th. [read more]
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A Brush with Love enter today to win a Kindle
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The Last Rescue by Howard Wasdin
The Last Rescue by Howard Wasdin with Joel Kilpatrick [read more]
Papaya Art
I came across a Papaya Art card while on honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii. The day before my birthday, we rented a convertible and toured the island. Of course, that day the heavens opened up and we drove cautiously around the entire island, through the heavy rainstorm. When we stopped at the shops in Hanalei, I came across the card below, which we bought and now i'm obsessed with their design aesthetic. See more below. [read more]
Guest Post: Sherry Soule
PARANORMAL MYTHOLOGY FUN FACTS Guest post by author Sherry Soule [read more]
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review: the widow's daughter by nicholas edlin
Billed as a story of a man haunted by his time as a doctor with the Marines in New Zealand during World War II, The Widow's Daughter takes an excruciatingly long time to get started. The pivotal characters (other than the Marines) are not introduced in the first 100 pages and the murder of Emily's brother occurs just shy of page 300 of a 370 page book. The earlier plot is somewhat interesting for its take on what the war was like for those stationed away from the action, but it grows tires ... [read more]
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Book Review: Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent; by Bill Peet
   I was attracted by the cute.. I mean handsome illustration of the green serpent, who turned out to be Cyrus, the main character of this picture book. Yup, I have weird cute level taste. Anyhoo, honestly, it horrifies me Cyrus was pressured into being violent by the other creatures. And of course, *click* excellent teaching tool for the kids while having fun reading this one.    I am in love with the beautiful illustrations, and I actually feel for Cyrus in the book. It is beautifully wri ... [read more]
Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, New and Enhanced Edition
Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary [read more]
Missed Connection--The Oddball Original Poem by Yours Truly
To post on CraigsList or hold behind? That is the question. What way is noblest in the mind to handle a missed connection? [read more]
Going Under
Pardon our dust. [read more]
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WHAT I'M READING! "Think Like Freak" by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Awhile back I was asked to read and review Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner.  This is another addition to the very popular franchise of books in the Freakanomics series.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about click here.   The original book has now expanded into this super cool website with podcasts, lectures, experiments, and yes even a documentary - what?  Who knew!  Here's a look at the trailer: [read more]
Where does the time go????
Good Intentions- I have many of them and some I actually follow through and complete, while others tend to languish on the back burner. Much to my chagrin, life got really busy once school started back in session and the time that I had available to myself was not spent creating a post for my blog or spent updating my look. I rode my bicycle, went for walks, ran a few miles, read a few chapters, and spent time with my family. [read more]
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An Answer: Cute and Sad
Well there were a number of guesses for this  week’s WIIW. [read more]
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Frostbite, 2nd book in the Vampire Academy series, needs funds
I love writing this blog and enjoy supporting vampire art, vampire books, vampire films and everything metaphysical horror entertainment. Meanwhile? One must earn a good living so I'm taking a break from this blog for a road trip opportunity. I will be back ... in about six months. [read more]
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Book Review: The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
My family and I spent a week at the beach in early June. While I was there, I couldn't have picked a better beach read! I first read Wendy Wax when the second book in this series was released. (Click here for my review of Wax's Ocean Beach, which followed a trio of friends as they renovated a mansion in Miami.) [read more]
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Unstoppble - S.R. Johannes
Unstoppable - S.R. Johannes (author) [read more]
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Summer Fit Learning (Review)
Description from Summer Fit site: Summer Fit workbooks are grade-specific and based on Common Core standards. The activities and exercises are divided into 10 sections to correlate with the traditional 10 weeks of summer vacation. The first seven sections review the … Continue reading → [read more]
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The Gentleman Bastard series #3 - Locke Lamora in The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Rating: 3.5/5 One line Summary: Read this one anyway, just don't bother getting the hardback. [read more]
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The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult
Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Published: 2013 Pages: 460 First Line: My father trusted me with the details of his death. [read more]
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Review: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author:  Greg McKeown [read more]
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2014: The reason why I suck at blogging
Yeah, so this little guy is why I can hardly read anymore, let alone pull my brain together enough to write a book review! Maxwell was born on January 28th, and is not so little anymore! Now he looks more like this: I can’t properly express how happy I am to have him in our […] [read more]
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TLC Book Tours Presents: The Moon Sisters Review
The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh Release date: 2014 / 336 pages Synopsis (from Amazon): After their mother’s probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new … Continue reading → [read more]
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The Innocent
Author Alison McQueen stops by...
Alison McQueen, author of Under The Jeweled SkyForbidden love set against the backdrop of a maharaja’s palace in post-World War II India is at the center of Alison McQueen’s new novel, Under the Jeweled Sky (Jan 21, 2014; $14.99 U.S.; Fiction; Trade Paper). [read more]
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Cover Reveal: Christmas Lites III - Releasing December 3, 2013
It is cover reveal day for Christmas Lites III (including a sweet story by yours truly ;-)), which will be available for purchase in exactly one week, December, 3, 2013. I urge you all to purchase copies of this fabulous compilation—keep one for yourself and give the rest as gifts!—and support a very worthy cause: the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  [read more]
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Giveaway: Smart Mudflap Girl Necklace
November 13, 2013 – ETA – In usual form, I’m late picking the winners. But here’s the random sequence for comments 1 through 34:    Heather S. and nomadreader were the winners! Congratulations! An email has been sent to each of you.  ____________ A little over two years ago, I found an Etsy seller, MarKhed […] [read more]
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