Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cover issues: plus-sized characters

Entertainment Weekly had a short feature in the books section of the latest issue that really got me thinking about first impressions and appearances – where both books and people are concerned. You see, there’s a reason why I don’t … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – February 28, 2010 (the “catching up on blog awards” edition)

I am really bad about passing on blog awards. I always thank the person who awarded me and save the link, intending to pass it on very soon, and then time slips away…. Anyway, I’m hoping to make up for … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, Feburary 27, 2010

Author news and links: ~ Nick Hornby is going to start writing his column in The Believer again – the essays from this column are what make up The Polysyllabic Spree, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt, and Shakespeare Wrote for Money. … Continue reading

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Faith ‘n’ Fiction Saturday: Round table discussion of Claudia Mair Burney’s Wounded

Faith ‘n’ Fiction Saturday is a weekly event hosted by Amy at My Friend Amy. Each week Amy posts a different question or topic, having to do with faith in fiction, for people to blog about. This month, several bloggers … Continue reading

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Found in the pages of Bookmarks Magazine, March/April 2010 issue

Once again, the latest issue of Bookmarks Magazine has me adding titles to my to-read list. Here are the titles that peaked my interest this time: The Art Student’s War by Brad Leithauser: It’s 1943 in Detroit, and World War … Continue reading

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Adventures in Audio (Going Bovine and The Game)

Every week in my Teaser Tuesday post, I get to give you a little taste of my current reads. I love reading other people’s teaser posts – although it is hazardous to my to-read list. I’ve been thinking, though, that … Continue reading

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Whatcha Watchin’? Wednesday – FlashForward: Part One, Season One

Whatcha Watchin’? Wednesday is a feature in which I talk about the TV we’re watching, either on DVD or on cable. Feel free to grab the graphic, join in, and play along – just leave a link to your post … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Studies by Susan Vreeland

Title: Life Studies: Stories Author: Susan Vreeland Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Penguin Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my own library First line: Jerome did not want to go to his sister’s garden party. I’m not … Continue reading

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