Monthly Archives: June 2010

Mini-reviews: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro; The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King; Genesis by Bernard Beckett; and The Likeness by Tana French

All of these books were so good – definitely good enough to warrant their own reviews. I got very behind on reviews when we were in the hospital, though, and so I’m resorting to my old stand-by of mini-reviews to … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry

Title: The Map of True Places Author: Brunonia Barry Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: William Morrow Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher, audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Alyssa Bresnahan First line: In the years … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – June 29, 2010

Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show by Frank Delaney “That’s the joke. An Irishman walked out of a pub.” Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala I looked back at the long letter of truth I had typed to the BabyCenter girls, … Continue reading

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Found in the pages of Bookmarks Magazine, July/August 2010 issue

There is absolutely no way I will ever read all of the books on my to-read list, and yet, I keep adding titles. I add one or two books from reviews on other blogs each week, and then, every other … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – June 28, 2010

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Printed Page. If you’re eager to tell the rest of the book blogging world about the wonderful books you’ve received this week, click over and share your link. Tell Me a Secret … Continue reading

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BBAW Registration Post

Is anyone else getting excited about Book Blogger Appreciation Week? This year’s event will be held September 13th through the 17th. Check out the blog – and subscribe to the feed for all the updated information. In deciding the category … Continue reading

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Audiobook week: My favorite audiobooks

I wish I had more time to write this post, but it’s almost 11 pm and I’m taking Natalie down to Spokane for more testing tomorrow morning. I had planned to give you my thoughts on each title, but instead, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

Title: The Lace Makers of Glenmara Author: Heather Barbieri Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Harper Perennial Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from TLC Book Tours First line: Kate had been traveling the road for hours, the rain … Continue reading

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