Monthly Archives: August 2010

TV on DVD Review: FlashForward: The Complete Series

Hold on to your seat as you experience a show like no other. “The ride you are about to take will be worth every minute,” raves Newsday. Out of nowhere, a mysterious flash causes nearly everyone in the world to … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – August 31, 2010

Heresy by S.J. Parris I crossed the room back to the body with its protruding arrows and considered it again from various angles, touching my finger to the bloodstains on the shirt, which left a thick residue. “This body could … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – August 29, 2010 (the “what I’m reading while I should be lesson planning” edition)

First of all, can I say that it really shouldn’t be the last Sunday of August yet? I can hardly believe that the month is almost over, though Natalie is very glad that the last couple of weeks have gone … Continue reading

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Faith ‘n’ Fiction Saturday: Round table discussion of Godric by Frederick Buechner

Faith ā€˜nā€™ 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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Book Review: Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg

Title: Home Repair Author: Liz Rosenberg Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Avon Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the author First line: As garage sales go, this was a disaster from the start. Eve is the kind … Continue reading

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55 Bookish Questions

These questions are from last week’s Booking Through Thursday – yes, I’m a week late. 1. Favorite childhood book? From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 2. What are you reading right now? Heresy by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (no spoilers)

Title: Mockingjay Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash … Continue reading

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Words for Worry by Li-Young Lee

Another word for father is worry. Worry boils the water for tea in the middle of the night. Worry trimmed the child’s nails before singing him to sleep. Another word for son is delight, another word, hidden. And another is … Continue reading

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