Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mailbox Monday – February 28, 2011

These first two books were a gift from the lovely Vasilly: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson And here are the last of my impulse purchases using some of our tax return: Salting … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – February 27, 2011 (the “it’s Oscar time!” edition)

Happy Oscars Day! I am so excited to watch the Oscars with my folks this evening. Kevin couldn’t care less, so Natalie and I will head to Mom and Dad’s so we can dish over the gowns, cheer on our … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, February 26, 2011

Author news: ~ Family maid files suit against Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help. ~ Kiersten White reveals the cover of Supernaturally, the upcoming sequel to Paranormalcy. ~ Unknown Enid Blyton novel found in archive. Discussion starters: ~ English Major’s … Continue reading

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Faith and Fiction Round Table: Certain Women by Madeleine L’Engle

Title: Certain Women Author: Madeleine L’Engle Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: The Portia, a shabbily comfortable fifty-foot boat, was tied up at the … Continue reading

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Books I can’t bring myself to read

I’m all for variety in my reading – I read almost every genre, with a few exceptions: horror, erotica, self-help. (I will say, however, that a few of the paranormal novels I’ve read border on horror, i.e. The Passage.) I … Continue reading

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What my kids are reading #2

It’s been almost a year since I posted about what my kids are reading – how did that happen? Here are the books they are currently spending time with: Natalie – age 14: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – February 22, 2011

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness The vampire believed that monogenesis explained everything – or at least he had in 1859. Matthew thought it was possible that daemons, humans, vampires, and witches shared common ancestors. Delirium by Lauren … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – February 21, 2011

World War One British Poets – Bought this one. Across the Universe by Beth Revis – I bought this one, too. The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld – And this one. Delirium by Lauren Oliver – This one, too. It’s … Continue reading

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