Monthly Archives: May 2011

Book Review: The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction by Kate Chopin

Title: The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction Author: Kate Chopin Genre: Classic fiction Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: A green and yellow parrot, which hung … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America by Eliot Pattison

Title: Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America Author: Eliot Pattison Genre: Dystopian fiction, mystery Publisher: Counterpoint Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher First line: The faces of the many child suicides … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – May 30, 2011

Tassy Morgan’s Bluff by Jim Stinson – Review copy from the publisher Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme for book bloggers to share their recent acquisitions. If you’re eager to tell the rest of the book blogging world about the … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – May 29, 2011 (the “time to break out the comfort reads” edition)

It’s been a topsy-turvy kind of week, full of some great highs: ~ We visited a new church last Sunday – and again today – and I am optimistic that we have found a new church home. ~ Jonathan and … Continue reading

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Bookish links for May 28, 2011 – and Armchair BEA wrap-up

It’s been a week full of ups and downs at our house – more on that tomorrow – but one of the highlights of the week was participating in Armchair BEA. If you can’t be at BEA, it’s the next … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Lemonade Mouth

Be heard. Be strong. Be proud. It’s time to turn up the music and have some fun with an all-new Disney Original Movie, starring Brigid Mendler and Adam Hicks and introducing ten awesome new songs! When five ragtag freshmen first … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA: Nurturing Book Blogging Relationships

Today’s Armchair BEA post is about nurturing book blogging relationships. As much as I love writing reviews and talking about books, I think I would have lost interest in book blogging a long time ago, if it wasn’t for the … Continue reading

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What She Said by Billy Collins

When he told me he expected me to pay for dinner, I was like give me a break. I was not the exact equivalent of give me a break. I was just similar to give me a break. As I … Continue reading

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