Monthly Archives: July 2011

August Read-along: All Clear by Connie Willis (schedule change)

Since Avis and I so far are the only people signed up for the All Clear read-along, we’ve decided to go back to a four-week reading schedule. There’s still time to sign up – click over to this post for … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – July 31, 2011 ( the “ups and downs” and “I wanted to hit a stranger” edition)

It’s been a week of ups and downs at my house. Up? My blood pressure. Down? My spirits. I’ve been working hard to get it back down, but it just doesn’t seem to budge as much as it needs to. … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, July 30, 2011

Discussion starters: ~ Leighanne’s Lit: Honesty in Reviewing ~ My Friend Amy: Characters – What do you love/hate? Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list: ~ The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin, … Continue reading

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Book Review and final read-along discussion: Blackout by Connie Willis

Title: Blackout Author: Connie Willis Genre: Science fiction, time travel fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Colin tried the door, but it was locked. This post assumes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

Title: The Last Days Author: Scott Westerfeld Genre: YA paranormal fiction Publisher: Razor Bill Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Ever hear this charming little rhyme? After years of playing guitar … Continue reading

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First look at Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in character as Peeta and Gale

Does this photo change your opinion about casting at all?

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August Read-along: All Clear by Connie Willis

With our read-along of Blackout wrapping up this weekend, Avis and I have both already finished the book and decided we must have a read-along of the sequel in August. I hope that those of you who have read Blackout … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – July 26, 2011

The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld I breathed garlic deep into my lungs. Mustn’t eat the nice people, Minerva’s voice chided in my head. The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy I tell myself I could go, I could still turn … Continue reading

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