Author Archives: CarrieK

Summer movies I’m looking forward to

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The Sunday Salon – April 13, 2014

Time: 5:43 p.m., Saturday evening. Just finished eating meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and broccoli. Getting ready to watch Grey’s Anatomy while my folks are out taking a walk. Thankful for: Responsible children. A lovely home to live in. A … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, April 12, 2014

Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list: ~ Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt, reviewed by Wendy at Caribousmom ~ At Home by Bill Bryson, reviewed by Melissa at Avid Reader’s Musings ~ Escape From … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstrom

Title: Steal the North Author: Heather Brittain Bergstrom Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Viking Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 315 First line: Until the summer I was sixteen and … Continue reading

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Adding to my TBR list – Bookmarks Magazine March/April 2014

Here are the books that made it onto my TBR from the latest issue of Bookmarks Magazine. Have you read any of these?

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Book Review: Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson

Title: Boys of Blur Author: N.D. Wilson Genre: Middle grade fiction, children’s fantasy Publisher: Random House Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 208 First line: Out in the muck, where a sea … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – April 6, 2014 (plus, wrapping up March’s reading)

Time: 7:06 a.m., Sunday morning. Trying to figure out if I feel well enough to go to church – I’ve been fighting a stomach bug for the past couple days. Thankful for: Spring break! One full week without homeschooling – … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Frangipani Hotel – Stories by Violet Kupersmith

Title: The Frangipani Hotel: Stories Author: Violet Kupersmith Genre: Magical realism, short stories Publisher: Spiegel & Grau Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for a tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 256 Goodreads … Continue reading

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