Yearly Archives: 2010

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Teaser Tuesday!

Welcome to another Teaser Tuesday!  You know how this works – take your current read, choose 2 teaser sentences, and don’t spoil the ending!  This week, I’m reading I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman. I haven’t always been a huge fan, but this one is getting off to a very good start. I chose only one sentence for my… Read more

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Wondrous Words Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  It’s time for more new words.  You know how this works:  tell us about new and interesting words you’ve found in your recent reading.  Check out Bermuda Onion’s Weblog for other new vocabulary words. My new words this week come from Writing Out the Notes by Bob Hallett.  Bob is a founding member of one of my favorite… Read more

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Wondrous Words Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  I have got some words this week – all from my latest read, Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows by Nick Drake.  A lot of interesting words in this one. For more new-to-you words, check out BermudaOnion’s Weblog. 1. Execration – the act of cursing “And why, strangely, did all this remind me of an old ritual of execration,… Read more

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Teaser Tuesday!

Welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesdays!  You know how this works – take your current read, open it to a random page and give us a couple of teaser sentences.  Be sure to give us the info on the book (so we can add it to our TBR list) and also No Spoilers, Please!  Then head over to MizB’s… Read more

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I am in mourning…

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, my favorite local bookstore, is closing its doors. I imagine that its hard to keep such an amazing space open in the days of Amazon and eReaders.  But Joseph-Beth!  This place drew in some amazing authors – I met writers, celebrities, and book lovers of all sorts.  I went to book signings, book clubs and midnight Harry Potter… Read more

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Teaser Tuesday!

Is it Tuesday again already?  I can’t believe the week has flown by so quickly.  This week I’ve got a new mystery — one I have been waiting to get to for some time — that I am very excited about.  I’m reading Storm Prey by John Sanford – his 20th Prey novel! I’ve read almost all of them and… Read more

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Review: Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

Hurray!  Another mystery series! Regular readers know that I love a good mystery series, and Linda Castillo’s novels featuring Kate Burkholder have all the indications of a good series.  In Pray for Silence we’ve got a main character with an interesting background and character flaws that will keep things interesting, a problematic love interest, engaging minor characters and a good… Read more

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In Defense of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

When the government attempts to ban a book, what do other authors think?  I’ve certainly read comments from authors when the local library tries to ban Harry Potter or Captain Underpants or something else equally silly.  But what sort or reaction would authors have if the government tried to make these books unavailable? Back in 1960, the British government tried… Read more