Happy Tuesday, everyone! There was so much to do over the holidays that I’m afraid I didn’t get a chance to finish my book! So another few sentences from The Spanish Bow and I promise I will have something new for you next week. You know the rules: take your current book, choose a page, and give us two teaser… Read more
Yearly Archives: 2008
Tuesday Thingers has a new home!
First off, I want to say a big THANK YOU to Wendi at Wendi’s Book Corner for taking over the Tuesday Thingers. I am very glad that someone was able to step up and help out, and I promise that I will be emailing some questions to help with the whole process. The original intent behind the Tuesday Thingers was… Read more
It’s Monday and we have a winner!
Happy Monday! I know – Mondays are seldom happy (and I’m just going back to work from vacation, so this really feels like Monday), but I do have some happy news for someone. This morning, I promised to announce the winner in my Matrimony giveaway and that winner is: Pam I wish I had a dozen copies to give away.… Read more
Review: Santa Responds: He’s Had Enough and He’s Writing Back!
Okay, the rush of Christmas excitement has passed. Are you tired of Christmas carols? Have the kids already broken at least one of their gifts and started complaining about the others? Is all the forced “family time” that comes with Christmas vacation starting to wear on everyone’s nerves? Then this is the perfect book for you! Santa Responds is a… Read more
Merry Christmas Eve!
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! The photo is of my Christmas tree (before I got all the presents wrapped), surrounded by some of my collection of old world Santas. The tree has a bit of a story. When I was growing up, we never had a real tree. My mother had a terrible fear of it catching fire, so we always… Read more
It’s Tuesday! And it’s almost Christmas! And I’m on vacation! What could be better? I get to spend the day on the couch (a new one – a little Christmas gift to myself) with a pot of tea and a good book. I couldn’t be happier. This week, I am reading The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax. This is an… Read more
Tuesday Thingers – at long last!
I have been really bad about posting on this the last month or so. Real life – who needs it? I’ve been all over the place (literally), but I’m trying hard to get caught up. Today’s question from The Boston Bibliophile: Holiday gift-giving. Do you give books for the holidays? Did you participate in LT’s SantaThing, either this year or… Read more
Win an autographed copy of Matrimony
I’ve got a very special giveaway to announce today, so you can give a little gift to yourself for the holidays. I’m giving away a signed copy of Joshua Henkin’s Matrimony – and all you need to do to win is leave a comment on this post. I’m giving you just shy of a week – I’ll close the entries… Read more
Secret Santa Update!
My Secret Santa gift arrived yesterday, so a special thanks goes out to Melissa at Here in the Bonny Glenn. She sent a bit of coffee, some tasty almond twist cookies and a beautiful and unusual candle holder. A lovely gift. Thank you so much! Read more
The Dangers of Firing a Critic
Back in September, I wrote about Donald Rosenberg, music critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. I was appalled to find that this local newspaper had demoted their classical music critic for, well, being a critic. The story continued today when Rosenberg filed suit against the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Orchestra, alleging that the orchestra and newspaper conspired to… Read more