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East of Eden, Gone With the Wind, Henry the VIII
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Hi everyone, I am a crazy book lover! I could never have enough books and am running out of room to put the ones I keep buying while I read books from the library. I also enjoy knitting, crocheting and other crafts. I have a dog, Buddy, who is my kid. I love family, friends, sunshine and the outdoors.
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Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay

You can read my review of Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay here.

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 4:07pm

Testimony by Anita Shreve

You can read my review of Testimony by Anita Shreve here.

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 4:06pm

Broad Street by Christine Weiser

You can read my review of Broad Street by Christine Weiser here.

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 1:16pm

Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson

You can read my review of Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson here.

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 8:00pm

Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

You can read my review of Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum here.

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 7:30pm

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At 8:55pm on March 18, 2013,
Jay Siva
Hi, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact.

My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your readers would love to know about the EZBuyButton widget I've created.

It is the most advanced 'buy now' widget for selling books. I make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their books, especially if their books are listed for sale in more than one retail store. I made it super easy, with just a few clicks they just copy & paste a piece of code onto their website/blog, and they're done.

The widget allows website visitors to select which device they'd like to use to read the author's book, and then select their preferred retail store that they'd like to purchase the book from. It also geolocates the visitor's location and will send the visitor to the correct country specific retail store so that they can buy the author's book. The widget is also fully customizable, and the author will have access to detailed real-time statistics of the use of their widget.

I would like to invite you to visit my website, and try out the EZBuyButton widget. I hope you find that my widget will be useful to you and your readers, including all the authors, literary agents, and publishers you're in contact with.

My website is http://www.ezbuybutton.com.

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you. Thank you for your time.

kindest regards,
Jay Siva
At 9:05pm on February 26, 2011, Kate Evangelista said…
Hi Dar,

I wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I'm Kate Evangelista, the author of Taste. When you have the time, please come and visit me at Reads, Reviews, Recommends by clicking on my blog button below:

Or you can Follow me on Twitter or Like me on Facebook by clicking on these buttons:

Thank you very much for your time.

At 6:10pm on November 28, 2009, Bernice McFadden said…

Dear Book Lover:

On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.

“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”

I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And if you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.

Peace & Light,

Bernice L. McFadden
At 6:49pm on July 30, 2009, Missy Balmer said…
Hi! I am going to have to learn how to use this site. :) I am still learning stuff with blogger, too. And twitter. Jeez, too much going on....
At 10:29am on March 6, 2009, Chris Tusa said…

My name is Chris Tusa, and I'm a writer from New Orleans. I am writing because my debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available, and I was hoping you might be willing to mention it on your blog (or review it). If you're interested, I'd be glad to send you an e-book version of the book. Just let me know. I've included a summary of the novel below:

Dirty Little Angels
Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses's lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses's twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.

If you'd like to read the first chapter before you commit, feel free to visit my web site:


Thanks so much,

Christopher Tusa
At 6:43pm on December 15, 2008, Kaye said…
Thanks for becoming a follower. See you around blogland. Have a good night.
At 5:48pm on December 13, 2008, Kaye said…
Hi, I follow your blog. It's so nice to see you here too. I'm seeing a lot of familiar faces, names and avatars.
At 10:45pm on November 7, 2008, Bonnie said…
Hi Dar!!
At 4:04pm on October 8, 2008, Toni Gomez said…
Thanks Dar...it is cool. Nice to see you too...
At 3:57pm on October 8, 2008, Toni Gomez said…
Today!! I just found it. I can't believe you are all here too..... wow.. this is a super cool place... I love the friendly people and the way it is set up!!! and I have built in friends here too! wooooooo

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