"In the spring and a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love..."
..... in ALL its wonderful forms!
Join me for a THEME WEEKEND WITH A DIFFERENCE at Siren Bookstrand Public Group
, on May 2nd - 3rd. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SirenBookstrand/
We open on Saturday morning with sweet and sensual romance. Grab an early coffee or cuppa and come join us in a celebration of male-female romance for all!… Continue
Added by Stormy Glenn on April 30, 2009 at 11:45pm —
Follow Me is a beautifully written book. It is slow starting and difficult to get into, but at times the writing is almost lyrical and vivid. I've had a difficult time putting my finger on why I didn't love it, when I know that so many people did.
In 1947, 16-year old Sally Werner runs away from home, leaving her newborn son in a basket on her parent's kitchen table. Running away is what Sally does best. She runs away, lands on her feet and when… Continue
Added by Holly on April 30, 2009 at 10:30pm —
As a writer, I read a lot, always looking for new styles and interesting turns of phrase. Joanna Scott has become my new favorite author. I quickly ran through her book, Follow Me, in a week. I couldn't put it down and wanted to enjoy every word of this consuming, at once bitter and sweet, story that spans several generations of women. Mistaken identities, family complications, love, and a sense of place dominate the books intertwining themes. At points I loved and hated all of the main… Continue
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I'm falling behind with my reviews. I really need to catch up, but I tend to slack off so bad. I need to set a schedule and stick to it.
Added by Jess on April 30, 2009 at 3:50pm —
"What's the big deal?" You ask from the side or your mouth, not letting go of the Nintendo cruiser you clutch in your hands.
Well, the big deal is that my parents panicked and catapulted us from the our lovely home in San Francisco to the middle of nowhere in Owasso, Oklahoma. Major downer!
You sip from your soda can. "I still don't get it," you mutter, slurping the drink around in your mouth, "so you relocated to the mid-lands,… Continue
Added by Joan Peck on April 30, 2009 at 12:00pm —
A Trip to Storyland
A Trip to Storyland is a selection of stories that will stretch children's imagination. From animals to garden gnomes, furry little creatures to a far away tribe. It is full of lovable and strange characters. From the first page to the last, it will be an enjoyable journey into fantasy.
8 stories in 1.
For young childen aged 7-11.
Fun and… Continue
Added by Graham McEvoy on April 30, 2009 at 7:07am —
I guess I'm doing a book blog for the fun of it. I'm not an aspiring writer, I just like to read. And making reviews about the books I've read is fun as well. Sometimes, I don't know my own more exact opinion of a book until I've actually written it. I'm looking at my reviews and it is haphazard at best. It seems like I've got different voices depending on the book, but I don't want to keep just to one voice. It's more fun doing it my own way, and if my thoughts are scrambled...lol, I'm sorry.… Continue
Added by Jamie on April 30, 2009 at 4:46am —
If you go to my blog at: http://mjmbecky.blogspot.com
, you'll notice my first ever giveaway in honor of my AP Literature students taking the test next week!
Added by MJMBECKY on April 29, 2009 at 9:03pm —
ONLINE INTERACTIVE Book Interview/Contest with NY Times #1 Best Selling Author Jim Butcher!
Direct Link to Event: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=6529
Description: Join us with NY Times #1 Best Selling author Jim Butcher on Wednesday April 29th ONLINE at… Continue
Added by Bitten By Books on April 29, 2009 at 4:40pm —
You’ve been waiting to hear what I did to merit a punishment as extreme as boarding school in AFRICA of all places. Okay, I’m totally gonna tell you. But bear in mind that this happened a long time ago, like when I was twelve.
At that time, I guess I must have been a really frustrated kid, full of angst and bitterness at the failing relationship between my parents.
How was I to know, at that time, that trying to be a punk was not the best of solutions to an impending family… Continue
Added by Joan Peck on April 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Today's mail brought four new books (okay, not exactly new, but new to me):
The Good Parents, by Joan London
Darling Jim, by Christian Moerk (oh wait! That one IS new)
Artist of the Floating World, by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Sebastian Wolfe.
I'm still working on The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes and Impossible Mysteries, edited by Mike Ashley -- my review will be coming shortly.
For some reasons, it… Continue
Added by Nancy Oakes on April 29, 2009 at 1:42pm —
One of my most favorite places are book stores and libraries.I could get lost for hours in one of those!
A favorite bookstore of mine happens to be a used book store named "The Bruised Apple." found in Peekskill ,New York.I love that place! It's chock full of treasures.They have an awesome selection of books,including a children's section,LP albums,tapes and VHS videos. The store makes their customers feel welcome with a relaxed… Continue
Added by Carly Guerrero on April 29, 2009 at 1:00am —
Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
: Betty Smith
No. of Pages:
Synopsis (courtesy of B&N):
"The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life… Continue
Added by Michelle Shannon on April 28, 2009 at 11:03pm —
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I took a break from NaBloPoMo
in April, but I'll be participating again in May. In addition to our special feature dedicated to mothers, you'll find book reviews, author interviews, and guest bloggers.
Here is some of what we have lined up for the month of May:
The month kicks of with a special feature of THE DIARY by New York Times
bestselling author Eileen Goudge. Authors Dr. David Gruder, Abe March, Rie McGaha, Tim Kellis,… Continue
Added by Cheryl C. Malandrinos on April 28, 2009 at 7:53pm —
Cornelia Amiri blogs about vampires and Celtic lore
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