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The cold Monterey Bay quickly surrounded her petite body as she eased herself further into its icy grip. She unconsciously took a deep cleansing breath and slowly let out an exhalation.
Fog deftly floated across the boat harbor at Gulls Landing, and then headed…
Added by Jennifer Chase on November 27, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Yes, this is the time of year when consumers are bombarded by sales pitches, specials, discounts and more. Given the current economic conditions, it is expected that consumer sales will be down and, you know, I we don't have have a real problem with that. We have all spent way too much money on things that quickly clog the landfills; cheap things with no lasting value. As a matter of fact, we are urging our customers not to use credit cards for purchases but advocating the use of debit cards.… Continue
Added by Philip Harris on November 27, 2009 at 11:17am —
Added by Lisa Armstrong on November 27, 2009 at 10:32am —
Almost two books for the price of one though why the author chose to write as he did has me puzzled. Either one of the two elements - the story of Ann Young or the story of Jordan - would have been superb reading but, put together, I'm not sure it worked.
Jumping from the story of Ann to the much less lengthy story of Jordan, there were huge gaps in the narrative, so-much-so that the 'lesser' story often seemed to be neglected and the thread lost.
As for the parts… Continue
Added by Petty Witter. on November 27, 2009 at 9:12am —
During 2010 I will be hosting a reading challenge designed to broaden our literary horizons, move us out of our comfort zone, and help us discover new and uncharted worlds of fun and adventure.
“One change makes way for the next, giving us the opportunity to grow.” Vivian Buchen
Join me, and let’s make 2010 the year we and other celebrate the World of Books.
Challenge Guidelines: This challenge isn’t designed to be easy, so the weak-at-heart may want to exit by… Continue
Added by Lynda Coker on November 26, 2009 at 5:30pm —
While the holidays are definitely a time of togetherness and celebration, they are also a source of anxiety and depression for millions of people. If this time of year causes you more stress, fatigue, or loneliness than yuletide cheer, try curling up with one of these inspirational reads. Beat the holiday blues!
FOUR BOOKS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS
Added by Victoria D. on November 26, 2009 at 4:39pm —
I was so pleased to receive the opportunity to review this book, from the Thomas Nelson: Book Review Bloggers company. I was looking forward to reading it and let me tell you I was not disappointed.
Here is a product description direct from Amazon:
A new story of common wisdom from the bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift.
Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their… Continue
Added by Tanyia Deskins on November 26, 2009 at 1:04pm —
Crunch time for NaNo Wrimo writers. There are only five days left. Now the Sisyphusian battles begins. It might be a good idea to call in sick Monday to hit your number. Maybe you write better under pressure.
I’ll tell you something that often works for me and I do this with all of my fiction. I go to dialogue when I need to spur fresh writing. I want to see my characters respond in different situations. I might even find something juicy about my character and when I learn it a spate… Continue
Added by John Gorman on November 25, 2009 at 8:57pm —
Is there a right way or wrong way to do TEA? Catch my review at BETWEEN THE PAGES.
Added by Lynda Coker on November 25, 2009 at 7:02pm —
Kurt Vonnegut,author of Slaughter House Five, who left this muti-dimensional world in 2007, has a new unreleased short story entitled "Shout About It From The House Tops"
which is featured in this months Vanity Fair Magazine on-line. The story is featured in a collection of Vonnegut's work, Look At The Birdie
(New York Times Best Seller) available in book stores now. To enter this contest and win a free copy of Look At The Birdie
follow this link:… Continue
Added by Kristina Daniel on November 25, 2009 at 6:24pm —
Added by Lisa Armstrong on November 25, 2009 at 10:22am —
by Sanjay Gupta MD, reviewed. .
Added by Harvee Lau on November 25, 2009 at 9:30am —
A very poignant story of war and it's consequences. I found the whole book very moving and though the battle scenes were graphic, they were never gratuitous.
Well researhed and written with a cast of memorable characters though it's a pity that more wasn't made of the only female character.
The Judas Field could have been a story all about war but the author ceased the opportunity and explored so many other issues - faith, the nature of fear, and friendship… Continue
Added by Petty Witter. on November 25, 2009 at 9:07am —
It's my first contest!
Just go to my blog to enter! Details there.
Added by Books and Things on November 25, 2009 at 12:09am —
Across the Endless River
by Thad Carhart ISBN 978-0-385-52977-8 Published by Doubleday, September 2, 2009. (www.doubleday.com
) ($26.95 USD SRP/Amazon $17.79 USD) Reviewer received book from FSB Associates, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Review by Chris Phillips
The great exploration of the wild Western frontier by Lewis and Clark is part of every person’s schooling. Their trip opened up the West to expansion. There are many legends and stories… Continue
Added by Chris Phillips on November 24, 2009 at 9:08pm —
Promotions have begun and I'm working with a top PR Agent to see that the conclusion of this series goes out with a bang! Heather was the toughest character - and that's resulted in what I feel as my best book ever.
THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
BOOK V … HEATHER
BY L. DIANE WOLFE
When confidence turns to frustration…
A new beginning awaits Heather Jennings. The position at Clemson means she will finally realize her dream of coaching basketball. Heather is… Continue
Added by L. Diane Wolfe on November 24, 2009 at 7:52pm —
Dear Book Lover:
You may not know me, or my novels, because I am a member of a growing band of African-American writers of literary fiction who are slowly disappearing. And not because I am lacking in talent and credentials; in fact I have already published a number of books with major publishing houses and have been reviewed by national newspapers and well-respected literary journals, and have received critical acclaim and awards for my… Continue
Added by Bernice McFadden on November 24, 2009 at 11:16am —
Added by Lisa Armstrong on November 24, 2009 at 10:23am —
Many of us are educated readers, but many (unashamedly!) are new to certain genres. If you are curious to explore the genre of historical fiction, or are just unsure whether you have been getting the definition exactly right, check out my blog today at SouthernCityMysteries
. Explore new worlds!
Added by MicheleEmrath on November 24, 2009 at 7:24am —
I'm so pleased that the management at The Mayflower Sanctuary, where we first found Tilly, have given Tilly's Tale a lovely write up in their regular newsletter that goes out to all of their supporters and interested persons. they not only featured the book and the cover, but included pictures of Tilly, Dylan and Charlie who of course all came to us through The Mayflower. It's a lovely, kind gesture by Jennie and the staff at Mayflower and I'm so very grateful to them for the… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 24, 2009 at 7:02am —