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April 2013 Blog Posts (115)

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Added by Latina Reddick on April 30, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Memoir Monday~ Glacial Peaks, Alpine Creeks, Gunslingers and Gold Miners: How the West Was Lost Part 2

Hi there and welcome to another Memoir Monday!
Thanks for stopping in for "part 2" of my reflection,
"Glacial Peaks, Alpine Creeks, Gunslingers and Gold Miners:
 How the West Was Lost."
Part 1 is here

if you've not read that yet…
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Added by Chris C on April 29, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Go home Spring you’re drunk!

http://blog.theregularguynyc.com/?p=2745

Added by Philip Holtberg on April 29, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

Giveaway - The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields

OK, I said big news was coming today and here it is! In cooperation with Random House, Crown Publishers and Broadway Paperbacks, I have 3 copies of THE TRUTH OF ALL THINGS by Keiran Shields to give away. This will be a random drawing. You have one week, through midnight on Friday, May 3rd, to enter. To enter this giveaway contest, you must: 1) be a follower of TexasBookLover (I offer several ways to do this on the home page of the blog); 2) you must leave a comment on this contest post or on…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 25, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Texasbooklover on YouTube

Greetings Book Lovers, I wanted to let you know that I have been hanging out on YouTube for way too long today. I've added a playlist to the Texasbooklover channel devoted to book trailers, author interviews, readings, etc. It's a work in progress, more to come, but already contains more than 7 hours of great stuff. In particular, I found an interview with Keith Richards at the New York Public Library. I've linked this video to the photo of Keith in his home…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 25, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Clipboard Upcycle

 

Ever since I picked up an upcycled clipboard at a garage sale (years ago), I knew that I was going to make one myself. I found another plain old clipboard in our garage, and decided to have a go. See what I did…

Added by Sara Mcmillon on April 25, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments

Um, where do I stand? Being a Newbie at a Mosque

What do people do in a mosque? Why are men and women separate? Why do muslims stand shoulder to shoulder?  

Um, where do I stand? Being a Newbie at a Mosque

Added by Hotchpotch Hijabi in Italy on April 24, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Storm Prey

Published May 2010 408 pages

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

ISBN 9781101187715

From my personal library…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

American Salvage

Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell                                 

Published 2009 167 pages                                                      

Wayne State University Press Detroit

ISBN 978-0-8143-3412-6

From my personal library

Rating: 3 - Pretty good…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:52pm — No Comments

How to Talk to a Widower

Jonathan Tropper

Bantam Dell A Division of Random House, Inc. 

Published July 2007, 341 pages

ISBN 978-0-385-33891-2

From my personal library

Rating: 4 - Really liked this read

"I had a wife. Her name was Hailey. Now she's gone. And so am I."

This…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Sizzling Sixteen

By Janet Evanovich

Published June 2010 by St. Martin's Press  

309 pages

ISBN 9780312383305

From my personal library

Rating - 4 Really liked this one

Read this in approximately 24 hours and really enjoyed it. The last couple of…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments

The Worst Hard Time

By Timothy Egan

Houghton Mifflin Company

340 pgs

ISBN 978-0-618-34697-4

From my personal library

Rating: This is my first 5 of 5 rating…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:48pm — No Comments

The Glass Rainbow

by James Lee Burke

Simon & Schuster July 2010

978-1-4391-2829-9

From my personal library

Rating: 5 of 5 - sheer perfection

Have you ever smelled the magnolias, tasted the gumbo, seen the Spanish moss strung like Christmas garlands in the live oaks, heard the rain play on a…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Travels With Charley

by: John Steinbeck

A Bantam Book July 1962

9780142000700

From my personal library

Rating: 3.5

First off, Charley is a dog. You would think that John Steinbeck would have a manly dog, a lab, a retriever or maybe a shepard? Well you would be wrong. Charley is a poodle and he is…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Truck, a Love Story

by Michael Perry

Harper Perennial pages 281

ISBN 978-0-06-057117-7

From my personal library

Rating: 3.5

Michael Perry is an interesting man. He leads the life that so many nameless drones in the city think they would trade a left arm for: bucolic, picturesque,…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Saving Max

by Antoinette van Heugten

Mira 375 pages

978-0-7783-2963-3

Submitted by Phoenix and Phoenix

Rating 4.5

Have you ever wondered how far you would go to save your child?

Danielle Parkman is an up-and-coming litigator in a New York law firm which expects much from her. She…

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Added by Michelle Newby on April 24, 2013 at 7:40pm — No Comments

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