Archives for: December 2010
Our Search For The Top 12 Reads of 2011
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Genres Read: -Mystery -Thriller -Crime -True Crime -Horror PLEASE do not send me any other genre as I will read it, but NOT review it or mention it on the blog.  And it will not be in contention for my Top 12 reads of 2011. I accept both print and e-book formats (I have a Nook). Share this:

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Taking some time off for the holidays…
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The holidays are almost upon us.  Which means let the crazy begin. Because of this I am taking some time off until January 1st. During that time I will be getting ready to participate in #bloggiesta.  What is that you ask?  Go check it out here. On top of that @lrpresley has inspired me to put together a page listing [...]

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Immi’s Gift
Publisher: Peachtree Publisher

Dear Karin Littlewood; This was a very sweet book.  I read it to my son who immediately wanted to gather a little trinket and drop it somewhere for another little boy to enjoy. That’s the best thing you can hope for when writing a book.  That it will move your reader so much they want to do something about it. [...]

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Snow Day!
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing

Dear Lester Laminack; Loved it! The illustrations were great, the story was funny and so real. As children we all have those thoughts when we hear the weatherman say we might have a snow day the next day. We plan to get up early (earlier than we would if we had to go to school) and don’t even complain about [...]

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Ole! flamenco
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Dear George Ancona; As a Spaniard, I expected this book to be different.  I was looking forward to seeing the huge, beautiful dance schools in Sevilla, and reading about our twelve string guitar and the difference to the traditional 6 string.  Castanets were barely spoken about and footwork never made its prescience. Instead were were given a history of flamenco.  [...]

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Top Reads of 2010
The First Excellence by Donna Carrick

I have read hundreds of books.  I didn’t review all of them, but I read enough to know which authors show promise. And then there are those books that just blew me away. The ones that months after I have read them, I can’t stop singing their praises.  They knocked me out and no matter how hard I try to [...]

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Booking Through Thursday – 12/9/10
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Do you ever crave reading crappy books? NO! I used to read just about anything and everything.  After a year of reading and reviewing, I have found that I no longer have the time or patience to do that. There are some extraordinary, even good books out there that deserve and plead to be read. Why bother with the rest? [...]

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Mystery & Suspense Challenge AND the Stephen King Challenge!!!
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OOOh I LOVE reading Mystery and Suspense.  This challenge was made for me! A huge thank you to Book Chick City for hosting this. Here are the details: Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 – 31 Dec 2011 Rules: To read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum but you can read more if you wish!) You [...]

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Booking Through Thursday
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How about First Editions? Are they something special? Or “just another book” to you? For me, unless the book or author is someone I admire, first editions don’t mean much to me. Sure, they are nice to have for value, but if you aren’t passionate about the book, what’s the point? What say you? Share this:

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Everything I Never Wanted To Be
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Dear Dina Kucern – I have read two types of memoirs in my past.  Those that are serious to a fault and those that try to make everything a joke.  You have found a way to successfully wed those together in a way that is honest and real.  The experiences that you and your daughters have been through, blew me [...]

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