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I’ve Been Tagged!

Feb 22, 2012

This meme has been traveling around the blogosphere and last week I got tagged by Care's Online Book Club! I wanted to spend sometime answering the questions she posted so that's why it took me so long to get around to finally answering the questions! ...

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Amused By Books
Book Review: Simpler Living

Feb 21, 2012
Book Review: Simpler Living

'Simpler Living: A Back to Basics Guide to Cleaning, Furnishing, Storing, Declutttering, Streamlining, Organizing, and More'Author: Jeff DavidsonFormat: HardbackPublished: Skyhorse Publishing; June 2010Pages: 456Genre: Crafts, hobbies, and homeGrade: B...

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My 5 Monkeys
Struck Mini Review

Feb 21, 2012

Mia has been hit by lighting many times , and she has choose which side she is going to be on. She did remind me a bit of the Lost Girl in some ways. Good : New location instead of New York it takes places in Los Angeles. Different power being used....

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The Sacramento Bee
The Young Library: Tender story of mother’s love

The Young Library: Tender story of mother’s love

Love Twelve Miles Long Glenda Armand Lee & Low, $17.95, 32 pages, ages 6-11 In preparing to teach U.S. history, Glenda Armand read a biography of Frederick Douglass, the 19th century writer who worked to end slavery. As a mother of tw...

The Literary Foodie
Libraries and Oranges

Libraries and Oranges

So, I have been away from the blog for sometime, it’s true.  But, they gave me a library.  Seriously, a whole library, that is all mine.  I get to make all the decisions and plan all the programs, I even get to make the displays and pi...

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Amused By Books
Mailbx Monday: February 20, 2012

Feb 20, 2012
Mailbx Monday: February 20, 2012

It's Mailbox Monday time! Mailbox Monday is going on tour and February is being hosted by Metroreader! Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books d...

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My 5 Monkeys
Blogging Confession — Social Media with Authors

Social networking with authors: Do you interact on Twitter/Facebook etc. with authors? Does it affect how you review their work or do you look at their books differently because you are on friendly terms with them? Yes I interact with authors on Fac...

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The Sacramento Bee
Discoveries: The Bookery in Placerville satisfies book lust

Discoveries: The Bookery in Placerville satisfies book lust

Sam McManisNoam Chomsky is rubbing spines with Ann Coulter. The Amish and Mennonites share space, presumably peacefully, with the Salem witches. Henry James and Henry Kissinger stand sternly side by side looking off at some fixed point, their vis...

The Sacramento Bee
Adler will run bureau of Capital Public Radio

Reporter Ben Adler is the new Capitol Bureau chief of Capital Public Radio, taking over for Marianne Russ. Adler, a recipient of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, has been part of CPR's Capitol Bureau for a year. He now oversees coverage of Califo...

The Sacramento Bee
Homeless poet proud of newly printed copy of his works

Homeless poet proud of newly printed copy of his works

Mark Bell, seated, works at the Sacramento Public Library on Saturday to print his first book, "The Hobo Speaks." From left are Rick Castro, who first contacted Bell and helped facilitate the project; Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian, who is helping wit...

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