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Book Review: Clair de Lune

Mar 19, 2012
Book Review: Clair de Lune

'Clair de Lune'Author: Jetta CarletonFormat: PaperbackPublished: Harper Perennial; Mar. 2012Pages: 304Genre: Historical fictionGrade: BSource: TLC Book TourSynopsis: An unexpected treasure: A long-lost novel of innocence threatened, by the author of th...

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My 5 Monkeys
Blogger Confession– Not loving the same book

Everyone LOVES that book! Why don't I? How do you handle being the one reviewer who doesn't like a book that's taking the blogosphere by storm? Do you write a review? Pretend you didn't read the book? Well I admit there are some books lately that ...

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Amused By Books
Mailbox Monday: March 18, 2012

Mar 18, 2012
Mailbox Monday: March 18, 2012

It's Mailbox Monday time! Mailbox Monday is going on tour and March is being hosted by the lovely Anna of Diary of an Eccentric! Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (c...

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Amused By Books
Winners of Legacy of Eden Giveaway!

Mar 18, 2012
Winners of Legacy of Eden Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy! Using random.org, the two winners of a brand new copy of this engaging novel is:Sherree Chmitlin@rhondareadsIf you are still interested in a giveaway, my...

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IMM — Mixed Bag

Thanks Penguin/ william morrow thanks faithwords These are for review One for the Muphys- Middle Grade The Thirteen Stardust Thanks penguin , william morrow , and faithwords for the books

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The Sacramento Bee
Author learns the perils of the business of writing

Author learns the perils of the business of writing

"Armed" by Elaine MackoIt's not unusual for writers to discover that the business of writing is often more difficult than the actual writing part. Elk Grove novelist Elaine Macko considers herself fortunate to have a publisher, but – like m...

The Sacramento Bee
Lisa Lutz’s novel ‘Trail of the Spellmans’ is Bee’s Book Club pick for March

Lisa Lutz’s novel ‘Trail of the Spellmans’ is Bee’s Book Club pick for March

Book author Lisa Lutz at her San Francisco Home. Lutz is the author of the five-title "Spellman" series, about a family of private eyes. They are mysteries, but with humor.The premise sounds outlandish: The Spellmans – a dysfunctional famil...

The Sacramento Bee
Paradise lost in fine second novel ‘Arcadia’

Paradise lost in fine second novel ‘Arcadia’

"Arcadia," by Lauren GroffLauren Groff's first book was a wonder and a delight. "The Monsters of Templeton," it was called, and it was funny, magnetic and clear-eyed in its wise portrayal of a young woman trying (and failing) to outrun her mistak...

The Sacramento Bee
Watching the Victoria detectives

An excellent collection of short stories culled from the 19th century popular press, "The Dead Witness" by Michael Sims shines a light on long-forgotten "mystery" writers such as Wilkie Collins, Alexandre Dumas Sr., Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. ...

My 5 Monkeys
TGIF- Social Networking

Thanks Ginger for this topic about Face book and Twitter. I have found twitter to be a great way to network more so than face book. I do have a page but not many on it. I am okay with that too. But I have found some great authors, friends, all thro...

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