Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Europa Challenge

  I am very excited to be participating in The Europa Challenge, which I found out via Indie Reader Houston.  As I’ve mentioned before, if I could claim to have a favorite publisher, Europa Editions would be it;  I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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And the winners are…..

leeswammes — won a copy of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady Col (Col Reads) — won a copy of The Bee-Loud Glade  (you did not leave an e-mail address so please comment to this post with it so I … Continue reading

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And the winners are…..

leeswammes — won a copy of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady Col (Col Reads) — won a copy of The Bee-Loud Glade  (you did not leave an e-mail address so please comment to this post with it so I … Continue reading

Posted in giveaway, Literary blog hop

French Lessons by Ellen Sussman

French Lessons by Ellen Sussman Published:  2011 by Ballantine Books Source:  Received from publisher for review   Regular visitors to this blog know that I have an affinity for Paris.  When I was offered the chance to review the novel, … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Francophilia

French Lessons by Ellen Sussman

French Lessons by Ellen Sussman Published:  2011 by Ballantine Books Source:  Received from publisher for review   Regular visitors to this blog know that I have an affinity for Paris.  When I was offered the chance to review the novel, … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Francophilia

5 Best Books of 2011 (so far)

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.   This week we are asked to list our 5 Best Books so far in 2011.  I have read some great books so far this year, so … Continue reading

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5 Best Books of 2011 (so far)

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.   This week we are asked to list our 5 Best Books so far in 2011.  I have read some great books so far this year, so … Continue reading

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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

   Judith at leeswammes has done it again and organized a fantastic giveaway throughout the literary blogging community.    Sixty blogs are participating and ready to give lucky readers some great books.  Be sure to check them all out. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Hop, giveaway

5 Best Books About Travel

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Indie Reader Houston.    This week’s list is for our 5 best books about travel.  One of my favorite genres is travel narratives, so I have had no trouble coming up with … Continue reading

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Stories I Only Tell My Friends

Stories I Only Tell My Friends:  An Autobiography, by Rob Lowe Published:  2011 by Macmillan Audio Source:  Purchased (audiobook)   As a rule, I avoid celebrity books of any sort like the plague; partly because I am a mild book … Continue reading

Posted in audiobooks, non-fiction, reviews