Category Archives: reading retreat

Thoughts on Booktopia Boulder

It goes without saying, but a weekend dedicated to talking about books and reading is amazing.  Add the beautiful location of Boulder, Colorado and who could ask for anything more? Unlike past Booktopias where I signed up for every session … Continue reading

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Booktopia!

I have (sadly) returned from a weekend in the land of Booktopia (known to the rest of the world as Oxford, Mississippi).  Three days of talking books with 75 like-minded people — it was truly heaven on earth. We started … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — pre-Booktopia edition!

This is the week I have been waiting for!  Yeah, BEA was last week and it looks like it was a lot of fun, but this weekend a lucky select few of us will be in Oxford, Mississippi for BOOKTOPIA! … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA Day 3 — “Real Life” Experience

For me, blogging is a hobby; an extension of my passion for books and reading. I do receive some books from publishers and participate in the odd blog tour here and there, but the majority of the books I review … Continue reading

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New Books!

In the last two days five new books have found their way into my house thanks to my lovely mail carrier (I for one can safely say I do my part to keep the US Postal Service in business!): The … Continue reading

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Booktopia Reading List

I’m so looking forward to June, when I will be attending Booktopia in Oxford, Mississippi.  What is Booktopia you say?  Well, it is the retreat organized by Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, the incredible hosts of the podcast Books on … Continue reading

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My Favorites of 2011

  With a little more than a week left of the year, I’ve read 123 books in 2011.  Yes, it’s a lot, but it’s a bit short of my goal of 140 books.  I read an eclectic mix of fiction … Continue reading

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It’s Booktopia!

  So remember in the spring when I mentioned the Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat (best weekend ever)?  Several times?  Well look what was announced last Friday: It’s Booktopia — featuring not one, not two, but THREE reading retreats … Continue reading

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The Reservoir — Review and Giveaway

The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson Published:  2011 by Other Press Source:  Purchased at my local independent bookstore   Once again I must give credit to the Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat (best weekend ever) for bringing a book … Continue reading

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The Bee-Loud Glade

The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer Published:  2011 by Atticus Books Source:  Purchased   It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned the Books on the Nightstand Reading Retreat that I attended in April (best weekend ever), but after reading The … Continue reading

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