Month: January 2010

The Mercy Seller by Brenda Ruchman Vantrease

In the fifteenth century, with religious intolerance spreading like wildfire across Europe, Englishwoman Anna Bookman and her grandfather, Finn, earn a living in Prague by illuminating precious books–including forbidden translations of the Bible. As their secret trade grows ever more hazardous, Finn urges Anna…

Morning Meanderings…

Happy Sunday and day 3 in Florida.  Yesterday Al and I had a laid back morning….  I thought we looked funny, each of us at the kitchen table on our lap tops, he exploring the equipment auctions and I writing a review.  We went…

In My Mailbox

I am currently in Florida but put this together before I left home on Thursday.  Here is what came in my mailbox this past week  and thank you to Kristi from The Story Siren for hosting this fun meme. The action begins when a…

Faith n’ Fiction Saturday

Faith n’ Fiction is a weekly meme hosted by My Friend Amy.  Today the question on the table is: Why read? I am currently on vacation and I was talking to my Cousin In Law (my cousin’s wife) yesterday on the phone.  She asked…

Morning Meanderings…

Day 2 in Florida!  There is only an hour difference between Minnesota and Florida but I believe I am still on it.  🙂  According to “Florida”  I slept until 9 am today!  9 am!  LOL Here is my funny story.  At home, when my…

Where’s My Head At?

I was off and visiting blogs today and commenting here and there because you know I like to chat it up with fellow bloggers….  and then this happens.  I leave a comment where I become a faceless snowman shaped icon.  Talk about awkward.  Whats…

A Black Tie Affair by Sherill Bodine

Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her hands on the Clayworth family’s couture collection for her exhibit. So she’s thrilled when she’s called in to authenticate the gowns…until she falls ill while examining them and wakes up face-to-face with notorious Chicago…

2010 A Buck A Book Challenge!

Ok ok…. before you go calling the CAA (Challenge Addicts anonymous) – hear me out.  This is a POSITIVE thing.  What Delgal’s Book Reviews has presented here, is a challenge for us to put away $1 for every book we read.  From Jan 1…

Morning Meanderings…

Good morning from Florida!  How nice it is to wake up without snow!  Al is off this morning to check out the equipment auctions in Orlando and I am at my cousins home in Deland, Florida.   Alone.  Solitude. Oh yeah.  🙂 Al doesn’t get…

Becca By The Book by Laura Jensen Walker

Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver… At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. What Becca doesn’t want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it’s…

Morning Meanderings…

This morning we (Al and I) are leaving for Florida at the wee hours of the morning – flight out of Brainerd at 6:40 am.  I am writing this late Wednesday night.  I will be with Laptop during our time away so posts and…

Its Time To Announce Some Winners!

I am excited to announce winners for the following: Winners of Dear John Audio Book: Kadybug Janet F DarcyO Winner of 40 Loaves: Wendy Winner Of The Murder Of King Tut: Stacie Jamie P John I, Alex Cross Winners are: Ann-Marie T Beth C…