December 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm | Posted in Books | 17 Comments
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santathingThanks to a fun post written by Fyrefly, I found out about SantaThing, a wonderful Secret Santa type of book exchange facilitated by LibraryThing.  I received my SantaThing books yesterday and I’m so exicted!  I got Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer and The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman.  I am loving Georgette Heyer these days (review of The Conqueror coming soon), so Charity Girl is right up my alley.  I haven’t heard of The Dress Lodger before, but it sounds really good.  Many thanks to my Santa.:)

I also had fun playing SantaThing, too.  I selected The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  She likes a combination of literary and historical fiction, so The Monsters of Templeton was the first thing that came to my mind.  To fulfill her literary fiction needs, I thought the combination of F. Scott Fitzgerald and a current Brad Pitt movie would hit the spot.  I’m looking forward to reading that myself next year.

I think that SantaThing was a huge success and I’m looking forward to participating again next year.  For the LibraryThingers out there, did you participate?  If so, tell me all about your loot!

July Book Blowout ~ Mini Challenge 2

July 15, 2008 at 11:22 am | Posted in Books, LIfe, Reading | 2 Comments
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Here are my answers to the second mini challenge for the July Book Blowout:

The Where’s Your Book Set? Meme

Here’s how it works – just answer some or all of the following questions about the book you are currently reading (or just finished if you are between books).

Here’s the questions:

1. Title and author of the book:

Since I haven’t started The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson yet, I’ll write about Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen.

2. What year is the book set in?

This book is set in modern time.

3. What happened on this day in that year? Go to google and type in the date i.e. 13 July 1952 and see if you can find a news item for that day.

I was reading this book when I found out that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s twins were born: Knox and Vivienne.

4. Where is your book set?

Although this is an adventure novel that moves around from place to place, the home base was in Boston, Mass.

5. Have you visited that place before? If yes tell us something about your trip. If no, look the location up on Google and tell us an interesting fact about the city/country.

I’ve never been to Boston, but I’ve always wanted to go. I’m excited that I will be there in October. I was asked to speak at a conference about a project I managed.

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