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I Love Your Blog Award

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 30, 2008
Posted in Awards  | 8 Comments

Amanda at The Luscious Literary Muse nominated me for this award. Thank you so much Amanda!

Here are the rules:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

I love a lot of blogs, but here are my top 7 faves:

Caribousmom
Booksnbordercollies
In the Spring it is the Dawn
book-a-rama
Reading Adventures
The Bluestocking Society
Things Mean a Lot

Treat yourself today and visit these blogs, I know that you will love them too.

If you would like to know some of my other favorite blogs, please visit my blogroll on the left side of my blog, where it says “Some of My Favorite Blogs”.

Copyright 2007-2010: All the posts within this blog were originally posted by Teddy Rose and should not be reproduced without express written permission.

ARC Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 30, 2008
Posted in 2008 Completed Challenges  | 7 Comments

Thanks to all of you who participated in The ARC Reading Challenge and making my first challenge as a host such a success! Congratulations to all who completed the challenge and to those who tried to complete it!

Below is a list of those of us that participated in the challenge and links to our reviews (if I left anyone or their updates out, please let me know):

Jen– Total read: 18 Status: Completed
1. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
2. The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin
3. My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar
4. Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan
5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
6. Among the Cannibals: Adventures on the Trail of Man’s Darkest Ritual by Paul Raffaele
7. The White Mary by Kira Salak
8. The Dracula Dossier by James Reese
9. Superdove by Courtney Humphries
10. Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
11. One More Year: Stories by Sana Krasikov
12. First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
13. Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
14. Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
15. American Savior by Roland Merullo
16. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
17. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
18. The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex by Pagan Kennedy

Wendy -Total Read: 9 Status: Completed
1. Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
2. The House at Midnight, by Lucie Whitehouse
3. The Island of Eternal Love, by Daina Chaviano
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Societyby Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
5. Leftovers, by Laura Weiss
6. The Map Thief, by Heather Terrell
7. The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff
8. Rules for Saying Goodbye, by Katherine Taylor
9. The White Mary, by Kira Salak

LoriTotal Read: 7 Status: Completed
1. Cold Hearted by Beverly Barton
2. The Brass Verdict: A Novel by Michael Connelly
3. Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
4. Die, Decorator, Die: A Novel of Murder, Greed and Interior Design by Franklin H Levy
5. Night Kills by John Lutz
6. The Mercedes Coffin: A Decker and Lazarus Book (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus Novels) by Faye Kellerman
7. Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay

KathleenTotal Read: 5 Status: Completed
1. The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine
2. The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
3. Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
4. The White Mary by Kira Salak
5. One More Year by Sana Krasikov

3M-Total read: 5 Status: Completed
Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger
The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn (received before publication)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

ChrisTotal read:4 Status: Completed
1. The Other by David Guterson
2. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
3. False Colours by Georgette Heyer
4. Loyalists and Layabouts, The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, Nova Scotia by Stephen Kimber

TeddyTotal read: 4 Status: Completed
1. The Horseman’s Graves by Jacqueline Baker
2. Ringside 1925: Views From the Scopes Trial by Jen Bryant
3. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
4. Dear John by Norma L. Betz

JillTotal read: 3 Status: Completed
1. Resistance by Owen Sheers
2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
3. So Long At The Fair by Christina Schwartz

AlessandraTotal read: 2 Status: Completed
1. Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
2. Admit One: A Journey into Film by Emmett James

KatknitTotal read:2 Status: Completed
1. Songs for the Missing, by Stewart O’Nan
2. Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America’s First Spy by M. William Phelps

MeganTotal read: 3 Status: Close- Only needed 1 more
1. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
2. Home Girl: Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block by Judith Matloff
3. Farworld: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage

Literary Feline– Total read: 3 Status: Close- Only needed 1 more
1. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake
2. The Servants by Michael Marshall Smith
3. Far World, Book 1: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage

Josette– Total read: 3 Status: Close-Only needed 1 more
1. Crazy Fool Kills Five by Gwen Freeman
2. The Poem I Turn To edited by Jason Shinder
3. Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer

Mizb Total read: 3 Status: Close- Only needed 1 more
1. A Well-Behaved Woman’s Life by Susan McGeown
2. Merciless (Dominion Trilogy, book 3) by Robin Parrish
3. Beyond Me: Living a You-First Life in a Me-First World by Kathi Macias


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The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 17, 2008
Posted in Books Read 2008Brunonia Barry  | 19 Comments

Richly Textured Like a Piece of Good Lace

Towner Whitney returns to her hometown of Salem, MA from California after the mysterious disappearance of her Aunt Eva. Towner comes from a family of women who can read the future through lace. The family has buried secrets that unfold throughout the novel, including the truth about Towner’s twin sister’s death.
Towner starts off by stating that her real first name is Sophya. She say’s “Never believe me. I lie all the time…”
When I requested an advance reader’s copy of this novel, I was under the mistaken impression that it was both about modern day Salem and an historical fiction about the Salem witch Trials. Though the historical was only slightly touched upon, the story did not disappoint!
This richly textured novel paints a vivid portrait of modern day Salem and how self-proclaimed witches live today. With a cast of eccentric characters and themes abound such as abuse, mental illness, witches, forgiveness, etc this is a real page-turner! This is sure to become a classic. Highly recommended!
4.5/5
Thanks to Harper Collins for an Advance Reader Copy of this book!

Note to my fellow bloggers who also reviewed this book: If you would like me to link your review at the bottom of my review, please leave a comment with the link to your review.

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