Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WWW Wednesday 3-31-10

A Week in Books


 
WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…



  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs
~ This is the newest of the Tea Shop Mysteries, book #11.

What did you recently finish reading?
Love in Bloom by Sheila Roberts
~This is the second book of Sheila Roberts that I've read and I am a new fan!

What do you think you’ll read next?
~ Most likely I will be reading Lip Service by Susan Mallery. This is book 2 in the Lone Star Sisters series.



What about you? What are you reading?

Review: Love in Bloom by Sheila Roberts

First line:  "I need flowers, dead ones."

From the back cover:  Hope Walker survived early breast cancer at just thirty-years-old, but a mastectomy left her with a lot of scarring—and some serious fears about dating.  Hope owns Changing Seasons, Heart Lake’s most popular flower shop.  When it comes to love and relationships, she’s able to work magic through her expert flower arranging…for everyone but herself.  Then one day a handsome contractor starts coming into her shop, but Hope knows he’d rather have a whole woman than someone like her.

         When Hope stakes a plot of ground at Heart Lake’s community garden, she finds that a woman can grow all sorts of things there: flowers, herbs, vegetables and even friendship.  As she gets to know the two women who share neighboring plots, they discover that they can learn a lot from each other—not just about gardening, but about life.  And Hope realizes that in order to live life to the fullest, sometimes you have to take a chance on love.

My thoughts:  This is a story that seems to have it all - romance, women's friendships, poignancy and characters that are so real, you can't help but love them.  It shows how friendship comes in all forms - being at different points in their lives, three characters forged a friendship that all benefited from.  And, most important, it leaves the reader with a simple message: Live life! I absolutely loved this book and eagerly look for more stories of Heart Lake by Sheila Roberts.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Review: Bikini Season by Sheila Roberts

First line: Was it a bad omen when you couldn't zip up your wedding dress?

From the back cover: Erin Merritt has returned to her scenic hometown of Heart Lake to plan her wedding, but when she repeatedly runs into her childhood crush, she wonders if she’s engaged to the wrong man.  To make matters worse, all the stress is making her eat, and now she can’t fit into her wedding dress.

     Erin enlists the help of her cooking club--Angela, Megan and Kizzy--and the Teeny Bikini Diet Club is born.  The women make a pact to get slim enough to wear their bikinis to the lake by summertime, a pact that changes their lives forever.  With a little help from her friends, Angela faces her fear that her marriage is crumbling.  Megan confronts the self-esteem issues that have always held her back.  Kizzy deals with her husband’s efforts to sabotage her diet and keep her overweight.  And Erin learns some important truths about love.

     Pull up your favorite beach chair and savor this funny, inspiring story about being true to yourself and following your heart, and the women who enrich our lives.

My thoughts: This was a light-hearted, fun and quick read. It is the story of friendship and it reminds you that everything is easier to do, especially dieting, when you have your friends along side you. We are also reminded that dieting isn't always about becoming that size 0...sometimes it is for health reasons and sometimes it is for self-esteem. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by Sheila Roberts!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Review: Big Girl by Danielle Steel

First line: Jim Dawson was handsome from the day he was born.

From the inside cover: In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.

A chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. Her father, Jim, is tall and slender, and her mother, Christina, is a fine-boned, dark-haired beauty. Both are self-centered, outspoken, and disappointed by their daughter's looks. When Victoria is six, she sees a photograph of Queen Victoria, and her father has always said she looks just like her. After the birth of Victoria's perfect younger sister, Gracie, her father liked to refer to his firstborn as "our tester cake." With Gracie, everyone agreed that Jim and Christina got it right.

While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father's belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City.

Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her sister. And though they couldn't be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. But regardless of her accomplishments, Victoria's parents know just what to say to bring her down. She will always be her father's "big girl," and her mother's constant disapproval is equally unkind.

When Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister's future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point.

Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget, and even ice cream can no longer dull the pain. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.

My thoughts: I found this to be an interesting read. The concept and themes of the book are real-life issues that are believable, but I kept waiting for the story to begin. It was as if the whole story was the prologue...it kept setting everything up but it never quite came to life. There was a lot of telling instead of showing. I did feel for Victoria and silently cheered her on as I read. Being the overweight child and the not-pretty one really took a toll on her life and I felt Danielle Steel did a decent job in portraying the damage words can do to one's emotional well-being. Overall, I liked the book, but I didn't love it.

Review: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

First Line: In Pakistan's Karakoram, bristling across an area barely one hundred miles wide, more than sixty of the world's tallest mountains lord their severe alpine beauty over a witnessless high-altitude wilderness.

From the back cover: In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in the forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.


My thoughts: I found this story to be incredibly powerful. What should have been a relatively routine hike up a mountain transformed one man from a mountaineer to a humanitarian with a single purpose to his life - helping those with almost nothing be able to educate their children. Greg Mortenson took a failure and turned it into what has become a hard stance against terrorism - educate the children, giving them tools to do something with their lives instead of turning to the Taliban. It truly shows how one person can indeed make a difference.

The book's title comes from a Balti proverb: "The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family..." Greg Mortenson did become family to the people and villages where he built his schools.

Greg's story does not end in Three Cups of Tea. This book only chronicles his work up to 2003, where he was primarily working in Pakistan. His new book, Stones into Schools, picks up the story and chronicles his work in Afganistan. This book was just released in December of 2009 and is now on my TBR list.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop 3-26-10


Happy Friday Book Lovers! It's time again for another Book Blogger Hop!!!

This fantastic idea to help the large community of book bloggers around the web get to know each other comes to us via Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books. Basically, the Hop is a weekly event hosted at Crazy-for-Books, where book bloggers and readers can connect to find new blogs to read.It's a great way to find new blogs to read and to find new readers!! So join up and spread the word about this fun event!!

The rules are simple – Add your link to MckLinky, POST ABOUT THE HOP ON YOUR BLOG, and start hopping around and visiting other links that are posted! If you start following someone through the Hop, leave a comment on their blog to let them know! Stop back during the week to see other blogs that are added!

So, head on over to Crazy-for-Books to sign up and see who else is participating.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Review: Pieces of Happily Ever After by Irene Zutell

First line: I spy on them.

From the back cover: What happens after "happily ever after"? Alice Hirsh is about to find out.
     Alice, a former New Yorker who thought she'd never feel at home in the bizarre world of the San Fernando Valley, was adapting, raising her five-year-old daughter while trying to keep her job and make her new house a home. When her attorney husband lands a trophy client - box-office queen Rose Maris - things begin to look up. Then Alex starts working late - a lot. He crunches his paunch into a six-pack and trades his Gap ensembles for Armani everything.
     Soon, Rose and Alex's affair blazes in the tabloids, and Alice is plunged into trash-gossip hell. Her life crumbles around her as she navigates her newly single self through suburban L.A. - a place rife with porn stars, psycho soccer moms, and nutty neighbors.
      Is there a chance of wresting Alex from the Sexiest Woman Alive? And if so ... would Alice want him back? As Alice desperately searches for her bearings, she's forced to ask what she really wants from life, love, and herself.

My thoughts: I decided to read this book after seeing a post about this book being the first pick for the SheKnows Book Club for February/March. I've never done an online book club before, and thought I would give it a try.

I found this story to be much more than I initially thought it would be. I loved the fairy tale theme that was woven throughout the book. The interactions between Alice and her daughter, Gabby, were at times both hilarious and heartbreaking. It is a book that touches on so many different aspects of life and the lessons we need to remember, especially that appearances can be deceiving. Our initial thoughts of what we believe is going to be our "happily ever after" do not always jive with reality.

Booking Through Thursday: Break (3-25-10)

 ((BTT is hosted at http://btt2.wordpress.com))
Do you take breaks while reading a book? Or read it straight through? (And, by breaks, I don’t mean sleeping, eating and going to work; I mean putting it aside for a time while you read something else.)
No, I definitely do not take breaks while reading a book. I find it amazing that some people, like my husband for instance, can read more than one book at a time. I love nothing more than getting truly "lost" in the books I read and I would imagine it would be hard to do if I was reading more than one at a time. 

What about you?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WWW Wednesday 3-24-10

A Week in Books


 
WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…



  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
~ This is our pick for this month's book club. Very interesting read!
What did you recently finish reading?
Pieces of Happily Ever After by Irene Zutell
~This is the book club pick for SheKnows Online Book Club - I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to join the discussion board to post some comments.

What do you think you’ll read next?
~ Most likely I will be reading Big Girl by Danielle Steel. I had reserved this book from the library and it came in (along with the 6 other books I reserved!).



 
 
 
What about you? What are you reading?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 3-23-10

 
 
MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesday. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 Here's a tease of what I am currently reading:


"That day, Haji Ali taught me the most important lesson I've ever learned in my life," Mortensen says. "We Americans think you have to accomplish everything quickly."

From Three Cups of Tea by  Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, pg. 150

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Review: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

First line: I am what they call in our village "one who has not yet died" - a widow, eighty years old.

From the back cover: In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, or "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she has written a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on the fan and compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. They both endure the agony of footbinding and together reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.

My thoughts: This book was the first selection for my new book club. I'm really glad it was chosen as otherwise I'm not sure I would have picked it up myself. I found this book intense yet was mesmerized by the story being told. As I was reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, I found myself having to put the book down to digest what I had just read. So many thoughts and questions confront you as you read...would I have wanted my feet bound...would I have had my daughter's feet bound...A compelling read that is one not to be forgotten.  Great choice, book club leaders!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Friday 56 3-19-10


Here's a fun meme from
 called The Friday 56.

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


My book is Pocketful of Names by Joe Coomer
Then her own paintings, hanging on the walls around her, would blend with those of the museum and she felt so much pride in her work, in the very smell of fresh oil paint, and pride in her place in the long history and tragedy of art, its human making, its human understanding.

The Book Blogger Hop 3-19-10


It's Friday, which means it's time for another Book Blogger Hop!! Check out Jennifer's page, Crazy-for-Books, and enter your link and check out some of the other book blogs out there!! It's a great way to find new blogs to read and to find new readers!! So join up and spread the word about this fun event!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 3-16-10



MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesday. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am in-between books right now, so here's a tease of what I just finished reading...

The most important decision to be made for the doll regarded the overall building material. Wood or wax?

From The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent, page 197.

Review: The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent

First line: Paris, 1765. Five-year-old Claudette Laurent raced down the street from her father's doll shop to knock on the door of Charles and Michelle Renaud.

From the back cover: On the brink of revolution, with a tide of hate turned against the decadent royal court, France is in turmoil - as is the life of one young woman forced to leave her beloved Paris. After a fire destroys her home and family, Claudette Laurent is struggling to survive in London. But one precious gift remains: her talent for creating exquisite dolls that Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France herself, cherishes. When the queen requests a meeting, Claudette seizes the opportunity to promote her business, and to return home...

Amid the violence and unrest, Claudette befriends the Queen, who bears no resemblance to the figurehead rapidly becoming the scapegoat of the Revolution. But when Claudette herself is lured into a web of deadly political intrigue, it becomes clear that friendship with France's most despised woman has grim consequences. Now, overshadowed by the specter of Madame Guillotine, the Queen's dollmaker will face the ultimate test.

My thoughts: I absolutely loved this book. I saw a blurb about the book in the New York Times Bookreview and immediately reserved the book at the library. Once I got it, I had a hard time getting motivated to start reading it, but then once I started, I could not put it down! I found the details of the doll making to be utterly fascinating...from the initial designing to the carving, wax working, and dressing - a process involving a lot of trial and error. Getting a glimpse into the worlds of  the French court was interesting, especially from the perspective of a London merchant. The storyline allows you to view the Terror and the fall of the French monarchy through a completely different lens. 

I am especially eager to read Christine Trent's new novel, The Wax Apprentice, which follows the story of one of the characters from The Queen's Dollmaker, due out in early 2011.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Musing Mondays 3-15-10

Musing Mondays2Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about picture books.
Do you have a favourite picture book, either from your own childhood, or reading to you children?
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks. 


**MUSING MONDAYS is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page...

I love picture books and have quite a collection of my own (being a teacher will do that). I think at last count I have over 1000 picture books. I love using pictures to teach - there are so many lessons to be gained using an engaging picture book over plain text books or worksheets.

I remember my dad, who was also a teacher, always reading a new picture book to us kids (I'm the oldest of seven) at the dinner table. I also remember always getting stacks of picture books at Christmas and for my birthdays when I was young.

My absolute favorite picture book from when I was young was The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt. I always remembered the turquoise and orange colors from the cover. Based on these colors, I was able to go online and find this book many years later, as it had been lost.

Some of my favorites today include Karma Wilson's Bear series and of course Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy series.
 













What about you? Do you have any favorite picture books?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blogger Awards Given to Me

 
One Lovely Blog Award was passed on to me by Chrissy from Chrissie's Corner  and Stacy A Novel Source.

Here are the rules of accepting this award:

- Accept the award.

- Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

- Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

- Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.




The Beautiful Blogger award was pasesed on to my by Mama Bookworm from The Fiction Enthusiast.
I am supposed to tell you 7 things about me. Here goes:
  1. I love to read and discover new authors. Blogging has given me the chance to read books I probably wouldn't have read on my own.
  2. I think books are the best gift to give.
  3. My parents instilled a love of books and reading in my siblings and me.
  4. I love going to bookstores (all kinds) and browsing ... looking for that hidden gem.
  5. I'm excited that the warmer weather is coming...I love reading outside in the sun.
  6. I love reading a great book and then passing it on/recommending it to someone else.
  7. I usually stick within the genres I read. IE fiction, romance, historical fiction, mysteries. I tend not to read a lot non fiction.
 
 


The Bliss (Happy 101) Award was passed to me by Mama Bookworm from The Fiction Enthusiast
Rules for this award: list 10 things that make you happy and pass it along to 10 bloggers.

 
10 things that make me happy:
1. My hubby
2. My chocolate lab, Maddie
3. My family
4. Books....especially new releases from my favorite authors
5. Chocolate
6. Trips to the library
7. Browsing bookstores
8. Tea
9.  The beach
10.Scrapbooking
 
 
 
I am passing all three awards to the following blogs:
 
KristineMarie atRandom Ruminations
Mary at Bookfan

Enjoy!!!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Awards

I've been awarded a few awards lately. I'm working on the posts and I will get them up as soon as I can...So many things to do and not enough hours in the day.

I do appreciate all those who have found my blog and commented on it...it is so nice to share my thoughts with those who enjoy the same passion.

Happy Reading :-)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Traveling Through Tuesday (3-9-10)

 
I've decided to take part in a new weekly meme, "Traveling Through Tuesday".....


Do you like to read books that set in a certain city, state, or country? Do you ever find a town in a book that just calls your name and you can't wait to tell someone about it?


Just go to "Lori's Reading Corner" and find out all the details.  


I don't necessarily have a favorite place I like reading about - one of the reasons I love reading is to learn about so many different places. I have recently fallen in love with Elin Hilderbrand's books, which are all set in Nantucket. I've never been there, but have always wanted to go. 



Right now, I am reading the second in a series that is set in central California - The Sassy One by Susan Mallery. I love hearing about the towns involved, especially the vineyards. 





What are your favorite settings in books? What location would you love to visit?
 

Teaser Tuesday 3-9-10



MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesday. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here’s a tease of what I am currently reading:

He didn't wait for an explanation. She had the feeling he didn't wait for much.

From The Sassy One by Susuan Mallery, page 56.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Musing Mondays (3-8-10)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about dust jackets.
 
Do you prefer books with a dust jacket? What do you do with your dust jacket while reading? Leave it on or take it off? (Question courtesy of Kim from Page after Page)

**MUSING MONDAYS is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page...

 

I am not a fan of dust jackets when I am reading a book. I always take off the jacket and put it away on a shelf so as not to get damaged. When I finish the book, the dust jacket goes right back on. Of course, this isn't the case when I get books from the library, which I have been doing more frequently. I do find that the library book dust jackets do not bother me because they do not slip and slide.

Now, my husband has a different view. When he gets hard cover books, the dust jacket immediately comes off and goes into the garbage. He likes the look of the naked book on the shelf, so we have a combination of books with dust jackets on our bookshelves and books that are naked.
What about you?

Friday, March 05, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (3-5-10)

Jen over at Crazy For Books has started something I hope you will be part of...

Hey book bloggers! Every day we seem to find another book blog that we start following. In the spirit of the Friday Follow, Jen thought it would be cool to do a Book Blog Hop to give us all bookies a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on!

Now, we follow a lot of blogs and we haven't seen this feature yet, so if someone else is doing a Book Blog Hop, please let Jen know!! She don't want to step on any toes or anything!

So, if you'd like to participate, just repost this, go to her blog sign MckLinky, and check out other blogs in MckLinky! Let's connect and make new book bloggy friends!!

She'll try to make a nifty graphic to go along with this, but give her another week to get that done! :)

Crazy For Books

The Friday 56 (3-5-10)


Here's a fun meme from
 called The Friday 56.

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to
at http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


My book is At the King's Command by Susan Wiggs.
"Once the king tires of his trick, we'll get an annulment and you can go back to--to fortune-telling or pocket picking or whatever it is that you do when you're not off thieving horses."
This is the first book in Susan Wigg's The Tudor Rose Trilogy.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

WWW Wednesday 3-3-10

A Week in Books


 
WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…



  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
~ What a great read...beautifully written and thought provoking! Another book that I can't seem to read fast enough.
What did you recently finish reading?
Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman
~ This is the first in the crocheting mystery books that I stumbled upon at the book store. It was quite entertaining, reminding me a little of the Laura Child's teashop mysteries and scrapbook mysteries that I really enjoy.

What do you think you’ll read next?
~ Most likely I will be reading At the King's Command by Susan Wiggs. This is the first in the Tudor Rose trilogy and I just got all three from the library. I have become obsessed with the Tudor period after reading Philippa Gregory's books.



What about you? What are you reading?

Anne of Green Gables Reread Challenge (3-3-10)

Anne Button

This is a challenge I am very exicted about...I loved reading these books when I was younger and cannot wait to reread them. You can find out more information, including the 3 options of the challenge, here.

I've decided to go with option 3.  I will come back to this post and indicate when a book is complete. 


Option 3: The eight central books in the series:
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne of Avonlea
  • Anne of the Island
  • Anne of Windy Poplars/Windy Willows
  • Anne’s House of Dreams
  • Anne of Ingleside
  • Rainbow Valley
  • Rilla of Ingleside
as well as any related material
  • Chronicles of Avonlea – L.M. Montgomery
  • Further Chronicles of Avonlea – L.M. Montgomery
  • Before Green Gables – Budge Wilson
  • Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L.M. Montgomery and her Literary Classic – Irene Gammel
  • any of the several Anne TV/movie adaption's
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?"       

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 3-2-10



MizB of Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesday. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here’s a tease of what I am currently reading:

When word got out that an unmarried woman was coming to take old Postmaster Snow's job a year ago, it must be said there were doubts. Mrs. Cripps had made sure she was standing at her sink watching out the kitchen window when the bus with the new postmaster drove into town.

From The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, page 45.
 

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