June 2010

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Wondrous Words Wednesday: Pareidolia from The Nobodies Album

Wondrous Words WednesdayWondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme by BermudaOnion's Book Blog where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. 

I only have one word today from The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst.

"Milo's band is called Pareidolia, and they've had a fair bit of success, though whether they're here to stay or are simply the taste of the moment remains to be seen."

pareidolia -- a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant.

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First Day of Summer and Winner of SUMMER AT TIFFANY Giveaway

First Day of Summer  -- and the feeling is easy!

 

 

Do you remember the best summer of your life? The winner of a copy of SUMMER AT TIFFANY by Marjorie Hart and the pink "diamond" keychain is                      

                     REBECCA B.

Congrats, Rebecca! I have emailed you. Once I have your address, I will send the goodies. 

Happy First Summer Day and here is Rebecca's comment of her "best summer." And, Rebecca has mentioned one of my favorite book series in her piece -- go, Nancy Drew!

"My best Summer Vacation was at Long Beach, North Carolina, when I was 16 or 17 years old.

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Author On the Bookcase: Heather Barbieri, author of The Lace Makers of Glenmara

Author On the Bookcase

Heather Barbieri

Heather BarbieriI'm thrilled to welcome Heather Barbieri, author of The Lace Makers of Glenmara. to On the Bookcase. Heather tells the story of her grandmother, Esther, and her mother, Michelle, and the joy of reading they shared with her. As a result, Heather's childhood was filled with books as Heather read from "quiet corners—behind the Christmas tree (the lights were particularly magical to read by) or the sofa (not on the sofa, behind it, right by the heat register)"

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, Heather!

"Who instilled a love of reading in you? A teacher? A parent?

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Author On the Bookcase: Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Author On the Bookcase

Aimee Bender

Aimee BernderWelcome, Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake! Aimee tell us about her book group of over 10 years. The first book discussion was Thomas Pynchon’s book Gravity’s Rainbow. Now, that's a heavy book, both in weight and subject! Learn how her book group broke down the 700+ page book. They definitely had a theme -- they went dancing in Gravity's Rainbow t-shirts!

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Author On the Bookcase: Ayelet Waldman, author of Red Hook Road

Author On the Bookcase

Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet WaldmanAyelet Waldman, author of a new book Red Hook Road, writes about questions that readers asks of authors.  And, the one answer she is too embarrassed to tell.  

 

 

 

"There comes a moment at every literary event, a moment every author dreads, when the lights go up and the Q&A starts. The vast majority of the Q is fine (I can’t speak for the A, you’ll have to be the judge). What book am I reading now, when did I first want to become a writer, how do my children feel about the title of my last book. I like those Qs. I like especially the Qs that haven’t been asked before, the ones that give me a chance to depart from my practiced answers.

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Author On the Bookcase: Eloisa James, author of A Kiss at Midnight

Author On the Bookcase

Eloisa James
(Mary Bly Vettori) 

Eloisa JamesI'm thrilled to welcome Eloisa James to On the Bookcase.

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Author On The Bookcase: Emily Gray Tedrowe, author of Commuters

Author On the Bookcase

Emily Gray Tedrowe

Emily ray TedroweWith pleasure, I welcome Emily Gray Tedrowe, author of Commuters. Emily's novel traces a year in the life of two families thrown together by the sudden marriage of their oldest members. Commuters is a tale of love, family dynamics, money, and surprising alliances. And food! Emily writes about her character Avery's obsession with food, how it  guides his some of his decisions, and how memorable meals can define one's life.