Books

Best quiz result ever!

27 August 2007 Books

As seen at Expectant Waiting. You’re Catch-22! by Joseph Heller Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an […]

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Deathly Hallows – Almost half way

22 July 2007 Books

I woke up yesterday morning just after 6:30 to a brilliant blue sky and two sleeping preschoolers, and when I went downstairs I could barely even finish making up a pot of coffee before I cracked open the copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that Beloved had picked up at 12:01 the night […]

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Yeah, I suppose I can see that

18 July 2007 Books

Filched from Angry Pregnant Lawyer and Mimilou: What Harry Potter Character are You? Hermione Granger You are a smart and intelligent person. You use your smarts to help out friends. You can be emotional at times but you always seem to be in the mood to help someone out. Click Here to Take This Quiz […]

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Harry Potter and the invisible horses

29 June 2007 Books

This has been bugging me. I’ve been re-reading the entire Harry Potter series since some time in February or March, and I’ve got three weeks to finish re-reading Half Blood Prince before the last one comes out. If you are even remotely a fan, I highly recommend doing this, by the way. I read the […]

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Stalking Stephen King

15 June 2007 Away we go

I was 10 years old when I picked up a copy of Firestarter that my mom left lying on an ottoman. I was fascinated by the story of Charlie McGee, the little girl who could light fires simply by thinking about them, and by the way she was treated as a lab project. I became […]

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Book review: Sweet Ruin

13 June 2007 Books

Today, I’m hosting a stop on MotherTalk’s blog book tour for Cathi Hanauer’s Sweet Ruin. (Disclosure: this means I get a free copy of the book and a small honourarium from MotherTalk.) This was almost a 10-pages-in book review, because coming into the weekend I just wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish it in […]

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Book review: Writing Motherhood

6 June 2007 Books

It’s my turn to host another stop on a MotherTalk blog tour, this one for Lisa Garrigues’ book, Writing Motherhood: Tapping Into Your Creativity as a Writer and a Mother. (Disclosure: for writing this review, I get a free copy of the book and a small honourarium from MotherTalk.) The irony is that I have […]

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Book review: The Big Payoff

25 May 2007 Books

Today is my turn to host a stop on the MotherTalk blog book tour for Sharon Epperson’s The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take To Make The Most Of Their Money — And Live Richly Ever After. (Disclosure: I got a complimentary copy of the unedited proof and a small honourarium for participating in […]

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Dangerous Book for Boys redux, now with more free books!

18 May 2007 Books

Did you think I forgot about the draw for the Dangerous Book for Boys, the one to compensate for the fact that Canadians couldn’t enter the Harper Collins contest? Of course I didn’t! There were 22 comments on the thread as of Wednesday morning, one of which was me and one of which was a […]

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Win your own Dangerous Book for Boys!

10 May 2007 Books

Yesterday, Fawn noted that the Harper Collins contest to win a free copy of the Dangerous Book for Boys is only open to Americans. I sent a note to Andi at MotherTalk (editorial aside: Andi is the nicest. person. ever!) and she confirmed with the publisher that yes, the contest is only open to US […]

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