Book Talk: THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT, by Debbie Stier

Book Talk: THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT, by Debbie Stier

The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT Debbie Stier (Twitter) (Facebook) Harmony (February 25, 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 0307956679 / 9780307956675) Nonfiction: memoir/self-help/education, 304 pages A version of this review was previously published in Shelf Awareness for Readers (March 4, 2014). Shelf Awareness provided me with a publisher-furnished galley to facilitate the review, and compensated me for the review they received and posted. The Perfect Score Project chronicles Debbie Stierโ€™s year of exploring […]

What’s What: Sunday Salon, 3/9/2014

What I’m reading in print / on screen I’ve moved on to April reviewing for Shelf Awareness, starting off with New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir by Gail Caldwell. I really liked Caldwell’s 2010 memoir of friendship–human and canine–Let’s Take the Long Way Home, but this one may be even more affecting–it’s feeling like a perfectly-timed choice for my milestone-birthday month. Have you heard that this is Read an E-Book Week? I’ll be continuing with […]

Summer-Cation Blog Hop: Sharing My Sunshine!

Summer-Cation Blog Hop: Sharing My Sunshine!

I love the idea of Sheila’s Summer-Cation Blog Hop— “Everywhere I look in Minnesota there is SNOW SNOW SNOW. We are having wind chill warnings weekly, snow storms, and more school closings this year then I remember in my entire life. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Then I go on-line and read other book reviewers in the same boat โ€“ unusual cold temperatures, winds, snow in states that normally do not get snowโ€ฆ “I am calling an emergency Summer-Cation. […]

WCWW: Smoky Mountain Spring

WCWW: Smoky Mountain Spring

Today is a “Wild Card” Wordless Wednesday with no specific prompt, but the suggested theme is “spring forward” (since we set the clocks ahead this weekend!). I’m springing backward instead, to May 2007. Collage assembled from photos taken in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee and North Carolina), Spring 2007 An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts […]

Book Talk: THE RACE UNDERGROUND, by Doug Most

Book Talk: THE RACE UNDERGROUND, by Doug Most

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway Doug Most (Facebook) (Twitter) St. Martin’s Press (February 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 0312591322 / 9780312591328) Nonfiction: history, 416 pages A version of this post was previously published as a Starred Review in Shelf Awareness for Readers (February 18, 2014). Shelf Awareness provided me with a publisher-furnished galley to facilitate the review, and compensated me for the review they received and posted. As […]

What’s On in the (Sunday) Salon, 3/2/2014

What’s On in the (Sunday) Salon, 3/2/2014

What I’m reading in print As I mentioned last week, given the assorted work-related time limitations I’ll have for the next couple of months, I’m keeping my print reading focused on review commitments. This week, I need to finish Exodus, make my April choices for Shelf Awareness, and get going on a blog-tour read for the end of this month. on audio I should be done with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell in the next day […]