Book Booty Giveaway: Lincoln Edition

February 12, 2010 • 1 Comment

As all you patriot-minded people probably know, today is Lincoln’s Birthday! In honor of our 16th President, we’re holding a little contest to see how well you know him.
To one randomly selected winner, we’re…

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February 11, 2010

V-Day Revisited: Flower Confidential

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Sunday is Valentine’s Day. When you were small, this meant bringing your mother Cheerios in bed and leaving an intricate paper heart on the desk of the 1st grade heartthrob. There was something thrilling about…

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February 11, 2010

“It takes a village to make a tango dancer.”

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Today we have the first chapter of Maria Finn‘s new memoir, Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home. This selection is about Finn’s first tango lesson after her split from her cheating husband. She’s learning…

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February 9, 2010

Maria Finn on Heartbreak and Mending

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When I learned of my husband’s infidelity and sunk into a messy funk, one thing that surprised me were all the friends and acquaintances I had who had experienced something similar, but hadn’t mentioned it…

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February 8, 2010

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Crème Brulée

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For this month’s Algonquin Test-Kitchen, Brittany – armed with a handy blow torch – took on Bill Smith’s Crème Brulée, from Seasoned in the South. These little potted custards, featuring lots of heavy cream, are…

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February 4, 2010

Books, Dance, and a Heartbreak Challenge!

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This month we are celebrating the release of Maria Finn‘s memoir, Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home! And just in time for Valentine’s Day, too.
If you’re interested in dance, literature, or love (all…

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February 3, 2010

Lauren Grodstein’s New Jersey Playlist

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The New York Times’ Paper Cuts blog features a New Jersey-themed playlist by Lauren Grodstein, New Jersey native, and author of A Friend of the Family.
Lauren describes the role of New Jersey in her…

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February 2, 2010

NPR is Reading Heidi Durrow’s Debut Novel

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Heidi Durrow‘s The Girl Who Fell From The Sky is featured this week on NPR’s What We’re Reading.
See, there’s this librarian. And a bird-watching boy. And a strange man with a harmonica and a…

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February 1, 2010

Twitter Book Club – A Reliable Wife!

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Too dang cold to go to book group?
Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA, is hosting its first-ever Twitter Book Club tonight at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, no matter where you live! You won’t have…

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January 29, 2010

January’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

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This January I discovered 8 new reasons to fall in love with books, all over again.
1. Cooked Books. I have read books about famous cooks. I have referenced books while cooking. I saw Julie…

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