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TBR list, etc.

My everlasting To Be Read list has grown again, as it is wont to do.  I’ve ordered Linda Clare’s The Fence My Father Built, and I’ve pre-ordered J. Mark Bertrand’s Pattern of Wounds, which won’t show up on my doorstep until it releases in July. I also have a small stack of books from the library and a pile of…

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Buechner on faith and fiction

“In fiction, as in faith, something from outside ourselves is breathed into us if we’re lucky and if we’re open enough to inhale it.  I think writers of religious fiction have to stay open in that way.  They’ve got to play their hunches more and take risks more.  They shouldn’t try to keep too tight a rein on what they’re…

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We have our winners

We have the results of the drawing for the bunch o’ books from WaterBrook Multnomah. Wendy Marple wins Anna Finch and the Hired Gun by Kathleen Y’Barbo Jan Marie Newby wins Deadly Ties by Vickie Hinze Jennifer Tipton wins Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann Jennifer Middleswarth wins Lilies in Moonlight by Allison Pittman Courtney Melone wins Lady in Waiting by Susan…

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Monday miscellany

It’s no surprise that the world didn’t end on May 21, but on Sunday it ended with a tornado for well over a hundred people in Joplin.  The survivors’ lives will never be the same.  Please keep them in your prayers. * * * If you’ve never read the Mockingbird blog, please don’t cheat yourself any longer.  It’s food for…

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If only I could be as lazy as my cat

Alas, it’s not my lot in life to lie around and watch the world go by.  Things are a little crazy right now. I apologize to those of you who have tried to email me via mywebsite.  The link is working again, and I would love to hear from you.  Also on the website, there’s a form on the home…

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The Christian Manifesto

The Christian Manifesto is holding a drawing for free copies of When Sparrows Fall and asked me to mention it, which I’m happy to do.  The blog posted a couple of nice reviews a few weeks ago, too. I’m always pleased when the important issues of the novel come up in a review, even when the reviewers don’t agree with…

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Cool and green and shady

My husband and I went for a long walk yesterday afternoon, across a big tract of county-owned land that will probably become a park someday.  It already has nice walking trails that lead to a creek. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, the greenery, and the sounds of running water. We did not especially enjoy the bugs, but that’s summertime…

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Wednesday miscellany

Having no brilliant new thoughts of my own today, I’ll give you a few links that you might find helpful and/or enjoyable. One of my favorite blogs is Go Pop Go!  Pop often posts fantastic-sounding recipes for the grill and other fun stuff, but his current Random Religious Ramblings include good thoughts on narcissism vs. altruism, God’s judgment, and how…

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Launch party! More pics later.

Thanks to Books for Less and my wonderful friends, When Sparrows Fall had a wonderful launch party yesterday. The woman in black is my daughter, who handled the raffle tickets for the gift baskets.  The winners are Maria Trapp and Maureen Hardegree. Now I’m out the door to church and then to the “Barefoot in the Park” festival at the…

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