October 5th, 2009

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new member :)

(If this isn't allowed I will delete!)

A few months ago I stumbled upon a website called bookmooch.com. I hope everyone will check it out. It's a great website but still very unknown. I swear you won't regret it!!
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Barbara Michaels book

Hey guys, i need some help, because my brain doesn't work, i'm hoping someone can help me! I am looking for a Barbara Michaels book that's set in the fall, and i remember it had a great Octobery, Halloweeny feeling to it, the heroine was talking about the dead leaves falling and stuff like that. I really want to order it from paperbackswap.com so i can reread it before Halloween. Unfortunately, what i don't remember is anything about the plot. The trouble is, i've read most of Barbara Michaels' books, and you've got to admit they run together a bit. So, i remember a lot of plots, and i remember a lot of titles, but i don't remember which plot and title go with the great autumn feeling that i remember! Does anyone have an inkling? I'm sure it's not: Vanish with the Rose, The Grey Beginning, or Be Buried in the Rain, because those are the ones i have.

Barring that, what books do you like that have the same feel as Barbara Michael's books? I'm always looking for new finds!

Thank you thank you! I'm sorry to make such a dumb request of you all.
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Day 5 of the Brithday Book Giveaway Extravaganza

Eighteen people who answered the Birthday Book Giveaway Extravaganza poll were interested in "The Stolen Child, by Keith Donohue. But there can be only one. Winner, that is. And that one winner is sematary. Congratulations!

Tomorrow is my birthday, so tomorrow is the last day for the Birthday Book Giveaway Extravaganza. The excitement is building to a fever pitch!
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Review: Day After Night, by Anita Diamant

 The Blurb: 

Day After Night is based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred prisoners from the Atlit internment camp, a prison for "illegal" immigrants run by the British military near the Mediterranean coast south of Haifa. The story is told through the eyes of four young women at the camp with profoundly different stories. All of them survived the Holocaust: Shayndel, a Polish Zionist; Leonie, a Parisian beauty; Tedi, a hidden Dutch Jew; and Zorah, a concentration camp survivor. Haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, Shayndel, Leonie, Tedi, and Zorah find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country.

This is an unforgettable story of tragedy and redemption, a novel that reimagines a moment in history with such stunning eloquence that we are haunted and moved by every devastating detail. Day After Night is a triumphant work of fiction.

My review following the cut: 

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