Fave Reads of 2011

A handful of books that really stuck with me I had the joy to read in 2011. All high recommendations.

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Goodreads Bookclub Slideshow Story Contest (My entry: "Where Dads Go") - Updated

My piece and others are in the Goodreads Bookclub Slideshow Story Contest. You can view and vote for entries on Goodreads here: www.goodreads.com/bookclub/slideshow.

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Book Expo 2011: Come one, come all!

Book Expo of America was held in New York City again and proved to be as big an event as ever. In terms of giveaways it was more extravagant than last year with publishers celebrating with cupcakes (Wiley) and some with beer (HarperCollins). All had galleys or some kind of giveaways to entice readers and book lovers to stay at their booth or come by again.

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Jentel Artist Residency: Week 4 (Heading out)

As much as it pains me to write this, we're in our last week here at Jentel and man did that get the creative juices flowing! Our regular gatherings diminished (though we did cook regularly for the group) in lieu of everyone wanting to work, work, work. Me, I definitely pursued morning (kinda), afternoon, and evening hours. Where as we started on a kind of 9a-5p grind that quickly moved to a 9a-11p grind with the reality settling in that we wouldn't be here much longer! (insert sad face here)

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