First Look!

Wm. Morrow/HarperCollins USA has chosen The Birth House as part of their “First Look” program. Although The Birth House won’t be released in bookstores in the US until August 22nd, you can visit the following page and sign up to be one of the first in the States to read and review the US edition. (You’ll get a free advanced reading edition of the book – that’s a proof of the book before it comes out in hardcover – something that’s pretty collectable these days!) The deadline for signing up is July 31st. Here’s the link:First Look – The Birth

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who’s afraid of the big bad boob?

Evidently, some of the sales clerks at Victoria’s Secret stores in Wisconsin and Boston think their customers are! Just about a week ago, two mothers in two different incidents were directed to bathrooms outside of Victoria’s Secret stores to nurse their babies. Here’s how the Wisconsin incident went down… On June 21, 2006, Rebecca Cook entered a Victoria’s Secret store with a friend to browse through the sales racks. While in the store, Mrs. Cook’s daughter wanted to nurse, so she went to the dressing room and asked for one. When a dressing room wasn’t available, she said that she’d

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courage my love

I recently took a trip to Toronto with the family. We crammed in as many things as we could into the days that we were there, spreading the choices of places and activities between the four of us…a visit to Ontario Place, a couple of trips to Silver Snail Comics, a walk at The Riverdale Farm (they have outdoor oven-fired pizza on Tuesdays!), poked around The Necropolis, dinner at Baton Rouge, and my personal choice – a visit to Kensington Market on a lazy, sunny Saturday. It was a real treat (and a completely different experience/vibe) to have my kids

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blogendipity!

blogendipity – a serendipitous sense of euphoria experienced while surfing the blogosphere. My first sighting of the word, blogendipity came this past week when I spotted it on one of my new favourite blogs, dovegreyreader scribbles. It’s put together by a woman who describes herself as a Devonshire based bookaholic sock knitting quilter, who happens to be a community nurse in her spare time. What’s not to love?! How she first came to hear about The Birth House, I’m not quite sure, but through a series of blogendipitous events that include an international Chapters order gone missing and the recent

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