The Sunday Salon

As Amazon so eloquently put it, “ranking books is crazy.” At Old Musty Books, there may be the occasional “this is probably one of the best books I’ve read this year,” but ranking any of the books read and reviewed would be incredibly difficult. One reason for not ranking books on Old Musty Books is […]

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Winners and Ramblings

by Rachel Baker on October 25, 2009

This week has been chock full of reading.  I finished a wonderful historical fiction novel about New York I started a month or so ago; I read three new books – two recommended by my sister-in-law that will be reviewed this week for Halloween, and one given to me by my sister – already reviewed;  […]

Help Veterans Cope with PTSD

September 13, 2009

Hundreds of thousands of American soldiers are coming back from these two wars, and they are dealing with many things most of us can’t even imagine.  Its unfair to think of them as “different” or that they “have problems”.  There should be no stigma associated with the behavior of someone who has suffered traumatic experiences, […]

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The Sunday Salon – And the Winners Are

May 4, 2009

Last month, Old Musty Books held two giveaways.  One was in recognition of National Poetry Month and one was in recognition of Earth Day.  I was extremely pleased with the turnout, and the all the new things I learned. For the National Poetry Month Giveaway, I was so happy those of you that didn’t find […]

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And the Winners Are

March 1, 2009

There were only twenty participates in African American History Book Giveaway, and I wish I could give away a set of books to all twenty of you.  This was such a difficult giveaway to pick two winners from because all of the people in the answers are extremely inspirational.  So, I chose two I didn’t […]

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The Sunday Salon – Resolutions and New Year, New You Winners

January 25, 2009

I had a fantastic time reading the resolutions of the New Year, New You giveaway participants.  Many of you have very realistic resolutions for change in 2009.  How exciting!  But look, don’t consider you’ve failed if you don’t get to the gym every single day or you don’t lose the amount of weight you want […]

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Adeline Yen Mah: Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

January 4, 2009

I just got back from a fantastic holiday vacation in the Poconos Mountains.  This is an annual vacation with friends in which I’ve been invited to attend for a couple of years now.  Each year, there is inevitably many ad hoc conversations about various books.  This year, I was telling someone about my personal challenge […]

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The Sunday Salon – Holiday Magic and giveaway winners

December 14, 2008

The Holiday season is in full swing.  You know how I know?  My mom’s house looks like she’s being featured in the holiday edition of Better Homes and Gardens.  Throughout the year, my mom celebrates every major holiday by decorating the house.  Sometimes we tease her about it, but never during the Christmas holiday.  Well, […]

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The Sunday Salon – The Past, Present and Future

December 7, 2008

Happy first Sunday in December.  Can you believe how fast this year has passed?  I realized yesterday there’s only three weeks left until Christmas, which means four weeks left until 2009.  Where has the year gone?  Ah, but that’s a conversation for another day, I think. This week (the Past) I received The Reincarnationist and […]

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The Sunday Salon – 2009 Personal Challenges and Winners

November 23, 2008

Old Musty (as I affectionately call it – my friends call it Old Crusty or OMB) just recently turned one year old.  Its been an amazing year on the reading front.  I’ve made some great friends, read some great books and seen some great conversations amongst the online reviewers.  As this year comes to a […]

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