January 29, 2012

Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Scattered Thoughts

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Goose Lane Books, the publisher of The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason, a book I enjoyed, contacted me with this news:

[Fredericton, NB] In 1994, still in the birthing years of the Internet, Goose Lane Editions, Canada’s oldest independent book publisher, made history by becoming one of the first publishing houses in the world to launch their own website.


After 18 years, the site has gone through numerous transformations, changing to suit our evolving culture as technology improved and users became more computer-savvy. Now, we are proud to announce the newest iteration of www.gooselane.com, with new features, new content, and a new promotion to kick off the launch.


In addition to a complete visual redesign, we have added new website elements such as twitter feeds and ongoing blog posts by our many employees. Sample chapters are available for many books, and an ongoing stream of events and notices is added to the
main page every day.


To celebrate our launch, we’d like to extend a special offer. For every day the week of January 30, we will be offering one book a day at a special highly-discounted price. Roadsworth, YOU comma Idiot, The Famished Lover, Miller Brittain, The Black Watch, Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy, and Ganong: A Sweet History of Chocolate will each take over one day of the week with a drastically discounted price to help celebrate our new look and attitude. All this, in addition to our regular feature of free shipping on orders of $60 or more. To take advantage of these offers, simply create an account with Goose Lane. By doing so, you’ll also ensure that you are regularly updated on upcoming special offers.


We’ve been around a long time, both physically and electronically. Here’s to many more years together.

Mmmm...chocolate.

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I continue on with the Fitness Challenge. I'm getting along quite well. I'm taking classes I enjoy which I think is a big reason I'm sticking to it this time. Have you ever been to the blog Skinnytaste? I've just discovered it, thanks to Pinterest. The author makes regular recipes healthier. She includes Weight Watcher points and calorie count. This week I tried the Chicken Tikka (I threw it all in the slow cooker) and it turned out really nice. I'll add a bit more spice next time than I did this first time. I was a bit scared. Last week I made Poulet au Vinaigre and it was so good! It tastes rich even though it's only 242 calories.

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I may have come out of my reading rut. I finished a book on Friday, The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim. I'll post my thoughts on that later in the week.

I didn't buy, borrow, or get any new books this week. I did get the new Nimbus Publishing catalogue. Lots of Titanic books are coming, it being the 100th anniversary of the sinking in April.

Today I have to "Rescue" a couple of books for Goodreads or I'm going to lose them. I had an email from them last night.

That's about it for my reading week. How was yours?

6 comments :

  1. I need to look back at the Goodreads e-mail and see if any of my books need rescuing. Thanks for the reminder! Really cool re: Goose Lane! I love an indie and am determined to read more in 2012 and beyond.

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    1. I saw that I had 6 but by the time I got around to it there was only 1. Someone was quicker than I.

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  2. You need to start reading Lady Chatterley's Lover. All the loins will get you out of your reading rut. I rescued my books on Goodreads this morning. Weird but easy to do.

    I hope you have a better reading week!

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  3. What does the books needing rescuing on Goodreads mean? I guess I never got that email...

    The Goose lane books thing is really cool. I posted about it on Saturday. :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing Skinnytaste. I've not heard of that blog before and it's got a lot of great recipes on there.

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