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Tara Chevrestt

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Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, aviation mechanic, and dog mom. She loves vintage clothes and period dramas and wishes she could time travel. You’ll never see her without her Kindle or a book within reach. As a child, she would often take a flashlight under the covers to finish the recent Nancy Drew novel when she was supposed to be sleeping.

She no longer writes books, but you can still read her thoughts and opinions on books and movies and articles on women's issues on her blog.

Female aviators are one of the focuses of this blog.  So when I won a copy of Crossing The Horizon by Laurie Notaro from Goodreads, I knew that I'd be reviewing it for Flying High Reviews.  This novel deals with three women who wanted to be the first to fly across the Atlantic.   All three really existed. Two of them were female aviators. We know that Amelia Earhart is credited with having been... Read more of this blog post »
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message 1: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hey everybody! Check out my horns! LOL. Happy Halloween!


message 2: by Tom

Tom Jeffs Tara, I am looking for a book to follow "The Island" Please give me an update on :Puree as the Lilly when you are further in to it. Thanks Tom


message 3: by Tara (last edited Nov 01, 2009 12:49PM)

Tara Chevrestt Hey Tom, I cannot recommend the following enough: Moloka'i... It has a very similiar story line to The Island but different setting and culture. I am trying to think of awesome books that a fellow will enjoy as much as I did... Take a look at Jarrettsville. I loved it and loaned it to a fellow at work and he loved it too. Another great uni sex historical fiction is All Other Nights A Novel. Let me know what you think of them!


message 4: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Never heard of it! LOL. I just liked that quote. It popped up on your page and I thought it was very good.


Tracey Nice picture, is that a tattoo I see? Very sassy




message 6: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Yea, I have seven. LOL


message 7: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt ATTENTION EVERYBODY!!! I don't know what the hell is going on but someone accessed my account on here.. If there has been a nasty remark, comment, or a "god" book suddenly appeared on my to read.. I am trying to fix it. I am searching for everything right now. Sorry.


Misfit Geez, do people have nothing better to do?


message 9: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit wrote: "Geez, do people have nothing better to do?"How do I contact goodreads?? I can't find a help link or contact button. The most embarrassing of all.. I don't know if it is appearing on your update, but they added (under my name) Spanking Shakespeare! Oh MY WORD.


message 10: by Hayes

Hayes Hi!! Better late than never.. I thought we had already become friends! What, me distracted?


message 11: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Hi!! Better late than never.. I thought we had already become friends! What, me distracted?"

You are my first friend in Italy! :)


message 12: by Tracey

Tracey No, you look hot, great picture!


message 13: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Tracey wrote: "No, you look hot, great picture!"
Thanks! It's my new "do." Cut all my hair off today. It my "punk chick" look. LOL


message 14: by Tracey

Tracey HPC (hot punk chick) - Just in time for summer. I like it.


message 15: by Hayes

Hayes Like the hair!!

Hope you've got sun there... raining yet again here!


message 16: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Like the hair!!

Hope you've got sun there... raining yet again here!"

We don't get all that much rain.. but we get a lot of snow. Too much.


message 17: by Hayes

Hayes Being a historical romance lover I thought you'd appreciate the beauty of this image!!




message 18: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt LOL!!! That's bloody awful! LOL OH goodness, thanks for the laugh, Hayes. :)


message 19: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "LOL!!! That's bloody awful! LOL OH goodness, thanks for the laugh, Hayes. :)"

Thought you'd like that! ;-)


message 20: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hey, friends!! I have finally started my own blog!!

Check it out: http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/

I am new to this so please feel free to give me any advice or comments.


message 21: by Anna

Anna Motteler I'm looking forward to your blog book giveaway.
(: I've only won about two things in my life, so this should be interesting!


message 22: by Misfit

Misfit Sawyer wrote: "I'm just starting "Young Victoria"- I've reviewed three of your generous book gifts, but I think that I already like this one the best so far. I know almost zip about Queen Victoria, this book is ..."

Sawyer, I just came across a memoir-style book on Victoria by Cynthia Harrod Eagles. Reviews are mixed, but I'm intrigued enough to try it (in the library catalog), as is Pat.


message 23: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit, thanks for the infor. I gotta go look for that myself now.

Sawyer, you are more than welcome. I love to spread the joy of reading.


message 24: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Sawyer, Misfit, if you ladies have not yet seen the movie, Young Victoria, it was REALLY GOOD. I highly recommend it. Misfit, what is the name of the book you mentioned below? She has so many, I can't narrow it down.


message 25: by Misfit

Misfit Tara wrote: "Sawyer, Misfit, if you ladies have not yet seen the movie, Young Victoria, it was REALLY GOOD. I highly recommend it. Misfit, what is the name of the book you mentioned below? She has so many, I ..."

Sawyer, it is I, Victoria and I believe I sent you a recommendation last night. This is if I did it right :)


message 26: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit wrote: "Tara wrote: "Sawyer, Misfit, if you ladies have not yet seen the movie, Young Victoria, it was REALLY GOOD. I highly recommend it. Misfit, what is the name of the book you mentioned below? She ha..."

I didn't get a recommendation but I did manage to find it. That woman has wrote a lot of books!!


message 27: by Hayes (last edited Jul 24, 2010 11:57PM)

Hayes Morning. Love your new avatar. You look great! How's things out west?

It's a gorgeous day here today, cooler and low humidity... what a relief.


message 28: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Thanks, Hayes! It's been HOT here. No breeze, no rain. Really feels like a desert and I live in the northern part of the state. It will only be for a while tho. Come October it will be snowing again probably. LOL How have you been?


message 29: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "Thanks, Hayes! It's been HOT here. No breeze, no rain. Really feels like a desert and I live in the northern part of the state. It will only be for a while tho. Come October it will be snowing ..."

Crazed... but things are calming down, fortunately.


message 30: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Question for my friends: When a book 40 years old is republished by a different publisher with new cover and all that, do they also edit or change the story or prose? I've found a book I want to read and discovered it isn't new at all, but has been out 40 years and published by probably 10 or more different people. Read the new copy or old? Will anything be different?


message 31: by Tracey (last edited Aug 15, 2010 09:04PM)

Tracey Tara wrote: "Question for my friends: When a book 40 years old is republished by a different publisher with new cover and all that, do they also edit or change the story or prose? I've found a book I want to ..."

Just the price.

Most likely not, but really not sure. Maybe instead of Fabio we get Robert Pattison on the cover


message 32: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Friends and fellow readers, Question: Have you ever received books in the mail from publishers that (A) You never asked for. (B) Have no interest in whatsover.

I received two hardback books in the mail today. Neither one interests me in the slightest. I don't know why they were sent to me. Do I contact the publicist listed on the papers with the books and tell him I don't want them and pay my own money to ship the unwanted things back or what? I got too many books I WANT to read to waste time on books I DON'T want to read.

Help!!!


message 33: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "Friends and fellow readers, Question: Have you ever received books in the mail from publishers that (A) You never asked for. (B) Have no interest in whatsover.

I received two hardback books ..."


Contact the publicist and see if s/he will let you do a giveaway? Lucky you, however. How do you convince people to send you books... no one ever sends me anything!!


message 34: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Tara wrote: "Friends and fellow readers, Question: Have you ever received books in the mail from publishers that (A) You never asked for. (B) Have no interest in whatsover.

I received two hard..."


I suspect the publicist got my name from another publicist who sent me one book I requested months ago. Problem is the new publicist didn't look very closely at my blog or my reading choices or he wouldn't have sent me these books.

Hayes, have you seen my new blog header??


message 35: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt If any of my friends are interested, I would be happy to send them in hopes you will review them instead. They are: Selected Stories by William Trevor and The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll


message 36: by Hayes (last edited Oct 15, 2010 09:40AM)

Hayes Tara wrote: "Hayes, have you seen my new blog header??

No, I haven't. I'm not much of a blog follower, but if you send me the link I'll go take a look!


message 38: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/"

Brilliant! Did you do the artwork?


message 39: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Tara wrote: "http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/"

Brilliant! Did you do the artwork?"


No, I wish I was that skilled! I hired a really cool chick. Her name is Parajunkee.


message 40: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "No, I wish I was that skilled!"

Your skills are in another area, obviously. Love your blog. The countdown idea is just great.


message 41: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Tara wrote: "No, I wish I was that skilled!"

Your skills are in another area, obviously. Love your blog. The countdown idea is just great."


Thanks. After about a year or so, I am gonna run out of Countdown topis though. LOL


message 42: by Misfit

Misfit Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again.


message 43: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit wrote: "Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again."

Thank you! LOL. Sorry about blogger. :( I'm not savvy enough to move somewhere else without losing everything. Great review posted today by the way.. That Sky O Malley. Funny!


message 44: by Irene

Irene Tara wrote: "If any of my friends are interested, I would be happy to send them in hopes you will review them instead. They are: Selected Stories by William Trevor and The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll"

William Trevor!! Do you still have the copy? One of my favorite authors.


message 45: by Hayes

Hayes I missed your day yesterday!



Hope it was a good one!


message 46: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Irene.. I posted them on LT member giveaways. I waited a bit and nobody showed interest.. Sorry. Go and put in for it.

Hayes, thank you!!! Wish I had some China like that!


message 47: by Misfit

Misfit Tara wrote: "Misfit wrote: "Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again."

Thank you! LOL. Sorry about blogger. :( I'm no..."


Eh, it's hit and miss with more hits lately, it eats about 50% of comments I try to make.

Hayes sets a nice table, doesn't she?


message 48: by Hayes

Hayes Misfit wrote: "Tara wrote: "Misfit wrote: "Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again."

Thank you! LOL. Sorry about blogge..."


Wish that were my table! love those pumpkinettes!


message 49: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt That blue plate.. I wonder if that's a fancy handle on it or a vegetable made into a miraculous shape? Way cool.


message 50: by Anna

Anna Motteler Thank you very much!
Yep, it's a senior picture. (:
I love them so much!


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