Category Archives: misc.

Why I Vote

Why I Vote is a blogging event hosted by Colleen at Chasing Ray. Why do I vote? I vote because it’s never been a question. Growing up, my parents voted. They would watch the news and talk about the issues … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Book News

There’s something about our society that has everything feeling rushed. Before Halloween arrived, stores were already putting out Christmas things. If I wanted to, I could have picked up costumes for the kids and a few Christmas ornaments. It seems … Continue reading

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Instead of blogging, I’m . . .

Watching this: “When Harry Meets Sally” Then I plan on watching this: “Sleepless in Seattle” If I can fit it in, I’ll watch “You’ve Got Mail”. I love Meg Ryan. Tomorrow I’ll come back to my regular blogging schedule!

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Small Wonder

Photo by OregonDOT The land still provides our genesis, however we might like to forget that our food comes from dank, muddy Earth, that the oxygen in our lungs was recently inside a leaf, and that every newspaper or book we may pick up is … Continue reading

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Ted Talks: Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

I have no idea who recommended this video on their blog this morning but thank you for doing so. Years ago neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor had a massive stroke and experienced her brain shutting down. Usually when I think of strokes, I … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winners and 25 for 25

Winner of the 4-pack of ARCs is H at Raging Bibliomania! Winner of the Sisters Brothers ARC and poster is Anastasia! Congratulations! Right now Unbridled Books along with the American Book Association and Indiebound are doing something amazing. For the next … Continue reading

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A Very Short Post

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente is a book that’s been receiving a lot of positive buzz lately. It’s in my tbr pile and on my daughter’s summer reading list. … Continue reading

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And the winner is . . .

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson won the nonfiction category for the National Book Critics Award. I’m halfway through the book and I can tell you it deserved it.

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Back in Business

Just Watching by NJ (Creative Commons) It’s so good to be back and blogging! I’ve missed you guys. I hope everyone had a great time during BBAW. I see that a few bloggers are getting ready for Banned Books Week … Continue reading

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September is. . .

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month? I signed up for my first library card when I was thirteen. Since then no matter where I’ve lived, I’ve always made getting my library card a priority. As a … Continue reading

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Blogging Break

Right now with so much going on in my life I need to take a blogging break. It’s the end of the spring semester and I have so many projects due within the next week, that I need to focus … Continue reading

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Seven things About Me as a Reader

I’ve been subscribing to Bookmarks magazine for almost a year now. A couple of days ago I explored their website and found in their forum a discussion entitled The Seven Things About You As a Reader. It made me think: … Continue reading

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Love makes the world go round

I know it’s a cliche but I had to say it. I’ve been given three awards by three great bloggers. Yvonne at Socrates’s Book Reviews gave me the Premio Darios award. The award acknowledges “the the values that every blogger … Continue reading

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Sick Week

The past seven days have been very chaotic. Hours after coming home from school last Tuesday, I became very tired and went to sleep early, hoping that all I needed was some rest. Wrong! I ended up with a fever … Continue reading

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Ten Things That Start with "F"

It’s my turn! The lovely Cornflower gave me the letter “F” weeks ago. Surprising enough it took me less than ten minutes to come up with my ten. French Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s plain but tastes great with a waffle … Continue reading

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A book for journal writers

How to be an explorer of the world (2008)Keri Smith208 pages When I was eleven years old my mother gave me a diary to write my thoughts in. It was small, white, and one of those diaries you’re supposed to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year has been a pretty challenging one with me going back to college and learning through experience how to balance school, kids, and free time for myself. Right now as I look around, I see only blessings. I am … Continue reading

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For the love of books

“The appeal of reading, she thought, lay in its indifference: there was something undefering about literature. Books did not care who was reading them or whether one read them or not. All readers were equal, herself included. Literature, she thought, … Continue reading

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