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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is here!!!!

Okay, I wasn’t going to join today’s read-a-thon, but changed my mind at the last minute. It’s not easy missing this event and I can’t help but miss Dewey more on read-a-thon day. She was such an amazing person.  So … Continue reading

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She’s Here!

Time: // 9:03 a.m., Sunday morning The scene: // I’m sitting at my desk, holding my newest arrival. Ms. Gwendolyn a.k.a. Gigi was born a few days after my last post. After 19 hours of labor, she was in my … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

It’s official. Christmas break is here and the kids and I have wrapped up our last week of homeschooling. That gives me plenty of time to start blogging again after my month-long break. I can’t blame my break on just … Continue reading

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Going on a small blogging break. Well, really, I’m already on it. :-) I’ll see you guys in a week or so.

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“Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines” by Pablo Neruda

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Foodie Giveaway: Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn

 I’m Swedish, which makes me sexy, and I’m Irish, which makes me want to talk about it. So starts Kathleen Flinn’s entertaining foodie biography about her family, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good. I’m halfway through the book and it’s … Continue reading

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Ted Talk: Hard choices

“…Hard choices are precious opportunities for us to celebrate what is special about the human condition, that the reasons that govern our choices as correct or incorrect sometimes run out, and it is here, in the space of hard choices, … Continue reading

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  I’m going on a blogging break. See you all next week!

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My Summer Bucket List 2014

#141103719 / gettyimages.com   You might think it’s a bit early to think about a summer bucket list since summer officially starts in late June. With my summer vacation a little bit more than a week away, I figured now … Continue reading

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Instead of blogging, I am . . .

  –going on job interviews. I’m hoping to get a summer job once the homeschooling year and the school semester is over in late May. Keep your fingers crossed for me. –baking. There are few activities in my life that … Continue reading

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Happy First Day of Spring!

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring. . . –Gerald Manley Hopkins

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 6: 10 a.m. Thanks to WordPress, I just lost my last draft of this post. The scene: // typing away on the laptop at my desk. Drinking: // coffee of course. Listening to: // all kinds of music. … Continue reading

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December goals and what I’m currently reading

It’s scary how December is here already! It seems like 2013 may be the fastest year ever. One minute it was January and I was rolling out my resolutions and now it’s December and I’m not halfway done with my … Continue reading

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Blogging break

Hey guys! I’m feeling a bit under the weather so I’m going to take a mini blogging break. See you in a week or so. Have a good week and happy reading.

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It would have sounded odd. . .

It would have sounded odd—people have been accused of sorcery for less–if she told someone how much she wanted to take all those little girls home, set them up in the many empty rooms of her house, and whenever she … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 9:11 am – Saturday The scene: // my desk Eating: // White Chocolate Macadamia Luna Bar yum! Drinking: // coffee but now I want water Listening to: // “Honey” by Erykah Badu Just Finished: // The Long War … Continue reading

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Giveaway winner!

The lucky winner of this month’s giveaway  is . . . Harvee! Harvee, I will contact you shortly for your information. Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway. Be sure to come back next month for another giveaway I plan … Continue reading

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Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Each year on Poem in Your Pocket Day, I find one poem to carry around with me all day. I usually end up carrying the poem around all year. I still have last year’s poem, E.E. Cumming’s “I Carry Your … Continue reading

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Claiming my blog via BlogLovin

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New Winner for A Tale for the Time Being

Since Sara didn’t contact me, I randomly picked a winner and it’s Joann from Lakeside Musing! Congratulations, Joann. You have 24 hours to contact me with your information!

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Giveaway Winner and It’s Monday. What are you reading?

It’s Monday. What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila over at BookJourney. Last week was a pretty slow reading week for me. I don’t know what happened but it seemed like there was never enough time … Continue reading

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Thankfully Reading Weekend Wrap Up

The Thankfully Reading Weekend is over. I ended up reading only a handful of books, mainly children’s books. I thought yesterday was going to be a better day but the kids start playing around and I ended up with a … Continue reading

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Thankfully Reading Weekend – Day 2

It’s day two and here’s the books I’ve read so far: Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge The Beetle Book by Steven Jenkins The House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser Golden Domes and Silver … Continue reading

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Looking forward to November

There are some weeks where blogging seems to come naturally. Ideas flows and writing is easy. Then there are those other weeks. You know the ones where you can’t even find the time to leave a comment let alone write … Continue reading

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Reader Survey

One of the things I want to do is improve my blog any way that I can and I need your help in doing that. I would really appreciate it if you would fill out the reader survey below. Thanks … Continue reading

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April Sticky Post

It’s April and that means it is National Poetry Month. I’ve been reading poetry for years now so I’m spending the month sharing my love of this genre. Throughout April, 1330v will feature poetry reviews, poems, and plenty of ways … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

My physical review stack Click on the image to enlarge. To see more Wordless Wednesday posts, go here.

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Favorites of 2011: Poetry

Instead of a “best of 2011” list, I‘m posting my favorites of 2011 because many of the books I’ve read this year were published before 2011. My favorite books are the best books I’ve read this year- books that I … Continue reading

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Currently Reading: The Book of Lost Things

Once upon a time—for that is how all stories should begin—there was a boy who lost his mother. He had, in truth, been losing her for a very long time. The disease that was killing her was a creeping, cowardly … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo courtesy of pbody It’s only 6: 30 in the morning and I’m pretty sure that the food (or what’s left of it) will be gone by noon. That’s not surprising since the pumpkin pie was gone by Tuesday. I … Continue reading

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