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One Twitterific Week

This week would have gone by and would eventually long since forgotten had it not been for Twitter. I didn’t always love and enjoy Twitter the way I do now. I’ve found that it’s something that requires commitment and a desire to build relationships in order to come into its own. I would say that […]

A Reawakening to Music

There was a time in my life when music meant everything. It was vital. Although I can’t sing a note on key or understand anything about how it’s made, music spoke to me, for me, and about my experiences like nothing else.  Around the time I became a mother, however, my interest in music started […]

Admission ~ A Twitter Conversation

Earlier this summer I offered a giveaway of Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz to a reader who would like to read along with me and tweet up to discuss it.  Laura from I’m Booking It was the lucky winner and tonight we’ll be holding our first discussion at 9PM EST on Twitter. Tonight we’ll be […]

Admit One ~ Read Admission with Me!

After listening to Jean Hanff Korelitz’s Book Blog Radio interview with Miriam from Hatchette Book Group, I really wanted to read her novel.  I then had the great good fortune of receiving a copy of the book and the opportunity to provide a second copy as a giveaway.  Instead of doing so in conjunction with my review, I thought it […]

#163 ~ The Story of a Marriage

The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer Pearlie loves Holland. She has since they were growing up  in Kentucky, before he went into service during World War II.  Despite all odds, they run into each other in San Francisco after the war. Holland is hesitant to start a relationship, but eventually he gives […]

#161 ~ The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett What would happen if Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning Queen of England, suddenly developed an unexpected and soon insatiable penchant for reading? This is the scenario explored by Alan Bennett in his wonderful novela, The Uncommon Reader. The Queen, quite accidentally, bumps into a bookmobile as it stops near the […]

The Sunday Salon ~ 04.26.09

I hope that all of you had a wonderful week.  The weather here has been beautiful, but too hot for April.  It was in the low 90s yesterday, making Vinton, VA‘s annual Dogwood Festival and Parade an enjoyable, but sweaty occasion.  Let’s just say that I got myself a snow cone along with the girls […]

Read-a-Thon ~ Hour 24 Meme

Just as I expected, my 4-year-old early bird did in fact get me up at 7:30.  I put Postman Pat on and that should buy me the time I need to finish the Hour 24 Meme.  To all of those still reading ~ I am so proud of you!  You rock and are my reading […]

Read-a-Thon ~ Get This Party Started & Mid Event Survey

As of 9:04 pm EST, I have been a full on Read-a-Thon participant!  Yeah!     Not a great video, but others wouldn’t allow embedding (Communists!) Here are my totals as of the 10pm hour: Audio: 1 hour 45 minutes.  I won’t get any further with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because audio will […]

Prepping for the Readathon

I am really excited about participating in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon!  It’s this Saturday starting at 8am EST.  I’ve been jealous for a long time of those who did participate.  I’ve always avoided it because I couldn’t read for the entire time.  My kids are just too young.  After reading everyone’s comments on Twitter last night, I […]