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Daily archives for October 18th, 2008

Read-A-Thon: Hour 18

Read-A-Thon: Hour 18

No mini-challenges this hour…but I DID win a prize (see below). And I spent some time responding to all the great comments people have left on my blog and updating my Google Spreadsheet which had gotten somewhat behind. Update since my last post (or see it in a Google spreadsheet) Book I’m reading: Tomato Girl, […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 17

Read-A-Thon: Hour 17

For Hour 17 there is a mini-challenge hosted by Tracy at Bookroom Reviews. She has posted a photo to which we must give a caption. My creative juices are waning, so don’t hold this against me! “Mam, I’m a representative from America’s Next Top Model, and Tyra Banks thinks you’d be perfect for our show. […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 16

Read-A-Thon: Hour 16

I have had a little bit of an energy spurt and made some good reading progress this hour. Update since my last post (or see it in a Google spreadsheet) Book I’m reading: Tomato Girl, by Jayne Pupek Number of books read since I started: 1- Testimony, by Anita Shreve (read my review) Pages Read […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 15

Read-A-Thon: Hour 15

The mini-challenge for this hour was sponsored by Softdrink at Fizzy Thoughts…here it is: The Top Ten Reasons Why You Are Participating In the  Read-A-Thon It is the Internet event of the year. You need an excuse to drink all those cases of caffeinated beverages in your garage. Your husband snores so you can’t sleep […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 14

Read-A-Thon: Hour 14

I took a big break this hour to have dinner and watch a little television – just to clear my head. So you won’t see much of a change in my stats! Update since my last post (or see it in a Google spreadsheet) Book I’m reading: Tomato Girl, by Jayne Pupek Number of books […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 13

Read-A-Thon: Hour 13

Hour 13 and I’m hoping for a second wind – I think I’m going to have to eat dinner soon and take a break during hour 14. Anyway, this hours mini-challenge comes from Sharon at Sharon Loves Books and Cats. It is The Very Mini-Library Cat Challenge: 1. Go to this website. Find on the […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 12

Read-A-Thon: Hour 12

We’re at hour 12 – the HALF WAY point! Yahoo!! This hour’s mini challenge is the mid-event survey: 1. What are you reading right now? I’m early on in Tomato Girl, by Jayne Pupek – a story of an 11 year old girl who is being raised by her mentally ill mother. Yes, it is […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 11

Read-A-Thon: Hour 11

Another new mini-challenge this hour! This one’s hosted by Kim at  Page After Page: Walkin’ and Snappin’ challenges us to go take a stretch break outside and snap a photo. Here’s what I saw outside my house: *Click on Photos to Enlarge The photo on the left is our house with the long shadows of […]

Testimony – Book Review

Testimony – Book Review

Mike got up off the floor and sat on the sofa while he loosened his tie and unbuttoned the top button of his shirt, as if increasing the blog flow to the brain might help solve his problem. And it was then that the word containment entered his mind. And with that word, moral, ethical, […]

Read-A-Thon: Hour 10

Read-A-Thon: Hour 10

Here are my answers for the Mini Challenge from Hour 9 found on Reading in Appalachia: #3 Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi #7 The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters, by Lorraine López #11 Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck #12 Anne of Windy Poplars, byL.M. Montgomery #13 Testimony, by Anita Shreve #15 The Secret River, by Kate […]

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