October 2009 archive

Weekend Cooking: Apples and Chicken

Have you seen this new weekly meme being hosted over at Beth Fish Reads?  Beth writes: Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free …

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Sewing on Saturday

I have been sewing today…specifically I am piecing a queen sized quilt top for our bed. I am loving this quilt with its rich reds and beautiful floral theme. The primary fabric is from Anna Griffin’s Flora collection. I hope to get the whole top pieced today except for the borders because I am going …

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Maybe HP Deserves 2nd Chance?

On Monday of this week, I posted this rant about HP and their poor customer service. I also tweeted it…and thanks to my loyal readers, that post rose from oblivion on Monday to page two for a Google search about HP and customer service yesterday. Apparently that got the attention of a lovely woman named …

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Adding to My Stacks

I found myself wandering the aisles of Barnes and Noble yesterday, and I had no impulse control. Look what I bought: I have some great reading in front of me! Please follow and like the blue thistle

Women Unbound Start of Challenge Meme

Eva is asking participants in this challenge to do a quick start 0f challenge meme. 1. What does feminism mean to you? Does it have to do with the work sphere? The social sphere? How you dress? How you act? I grew up in the midst of the woman’s movement and feminism has a pretty …

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The Women Unbound Reading Challenge

November 1, 2009 – November 30, 2010 Eva at A Striped Armchair, Aarti from Booklust, and Care from Care’s Online Book Club are hosting a challenge dedicated to women which has its own challenge site. The  Women Unbound Reading Challenge encourages participants to read nonfiction and fiction books related to the rather broad idea of …

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Beware: HP Does Not Care About Their Customers

I am going to rant a bit here… I have always purchased HP products because I thought they were a reputable company, but my experience with them in the last week has proven to me that I could not have been more wrong about them. We had a power outage here in Northern California which …

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Book Give-away for Random Reading Challenge Participants

As promised, I am holding a book give-away for the participants of the Random Reading Challenge. I used Mr. Linky on the sign up page to choose TWO winners (I randomly picked two numbers using Random.org). There are 90 people participating in this challenge. The winners are…. #36 LN at Books Et Caetera who has …

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Mailbox Monday – October 26, 2009

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page each Monday. I found two pretty great books in my mailbox this week: The Superstress Solution by Roberta Lee, MD came to me from Caitlin at FSB Associates. Due for release in January 2010 through Random House, this non fiction book …

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Bundle of Trouble – Book Review

To-Do List: 1. Take Laurie to her one-month wellness appointment. 2. Visit Galigani in the hospital, find out what happened to him. 3. Find George. 4. Interview Kiku (bring own water!). 5. Call Winter Henderson re: hippie chick alibi. 6. Read the parenting book from library. 7. Find the parenting book from library. 8. Oh …

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