October 2009 archive

The Cradle – Book Review

And holding her hands there, as the minister spoke, he realized that love was making him into far more than he ever could have been on his own. He could have sailed around the earth in a hot-air balloon or been a scientist inside a laboratory solving cancer and still those things would have been …

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The Girl She Used To Be – Book Review

My interest – okay, obsession – with math is genuine, and has been since the first time I was ripped away from the life I loved. I buried myself in numbers and word problems where an answer was certain (or at least in the back of the book) and I knew I’d found something I …

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Love Medicine – Book Review

These love medicines is something of an old Chippewa specialty. No other tribe has got them down so well. But love medicines is not for the layman to handle. You don’t just go out and get one without paying for it. Before you get one, even, you should go through one hell of a lot …

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Read-A-Thon: Wrap Up Post

I crashed last night at 1:00 in the morning (the end of hour 20) – so I met my goal of staying awake for 20 hours. Of those 20 hours, I actually participated 18.75 hours. Here is the breakdown: Hours Spent Reading: 11 hours Hours Spent Blogging: 7.25 hours Hours Spent Visiting: 0.5 hours (I …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #10

This update covers hours nineteen and twenty of the Read-A-Thon (11:00 pm to 1:00 am PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event:Well so much for my second wind…I’m falling asleep. Barely made it through this last 30 minutes. I reached my goal to get through hour 20, and I’m packing it …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #9

This update covers hours seventeen and eighteen of the Read-A-Thon (9:00 pm to 11:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: I am still surprisingly awake and feeling okay. I want to make it to 1:00am which will be through hour 20. I guess if I am still feeling really …

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Read-A-Thon: Wisdom of Age Challenge

Care’s Online Book Club is hosting the Wisdom of Age challenge which needs to be completed by the end of hour 18 of the Read-A-Thon. Your challenge is to think up and suggest your favorite books that feature an older protagonist! AND / OR  let’s also think up any of your favorite AUTHORS who are …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #8

This update covers hours fifteen and sixteen of the Read-A-Thon (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: I actually have found a second wind in the last 90 minutes. I had a great dinner, some apple pie and a cup of good, strong tea just before …

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Read-A-Thon: Tribute to Dewey Challenge

Eva at A Striped Armchair is hosting a mini challenge to remember Dewey, the founder of The Read-A-Thon: Sometime in the next three hours, dedicate a post about Dewey on your blog. You can share a favourite story/memory if you knew her, you can talk about one of her events (which I listed above!), thank …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #7

This update covers hours thirteen and fourteen of the Read-A-Thon (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event:Very tired…time for dinner! Mini Challenges during this Time Period: I posted the mid-event survey in this time period. I also decided to do Jill’s Musical Mini-Challenge: I chose one …

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