February 2010 archive

Mailbox Monday – March 1, 2010

Welcome to this edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted weekly at The Printed Page. It is here that I share with you the books which have found their way to my doorstep over the last week. To link YOUR mailbox, or to see other bloggers’ mailboxes, visit Marcia today. I had a fun week in books: …

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Making Toast – Book Review

I wake up earlier than the others, usually around 5 a.m., to perform the one household duty I have mastered. After posting the morning’s word, emptying the dishwasher, setting the table for the children’s breakfasts, and pouring the MultiGrain Cheerios or Froot Loops or Apple Jacks or Special K or Fruity  Pebbles, I prepare toast. …

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Sunday Salon – February 28, 2010

February 28, 2010 Good morning! Here we are – the last day of February. Is it just me, or is 2010 just FLYING by?!??! I have a little business to get done before I talk about my reading. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you already know I am doing a year …

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Sahara – Movie Review

Based on the novel by Clive Cussler, Sahara the movie was released in 2005. Starring Matthew McConaughey as Dirk Pitt and the exotic Penolope Cruz as Dr. Eva Rojas this is a fast paced adventure movie which requires the viewer to suspend reality. Dirk Pitt is the hero, a man who can fight off three …

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The Mayo Clinic Diet – Book Review and Recipe

The Mayo Clinic Diet isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Using clinically tested techniques, it puts you in charge of reshaping your lifestyle by adopting healthy new habits and breaking unhealthy old ones. – from The Mayo Clinic Diet, Introduction – I don’t diet. Ever. I hate the idea of measuring out portions, following rigid guidelines, and …

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Guest Vlog: Josh Sundquist (Author of Just Don’t Fall) and Giveaway

Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made it Down the Mountain, by Josh Sundquist ISBN: 978-0-670-02146-8 316 pages Published by Viking/Penguin (2010) I was delighted to get a copy of Josh Sundquist’s memoir Just Don’t Fall which was recently published in February by Viking (read my review). The book is heartfelt, …

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Just Don’t Fall – Book Review

“Good race,” someone says. “Thank you,” I say, because it was a good race. It wasn’t fast – the scoreboard referee writes my time on the board as two minutes and thirty-six seconds, exactly two minutes slower than the leading time – but it was a good race. Really good. I see Lydia’s mom. She …

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Why Join Reading for a Cure?

Kate is 6 years old – an age when most children are carefree, playing with their friends and not worrying about what tomorrow might bring. But on Monday June 29th, 2009 – a day meant to be filled with summertime fun – everything changed for Kate and her family. A slight tremor in Kate’s hand …

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Anniversary Giveaway Winners

Thank you to all who stopped by to wish me a happy 5 year blogging anniversary! I let Random.org chose two winners today in the book giveaway and they are: Terri who wrote: Jeez, I didn’t even know what a blog was 5 years ago! LOL! Congratulations to you, Wendy – you’ve been such a …

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Mailbox Monday – February 22, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each week at The Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles …

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