April 2013 archive

Quilts for Boston

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is doing something really, really special. Quilts for Boston is a relief effort by the Boston Modern Quilt guild to make quilts for those that have been directly affected by the bombing and subsequent events. Our goal is to make bright and modern quilts that will bring cheer to those …

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The Round House – Book Review

My father had become convinced that somewhere within his bench briefs, memos, summaries, and decisions lay the identity of the man whose act had nearly severed my mother’s spirit from her body. With all that we did, we were trying to coax the soul back into her. But I could feel it tug away from …

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Mailbox Monday – April 29, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Mari at Mari Reads this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. I got a varied group of books in my mailbox this week: The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy (Harper …

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Sunday Salon – April 28, 2013

April 28, 2013 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. Yesterday hundreds of readers hunkered down to participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. There were prizes, mini challenges, cheerleaders and lots of tweeting while the pages turned. You can see …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Wrap Up Post

Yesterday I participated in the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. I got up at 5:00 am and lasted until 11:00 pm last night. This is one of the best events on the Internet and it highlights exactly why I continue to blog year after year. Many thanks to the dedicated readers who help put this event on …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update Hours 17 & 18

How I am feeling at this point in the Event: Well, in the last half hour, I’ve fallen asleep twice…my reading has basically come to a screeching halt. So this is my last post of the night. I made it through hour 18 and although I wanted to make it to hour 20, I’ll accept …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update Hours 15 & 16

How I am feeling at this point in the Event: Still hanging in there. I hope to make it to midnight (which would be 20 hours)…so will see how that goes! What I am currently reading: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Maara What I have finished reading: The Round House by Louise Erdrich …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update Hours 13 & 14

How I am feeling at this point in the Event: Refreshed! I took more than an hour off (essentially rested, ate, talked with my hubby and watched a little television) through hour 13 and it has paid off. I feel really good right now! What I am currently reading: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update Hours 11 & 12

How I am feeling at this point in the Event: Dragging a bit. My eyes are tired and I’m finding it had to concentrate. So I took some time off in hour 12 just to recharge my batteries. What I am currently reading: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Maara which is set in …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update Hours 9 & 10

How I am feeling at this point in the Event: Getting my mojo back after participating in the Yoga challenge (see below) followed by a short walk around the neighborhood with my hubby and Raven. And I feel EXHILARATED at finishing my first book of the day! Yay! What I am currently reading: Getting ready …

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