Monthly Archives: November 2011

Book Review: Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log by Karen A. Chase

Title: Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log Author: Karen A. Chase Genre: Travel memoir, non-fiction Publisher: Karen A. Chase Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: E-galley from the author for a BookSparks tour First line: Last year, I was … Continue reading

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from Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition by Wendell Berry

No individual life is an end in itself. One can live fully only by participating fully in the succession of the generations, in death as well as in life. Some would say (and I am one of them) that we … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Prep & Landing

Disney presents Prep & Landing, a spirited comic adventure, bound to become a holiday tradition at your home for years to come – complete with two bonus stocking stuffer shorts! On Christmas Eve, a high-tech team of elves from an … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – November 28, 2011

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles … Continue reading

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Winners of Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 on DVD

I’m sorry that I’m late drawing winners for this giveaway! I won’t make you wait any longer – the winners are: Melissa from Avid Reader Ashley Chattaway nfmgirl from Cerebral Girl Watch your e-mail – I’ll be contacting you for … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – November 27, 2011 (the “what I did on my Thanksgiving break” edition)

What I did on my Thanksgiving break: ~ Read. ~ Finished season 5 of Ally McBeal on Netflix. ~ Played Guitar Hero – drums AND guitar – with my kids. ~ Watched Larry Crowne with Kevin. ~ Read. ~ Made … Continue reading

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Completed: Global Challenge

Challenge host: Global Reading Challenge Blog Challenge time frame: January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 Challenge commitment: 7 books I’m doing The Easy Challenge: Read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2011: Africa – … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Update: This was the view from our front porch two days ago when I wrote this post, but after a day and a half of warm temps and rain, the snow is mostly gone. My kids are sad, but I’m … Continue reading

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