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Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night. Copyright: Akashic Books.
Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 08:15 am
Definitely will add these to my long, long list of "to reads". Maybe I'll live longRead More enough to get to them all. Just finished an oldie but goodie ... but you know? The stories only stay with me for a while, I read so much that I forget what I've already read and after the first few pages, I get into it again and often continue since I liked it the first time around. There will never be enough hours in any day to read all I want to and thank goodness and God for Goodreads and, of course, my library and you, Danielle, for adding to my lists. Was offered a Kindle but know what? I really prefer to hold that book in my lap to read, plus I prefer to use my library ... it's FREE, for goodness sake, why would I pay to read anything but a newspaper? And, even that can be gotten at the library. If nothing else, I just love the smell of a library! (Sorry for my longwinded-ness ... just love, love books.)
Mamie Huggins April 20, 2014 at 08:37 am
Hey Anna - I'm a book lover too and use the library on occasion. But it's not FREE as you say, it'sRead More paid for by us taxpayers. Also, when I buy a book, especially by an unknown and/or local author, I'm helping that person to keep writing.
Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Of course you're right Mamie but if I don't have to part with an additional penny from my pocket IRead More feel it's a treat. And you're right too about keeping authors writing I especially like books by new, first-time novelists who often surprise me with the wonder of their words.
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Renee Cwiek April 12, 2014 at 01:16 pm
I'm not much of a gardener, but I'm loving this warm weather too!
Snow April 12, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Great pictures of flowers- purple and yellow in spring are my favorite! My daffs andRead More crocuses--tulips and hyacinths are looking good.
Anna Bucciarelli April 12, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Plenty of shoots peaking through but no flowers yet, except for happy-faced pansies I put out inRead More pots just the last couple of days. I suspect this will be a slower year ... not sure why I'm saying that except that maybe I'm still suffering the dregs of this awful past winter.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Credit: suemonkkidd.com media.
Anna Bucciarelli January 8, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Believe it or not Danielle, there was a time in recent years when I polished off as many as 3 booksRead More a week. Of course, my house was beginning to fall down around me but that was easily taken care of just one day a week. I never watched TV much, still don't and still read at least a book a week if it's under 500 pages, amended my wayward mind and tuned it in to every-day living and am probably better for it. At least I don't need to feel guilty about letting things slide, keep things in their place and clutter at bay and all is right with the world (at least I think so:)).
The one-year anniversary of Officer Maguire's death was marked with a brief ceremony at Kohl's. Credit: Danielle Masterson.
Sue Sullivan December 26, 2013 at 02:31 pm
Thank you Danielle 💗
Ellie December 29, 2013 at 10:30 am
It's a shame Galvin didn't announce. Anything on common for officer McGuire. I guess it's SAMs oldRead More same old not very thoughtful.
LeeAnne Martino October 29, 2013 at 07:01 pm
Amen, I remember him the same exact way. A kind man, not a scary principal, and tall, so very tall.Read More RIP.
Jessica November 11, 2013 at 08:48 am
The Hood School lost a great principle when Mr. Perry left. God bless a great man.
Chloe, an iPhone 5s superstar. Credit: Danielle Masterson.
CMH September 23, 2013 at 04:14 pm
This is awesome! I just love how the lab is so composed with such perfect manners and the little oneRead More is doing acrobats - so funny!
Danielle Masterson (Editor) September 24, 2013 at 04:16 pm
Thank you!! Jake is very laid back, sooooooooo unlike his jumpy little sister. ;)