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Read Any Good Books Lately?

Posted by adamswife on April 24, 2008

Reader’s Anonymous

has been having a membership drive during the month of April.  It’s not too late to stop by and see what we’re up to.  If you join, leave a post, and say I sent you I could win a prize.  😉  So, be sure to do all of that.  I like prizes.  lol

Seriously, we read a different book each month and then discuss it in the forum.  We also share opinions and reviews of other books that are not part of the monthly reading.  Each member is encouraged to suggest his/her favorite books for future reading.  We choose from a selection of three books each month.  If you enjoy reading this is the place for you!

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Fahrenheit 451

Posted by adamswife on March 27, 2008

000_0001.jpgI have posted a blog about this book at Reader’s Anonymous.  Please follow this link to that blog and then leave me some comments.  I’d really like some feedback about this.  Don’t be shy.

Starting April 1 RA is having a couple contests – one is for bringing in new members.  I’d love to win.  Take a look around the site.  If you like it, sign up (after the contest starts on the first) and then leave a note that I sent you.   We read one new book per month as a group.  This is chosen by group vote.  And then we discuss what we have read.  We’re really hoping for some new members to liven up the discussions. 😀

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This ‘n’ That

Posted by adamswife on January 21, 2008

It snowed again yesterday- another 3 inches on top of what we already had.  Can you see the little white dots of snow falling? 

Snowfall

I usually read a book in just a couple days. Before Christmas I was finishing a book nearly every day. Since the first of the year I have been doing a lot of knitting. Can’t knit and read at the same time. And the books I’ve been reading haven’t appealed to me very much. (See my 50 Book Challenge page to read more about this.) So I think I need to read a different type of book. Maybe forget the book clubs and pick my own for a while.

Graydon is so proud that I posted his pictures yesterday. I had to print out the post and the comments for him. Now he wants to take more pictures. He has a better imagination for subjects than I do. Maybe he’ll be the family photographer. He might even learn to take pictures that don’t wave back at him from the camera. ;D Anyone know of a good how-to photography book for kids?

I’m as bad about starting new projects before the old ones are finished as I am about reading several books at once. Currently I am knitting a baby afghan to donate and a pair of mittens for my granddaughter. And I just got the yarn and dp needles I ordered so I can knit some socks. I’m anxious to get started on that project, too.  I haven’t done socks before and I love the challenge of learning a new skill. Does this indicate a short attention span? Do I need therapy? Am I splitting myself into too many parts?

What I really need to do is put down the books and the knitting needles and vacuum and then go for a walk in the snow.  Except our high temperature today is supposed to be 11F.  So, I think I’ll walk my “inside track” instead of braving the cold.  Come with me 

Stairway up the stairs, 

Family Room  through the family room, Dining Room  out the dining room door, through the playroom Playroom  and then into the garage.  Then it’s down the garage stairs,Garage steps through the long hall, Long Hall  one final door and we’re back where we started. Last Door   I figured out I only need to complete this circuit 24 times to log approximately 1/2 mile.  Let’s get started.  

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November 8

Posted by adamswife on November 8, 2007

NBPMo  I made it to the library – got some new reading material.  But didn’t get any checks sent out.  Oh, well, tomorrow is another day.  I spent the first part of the day napping, again.   I gotta get more stamina.

When I was at the library I saw a poster for NaNoWriMo.  I think I am going to try for it next year.  If I start making notes now maybe I’ll have enough to write 50,000 words by then.

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November 4

Posted by adamswife on November 4, 2007

NBPMo Sunday, once again.  I used to consider myself an active member of my church.  As a matter of fact, I still consider myself as such.  However, the last few months have seen my activity reduced to the point where I rarely even attend services.  This is a result of being so often physically unable to do anything more strenuous than get out of bed in the mornings – sometimes not even extending to getting dressed.  Regardless of the cause, I feel the lack in my life.  The church has always been a source of friendship, strength, and comfort to me.  I miss that fellowship, the contact with others of faith.  And here I am, staying home again.

I have added a new box to the sidebar – a listing of recently read books.  Please feel free to comment on these and to suggest others that you have read.  I find reading preferable to spending mindless hours in front of the tv.  I enjoy discussing books and ideas with others.  I dropped in an a site this morning that had posted Poe’s “The Raven” for halloween.  It’s been many years since I had read that piece.  I enjoyed it very much.  I love Poe’s use of words and rhythm to evoke a mood in that poem.  What a wonderful mastery of language and emotion!

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Janet Evanovich

Posted by adamswife on October 21, 2007

I love to read, and mysteries are my favorites.  I’m currently in love with Stephanie Plum, a character created by Janet Evanovich.  Stephanie is a comfort eater, a totally incompetent Bounty Hunter who manages somehow to always get her man, and she has a family that is screwier than anyone I’ve ever known personally.  I’m sure she would make even the most dysfunctional family say, “At least we’re not like them.” lol And, of course, she makes me laugh.  I have other favorite writers but none of them can match Evanovich for the combination of mystery, comedy, and sexual tension.  The only drawback to reading the Plum novels is that I always want cake and doughnuts.  I don’t even like cake and doughnuts that much, but it’s such a constant theme that it makes me hungry. 😉 

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