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A Day in the Life
Trish had this great idea to have bloggers take a day to share a Day in the Life post. I really wanted to participate and a share a typical day here. So, here it is... Wednesday, March 18th 6:54am Woken up by the little girl calling me from her room. Early ...
6:54am Woken up by the little girl calling me from her room. Early wake up due to another accident in the bed. Got her bed stripped, little girl changed. Asked her to hang out for a bit so I can get 20 more minutes of sleep. 7:30 More "Mommy"s and crying. Hungry, hurt herself, doesn't want to be ...
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The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore 352 pages, Paperback Published February 2015, William Morrow and Company Source: provided by publisher for review, TLC Book Tours About the Book New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William ...
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in The Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings back the Pocket of Dog Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff.
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Pet Sematary Read Along
Jill of Somewhere in a Book  is hosting a Pet Sematary read along this month. Yay. I love everything by Stephen King, and this is one book of his that I had not read before. So excited to read it now... and with friends! So fun. I started reading last night...
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Stitches West
Yarn. Have I told you how much I love buying yarn? It's a bit of an addiction, I am afraid. It's not a bad one to have, right? Sunday I made it to the MarketPlace of the StitchesWest convention in Santa Clara. Wish I could have taken some of the classes, bu...
Yarn. Have I told you how much I love buying yarn? It's a bit of an addiction, I am afraid. It's not a bad one to have, right? Sunday I made it to the MarketPlace of the StitchesWest convention in Santa Clara. Wish I could have taken some of the classes, but we didn't get back from our vacation ...
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Current Read and Teaser: The Winter Boy by Sally Weiner Grotta
I am currently reading The Winter Boy by Sally Weiner Grotta. (Look for my review on the 19th) It is a bit different than my usual book, but interesting. I have two weeks to read this long book. Of course, I have just read two long books in a row before thi...
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret History by Donna Tartt ebook, 547 pages First Published September 1992, Knopf Source: purchased  A California kid from a working class family manages to get in to an East Coast College and tries to fit in with all the rich, upper class kids in hi...
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I had trouble with The Secret History too and for mostly the same reasons. I found the winter break where the main character seemed to willingly starve and freeze himself inexplicable, and other than the book containing a winter season, it didn't really have a New England feel to it at all. 
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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
Publication Date: March 17, 2015 Atria Books Formats: Hardcover, Ebook Pages: 384 Genre: Historical Mystery   My Review I am a big fan of MJ Rose's books and especially of those which follow Jaq L'Etoile, but also of her other books. I was very excited to g...
Publication Date: March 17, 2015. Atria Books. Formats: Hardcover, Ebook. Pages: 384. Genre: Historical Mystery. Add to GR Button. My Review. I am a big fan of MJ Rose's books and especially of those which follow Jaq L'Etoile, but also of her other books. I was very excited to get the chance to ...
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Current Read and Teaser: Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Jill 's Pet Sematary Read-Along is this month and I am totally engrossed in this book. I may be ignoring other books that I should be reading.  I have a month tp read this but will most likely finishes much sooner. Here is a snippet foreshadowing what is to...
Jill's Pet Sematary Read-Along is this month and I am totally engrossed in this book. I may be ignoring other books that I should be reading. I have a month tp read this but will most likely finishes much sooner. Here is a snippet foreshadowing what is to come.
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Seed by Lisa Heathfield
Seed by Lisa Heathfield Hardcover,  Published March 2015, Running Press Teens Source: Publisher for review I have been a little obsessive these days reading about cults and fundamental Christian groups.  Seed , fell perfectly into this topic for me.  It is ...
Seed by Lisa Heathfield. Hardcover,. Published March 2015, Running Press Teens. Source: Publisher for review. I have been a little obsessive these days reading about cults and fundamental Christian groups. Seed, fell perfectly into this topic for me. It is the story of a young girl growing up in ...
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The Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta
The Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta Paperback, 496 pages Published October 2014, Pixel Hall Press Source: received from publisher in exchange for my honest review About the Book Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russell and Ursula K. LeGuin, "The...
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My aching back
It has been kind of sad the past couple weeks.  I have been unable to sit long enough to get any drawing, knitting or blogging done. The degenerative discs in my back have been causing some back pain, sciatica issues that make it really hard to sit to do an...
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Current Read and Teaser: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
My book group is currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt. We are meeting in a couple weeks and I have about 174 pages left to go. I am enjoying it and it has definitely drawn me in, but it definitely could have been half the length. Very long bo...
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I am a stay at home mom of an almost 4 year old little girl. I am an avid reader and knitter. I also enjoy photography, music and arts of all kinds. 

If I am not sleeping, eating or taking care of the little girl, you will most likely find me with a book or needles in hand.
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