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I Moved!

December 27, 2010

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I decided to move the blog to a new location. You can now find me at Dewey Scrapper.  See you there!

Taking a Little Break

October 18, 2010

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I’ve decided that I need a little break. I’m not sure where this blog is headed, and not really sure where I want it to go. I am not going to stop blogging. I see the value in blogging, but I just need some time to figure what my direction will be.

See you soon!

Waiting on Wednesday: Rescue

October 13, 2010

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

 This week’s pre-publication can’t wait to read selection is: 

Rescue by Anita Shreve

A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma–streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.
Can you ever really save another person? Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off track, and for the first time in their ordered existence together, Webster fears for her future. His work shows him daily every danger the world contains, how wrong everything can go in a second. All the love a father can give a daughter is suddenly not enough.
This title will be released on November 30, 2010.


What are you waiting on this week?

Saturday Six: Picture Fall

October 9, 2010

I’m taking a class at Big Picture Classes called Picture Fall. We’re given one photo prompt per day from Oct. 1-Oct. 31. At the end of the class, the goal is to have 31 photos that represent fall. My personal goal is to create a mini book at the end of the month with the photos from the class.

Here are my photos from the first six days.

Day One: The Quintessential Fall
Today’s prompt was to take a picture of a fallen leaf. It was getting pretty late in the day when I took this one. I got out of the car in LeClaire, Iowa and saw this leaf right away.

 

 

 

 

Day Two: Get Comfy

The photo prompt for day two was to capture an image of our easy chair. Since I was out of town for this prompt, I took a picture of a chair at a local library.

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three: The Beauty Challenge

We were prompted to take a photo of something slightly out of the ordinary. The photo prompt urged me to look beyond the normal signs of fall and take a picture of something most people wouldn’t notice. The photo on day three is a close-up of corn stalks in Galena, IL.

 

 

 

 

 

Day Four: Morning Light

This prompt urged me to look around me at morning light and capture a photo that really emphasized that light. I got up a little late on day four, so I almost missed the morning light, but I think that this photo in an antique store still illustrates the light.

 

 

 

 

 

Day Five: Little Reminders

Today’s prompt guided us to look around us and take a picture of something that illustrates visual reminders of things we want to remember. I immediately thought of my one little word, and took a photo of my word on a necklace that I own.

 

 

 

 

 

Day Six: Subtleties

On the sixth day of class, we were asked to find something monochromatic. There are some bushes right by my house that are a beautiful shade of red.

Waiting on Wednesday: An Object of Beauty

October 6, 2010

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s pre-publication can’t wait to read selection is:

 An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights–and, at times, the dark lows–of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

This title will be released on November 23, 2010.


What are you waiting on this week?

Waiting on Wednesday: Don’t Sing at the Table

September 29, 2010

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s pre-publication can’t wait to read selection is:

Don’t Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers by Adriana Trigiani

Filled with practical, sage advice, and infused with Trigiani’s trademark warmth, love, and humor, Don’t Sing at the Table introduces a pair of feisty, intelligent, and strong forces of nature whose lives embody the story of 20th-century America itself. Between them, the extraordinary Lucia and Viola lived through the century from beginning to end, surviving immigration, young widowhood, single motherhood, four wars, and the Great Depression. Culled from their remarkable experiences this heartfelt guide, at turns hilarious and poignant, offers answers to the seminal questions in a woman’s life, from getting married to saving money, nurturing the soul to keeping calm in a crisis, raising children to finding private comfort.

This title will be released on November 9, 2010.


What are you waiting on this week?

Waiting on Wednesday: Running the Books

September 22, 2010

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s pre-publication can’t wait to read selection is:

Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn’t cutting it. Seeking direction—and dental insurance—Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison.

The prison library counter, his new post, attracts con men, minor prophets, ghosts, and an assortment of quirky regulars searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. There’s an anxious pimp who solicits Steinberg’s help in writing a memoir. A passionate gangster who dreams of hosting a cooking show titled Thug Sizzle. A disgruntled officer who instigates a major feud over a Post-it note. A doomed ex-stripper who asks Steinberg to orchestrate a reunion with her estranged son, himself an inmate. Over time, Steinberg is drawn into the accidental community of outcasts that has formed among his bookshelves — a drama he recounts with heartbreak and humor. But when the struggles of the prison library — between life and death, love and loyalty — become personal, Steinberg is forced to take sides.

This title will be released on October 19, 2010.


What are you waiting on this week?

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