Month: October 2011

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

Hello and welcome to another fun addition of It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will…

Halloween Weekend – signed Laura Childs Books Giveaway

Happy Halloween weekend all!  I am on a two-day “break” with some friends at our cabin but wanted to leave you with this fun giveaway. My pal Laura who writes the Tea Shop Mystery cozies and the Scrapbook mystery cozies has offered me two…

We The Animals by Justin Torres

Three brothers, the unnamed 7-year-old narrator, Joel, and Manny (both slightly older) .. the three sons to a white mom and a Puerto Rican father who can barely take care of themselves, let alone three sons.  As the boys watched their parents through love…

Morning (Mourning) Meanderings… Stages Of Grief

Good morning.  I have been up since 5:30 when sleep… left me. It has now been two and a half days and I swear I am going through the stages of grief.  1.  Denial – I keep making deals in my mind that I…

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

After Airline Pilot Chip Linton’s emergency landing in Lake Champlain resulted in the death of most of his passengers on his small plane, Chip moved his wife Emily and their ten-year old twin daughters to a remote Victorian home in Northern New Hampshire.  The…

Morning Meanderings…. Recovery (ing)

Good morning. As you probably can imagine from yesterdays post that I am beyond heartbroken over the loss of our pet (friend, companion) Elmo.  I get that this is going to be a slow process, I knew someday I would be writing the post…

My Heart Is Broken Over The Loss Of A Dear Friend

In Memory of Elmo Jo DeChantal September 18 1997 – October 25 2011  Elmo came into our life in late 1997.  My son Justin and I went and picked him out at a kennel.  He was nothing but a 6 week old fur ball…

Water For Elephants DVD Release Soon!

As the story opens, Jacob is living out his days in a nursing home and hating every second of it.  Now in the last stages of his life, he recalls a happier, carefree time, when he literally had run away from it all and…

Morning Meanderings… A Little Heavy Hearted

Good morning. A little heavy hearted this morning as I write this.  Our dog (companion, friend…) of 15 year has been struggling lately with his breathing off and on.  I think he has tumors in his throat, I feel little marble size lumps.  Yesterday…

Sleepers Run by Henry Mosquera

Eric Caine, a War On Terrorism veteran, finds himself in a hospital with no recollection of the car crash that put him there.  A missing persons report has been filed on him and that was 8 days ago! Eric is feeling lost, confused, and…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hello and welcome to another fun addition of It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will…

Weekend Cooking: Quick Fall Foods

Happy weekend… or err…. whats left of it.  I meant to post this earlier but yesterdays read a thon and todays… whatevers have prevented me from doing so until now.  😀 Last weekend I was crafting at our cabin with three good friends.  When…