Month: May 2012

Welcome To The Secret Garden Party!!!

Welcome to the Secret Garden Party…. “SSSQQQQUUUEEE!”  Thank you to everyone who joined me on this adventure of reading The Secret Garden.  This was my first time through this book and I listened to it on audio.  Here is how todays party will work:…

The Secrets Of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

Mary Bowser has been a slave all her life.  She worked for the Van Lew Family in Virginia until one day she is sent away to get an education… and her freedom. By being educated Mary learns much.  She learns about the Civil War…

Morning Meanderings… How Much Is Thay Doggy In The Window?

  Good morning!  Another overcast day… but I think the weather is supposed to break today…. *fingers crossed*  AND another day closer to BEA….. I really need to start packing… You may recall that in April, on the 11 to be exact, my friend…

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

This book caught my eye right away, I love this cover.  After Camryn reviewed it and talked to me about it I felt this would make a wonderful beach read. Sheila Love and Leftovers Love and Leftovers is a story written by Sarah Tregay…

Morning Meanderings… Rain Rain… Go Away… and other annoyances

Our Minnesota weather is starting to annoy me.  😯 A week ago when College Son and I were at the cabin it was nice on Saturday, pouring/storming on Sunday and cold, and then nice on Monday. Since then it has been rain off and…

A Guide To BEA – What to bring, wear, do, see, money, etc…

Their definition:  BEA:  Book Expo Of America – an event that takes place yearly for book sellers, media, and publishing houses and authors all to mingle together in promoting books that will be coming out yet this year and possibly next spring. My definition: …

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Welcome to 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 come from! I love being a…

EAT This! NOT That! by David Zinczenko

Eating healthy (or healthier) in this day and age in really like walking through a field of land mines!  What is marketed as “healthy” is not always the case.  Shoot, I have this argument with my husband all the time around the dollar meal…

Morning Meanderings… Sunday Salon

Good morning.  I am sitting at my kitchen table looking out on another gloomy rainy windy day.  GAH.  SO much for our weekend plans.  We were going to head to our cabin later this morning with some friends on motorcycles and stay over night…

City Of Bones by Cassandra Claire

Nothing like a little clubbing in New York to change your forever. Fifteen year old Clary was thrilled to get an evening at the happening club Pandemonium, hanging out with her best friend Simon.  Dancing and a good time was definitely on the agenda……

Morning Meanderings… Only In Minnesota

Good morning!   Saturday morning here and I am enjoying my coffee this morning and contemplating my day.  We are due for rain today… but currently the skies look they could go either way.  Last weekend my college son and I took a trip up…

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

When 9-year-old Valerie Adler moved in across the street from 9-year-old Addie Downs, the two become inseparable friends.  Addie, who has always been on the heavier side, does not make friends easy, unlike Valerie who’s fun personality, natural good looks, win her over many…