Month: October 2012

The Bremer Library and Literacy Leadership Institute (and me)

  Last week I was thrilled to be a part of the initiative for this new program to build the strength and integrity of libraries and literacy programs throughout the state of Minnesota.  6 libraries and 6 Literacy partnership  agencies were chosen to partake…

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…

I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Life has never really been easy for Detective Michael Bennett.  After he and his wife adopted ten , children (not a typo), she took ill and eventually died of cancer.  For years non Michael has been making it work with the help of Grandpa…

Sunday Check List, MONSTER Dash, and A WHOLE LOT OF Fun Books!

Good Morning.  😀  For a while now I have been wanting to put my own twist on a Sunday post.  I like the Sunday Salon, but wanted to implement another cool thing I have seen occasionally around the blogs and that is when people…

Sometimes A Book Comes Along That Makes You Drop Everything Else You Are Reading

  For the last two days I have been a part of a Rural Library and Literacy Leadership Institute that is embarking on a seven month journey together.  This was our first meeting together and I was thrilled to be a part of it,…

Morning Meanderings… The Comprehensive Plan For Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

Good morning!  I like this picture because it really captures most mornings for me…. coffee coffee coffee, like fuel to a car. 😛 Those of you who have blogged for any amount of time have probably had offers made for people to guest post…

Morning Meanderings… Dropping Off The Face Of The Blog

  Wow.  I have to say that going into this week I had no idea that I was going to go MIA this week.   Life has a way of zapping all my time and energy lately.  I thought this week was going to be…

Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner

Camie Shapiro enjoyed her as a reporter for the Philadelphia Examiner.  Her quick wit and sharp mind make her stories interesting and she had no problem writing about anyone or anything…  But… when the day came she opened up a national women’s magazine and…

Morning Meanderings… New Books In Da’ House!”

Good morning!  I am here this morning with coffee and listening to Rick Springfield’s book Late Late AT Night… read, by him.  It’s not bad.  After a nap on Sunday afternoon, an embarrassing nape yesterday afternoon and then another one a couple hours later……

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…

Not So Morning Meanderings… But I think a worthy post anyway….

  *Sigh* I cant even say good morning because by the time this post went up… it was afternoon.  Yesterday morning I left for the cities at 6:30 am for a meeting, then a board meeting and returned home after 10 pm last night…

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. 10-year-old August Pullman is a sweet boy.  He has a loving family and a dog who adores him named Daisy.  But August’s world is a small one.  Born with severe facial deformities he…