Month: October 2015

Saturday Snapshot – The Empty Bowls Fundraiser

I am still here.  Sporadic at best… and I guess that is my life now… but here. Today is a dreary cool fall day in Central Minnesota.  The sky is overcast.  The air is damp. A slight chilling breeze makes this ideal sweater wear…

After You by Jo Jo Moyes

*Note:  Sequel to Me Before You   When Louisa Clark had to say good bye to Will Trayner… her life changed forever.  After all, how does one return to a life that no linger feels satisfying?  Where the air is almost un-breathable?  For three…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday!  If you notice above.. that is not my meme button, and that would be true… in fact, it is the meme button for Katherine at Book Date who graciously has offered to take up this meme for me.  It’s Monday!  What Are…

Bookies Review, Food, and Getting Into Character With Gone With The Wind

There is a reason our book club has a wait list. We.. are a ton of fun. We always enjoy taking our reads to the next level through excellent discussion not only on book, but author as well, often food to go with what…

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

How does one do a synopsis of Gone With The Wind? Well… for this first time reader and having never seen the movie (still haven’t), I will give you the synopsis in my own words as though I were telling a friend about this…

Passing The Baton…

So here is a story. In February of 2009 I was a fairly new blogger.  I had about 6 months in.  I was in Florida with my husband for the equipment auctions when a blogger named J Kaye, messaged me.  J Kaye ran the…

Morning Meanderings…. Channeling Scarlett

The crispness of fall has hit central Minnesota. On Sunday it was beautiful and 80 degrees… these past two days the temp has dropped to the high 30’s…. the sky s hazy… the wind has that biting chill. I am sooooo not ready. I…

YOU Choose The Next Book I Read and Then You Win That Book!

  Hey everyone!  Happy Sunday!  If you have been around here lately you know that:  There has not been a lot of action (I don’t like that) Our friends of the library just had their Fall booksale!  (I LOVE that!)   What I have…

Saturday Snapshot… A Look Into Minnesota Libraries

I am still surprised how time gets away from me.  I thought for sure I would have posts up this week but the book sale ended and a board retreat began and meetings this week and canning and a friend having surgery and company…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

I am just eternally behind and I am just going to own it.  I am… whelmed. And that said… here is the mini version of this post… This meme is used to share what we read this past week and what our plans are…

Morning Meanderings… Final to Banned Book Week and 6 Months

This is the post that should have been yesterday however with the book sale… my overextended schedule this past week and my inability to sleep through the night – I did not get it posted.  I did not forget – just had to let…

Hand To Mouth by Linda Tirado

The Author of the popular “Poverty Thoughts” essay puts into her own words what it is like to be poor in a world that expects more from you even if you don’t have the means to grasp for more.  Author Linda Tirado shares what…