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Kareni last won the day on February 11

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  1. I've never heard strowed. I'd use strewn. Regards, Kareni
  2. I just finished Roomies by Christina Lauren which I enjoyed. It was a fun contemporary romance that had me laughing from time to time. (Adult content) "Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient.For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago? " Regards, Kareni
  3. This was also my thought for getting gently used books out of the house. Regards, Kareni
  4. My husband has taught in non-traditional classrooms (for example, his current classes are filled with homeschoolers and previously he taught in charter schools). He had/has the luxury of choosing his own curriculum. He likes the way Lial develops the topic. He feels that Saxon has disconnected lessons that do not progress in a logical fashion. I suspect he would say that the student who does well with Saxon would likely do well with most curriculum, but there are many students who struggle with Saxon. Regards, Kareni
  5. Currently FREE for Kindle readers ~ Historical romance novella: A Study in Scandal Contemporary LGBT romance: Small Change (Small Change #1) Regards, Kareni
  6. Here you go ... The Windsor Faction by D.J. Taylor "If Wallis Simpson had not died on the operating table in December 1936, Edward VIII would not be King of England three years later. He would have abdicated for “the woman he loves,” but now, the throne is his. If Henry Bannister’s car had not careered off the Colombo back-roads in the summer before the war, Cynthia Kirkpatrick would never have found out about The Faction.It is autumn 1939, and everything in history is just as it was. Except, that is, for the identity of the king in Buckingham Palace—and the existence of a secret organization operating at the highest levels of society and determined to derail the war effort against Nazi Germany. The Windsor Faction is an ingenious exercise in what-might-have-been that assembles a cast of real and imaginary characters in a horrifyingly plausible re-invention of history." No, I haven't read it. Regards, Kareni
  7. Some bookish posts ~ People are using old books to create wall art — what do you think of the trend? Five Heroines Over the Age of Forty by Una McCormack 10 Stories that Feature Dragons Societies by Stubby the Rocket Fremont liquor store raises over $10K for library through book sales - 81619&utm_term=BookRiot_CheckYourShelf_DormantSuppress Regards, Kareni
  8. One day only, free for Kindle readers ~ Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters "Secrets and scandals steer a young woman’s life as she comes of age and finds love in Victorian England. Seventeen-year-old Molly Gibson has grown up under the watchful eye of her widowed father, the doctor Mr. Gibson. After one of his apprentices develops an interest in Molly, Mr. Gibson feels the only way to protect her is to send her to live with the Hamley family. With his daughter away, Gibson decides to remarry, giving Molly a new mother and sister. Although her stepmother is manipulative, Molly gains an ally in her stepsister, Cynthia, who is educated, worldly, and irresistible to just about any man she meets. Growing closer to the Hamleys and her new stepsister, Molly also finds herself mired in their scandals—and the town’s gossip. If she hopes to set things right, she must risk her own reputation, as well as the man she secretly loves. By the author of Mary Barton and North and South, this is a story of love, family, and the challenges of both, as relevant today as it was in the nineteenth century. " Regards, Kareni
  9. I've lost my knack! I'm sorry to hear that. Have you also lost your knick? What about your paddywhack? Regards, Kareni
  10. I finished two very quick books which I read as art group inspiration. The author is from Russia, and the books are in dire need of editing; as proof, the first title is complete as given. Also, in the first book which is clearly written for children, the author spends several pages lambasting two people who she believes did her wrong. (And how often does one get to use the word lambasting?!) How to Draw Without Eraser by Nadia Russ How to Draw Advanced NeoPopRealism Ink Images by Nadia Russ Regards, Kareni
  11. I'll look forward to seeing your posts when they show up. Best wishes with your return to work. Do you care to share what that is? Good luck with your planning, melmichigan. I'm curious, who is the author of Shattered Bonds? ETA: Ah, Faith Hunter. Regards, Kareni
  12. Good luck, @HollyDay. I'll let you know if I see something locally. Do any of your daughter's old notebooks mention a brand name? That might make the search easier. Regards, Kareni
  13. Any progress with your search? Regards, Kareni
  14. For today only, free to Kindle readers ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Regards, Kareni
  15. For today only, free to Kindle readers ~ Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson "The classic story collection by a great American masterSherwood Anderson’s unforgettable story cycle has long been considered one of the finest works of American literature. The central character is George Willard, a youngartist coming of age in a quiet town in the heart of the Midwest, but his story is no more extraordinary than those of friends and neighbors such as Kate Swift, a lonely schoolteacher whose beauty inspires lust and confusion; Wing Biddlebaum, a recluse whose restless hands are the source of both his new name and the terrible secret that led him to abandon the old one; and Doctor Reefy, who hides his personal suffering by pouring it onto scraps of paper. With its uncompromising realism and unique narrative structure—twenty-two short tales linked by their setting and by a large cast of recurring characters—Winesburg, Ohio inspired an entire generation of writers, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and forever changed the depiction of small-town life in popular American culture. " Regards, Kareni
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