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Kareni last won the day on August 21 2017

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  1. Oops! Try this ~ I'll try to correct my earlier post. Regards, Kareni
  2. Sending many good thoughts that your son will soon be beyond his crisis. Sending good thoughts your way, too, Stella. Regards, Kareni
  3. Some bookish posts ~ From the Word Wenches: Rhapsody in Blue—science and art! From Dear Author: REVIEW: Word by Word by Kory Stamper Long-lost Jane Austen family photo discovered on eBay. FIND THE PERFECT READING NOOK IDEAS FOR SMALL, MEDIUM, AND LARGE SPACES Regards, Kareni
  4. Kareni

    Dictation in high school

    The only dictation that I recall doing in high school was in a foreign language class. Regards, Kareni
  5. What lovely gifts, Amy; brag away! What a wonderful gift from your husband. And I hear you on the perils of reading in bed says this person who hasn't seen 37 in a looong time. Sandy, you do nice work. I liked that rebel bus...very cute! Regards, Kareni
  6. I was following links yesterday and ended up at the website of (husband and wife) authors Ilona Andrews. (I know a number of us here have enjoyed their books.) While there I found a thread that was started in mid-December in which readers of the blog shared their three favorite (non IA) books of the year. The thread had hundreds and hundreds of responses, and I spent a happy couple of hours (you have been warned!) reading through them and downloading some twenty or so samples of books that piqued my interest. Open Thread for Author and Blog Recommendations You'll see the acronym BDH; I learned that it stands for Book Devouring Horde. Regards, Kareni
  7. Kareni

    I'm going on a holiday :-)

    Have a great time with your grandmother, Melissa. Regards, Kareni
  8. I read/finished two books today. The first was an enjoyable picture book P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter. "A New York Times Best Seller! An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A "raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet." ―The New York Times Let's get real―the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you! This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages! " ** I also finished the graphic novel On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden; overall I enjoyed this, but there were definitely times where I had no clue what was going on. "Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love―only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love. A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2018 One of The Washington Post's "10 Best Graphic Novels of 2018" A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018 " Regards, Kareni
  9. Kareni

    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    Thanks for the update, Stella. I hope that positive changes are in the future. Regards, Kareni
  10. Some additional bookish posts ~ Now I'm feeling as though my library cards are quite blasé: Coolest Library Cards From Around The World This is neat: Artist Breathes New Life into Old Books by Turning Them into Stacked Sculptures Regards, Kareni
  11. That's great news, Kathy. Wishing Emma a speedy recovery. Regards, Kareni
  12. Kareni

    So how was fall semester for the college kids?

    I've enjoyed hearing how your children (and/or you) did last semester. Sending good wishes for the current term/semester. Regards, Kareni
  13. Some bookish posts: Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin 10 LOVELY LITERARY CROCHET PATTERNS ON ONLY READING NONFICTION IN 2019 BOOKISH PARENTING: EXPECTATIONS VERSUS REALITY Regards, Kareni
  14. I just finished The Space Between the Stars; I found it easy to read despite its subject. [I did figure out what turned out to be the big reveal.] It was overall a hopeful book and engaging; however, like you, Jenn, I doubt it will stay with me. Regards Kareni
  15. That really is funny. But does anyone arrive with a treecat? Regards, Kareni
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