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Robin M

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    Holy borrowing bibliophile, let's book!
  • Birthday 11/21/1959

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  1. Morning! Having fun with Dad. Saw Drifter's tribute last night and tonight we get to see ABBA Tribute which mom and we kids all danced to cleaning house when we were young. Loads of family and catching up. Will check in later. 😘
  2. Link to week 13 - please continue conversation in new thread
  3. Happy Sunday and welcome to week thirteen in our 52 Books rambling roads reading adventure. Greetings to all our readers, welcome to all who are joining in for the first time and everyone following our progress. Visit 52 Books in 52 Weeks where you can find all the information on the annual, mini and perpetual challenges, as well as the central spot to share links to your book reviews. Happy 100th Birthday to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, beat poet and cofounder of City Lights Book Store in San Francisco. Constantly Risking Absurdity (#15) By Lawrence Ferlinghetti Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making and balancing on eyebeams above a sea of faces paces his way to the other side of day performing entrechats and sleight-of-foot tricks and other high theatrics and all without mistaking any thing for what it may not be For he's the super realist who must perforce perceive taut truth before the taking of each stance or step in his supposed advance toward that still higher perch where Beauty stands and waits with gravity to start her death-defying leap And he a little charley chaplin man who may or may not catch her fair eternal form spreadeagled in the empty air of existence What are you reading? Link to week twelve
  4. Thanks, ladies. It's been a crazy week . Knocking heads with contractor over interior colors among other things. Grrr! Tomorrow is travel day and I'll check back in on Sunday when post the new thread.
  5. Yes, Poisonwood Bible is worth it to finish. I loved the lessons the natives and life lessons taught Pierce family and the ramifications. Keep swimming. Glad you liked the poem. It did the same for me.
  6. Totally forgot it's St. Patrick's day and I'm half Irish. 😀 Still reading Wild Country and trying to decide which book I want to take me with on airplane on Thursday. So hard to concentrate on planes so something I've already read probably. Hmm!
  7. Week 12 is live - please continue conversation in new thread
  8. Happy Sunday and welcome to week twelve in our 52 Books rambling roads reading adventure. Greetings to all our readers, welcome to all who are joining in for the first time and everyone following our progress. Visit 52 Books in 52 Weeks where you can find all the information on the annual, mini and perpetual challenges, as well as the central spot to share links to your book reviews. Nature is putting on a spectacular show as we transition into Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Patricia Cisco's poem captures the season. It's also Autumn in the southern Hemisphere with the season's fall leaves of orange and yellow and red. I have John Denver's You Fill Up My Senses running through my head so your mission is find titles or stories that resonate with the sights, sounds, and/or smells of the season. Pick a word from the song, the poem, or one of the senses and have fun following rabbit trails to determine what book you’d like to read for Spring and/or Autumn depending on your location. Song Of March © Patricia L. Cisco With winter's footprints in the past, and snows begin to melt at last. With longer days and shorter nights, the wayward winds of March take flight. Four winds she holds within her grip, then hurls them from her fingertip. Her woolly, fleecy clouds of white, she sets in skies of blue delight. Her wild bouts of gusty breezes roar through valleys, hills, and trees. That high pitch whistling song she sings awakens earth and flowering things. She tears a hole in heaven's sky so sun can shine and rain can cry. She gently calms as spring draws near, as blooming daffodils appear. She welcomes April showers in, then gathers up her dwindling winds. Now her long journey home begins, knowing she'll be back this way, upon a cold, late winter's day, when nights grow short and days grow long. Listen for her whistling song! What are you reading? Link to week eleven
  9. Hugs to all and virtual soup for those fighting colds and flu's. Working on taxes and figuring out paint colors again for exterior of project house. We thought we had it all figured out but once you do a sample on the outside in shade and sun, it's totally different. Painting all kinds of samples on the outside. Who knew there were so many different shades of grayish blue. Funny thing is the original pieces of siding look green inside our house. *facepalm*. Contractor just told me he finished priming the inside so he needs to know inside paint colors on Monday. "Hello, you said you were prepping the outside for painting. " Hubby and I will be playing over the weekend with interior samples. Currently reading Bishop's Wild Country. Hard to put down. 😘
  10. If you like christian historicals, check out the first book in Bodie and Brock Thoene's Zion Chronicles - Vienna Prelude set during German takeover during wwII or biblical historical fiction with their AD Chronicles - First Light. I've read all their books. Another good author is Dee Henderson and her Family O'Malley series. If you are into old fashioned, inspirational romance without a lot of preachiness, I thoroughly enjoyed Julie Lessman's Daughters of Boston series. Glad to hear you are getting back into blogging. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of posting more often. Book Bingo is just for fun and I forget, but I think it was Violet Crown who came up with the term cultural virtue points or something like that, which you could earn by completing a bingo of any sort. The last couple years I gave out prizes for all who completed bingo which was practically everybody. I loved doing it, but our house project has eaten into all our funds so unfortunately couldn't continue. Maybe consider The Boy on the Wooden Box which is quite good. My son and I enjoyed reading it together. Otherwise we read a lot of books about Hitler which your daughter probably wouldn't enjoy. But out of all the ones we read, I think Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich was the best.
  11. I went to bed really late and thanks to the time change woke up really late. 😘 I finished a read and reread of Faith Hunter's Circle of the Moon. Nell, Occam, Witches and curses, vampires and vampire trees, blood lust and soulwood, friendship and love. All the elements that make for a really great story. Totally enjoyed it and going back on the shelf for a series reread at some point. Dove into Lee Child's first book in the Jack Reacher series - Killing Floor and enjoying getting to know Reacher. Still reading various writing books including Writers and their Journals.
  12. Week 11 is live - please continue conversation in new thread
  13. Happy Sunday and welcome to week eleven in our 52 Books rambling roads reading adventure. Greetings to all our readers, welcome to all who are joining in for the first time and everyone following our progress. Visit 52 Books in 52 Weeks where you can find all the information on the annual, mini and perpetual challenges, as well as the central spot to share links to your book reviews. "May I borrow your book when you are finished with it?" "Why certainly,' she said. Quite happy to share the joy of another bookish adventure with a like minded bibliophile, she wasn't surprised to find out the book traveled near and far, passed from hand to hand of young and mature minds alike, spurring discussion and differences of opinion across the land. When finally the book came home to roost, pages worn and yellowed, she savored and pondered with a much older and wiser eye and discovered a much different story from what she read before. And the conversations started once more. Our next 52 Books Bingo adventure is Something Borrowed and there are a variety of ways to go with this, including but not limited to: 1. Borrow a physical and/or ebook from a family member or friend. 2. Borrow an ebook from the library or online source. 3. Read a book written by an author whose name is borrowed or a derivation. 4. Read a book with borrowed, trade, swap, or lend in the title. 5. Read a book about something that gets borrowed. 6. Read The Borrowers. 7. Read a book by one of the most borrowed authors in OverDrive. 8. Read one of the most borrowed books from Toronto, United Kingdom, Australia, and United States. 9. Choose three letters from borrowed such row, owe, web, bow, doe, wed, dew, etcetera and read a book with the word in the title. 10. Choose a synonym for borrow and read a book with the word in the title or find that subject in the book. Have fun following rabbit trails What are you reading? Link to week ten
  14. Happy International Women's Day! In my inbox this morning Bookish Movies directed by women. HERstory: 10 Books About Overlooked Women of History Inspirational Women: On and off the page Word Wenches - Transported by Words
  15. I loved Beautiful Mystery and yes, it runs the gamut of emotions. I read it on Ebook and then purchased the physical book so I could read it again at my leisure without being tied to electronics. I talked to my dad yesterday and he is doing better. They got all the shattered pieces of the cataract and lens out. His eye is really swollen and he can't get a permanent lens for another 3 or 4 weeks so they are going to put on a temporary for now. I just can't fathom how that works. He was going to cancel his big 88th birthday family bash which is in a couple weeks and the doctor said nope, don't do it, family is important, so we'll put on a temp. Makes me cringe thinking of him having eye procedures over and over. Otherwise he's in excellent health, thank goodness.
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