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    10 Favorite Book Series for Girls

    I learned to read independently when I was 7 years old and I’ve pretty much had my nose in a book ever since. This week when a friend asked for some series book recommendations for girls ages 8 and 10, my mind went back to my family’s weekly library visits in the 1970s. I can’t remember if our public library…

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    Tennyson Tidbits

    You know how easy it is to go down bunny trails on the internet, following one link to another to another until you are way off track from where you originally started? Turns out, old books can have the same effect. I found several lovely vintage hardback books at a local thrift store last week. Granted, none of them were…

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    A Few of My Favorite Things

    Today’s post is an updated re-run that I originally posted in March 2007. ¬†Apparently I originally picked it up at Kimberly’s Cup. It’s similar to the ABCs of Me post I did a few weeks ago but with a somewhat literary spin. Just a few of my favorite things: A: Authors L.M. Montgomery Laura Ingalls Wilder Frank Peretti Francine Rivers…

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    Literary Heroine Blog Party

    Hosted by Accordion to Kellie… The Questions Introduce yourself!  Divulge your life’s vision, likes, dislikes, aspirations, or something completely random! I’ve posted lots of random things about myself before. I aspire to be a writer. I have ideas for a novel formulating in my head, but it’s not cohesive enough to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, as the case may…

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    Random Acts of Kindness

    My family collects favorite television series on DVD. This way we can watch them whenever we like and not have to worry about commercials. Plus, some of the old shows are just better than what’s available nowadays. I know, that’s just my opinion… but I’m entitled to it, right? About 3-and-a-half years ago I joined Swap-a-DVD (a sister site to…

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    Decora-a-Tea

    This week’s theme on the Gracious Hospitali-Tea Blog-a-thon is to share ideas and pictures that incorporate tea and/or tea themes into home decor. Now, as you no doubt realize, my home is not all put together yet from our move… and my decorating is not complete. (But then, is it ever?) But here are a few pictures that go along…

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    Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-a-Thon

    Oooh! I found another blog theme I want to participate in! LaTeaDah at Gracious Hospitality is hosting a tea-themed meme with a different topic each week through May. I missed the first week, but she said it was okay to join late… and the theme of the second week is right down my alley, so I’m going to jump in…

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    Favorite Books

    My sister-in-law posted this challenge a few days ago. I had to think about it awhile. I just love books… many books… so it was hard to narrow my selections down. Even the ones I finally settled on may not necessarily be my final choice. Oh. And in many cases the Bible would have been the best obvious choice. Truly…

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    Anne of Green Gables

    The girls and I have been listening to the audio-book of Anne of Green Gables in the car over the last 2 or 3 weeks as we tootle about our errands. Of course I’ve read it umpteen times before but this is the first time I’ve listened to someone else read it! The reader does a great job! I am…

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    Anne of Green Gables

    Another of my favorite book series growing up was Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. A film trilogy has been made based on the characters of the books. The first movie was fairly close to the book, the second one not-so-close, and the third one only had the same characters, not the same story-line at all. It’s kind…