Monthly Archives: October 2006

Not so Secret Halloween 2006

My fabulous present from Sarah, Thanks so much. A halloween extra! Thanks so much! Advertisements

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Holiday reading

mood: relaxed We got back from Hay on Wye yesterday. While away I managed to get lots of reading done and finished A breath of Snow & Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, about to head out on a bookring. Earlier in … Continue reading

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One Day in History – 17th October 2006

17th October 2006 is for me not a typical day. I would usually be working with a mobile phone stuck to my ear most of the day, but this year it is holiday for me, time to spend with my … Continue reading

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A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House

From Amazon.com “In 1917 rural Kentucky, a young Cherokee woman named Vine, rumored to cast spells on unsuspecting men, falls in love with local Irishman Saul Sullivan, whom she eventually marries. This second novel by Appalachian writer House (Clay’s Quilt) … Continue reading

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One Day in History – 17th October

I spotted the following on the Live Journal belonging to ladymondegreen_ “Make history on 17 October by taking part in the biggest blog in history. ‘One Day in History’ is a one off opportunity for you to join in a … Continue reading

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Exchange by Paul Magrs

What a delightful book. Written in such a style that it has a gentle innocence about the storyline and characters. Young Simon is orphaned and he moves in with his grandparents. His grandmother shares his passion for reading and together … Continue reading

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Ex Libris : Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

In part I found this book to be amusing and incrediably accurate about loving the written word. I was deeply amused by the concept that even though the author and her husband had been married for some while, they still … Continue reading

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Small Change: The Secret Life of Penny Burford By J Belinda Yandell

I read this in one sitting, and loved it. It is especially moving once Penny has died and her husband and children are coming across exactly what Penny did with her life outside of her family home. She became her … Continue reading

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The Woolworths Virtual Museum

The Woolworths Virtual Museum

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Flowers & Birthday!

mood: Mixed Emotions! Thanks to everyone who sent me virtual or real cards or messages of Happy B day. I have really been overwhelmed. I was in a meeting, when a lovely bouquet of flowers arrived addressed to me. They … Continue reading

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