Book a Day – A Mother’s love knows no limits

Book a Day – A Mother’s love knows no limits

G read The Red Car by Bobby Lynn Maslen and John R Maslen.  There were three names in the short book and he made me laugh every time he called Mark ‘Marble’.  I told him I was going to start calling him Garble 🙂 I read An Unexpected Life: A Mother and Son’s Story of Love, Determination, Autism and Art by Debra Chwast with paintings by Seth Chwast. Jason and I were able to hear locals Debra and Seth speak…

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Book a Day Challenge – It’s a double down day

Book a Day Challenge – It’s a double down day

Last night I finished The War of the Worlds at 10:45 and just wanted to get ready for bed after that.  Of course, no sleep was had until midnight but I tried.  G and I are both 7 for 7 with this challenge. Yesterday I read The War of the Worlds by HG Wells. First published in 1897 in a series of magazine articles, this sci-fi classic has not been out of print since and has spawned a number of…

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Book a Day – Not Quite Ready for Mysticism

Book a Day – Not Quite Ready for Mysticism

First day that G has been in school since the month started so I was able to get my book read by noon 🙂 G read Summer by Bobby Lynn Maslen and John R Maslen His assessment – Molly and her Mom got into the pond because they were hot.  (Way to spoil the end, son :))   I read a memoir that was sent to me by a publicist, The Reluctant Mystic: Autobiography of an Awakening by Nancy Torgrove…

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Book a Day Challenge – A Strange Classic!

Book a Day Challenge – A Strange Classic!

You’d think that with a book less than 200 hundred pages I may have finished before 10:15 pm, but no such luck.  G read his right after we took this picture.  He’s finally starting to gain some confidence, yay!  I read a paperback copy with small print and I have a bit of a headache, so I see glasses in my future.  I’m a little amazed I’ve made it to 45 without them. G read Funny Bunny by Bobby Lynn…

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Book a Day Challenge – When company calls

Book a Day Challenge – When company calls

Jason’s father and stepmother are visiting from Michigan so this will be brief.  How could I read a book when there’s company you ask?  I stayed awake cleaning the house and listening to an audio book after my guys went to sleep.  Finished it at 2:15 this morning 🙂 G read Hop and Tap written by Lynn Maslen Kertell and pictures by Dana Sullivan Dot and Sam can do various things.  Not much to it.   I listened to When…

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Book a Day Challenge – Heartbreaking

Book a Day Challenge – Heartbreaking

On this beautiful fall day G read Floppy Mop written by Bobby Lynn Maslen with pictured by John R Maslen G’s take – It has 12 pages and 4 characters. My favorite is Zack the rat because I like his tail.   I read Rosemary:The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson A Kennedy book not about any of the famous Kennedys that I already know.  I have read a few Kennedy books, but not many.  If I have the…

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Book a Day Challenge, year 2

Book a Day Challenge, year 2

Last year my first challenge for this blog was to read a book a day for the month of September. I was successful and had fun doing it.  This September I’m also going to be reading a book a day (I’ve decided to focus on memoir/bio and classics that I have on my shelves) but I’m also adding a twist…drumroll please… G-man is going to join me!  Reading has been a real struggle for him and it wasn’t until he…

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Magazine Backlog Challenge Wrap-Up

Magazine Backlog Challenge Wrap-Up

Not all 30 challenges are fun to read about, sorry.  I had some fun ideas when the month began, but I just ran out of time to implement.  I was able to give away 2 subscriptions through the blog and Facebook Page so that’s a good thing.  When I started the month I had 53 magazines cluttering the house and amazingly 12 more found  their way into my mailbox, so I ended up reading 65 magazines this month!!  I’m feeling…

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Magazine Backlog Challenge

Magazine Backlog Challenge

Why do I have so many magazine subscriptions?!  Honestly, it’s ridiculous.  This challenge helped me see which ones are worth it and which ones I might cancel.  I know for sure I won’t be keeping HGTV and The Writer but I’ll have to see if I can pick one more. So, let’s get to it.  Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, Check it out!!!!               If you’re interested in me sending any of these to you….

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