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text 2019-12-31 21:37
24 Festive Tasks: Door 9 - World Philosphy Day: Task 3

My only salvation in stressful times: Creature comforts.  Lots of them.  And BookLikes!

 

2019 was a hell of a year in virtually every respect, and I don't mean that in a good sense -- I can only hope 2020 will be a LOT better.  BookLikes was my one happy place this year, so thank you all, the whole BookLikes community, for keeping me sane and happy whenever real life was getting a bit overwhelming.

 

 

And of course, the boys' love helped as well ...

 

 

... and, as I said, creature comforts.  Lots of them.

 

 

(Task: How do you stay zen / sane over the holidays or in other stressful periods?)

 

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text 2017-06-30 20:07
June Re-Cap...A seriously crazy month.
The Deal - Elle Kennedy
One of Us Is Lying - Karen M. McManus
If I Fix You - Abigail Johnson Dodge
The Girl from Everywhere - Heidi Heilig
Dragon Teeth: A Novel - Michael Crichton
Gods of Anthem - Logan Keys
Underwater - Marisa Reichardt
Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo
Of Dreams and Rust - Sarah Fine

This year, June has been a month from hell...It started out with my birthday/Open House for my daughter, then a few days later her graduation ceremony, that all went okay...just very hectic.  Two days after my oldest daughter graduated high school, my youngest daughter and I went up the road a mile to Subway and came home and a car had driven into our house.  Like, seriously, drove through the front porch and the garage...then proceeded to go through the wall of the garage into the woods behind the house, where he hit a tree.  

 

 

 

 

 

This photo is the aftermath of what happened...apparently the guy driving had a seizure. It's pretty scary, to pull into your driveway and see that...insane.  But, hey...now we get to do some remodeling.  The month closed out with some serious medical stuff for me, that I'm unfortunately, still dealing with.  :(

 

Anyway, my reading hit a bit of slump (as in I found it hard to concentrate on reading and listening at all), with everything going on lately.  

 

(Kindle eBook) The Deal by Elle Kennedy

Finish Date:  06/06/17

5 Stars

 

(Audiobook) One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus

Finish Date:  06/07/17

5 Stars

 

(Kindle eBook) If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson

Finish Date:  06/11/17

4.3/5 Stars

 

(Audiobook) The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Finish Date:  06/13/17

2/5 Stars

 

(Audiobook) Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Finish Date:  06/19/17

4/5 Stars

 

(Netgalley Arc) The Last City by Logan Keys

Previously titled Gods of Anthem (booklikes won't update)

Finish Date:  06/20/17

3.8/5 Stars

 

(Kindle eBook) Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

Finish Date:  06/23/17

4.7/5 Stars

 

(Audiobook) Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Finish Date:  06/26/17

4/5 Stars

 

(Kindle eBook) Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine

Finish Date:  06/30/17

4.5/5 Stars

 

9 Books Total (3,074 Pages Read)

4 Audiobooks, 4 eBooks, and 1 Netgalley Arc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2011-11-30 00:00
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister - Linda Ravin Lodding,Suzanne Beaky Ernestine Buckmeister is a busy little girl. On Mondays she learned to sculpt with clay. On Tuesday she had water ballet lessons. On Wednesdays she had knitting lessons. On Thursdays she took tuba lessons. On Fridays she had yodeling lessons. On Saturdays she studied karate. On Sundays she learned yoga.Ernestine’s neighbor, Hugo, did not go to lessons. He played every day. Ernestine longed to play with her neighbor, but she did not have time. One day, Ernestine decided to schedule some time for herself; she and her nanny stopped and played. It was delightful for them both.A story that many children and parents would love to hear, might need to hear, with fun exaggerated illustrations and text. “One afternoon Hugo shouted, ‘Look out!’ as his ball sailed over the fence and landed in Ernestine’s tuba. WHOMP!Ernestine bounced the ball to Nanny and squealed, ‘Bounce it back!’‘Oh dear,’ said Nanny. ‘It’s time for tuba.’Ernestine sighed and passed the ball back to Hugo.”
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