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June 2012


Top Ten Tuesday: Stacked For The Summer

19th June 2012

I have no business going to the library.  Or maybe I should work at one. The self-imposed book-buying ban is still on.  Sometimes it slips off.  Such a tease. I got three more books from the library yesterday, and this is how I’m stacked for summer reading: The Family Fang The Echo Chamber Dandelion Wine The Psychopath Test Cat’s Cradle The Magicians A Discovery of Witches Moneyball The Best of Everything Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda I’d also like to finish…

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A Blessing Of Flames

18th June 2012

My new favourite sound is the pop of a champagne cork.  There was lots of popping this weekend to officially celebrate the engagement of The Butterfly and The Penguin.  Saturday saw 364 days until the wedding.  Not even a little rain could damper our mood or the bonfire. Sarge’s best man has a burning twice year.  Bits of wood and old furniture go up in flames in the name of friendship and film references.  This time, we called it an…

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Words On Love

14th June 2012

Since Sarge and I decided to have our wedding invitations printed, the next question is:  What awesome and entirely appropriate quotes will we include on the invitations? Last night at the pub I may have said, ‘I’ll arm-wrestle you for that one.’  And now I can’t remember which one was on the block. Anyway, I thought I’d share some words on love that we both love:   “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives…

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Scenes From The Mall

12th June 2012

I was at the mall for five hours yesterday.  No, I don’t have a job there.  And I came home without a book.  Since my mall trips usually revolve around Starbucks fixes and buying books in bulk, my extended stay is worthy of note. Sarge and I have had rival mobile phones since I got an iPhone two years ago.  Didn’t want it at first, but because I hadn’t upgraded for years, I got one ‘for free’.  The dudes in…

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Reading Through The Stacks

Reading Through The Stacks: The Reading Room

5th June 2012

Since the office/writing room/reading room has been reclaimed from the cat, my reading speed has improved.  I can read 376 words per minute.  Staples says so. What’s your reading speed? Recent reads have been: The Art of Fielding – I was right there with this, until the end.    That seems to be my go-to one-liner recently.  It just felt too neat.  More verbose ‘review’ may be coming soon! Full Dark House – This one I got from a Goodreads group…

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