Thursday, October 30, 2008
A friend with a passion for science has developed an unheard of feat, a time machine. That's right, H. G. Wells for reals. Nadie volunteers for the job of a lifetime. The first person to travel through time. Numbered among other great explorers such as Lewis and Clark. With Regency Era England as her destination, will Nadie keep suspicion from the curious eyes? And . . . when a realization comes, will she be able to make the right choice?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh my, this book was lovely. Syrie James does her very hardest to convince you that this is Jane Austen's very words written down on paper, and she did a wonderful job. She must have read Jane's books many times, because she had the Regency language down to an art.
I really came to know and love Jane Austen more, even though a lot of it was only probable. I really wanted this story to be real, I loved the characters . . . especially Mr Ashford.
I would advice people who have not read Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice should read them before devouring this book, as it gives away some of the plot, since Jane is working on them through most of the story.
I hope others enjoy this book as much as I did. Except for the ending, which was historically accurate and made me wish history had been different, I still thought this book was great, and I'm glad my mother found it while we were perusing a bookstore on my birthday.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It's called Focaccia Bread, and I found the recipe while flipping through our Betty Crocker cookbook. I had a sudden urge to stir something and there you go. I used herbs from our herb pot on the porch.
- Copy and paste the blank form into your blog twice, only fill in one.
- Fill in the blanks with whatever you think is the appropriate answer, bold your answer if you wish. and they don't exactly have to make sense.
- Add one more item to the meme.
- Tag 4 people and comment on their blogs.
If I had power to _____ I would _______.
If I had power to speak to animals I would be happy.
I'll tag Beth, Rachel Ann, Cuileann, and Anilee.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
From his talk entitled: "Finding Joy in the Journey" given Sunday 5th, 2008:
I am what my wife, Frances, calls a “show-a-holic.” I thoroughly enjoy many musicals, and one of my favorites was written by the American composer Meredith Willson and is entitled The Music Man. Professor Harold Hill, one of the principal characters in the show, voices a caution that I share with you. Says he, “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.”
My brothers and sisters, there is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today . . .. . . Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I ended up making a rather lengthy explanation instead and decided to put it here.
On Goodreads my "books-i-own" shelve says I have fifty, but a bunch of those are books my whole family owns, so I probably personally own less then fifty. Mostly because I've always used the library for my book needs, I don't have an allowance or ever had an allowance in my entire life, (er, okay so my there was a wink of time where I got quarters for chores, but still) So the only money I've ever got is Birthday and Christmas money. For a while I got babysitting money. But I feel like I should be saving my money so I don't often by books unless I know they are good. Only recently have I been buying books, since I don't have a library anymore, but I still enjoy the library because I can check out fifty books without paying a very wealthy sum.
Doctrine and Covenants 25: 12
For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Rules: if you're tagged, make sure to add one more ideal "thing" to the list, besides the items that are already there. Be as descriptive and random and silly as you want.
Snack: Gourmet crackers, juice, and chex mix. Nummy. Is that descriptive enough for yeah?
Day: one where I enjoy myself.
Book: Takes me away from mundane life to a place where the unbelievable happens.
Friend: understand me and doesn't make me feel dumb. Has a sense of humor.
Weather: A warm windy day that plays with my hair and makes me feel like I'm in a movie.
Adventure: I agree that an adventure should be spontaneous, and it should send you off somewhere exciting.
Music: An additively melancholy song.
I tag Enna Isilee