Tag Archives: reading

Something New

I have always had to learn something new. I’ve read all of my life, or insisted on being read-to, and learned all the time through that medium. When I was 4, we moved from an apartment building on one side … Continue reading

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Grandma, Have You Read…

Our Friday Fox asked, “Tell us about books that you have been introduced to by your children/grandchildren.” One of my greatest blessings is knowing that my kids, grandkids, and two great-granddaughters  ALL love books. Specific titles often appear on Christmas … Continue reading

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“No, But I’m a READER”

I was in a meeting in an office and the subject of names came up. I needed my legal name and all of the names that had been used by me. It is odd with me, because I have a … Continue reading

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Remarkable Reads for 2018, Part Eight

I had a deadline earlier this month that I had a really difficult time meeting, and my brothers and I have been busy clearing out the family home, so I didn’t do much reading since my last free post. I’ve … Continue reading

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Discovering New Authors

I confess to being swayed by a book’s cover or by the texture of the paper inside when searching for something to read. If the paper bends and flips just right and the finish is smooth, a book is even … Continue reading

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Looking Forward (by Looking Back)

Happy New Year! I have the honor of writing the first post of 2017. It’s a daunting responsibility, but this week’s topic is to discuss how this year will be different (my suggestion). Since I’m preparing a presentation on goal-setting for … Continue reading

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Missing Bobby;Found Lamb

On this ‘Free Week” we were reminded of re-reading books by our Tuesday Fox, Joselyn. It lead me to think of how many times I re-read nursery rhymes, or insisted that they be read and re-read to me. I have … Continue reading

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A Quiet Holiday

Today is Memorial Day. It was pointed out last week that the holiday is designated for those who died in service. My family has been in the United States for only 100 years, and both of our American veterans survived … Continue reading

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Before the advent of backlighting…

Before the advent of backlit reading devices, I had to read at night with <gasp> a light on. From my childhood on, this light took many forms. In middle school, I slept on the top bunk of my bed and … Continue reading

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Real Problems For Me

Free week. I had guests lined up for months in advance and now I find myself running on empty. So in keeping with the literary idea of the bog, I will discuss the Adult Summer Reading Program at my local … Continue reading

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