Saturday, October 22, 2011

24 hr Read-a-thon

What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon?
It’s sort of a reading challenge, only everyone participates at the same time. For 24 hours, participants read books, post on their blogs about their reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. They also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day.
This year's read-a-thon starts at 8 AM ET on October 22nd , and goes guessed it.... 8AM ET October 23rd!
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008.  The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
 I had scheduled a post about the readathon a couple of weeks ago, and am quite surprised to see that it didn't post!   

Here are the questions that are asked in the introductory meme. 
1)Where are you reading from today?  
I am in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.  I will be reading in various locations today - my living room, my kitchen, my bathtub, in the car (of course, I won't be driving!!)
2)Three random facts about me…
I love ketchup.  I hate mustard.  I hate any fish and seafood.
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?  
LOL! Well, that depends which pile you are referring to!  In total I have about 40 books here that are options for today! I couldn't choose just a few!
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?  
I would like to read for at least 12 hrs. ( I have to do groceries, make meals, and care for my kids so I am aiming for at least 12) 
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first timers? 
 not really. I guess the only thing I can say is good luck, and happy reading!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Today is pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day. Think of someone you know or love who has lost a baby or a child, and take a few minutes to remember & honour their beautiful angels. 

Missing my three angels, that are waiting in heaven for their mummy. There isn't a day that goes by that mummy doesn't think of you.♥

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thirteen Thursday

 I have decided to participate in  Thursday Thirteen again this week! 
My daughter turned 13 last week.  So this week I decided on listing the 13 most popular names for girls born in 1998.
Here are the top 13 in order
  1. Kaitlin
  2. Emily
  3. Sarah 
  4. Hannah
  5. Ashley
  6. Brianna
  7. Alexis
  8. Samantha
  9. Taylor
  10. Madison
  11. Haley
  12. Jessica
  13. Alyssa
My daughter's name is not on the list! Actually, her name didn't even make the top 100, or top 375!!  Her name is  # 377 on the list I used for reference.  Hard to believe that Vivienne,  Priscilla, Essence, Fatima,  and Regina were more popular!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's still Friday!

This week’s statements:
1. I always refuse to admit my age when it doesn't matter, because I don't understand why some people even ask!
2. I won’t eat anything that once lived underwater!
3. I would like to hang out with Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx for a day.
4. I would like to learn how to knit something other than a square or rectangle.

Want to participate? Answer the four fill-ins (the green text in the above points) on your blog, and sign up on the linky. Please, do not forget to follow the host Hilary from Feeling Beachie, and this week's co-host Jen from What Would Jen Do.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Borrowed Book Challenge Update

  1. Deadly Lies  by  Cynthia Eden
  2. Deadly Heat by  Cynthia Eden
  3. Pursuit  by   Karen Robards
  4. Weekend Warriors by Fern Michaels 
  5. Payback by Fern Michaels 
  6. Next Time You See Me by Katia Lief
  7. Damage by Pamela Callows
  8. Indefensible by Pamela Callows
  9. Blood Stains by Sharon Sala
  10. Vendetta by Fern Michaels
  11. The Jury by Fern Michaels
  12. Blood Ties by Sharon Sala
  13. All The Pretty Girls by J.T Ellison
  14. 14 by J.T. Ellison
  15. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  16. The Green Mile by Stephen King
  17. This Is Where I Leave You by Johnathan Trooper
  18. My Life and Other Lies: Tales from the Writer's List  by Steve Pitt
  19. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
  20. Welcome to Last Chance by Hope Ramsay
  21. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
  22. This is Gonna Hurt by Nikki Sixx
  23. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
  24. Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back With One Of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen by Vince Neil
  25. Alone by Lisa Gardner
  26. Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
  27. Missing Max by Karen Young
  28. The Taken Inger Ash Wolfe
  29. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  30. Got You Back by Jane Fallon
  31. Discipline without distress : 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment, or bribery  by Judy Arnall
  32. You can go to the potty / William Sears, Martha Sears, and Christie Watts Kelly 
  33. The discipline book : everything you need to know to have a better-behaved child-- from birth to age ten  by William Sears and Martha Sears 
  34. The Playskool toddler's busy play book : over 500 creative games, activities, crafts and recipes for your very busy toddler by Robin McClure 
  35. Late-Talking Children by  
Well, it looks like I am almost there!! I am thinking I will definitely achieve my goal!!  I have not included any of the picture books that I have borrowed from the library to read with my son!! The books listed for this challenge are strictly books that I have borrowed for myself!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

I have decided to participate in  Thursday Thirteen again this week! 
13 names belonging to both people and dogs that I know

  1. Charlie 
  2. Max
  3. Chelsea
  4. Chloe
  5. Bailey
  6. Nikita
  7. Dakota
  8. Sandy
  9. Roxy
  10. Jake
  11. Brandi
  12. Sam/Sammie
  13. Mitch/Mitchell

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun!
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