Monthly Archives: November 2010

MATCHED, Ally Condie, and Free Books!

Do you know what day this is? Do you? It’s November 30th, the day MATCHED by Ally Condie is finally released to all of us mere mortals. People have been talking about this book. Lots of people. Lots of talking. The Wall Street Journal said THIS. Entertainment Weekly said THIS. Publishers Weekly? ┬áKirkus? Booklist? Kirkus, […]

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Here’s a Book Rec for You.

I read a great book over the weekend. “Finnikin of the Rock” is the first fantasy book by Melina Marchetta (who wrote “Jellicoe Road,” which I enjoyed tremendously last year). I picked it up at the library (because I lurve the library) and read it over several days of vacation laziness. In a nutshell, it’s […]

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Popular

Days like this I’m almost overwhelmed by how many people love me. Today, it’s the vacation rental adverts. They’re all over my blog comments. Husband said to me the other day, “Wow. Your blog is getting really popular.” I sort of looked at him with that “duh, huh?” questioning look on my face, and he […]

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Hello? National Weather Service?

Are you there? If you are, we need to talk. No, not really. Only I need to talk. You need to listen. Are you listening, NWS? You promised. You said. You guaranteed me the snowstorm of the century. You used the word Blizzard. — You lied. — There was a teeeeeny bit of snow. A […]

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I didn’t mean to (but somehow I did)

* eat half a (small) loaf of really good homemade white bread * lick the hot-fudge-frosting pan * growl at the Kids who were only 3 minutes behind schedule * brag about my key lime pie until it is almost all I can think about (while I’m trying not to eat sugar) * cry in […]

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I (heart) Friday! (Yea, verily.)

Yea, verily, thus saith Becca, It is Friday, and the end of the week approacheth. Husband returns today from his journeys to the Far East*. And there is much rejoicing. Kid 1 did sleep the sleep of the teenage girl (from 2.45 a.m. until 5.40 a.m.) as a result of the midnight showing of Harry. […]

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And then the Good Things I’m not so good at…

Did I say I’d come back tomorrow? Oh, well. There’s the first one. I’m not really that good at blogging every day. Or exercising every day. Or meeting those writing goals I’m so fond of making. Or avoiding butter. Reading books slowly. Writing thank you cards. Waiting 24 hours before spending the paycheck (on frivolities […]

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50 Good Things I am Good At

(To be followed up tomorrow by a few of the good things I am not so good at… but I put the positive things first, because I am good at looking at the positive. How ’bout that?) Setting a goal (like this: Write 1000 words every day). Making lists. Making Pizza. Reading books quickly. Doing […]

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