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From The TBR Pile Review: Stardust

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From multi award-winning creator of "The Sandman", Neil Gaiman, comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling, re-issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material. Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess, Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways. Gaiman's exquisitely crafted text and Vess' breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures, an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land. Tying in with the release of the film, this is your chance to own a piece of "Stardust"!

Not on my TBR pile for long I started this book and then wondered off for a bit because I am trying to read all the new Star Wars cannon stuff and then wondered back because that stuff pulls on the heart strings a little too much.

Friendly Fill In's Week 63

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Hi everyone! Time for Friendly Fill-Ins. Please add your link at McGuffy's Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thanks to all who participate 1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________. 2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________________
3. I could really do without                           . 4. I would love to have more                                    . My answers: 1) My favourite thing on my daily to-do list is studying my current course.  I always like to be learning something new.

2) My least favourite thing on my daily to-do list is sweeping up cat litter, they track it everywhere.

3) I could really do without  having to work such long days.

4) I would love to have more time to spend of doing crafts, I love crafting.

From My TBR Review: The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

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The Penderwick sisters busily discover the summertime magic of Arundel estate’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. Best of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, the perfect companion for their adventures. Icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is less pleased with the Penderwicks than Jeffrey, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Is that any fun? For sure the summer will be unforgettable.

This book has been on my to be read pile since before we moved.  I received it in a book swap for favourite young adult book.  The book I sent in exchange was Jack Templar Monster Hunter by Jeff Gunhus, because I always recommend his work when and where I can as I love it.  I feel after finally reading this that it was a good exchange.  

This was a fun book, a family vacation can lead to tons of adventures as a child.  I remember the countless antics I got up to as a kid exploring on vacation and meeting ot…

Friendly Fill Ins Week 58

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Every Thursday,  15andmeowingand McGuffys Readerprovide the fill-in statements. Learning about each other and making friends is what it is all about!
Here are this week's statements with the blanks: 1. I challenge everyone to ________________________ this week.

2. I regret disposing of _____________________________.

3. I have a difficult time admitting .
4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be .

Another week of friendly fill ins.

1) I challenge everyone to drink more water this week.

2) I regret disposing of a pair of shoes that I bought that were comfortable and pretty much brand new but I donated them because I never wore them because I had nothing to match.  Now that I Cosplay, I wear tons off long costumes that those shoes would be perfect for because added height and comfort but they are irreplaceable.  :(

3) I have a difficult time admitting when I need to let stuff go. (so much clutter) But I am working on that this year.  

4) If I were given a psychic power, I w…

Postcrossing August 1, 2017

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This card journeyed all the way from Switzerland.  I love all the scenic views.  My mailbox was sadly empty yesterday with no mail at all, not even a bill but hopefully today will bring some exciting mail. 

Postcrossing July 31, 2017

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The last cards that I got in this month.  Two from Germany and one from the Netherlands.  I have been getting some super cute cards lately.  I have been sending out a lot of fun pen pal mail as well.  I enjoy when I am on top of my pen paling, helps keep life a little less stressful to be getting happy mail.


The Gratitude Project

I have not done a post on the things that I am grateful for in a while, because I have been busy and stressed and when you are busy and stressed it is hard to remember to find things that you are grateful for.

This week I am grateful for:

- having a co-worker who is always to help work it out so we both get the time off that we need

- having the chance to spend time with Cat doing fun things this summer

- naps

- being allowed to exercise again, woo hoo!!!

-  library books

- people who understand my crazy