Nov 112010
 
THURSDAY
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I would like to ask a small favor of all that live in freedom.   Please take time today, and offer a prayer for or say Thank You to, all that have served and gone before us and another one for those who are currently serving to protect that very freedom.  To all the men and women in the military, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you. You truly are heroes!
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Hosted by Lori from Dollycas’s Thoughts

From Lori’s site:
  It struck me recently how much time I spend on this computer every day, blogging, chatting or playing games on Facebook, emailing friends and relatives, making cards and calendars, etc. etc. etc.
  We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?
  We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?

  So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.

Today’s Questions:
1. Do you have a Veteran in your family? (living or in the past)
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Yes.  Not only is today Veteran’s Day, it was also my Dad’s birthday.  He fought in WWII as a staff sargeant in the Air Force flying B52 Bombers.  My father-in-law fought in the Korean War.
Thank you, you are both very much missed. 
2. Where were you born?
Rhock Island

3. Have you seen an good movies lately, in the theater or on DVD? Recommend one for us to watch.
No….am not a movie person.
Nov 112010
 
THURSDAY
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I would like to ask a small favor of all that live in freedom.   Please take time today, and offer a prayer for or say Thank You to, all that have served and gone before us and another one for those who are currently serving to protect that very freedom.  To all the men and women in the military, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you. You truly are heroes!
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Hosted by Lori from Dollycas’s Thoughts

From Lori’s site:
  It struck me recently how much time I spend on this computer every day, blogging, chatting or playing games on Facebook, emailing friends and relatives, making cards and calendars, etc. etc. etc.
  We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?
  We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?

  So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.

Today’s Questions:
1. Do you have a Veteran in your family? (living or in the past)
Veterans Day Banner Ruth
Yes.  Not only is today Veteran’s Day, it was also my Dad’s birthday.  He fought in WWII as a staff sargeant in the Air Force flying B52 Bombers.  My father-in-law fought in the Korean War.
Thank you, you are both very much missed. 
2. Where were you born?
Rhock Island

3. Have you seen an good movies lately, in the theater or on DVD? Recommend one for us to watch.
No….am not a movie person.
Nov 042010
 
THURSDAY
Before getting to today’s memes, I want to thank my fantasic and fabulous friends who thought and told me to do all memes on one post…..you were RIGHT…..it is much easier and takes up less time.  So a BIG thank you!!!  Happy Thursday!!! 
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Today’s Question:
I’ve seen many bloggers say that what draws them to certain books or authors is good writing, and what causes them to stop reading a certain book or author is bad writing. What constitutes good writing and bad writing to you?
My Answer:
  Good question!!  I just had this happen.  I picked up the next book in line from my request pile, liked the synopsis, liked the title and then started to read.  Fifty + pages and had to put it in the DNF pile.  It was very wordy, and in my opinion rambling at times.  I still hadn’t been pulled into the story line by the 50+ pages.  Picked up the next book, same thing, good synopsis, good title, started reading and was hooked by the first page and a half.
  If I can’t connect with the characters, storyline and/or visualize the scenes through the author’s written words by the first 50 pages, then I can almost guarantee it will end up a not so good and/or a DNF.  I used to have 100 pages as my cut off point, but an author told me that a reader should be “hooked” within the first few pages. 
 

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Hosted by Lori from Dollycas’s Thoughts
From Lori’s site:
We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?  So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.
WEEK 10 QUESTIONS

Did you vote on Tuesday?

  As I hang my head in shame and shake it no, I didn’t.  First time that ever happened, I swear!!  Since I am still not allowed to drive and hubby didn’t leave work until very late, he went straight to the polls and just made it himself.
Where do you get news about what’s happening in the world? (Newspapers, Internet, Local Television Stations, Cable News, etc.)
Morning routine includes booting up computer, grabbing coffee mug and turning on TV first for local news then to a cable news station, which stays on all day, just in case there is breaking news (have done this ever since 9/11).  I also subscribe to CNN Breaking News for my computer.
Do you read in bed before you go to sleep?
Most of the time, but lately no, by the time hubby gets home, we eat, clean up, talk, we are asleep by the time our heads hit the pillows.

Nov 042010
 
THURSDAY
Before getting to today’s memes, I want to thank my fantasic and fabulous friends who thought and told me to do all memes on one post…..you were RIGHT…..it is much easier and takes up less time.  So a BIG thank you!!!  Happy Thursday!!! 
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http://btt2.wordpress.com

Today’s Question:
I’ve seen many bloggers say that what draws them to certain books or authors is good writing, and what causes them to stop reading a certain book or author is bad writing. What constitutes good writing and bad writing to you?
My Answer:
  Good question!!  I just had this happen.  I picked up the next book in line from my request pile, liked the synopsis, liked the title and then started to read.  Fifty + pages and had to put it in the DNF pile.  It was very wordy, and in my opinion rambling at times.  I still hadn’t been pulled into the story line by the 50+ pages.  Picked up the next book, same thing, good synopsis, good title, started reading and was hooked by the first page and a half.
  If I can’t connect with the characters, storyline and/or visualize the scenes through the author’s written words by the first 50 pages, then I can almost guarantee it will end up a not so good and/or a DNF.  I used to have 100 pages as my cut off point, but an author told me that a reader should be “hooked” within the first few pages. 
 

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Hosted by Lori from Dollycas’s Thoughts
From Lori’s site:
We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?  So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.
WEEK 10 QUESTIONS

Did you vote on Tuesday?

  As I hang my head in shame and shake it no, I didn’t.  First time that ever happened, I swear!!  Since I am still not allowed to drive and hubby didn’t leave work until very late, he went straight to the polls and just made it himself.
Where do you get news about what’s happening in the world? (Newspapers, Internet, Local Television Stations, Cable News, etc.)
Morning routine includes booting up computer, grabbing coffee mug and turning on TV first for local news then to a cable news station, which stays on all day, just in case there is breaking news (have done this ever since 9/11).  I also subscribe to CNN Breaking News for my computer.
Do you read in bed before you go to sleep?
Most of the time, but lately no, by the time hubby gets home, we eat, clean up, talk, we are asleep by the time our heads hit the pillows.

Oct 282010
 
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Hosted by Lori from Dollycas’s Thoughts

From Lori’s site:
  It struck me recently how much time I spend on this computer every day, blogging, chatting or playing games on Facebook, emailing friends and relatives, making cards and calendars, etc. etc. etc.
  We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?
  So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.
  Each Thursday I will post 3 questions for you to answer that you can copy and post on your blog with your answers.
WEEK 9 QUESTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY?
   It was always Christmas Eve.  But haven’t done it in a few years due to my health.  We would host a sit down supper for immediate family and friends, consisting of a 5 course fish and sides dinner (that is a Catholic/Italian tradition) and then have an open house for anyone and everyone that usually went into the wee hours of Christmas morning.
ARE YOU DRESSING UP FOR HALLOWEEN? IF YES, AS WHAT?
   No
IF YOU HAVE KIDS ARE THEY DRESSING UP? AGAIN IF YES, WHAT ARE THEY DRESSING UP AS?
  Since both boys live out of state, not sure.  My youngest son did tell me that where he lives, that there will be a party in the club house and both him and his gf are getting dressed up.  Hoping they send me some pictures.