Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Least Favorite Day of the Year, Yet the Last Day of My Favorite Month and Season

I dread the last day of October, probably about as much as I look forward to the second day of October (being my natal day).  All Hallow’s Eve, commonly compressed to Halloween (or Hallowe’en as I prefer to render it), … Continue reading

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Far-Out Transportation

Strange how craziness infests my best intentions.  I started this blog entry Monday to recap an interesting weekend experience.  Now, I find myself approaching noon on Thursday with no progress on the blog front. Last Saturday morning, I attended the  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mockingjay by Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 3 of 5 stars I read this as part of the The Hunger Games Trilogy omnibus ebook edition. I had high hopes for the final novel of the series, especially after thoroughly enjoying the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lighthouse Duology by Berg (4 stars)

I read both of these books (the Lightouse Duology) back-to-back during the Spring of 2010. They came highly recommended from a respected author-friend, who also suggested I read them together as if they were published as one book. I heartily … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catching Fire by Collins (4 Stars)

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 4 out of 5 stars Read in October 2011 I read this in record time and surprised myself by liking it better than the first book, the Hunger Games. Katniss’ relationship with her family, friends … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hunger Games by Collins (3.5 Stars)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in July 2009 I loved this book and yet at times I hated it. Several times it made me cry, nearly sobbing out loud. It never made me … Continue reading

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Swan Song Encore

For the second night in a row, I spent fifteen or twenty minutes outside, letting my eyes adjust to the darkness before participating in the Great World Wide Star Count.  I relaxed on my upper patio, hiding behind my pile … Continue reading

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