Book Review – Toby by Hazel Mitchell

Posted by mcm0704 on September 25, 2016 |

Toby Hazel Mitchell Age Range: 4 – 6 years Grade Level: Preschool – 1 Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Candlewick (September 13, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0763680931 ISBN-13: 978-0763680930 BOOK BLURB – When a young boy and his father move from one house to another, they decide to adopt a dog from the local rescue shelter. […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on July 3, 2015 |

All the flap about the Confederate Flag and other symbols of the time in our history that condoned slavery, makes me wonder just how far are we going to go to the extreme in dodging sensitivity. That era was not one of our more honorable ones. Neither was the time that we pushed the Native […]

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New Year’s Day 2015

Posted by mcm0704 on January 1, 2015 |

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy and successful New Year! Are you setting new goals? Making resolutions? I hope yours fare better than Luann’s Father’s. What happens to your New Year’s resolutions? Do they follow the same pattern as Luann’s parents. In a strip that ran on November 16, 2014 Nancy and Frank DeGroot  are […]

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Blog Award

Posted by mcm0704 on March 29, 2013 |

I’m doing something different this Friday. My friend Nancy Cohen honored me with this lovely blog award recently, and I want to thank her for considering my blog worthy of an award. Nancy is the author of a cozy mystery series that feature a sleuth who is a hairdresser. I have read Shear Murder and […]

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Book Review – The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories

Posted by mcm0704 on June 10, 2012 |

I’m not sure if there is any rule against reviewing a book that  you are a contributor to, but if I don’t say anything about my story, will that work? A few weeks ago, all of us who contributed to The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories were asked to download the book […]

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Free Kindle Book

Posted by mcm0704 on June 9, 2012 |

Surprise, surprise. I don’t normally post on Saturdays, unless I’m doing the A to Z challenge, but I had to pop in today to let you know about a free book this weekend. The Corner Cafe A Tasty Collection of Short Stories is described on Amazon:  Sweet, dreamy, steamy, and sometimes slightly seamy, this multi-genre […]

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Read a Book – It’s Good for You

Posted by mcm0704 on June 4, 2012 |

I always knew that reading was good for people. As a child, I escaped into fiction and found comfort and sometimes guidance in the stories I read. I learned about dedication and commitment from The Old Man and the Sea.  I learned about loyalty and devotion to those we love from Of Mice and Men […]

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Wednesday’s Guest – Little Pickle Press

Posted by mcm0704 on November 16, 2011 |

Please welcome Rana DiOrio and Dani Greer, who are on a tour letting people know about a wonderful new book. What Does It Mean To Be Safe?  By Rana DiOrio – Illustrated by Sandra Salsbury  What a lovely book with a terrific message delivered in a straight-forward manner with delightful illustrations. Kids will love the […]

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One Lovely Blog Award

Posted by mcm0704 on August 11, 2009 |

My friend and fellow author, Ginger Simpson, surprised me with the One Lovely Blog Award yesterday. She made the announcement on her blog, Dishin’ It Out. I was really touched by the reason she chose me and this is what she wrote about me: A great friend and confidante, and a very smart lady. She […]

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