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“It is a truth universally acknowledged…

that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” 200 years ago on January 28, Pride & Prejudice was published in England.  200 years ago! I just finished reading Jane Austen’s final novel, “Persuasion.”  Austen doesn’t disappoint, but I”m afraid it can’t compare to “Pride & Prejudice.”… Continue reading “It is a truth universally acknowledged…

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What’s Making Me Happy This Week 1/9/13

I hope that I will remember to post about the Things Making Me Happy at least every other week… it’s been a few weeks (busy weeks) since I last wrote about this, but it’s such a good thing to focus on that I hope I will make it a habit! Days off!  I had a… Continue reading What’s Making Me Happy This Week 1/9/13

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First Monday in 2013!

The New Year feel has settled in.  I think I’ve already gotten used to typing 2013 at work!   So now it’s time to think about my 2nd quarter of 11 fun things to do and look forward to! (I think it needs a new name! It’s so cumbersome! 44 Things Quarter 2?)  My FALL… Continue reading First Monday in 2013!

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I hope…

that the presents I ordered online (some as late as yesterday!) arrive in time for Christmas that I get busy and am productive on one of my only days off until Christmas (1. finish shopping 2. start wrapping 3. make cardamom cookies) that someone comes and helps me drink all of the wine I’ve purchased… Continue reading I hope…

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Again with the lists!

I was at Barnes & Noble the other night with my niece and I was captivated by these little notebooks.  It was a pack of four made to look like “dance cards” from Jane Austen novels.  I’m a sucker for things Austen and also like to have something to write on at any time, so… Continue reading Again with the lists!

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40 Things (15)

Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, day 15!  Her topic for today is: 15) A book that I have read the most number of times Well, I don’t tend to re-read books too much (save the kiddo books I read when smaller), so the books I’ve read twice… Continue reading 40 Things (15)

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40 Things (14)

Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, her next topic is: 14) A favourite 19th century novel I am going to be very unoriginal and say “Pride & Prejudice.” I love everything about Austen’s novel and will re-read it every few years forever. Easy peasy. #14 on my list… Continue reading 40 Things (14)

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40 Things (12)

Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, her twelfth topic is: 12) A favourite historical novel I’m assuming a historical novel is written in present day about the past, rather than a book written in the 1800s about the 1800s.  I don’t have many of those on my goodreads… Continue reading 40 Things (12)

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40 Things (3)

Playing along with Boof’s 40 Day Book Challenge for her 40th birthday, day 3 – 3) A book with a favourite character I’m sure that there are others but last summer I read the book “Love Walked In” by Marisa de los Santos and I remember vividly that I wanted to be friends with Cornelia.… Continue reading 40 Things (3)

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40 Things… (2)

Following Boof at Book Whisperer, I’m participating in her 40 day book challenge leading up to her birthday.  Her second question is: 2) A book I wish I could live in Well, bouncing off yesterday’s post of my favorite book of 2011, I’m going to say anything by Maeve Binchy.  Those quaint little Irish villages are… Continue reading 40 Things… (2)