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Guest Post: Jason Krumbine, author of the Grym Brothers Series

November 21, 2011

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I’d like to welcome Jason Krumbine, author of the Grym Brothers series to my notebook today.  I found the following post touching and a story I’m sure many of us can relate to. “Things Left Unsaid” Two years ago my father died. It was sudden. There was no warning, no preamble. We never found out […]

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The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

November 20, 2011

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I love Christmas stories, and though I don’t really need an excuse to read them, I had to join in Michelle’s The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. I’m aiming for the Christmas Tree Level, which is 5 or 6 Christmassy books. And adding on Visions of Sugar Plums, books I read with my daughter. November 21, […]

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Happy Haul-idays

November 19, 2011

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The folks at Chronicle Books are having their annual Happy Haulidays giveaway, in which one blogger – and one person who comments on their Happy Haulidays post – wins up to $500 of Chronicle Books. Sounds sweet, right? Well, the generous Chronicle people have added another dimension to the giveaway this year. Each blogger who […]

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Flash Fiction: Her Fairy

November 18, 2011

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“Her Fairy” (364 words) In a little sunny corner at the edge of the garden, where the yard blended into the woods, stood a tree, and at the base of that tree was little door, with a little window above it. She could see the tiny stone pathway leading up to the home where a […]

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Thursday’s Tale: Puss in Boots (2011)

November 17, 2011

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At this point, I feel an obligation to see the fairy tale remakes that have been populating both the tv screen and the theaters, at least that’s the excuse I gave my husband for wanting to see Puss in Boots. In truth, I’ve had a crush on Antonia Banderas for years and the fact that […]

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