Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's That Time of Year Again -- My Birthday!

I'm taking a two week blogging break to celebrate my birthday! I leave you with wise words from two of the most perceptive "characters" to ever grace the world of literature -- Dr. Seuss and Winnie the Pooh!!

Enjoy those remaining lazy, hazy days of August, Everyone!

(dr. seuss quotes & photos c/o;
 winnie-the-pooh quotes & photos c/o

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Alumni Weekend and a Grand Slam!

For Phillies' baseball fans, Alumni Weekend is always an exciting time in Philadelphia. Former players (many who are honored on the Phillies Wall of Fame) from Jim Bunning (pitched a perfect game in 1964) to Pat Burrell (from our 2008 World Series team) attend the three day event.

The festivities began on Friday evening with Jim Thome, former first baseman and hitter extraordinaire, receiving his plaque on the Phillies Wall of Fame. 

Once the speeches were completed, Thome's daughter, Lila, delivered an awesome rendition of our country's national anthem. 

Then, just when fans thought the evening couldn't get any more exciting, Ryan Howard comes up to bat and hits the fourteenth Grand Slam of his career. Yay, Ryan! Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies, 10-6.

Have a good week, Everyone!

(photos c/o

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Thank you, Book Reviewers!

Each day I receive anywhere between 30 to 40 emails from book review blogs, and I’m sure there are probably hundreds more out there that I haven’t seen, let alone filled out a subscription request.  

Often, as authors and perhaps readers, we forget that the writers of those reviews are volunteers. They read books and write reviews for no other reason than they love books. Their only compensation is the book they've read.  

So, a big, heartfelt “thank you” and kudos to all of you volunteer reviewers out there for offering your time to read, to write…and, to post.

Have a great week, Everyone!

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