Eventually, I will open a coffeehouse w/a hobby store on the premises.I am working on ideas before it is actually open....and I love to talk. So,here I am...with a blog that is more playground and forum than anything.
***This blog was Established July 16, 2005***
MENTAL ATROPHY IS BAD--USE YOUR BRAIN DAILY.
May the force be with you.
VAYA CON DIOS. Buen Camino!
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
A memoir of a woman who is defiantly Christian in Romania during Nicole Ceausecu's Communist regime. The author, Virginia Prodan, is an international human rights attorney who was exiled from Romania. FINISHED
The youngest daughter of a prominent radical politician, Sarah Curran comes of age in an era of rebellion and revolution, buffeted by tragedy and scandal. She has long known Robert Emmet, but not until she is caught up in the fevered calls for Irish independence does she fall in love with the budding revolutionary leader.
Her father forbids their union, but a child raised in a climate of insurrection veers towards her own small rebellion. Determined to win her father's acclaim, she strives to raise his fortunes through marriage to Ireland's future ruler, certain that the uprising cannot fail---even as Emmet's plans fall apart with deadly consequences. FINISHED
MY PLANNED READING SO FAR:
.....Cartoonist James Silvani combines easy-to-follow art exercises with the latest, greatest dino-facts to help you create fun and cool dinosaur doodles all by yourself. With lessons on old favorites like T-rex and stegosaurus, as well as lesser-known (but still awesome) creatures like the massive argentinosaurus.....
When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. Here Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. The Book of Unknown Americans is a stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.