ManginiIn an interview for the PLAIN DEALER, Eric Mangini, head coach of the Cleveland Browns, said his all-time favorite book is Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx. Both Gerard and I read this one too and liked it a lot! Click the link to see our review of it over at "Grab A Book From Our Stack."
SnailsFrom a couple boys in my Sunday School class, I learned that snails help keep aquariums clean. When I asked if they had any pets, a couple mentioned a bunch of snails. I never realized snails were pets--I wonder if they name them all. Do you have any snails as pets?
Congrats To Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins has all three of her trilogy books on USA TODAY'S best-selling books list: Mockingjay is #1, The Hunger Games is #8 and Catching Fire is #14! Quite an accomplishment, especially considering they are all fiction! We are still waiting to read Mockingjay but loved the other two.
BraineticsI saw this on TV and want to get it to help me learn to use both sides of my brain at the same time. It is an amazing math and memory system. Kids can do math, such as adding a column of numbers, multiplying 3 digit numbers in their head and more in just seconds. They also can remember a lot of information thrown at them while disregarding others. Check out www.brainetics.com to see how amazing it is.
Books For Poor ChildrenVisa and Children International have teamed up to help needy children. Visit www.liftone.org and look for the Click for a Cause button. Every day you click, Visa will donate $1 toward the purchase of books for poor children--up to $50,000!
Movie: "Hotel For Dogs""Hotel For Dogs" is amusing, touching and fun to watch! It's not very realistic, but it is entertaining and uplifting. I loved seeing all the dogs having a blast in the hotel and highly recommend this movie. Check out my review over at Grab A Book From Our Stack, Abby's review and Manny's review. They watched with me and liked it too!
Where Do People Like To Read?According to our little opinion poll over at Grab A Book From Our Stack, the number one answer was bed (8 out of 21) followed by chair, a close second (7 out of 21). Neither Gerard nor I ever read in bed. What about you? We put up a new poll each week so stop by and vote.
Best Cat BlogCongratulations to Sparkle who won the Pettie for Best Cat Blog. Sparkle was a very gracious winner, acknowledging his worthy competitors who also have great blogs: Cat lady land, The Conscious Cat and My Himalayan Cat Goma. I enjoyed all of these!
Good News From The Doctor!I can lift weights again, and bowl with my 12 lb. ball. After my lumpectomy a year ago, I had to be very careful not to lift anything over 15 lbs. with my right arm and was told not to do repetitive things. I was advised to only lift 2-3 lb. weights and if I bowled, to use a 10 lb. ball.
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