are a person's single-most best soulmate.
is like stumbling onto those great "finds" ya got
at the garage sale!
Not necessarily. A picture could never live up to what
is "between the lines" in great
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I will write myself into well-being.
Bloom where you're planted.
I don't know much about being a millionaire,
. . . . . .but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.
I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
As far as crispy-fresh, brand-spankin', shiney-new books,
my passion (and near-obsession) is for craft books and
how-to books. I love going to my very own bookshelf
and picking one out to leaf through.
My collection grows and grows and I LOVE it!
Here's some examples from my shelf:
It not only tells how to make paint from powdered milk,
but things like how to kill slugs with beer, how to hide
scratches on furniture with crayons, how to clean your
diamonds with club soda! It's just FULL of stuff like that,
and is so much fun to skip around in and read!
Just click on the picture to get info about ordering.
by Joey Green
winter days. My plan is to get me a big mug full of one of
those fancy flavored coffees, get this book out, kick back,
and try my hand at Calligraphy. I've never tried to do it
before. And this book has great big, easy-to-see illustrations,
which appear to cover all of the basics.
(First Steps Series),
by Don Marsh
getting organized? Boy, I did, until I found this one.
All the ones I'd ever seen before were boring, to say the
least, and only told me stuff I already knew but just
didn't.....do. But THIS one is different! It's great!
And it's not only for people who are UNorganized, it's ALSO
for people who ARE, but have to work/live with people who are
NOT. Just click on to the picture for info on how to order.
by Dorothy Lehmkuhl & Delores Cotter Lamping.
"Writing is easy. . . . . just open a vein."
-originator of quote unknown
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One of my favorite writings is entitled,
by Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen.
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Why I Hate Quitting Smoking
during 1863 Civil War Battle of Ft. Sanders
A friend (thanks, Jerry) gave me my first 10-or-so. From there,
I found most of my teen-series at-or-through local paperback
bookstores, and have lucked out a few times at thrift stores and
swapmeets. I haven't yet found a bargain copy of #13, and I refuse
to read past #12 until I DO find it.
I'm into the 20-series in my collection.
The SUDS-IN-YOUR-EYE SERIES, by MARY LASSWELL -
Are there anymore Lasswell fans out there???
I'd love to hear from you!!! Very few people I know ever
heard of her - or of this old fun-to-read series.
I found my whole collection, one at a time, on the net.
The books in the series are:
-A collection of BETTY MACDONALD books-
THE EGG AND I, THE PLAGUE AND I, and ONIONS IN A STEW
And I'm on the lookout for a bargain copy of
ANYBODY CAN DO ANYTHING.
I found some of them at local used booksales, including the
booksale at my local public library, and one of them on the net.
I even found a spare copy of The Egg and I, which I gave
to my sister, Pat, who got me hooked on MacDonald in the first
place. Pat and I both love the wit and humor used in telling
about Ms. MacDonald's real-life adventures.
Incidentally, I plan to soon acquire the movie version of
The Egg and I, as well as the old spin-off movies from it,
the Maw and Paw Kettle series.
-A collection of SHIRLEY MACLAINE books -
The ones of hers I have so far are OUT ON A LIMB,
DANCING IN THE LIGHT, YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE,
and DON'T FALL OFF THE MOUNTAIN. The first one I read was
Out on a Limb. Reading it gave me a much, MUCH larger,
broader view of spirituality than I've ever had in my life!
Ms. MacLaine did BIG time research on the subject. I'm talking
she thoroughly researched it! I am now totally in awe of
Shirley MacClaine, not only as a great actress, but as a person,
not to mention a fine writer. This is a great book for
believers and non-believers alike.
I then read Dancing in the Light, which gave a fascinating
insight to how much she had spiritually evolved since the learning
quests she'd written about in that first one I'd read. It was
later on that I read You Can Get There From Here, which was
all about that infamous trip to China that she and that group of
assorted-personalities of women went on together a coupla-so
decades ago. Jumping back in time like that, from who she had
become in the other two books, plus finally learning details about
that long-ago trip, was, to me, a very intriguing "jump-back."
And even MORE so, more intensely so, in reading
Don't Fall Off the Mountain, which goes all the way back
into her childhood and into her young adulthood. I'm usually a
big stickler about reading a series of an author's works in the
order in which they were written, but I found, in this
instance, something somehow very insightful through this "flash-back"
way of reading. Insightful about Shirley MacLaine, but also quite
insightful about myself! I recognized how she has spiritually
evolved, I recognized how I have, even though her life and
my life are nothing alike. There is something intensely magical,
mystical, extraordinary to me about these books. I treasure them.
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the book (paperback or hardcover) you'd like to see ordering info on.
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