In the Bookcase

4.27.2011

{Free Ebook} 31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae

Hi Readers,
If you're popping in to read this post on the 27th, you might be interested in getting a free copy of Sarah Mae's new Ebook, "31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way." Looks like a good read!



Find out about the book at 31daystoclean.com -- for today only get a FREE download the of book by going here.



4.22.2011

Favorite Finds #23

A few weeks have passed since I last posted some Favorite Finds on my blog. Lately I have found some interesting links I wanted to share. Please enjoy!

Flirty Apron {Cupcake Design} Giveaway @ Pixel Berry Pie {my other blog}

Names…do they matter? @ My Camera, Pen & I

Kids aged 5-12 can earn FREE chapter books @ Scholastic.com

Georgie & Sky are both hosting a new writing link-up called Beautiful People.

Free Kids Audio Books: Huge List @ Saving with Sybil

Did R M Ballantyne Know Robert Louis Stevenson? @ The Ballantyne Blog

A Chest of Hopes: Preserving Old Photos @ Feelin' Feminine

Lessons from Sherlock @ Looking Out My Backdoor

...and lastly, if you want to browse a few more blogs, I highly recommend taking a look through the several blog posts that have been linked up on Sharing Our Bookshelves on-going event. If you have any book-related posts on your blog, you are welcome to link yours up too!



4.20.2011

Correct Meanings to those 5 words

Thanks to everyone who left their guesses on last week's Puzzle of Interesting Words. I have the answers below, so you can find out the right word definitions. Congratulations to both Emily and Redwriter for getting all the answers correct!

Oppugn \uh-PYOON\    To fight against; to call in question. (verb)

Snollygoster \SNOL-ee-gos-ter\    A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person, especially a politician. (noun)

Eleemosynary \el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee\    Of or relating to alms, charity. (adj)

Higgler \HIG-lur\    An itinerant dealer or peddler. (noun)

Nudiustertian \nu-di-uhs-TUR-shuhn\    Of or relating to the day before yesterday. (adj)



4.13.2011

Puzzle of Interesting Words

I have a little puzzle for you to today. It contains just 5 words. These words may seem very unique in their own way. They look (and sound) a little odd to be in our English language... but they are real words, I can assure you--with real definitions.

Take a guess at what these words mean by trying to match them up to their definitions below. All guesses are welcome... the answers will be revealed next week.

Eleemosynary

Higgler

Nudiustertian

Oppugn

Snollygoster
\el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee

\HIG-lur\

\nu-di-uhs-TUR-shuhn\

\uh-PYOON\

\SNOL-ee-gos-ter\

To fight against; to call in question. (verb)

Of or relating to the day before yesterday. (adj)

A clever, unscrupulous, shrewd person. (noun)

An itinerant dealer or peddler. (noun)

Of or relating to alms, charity. (adj)



4.01.2011

Sharing Our Bookshelves {April 2011}

Welcome to the monthly round of "Sharing Our Bookshelves." The purpose of this blogging event is to discover what currently resides on other people's "bookshelves"... for example, feel free to tell about what great books you've been reading lately (book reviews, if you want), or the progress you've been making in your writing, or whatever else is book-related for you. Feel free to link up any of your recent blog posts all through the month, and you can also "browse" around and see what everyone else has linked up too.

So, what have you been reading?
Lately I've been enjoying "A Tale of Two Cities". It is absolutely wonderful. Dickens makes me laugh sometimes. Although his writing is quite serious, abrupt & silly scenarios appear once in a while, which just make me laugh inside. Take, for example, the following snippet from Chapter 7:

"His morning's chocolate could not so much as get into the throat of Monseigneur, without the aid of four strong men besides the Cook.
Yes. It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur, to conduct the happy chocolate to Monseigneur's lips. One lacquey carried the chocolate-pot into the sacred presence; a second, milled and frothed the chocolate with the little instrument he bore for that function; a third, presented the favoured napkin; a fourth (he of the two gold watches), poured the chocolate out. It was impossible for Monseigneur to dispense with one of these attendants on the chocolate and hold his high place under the admiring Heavens. Deep would have been the blot upon his escutcheon if his chocolate had been ignobly waited on by only three men;
he must have died of two."

.:. A Tale of Two Cities .:.


I'm still trying to figure out why that paragraph is in the book... but, no matter. It makes me laugh each time I re-read it. {Obviously, the previous sentence confesses that I have indeed read it multiple times.}

So then! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all link up in your posts on the list below. A link back to my blog (from your post) is always appreciated. Buttons are also available for the taking.



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...{Final instructions are below}...
I cannot wait to see what is on your bookshelf!