Friday, November 30, 2012

Musings



'Tis the season here at the farmette.  Outside decorations are going up with abandon.  However, I can't seem to get any help with the inside decor....hmmmmmmm.  

Playlist totally deserted my blog and then I started over with a Mixpod playlist.  Now, they have disappeared from the blog-o-sphere.  Sad times, my friends.  

I am in need of book suggestions, as I have finished with Barbara Kingsolver's new book, Flight Behavior.  Any suggestions.......anyone......Bueller........


"Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."  
Ferris Bueller



33 comments:

  1. Did you like Flight Behavior? I'm on the waitlist for it w/ the library.

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  2. i will check out this book you did suggested ... i loved your idea of the discovery of witches ... so wish the 3rd one would come out asap!! i'm dying to know what happens. i wonder what happened to your music ... hope you get it figures out ... i have noticed issues with blogger lately?? some of my things have disappeared too. ( :

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  3. The perfect picture!! My kind of Christmas decorating...
    Have a marvelous day.
    shug

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  4. What a pretty photo today. I miss your music. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  5. yours was the one playlist i actually enjoyed in blogland. :) *sigh*

    love the fence post!

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  6. Cute photo! Not sure what kind of books you like, but I really enjoyed The Hunger Games. I know it's technically young adult, but the books are really good.

    Hope you have a great weekend, Michelle :)

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  7. Ah...what a pleasant rural Christmas feel to this photo. I'm working on putting up my decorations too. Regarding books, have you read "The Shack"? Very good novel...was on the best seller's list a few years ago. I also just read 'Heaven is for Real' -- quick, interesting, easy read. Also, I recently enjoyed "Light Between Oceans". (Although, if you require a 'happy, happy' ending then I probably wouldn't recommend it.) Have a good weekend!

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  8. have you read "the big stone gap" trilogy? she has a new book out that i want to read, can't think of the name right off. i also noticed you read "sea change"...i loved that book and want to read more of her stuff! how about some fanny flagg? redbird christmas? great one!

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  9. Love the wreath on the post, looks festive.....Blessings Francine.

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  10. Wish I could help you with books. The last book I read was Everyone Poops...

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  11. Such wonderful detail. A great picture.

    A few of my all time fav books are:

    Firmin. Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, by Sam Savage. A rat eating itself through literature due to hunger, finished it in one night, couldn't stop reading.

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, written by Irish novelist John Boyne; breath less reading until the very last sentence !

    The Thing with Finn, by Tom Kelly; to be read twice, trice and many more often.

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  12. I'm reading Turn Right at Machu Picchu, by Mark Adams, a travel editor with a great sense of humor, who decides to follow in the footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, who at the beginning of the 20th century, in turn followed the Inca Trail, looking for the Lost City of the Incas, and instead found Machu Picchu. It is a well written adventure story that I believe you as a teacher and one with an interest in history would enjoy. Love that post, I know your place must be gorgeous for Christmas.

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  13. I miss your music! i hope you can find another player to post.

    I second the recommendation for "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" It was a gripping story.

    I also heard good things about "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. I am on my library's waitig list for it but I'll probably move before it comes in. :)

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  14. great ferris quote! lovely wreath too!

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  15. Can't give you any advice on a book...they are are so many! looking forward to seeing your Christmas decor! I'm barely getting started...Have a wonderful weekend! Roxie

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  16. I don't like blogs accompanied by music, because they distract me. But, yours was an exception. Your taste in music is fabulous . . . I liked everything you had in your playlist. Sorry they have gone poof.

    Try Julian Barnes, Sense of an Ending. Short novel, well written, gets you thinking about what you know and what you think you know.

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  17. darn I always enjoyed your music...
    have a great weekend...

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  18. Love the wreath on the fence post! Our tree goes up tomorrow. Nobody will help me, either! ha.

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  19. I love your wreath on the old fence post.. so country. My decorating inside has come to a standstill as our fire cleanup crew has been in here two days now scrubbing down all the walls, cabinets, stuff.. now they are going to paint everything next week. Bummer time of year for this. Oh well!
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  20. "Ferris Bueller your my hero." I love that movie. Nice shot.

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  21. The cresting hill, and the outpost. Nice view.

    "The Bottom Of The Harbour" by Joseph Mitchell.

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  22. Reading Mrs. Lincoln by Catherine Clinton -- learning some things I didn't about Abe and Mary. Good stuff.

    I think I read thag playlists are going away due to copyright issues being raised by the artists.

    Lovely rural decoration you have there. :)

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  23. A perfect image for this time of the year! Sorry, no book recently caught my interest to the point of recommending it...

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  24. I am reading Flight Behavior now. It has been hard for me to devote much time to reading this week, though. Can't wait to get home today so I can really get into it.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  25. I love that simple wreath a hangin'. Wonderful way to start the season.

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  26. a fence post getting in the christmas spirit! love it.

    (if you like mysteries, i've been addicted to Lee Child's books lately)

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  27. (ps- i guess they're not really 'mysteries'...just good adventures...)

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  28. I just finished reading it and put up a review on Troutbirder II (my other blog). It was very positive...:)

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  29. Love your wreath on the fence! You are full of great quotes. Love that Ferris!

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  30. Have you tried Alice Munro? I esp. like Open Secrets and Friend of My Youth. Long stories--almost novellas. Often rural Ontario--farmettes and their humans are likely to pop up.

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  31. Hey, Friend! Hope you and your crew are doing well! : ) Maybe we'll run into you when we visit for Christmas! It looks like you are making things lovely at the farm.

    On books . . . for fun, I enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. For going deep, I am being challenged by 1,000 Gifts.

    Take care! Say hi to your sweet husband for us!

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  32. life in your town must be very peaceful as depicted by the pictures.Keep sharing more pictures..:)

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