Go to the Library

Celebrating Banned Books Week

Celebrating Banned Books Week

You! Yes, I mean you! It’s time to visit an old friend. Get off the couch, unplug the phone, put down the remote, step away from the net, and take a walk down to your local library. It’s time to reconnect with some old pals.

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Wands at the Ready

I get mine at Ollivander's

I get mine at Ollivander's

I just stood in line with 300 of my fellow Potter-lovers and saw the sixth instalment last night. It was amazing, if not too short for my liking. The filmmakers simply cannot crunch enough of Jo Rowling’s imagination into one film to satisfy any of us fanatical readers. Were they to do it, it’d be a 5-hour movie, and while I’d sit through it, I am not sure many movie houses or production companies could afford such an epic.

My sorting hat’s off to you, Ms Rowling, once again for enchanting millions and leading us into a world of fantasy, intrigue, and ultimately hope and love. We are all fortunate to have been able to tap into your brain and see the wonders within.

Now if I could just have some of her good writing fortune! Maybe I need my wand or some of that felix felicis potion!

Second Hand Roses: Lessons From the Junktiquing Road

Window to the world

Window to the world

I am in the process of marketing my book, Second Hand Roses: Lessons From the Junktiquing Road.  In my humble opinion, it is a one-of-a-kind, poignant, sometimes humorous, extremely timely collection of essays documenting my forays into the world of all things secondhand.

Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your boss, tell the mailman, tell anybody who’ll listen….it’s the quintessential companion to all of those remanded to the aisles of thrift stores as we all face our unique travails in this brave new economic world!

Come read some excerpts and let me know what you think!  Be honest!