Category Archives: Good Books

the help

Phew! I finally finished that book. I’m just now coming up for air. I hate/love how I can’t put a book down until I know how it’s all going to turn out. In case you are wondering, the book was The Help and it was so, so good. Completely immersed myself in that story and […]

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These is my words

I finished this book while we were away this week. And the whole time I was reading it I kept wishing that the Spotted Puppy was still going strong, because this book was SO wonderful, I wanted to share it with someone. It is one of those books that when you read it, you really […]

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New Book for March

I was thinking about how the last book choice for the Book Club was not a group favorite. The posting was infrequent, and February on the Spotted Puppy was just an overall snoozer. SO! I have listed two books as March’s reading. I don’t see anything wrong with having two books going at the same […]

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The Big Winner (or, winner of a small paperback book)

Using a super-scientific method of randomly choosing a winner, (read: asking Kelly D. to pick a number between 1 and 16) we have a winner of this month’s book club book selection. The winning number was #12, which is Allie. Allie- send me an e-mail (link in the “about” box) with your mailing address and […]

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New Book For February (and free stuff!)

The votes have been counted. This month’s book club selection is Benjamin Hoff’s The Tao of Pooh. I read this book about 12 years ago and absolutely loved it. My copy is full of notes in the margins and highlighted passages. It’s thought provoking. It’s a short read, so even if you are skeptical about […]

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HEY!

It’s almost February and that means it’s time to choose the next book for our book club. Only half the registered members have voted…so click over to the Spotted Puppy and cast your vote. If you haven’t joined, then do it! I loved reading everybody’s thoughts on last month’s book. I’m really hoping we can […]

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It’s Ready!

It’s up and running. There is a new link to the book club on my sidebar under the ‘About’ header called Spotted Puppy. Why spotted puppy? Well, for one thing, “A Novel Idea” was already taken, and Spotted Puppies are cute, and it’s easy to remember. Plus, I found that cute little puppy pic to […]

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Book Club

The winner of the vote for the first book to read was by far Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. I am almost ready to post the link to the book club forum, but I thought I’d give everyone a chance to pick up a copy of the book. I am all of the sudden nervous […]

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Put it to a vote…

I have been trying to decide on a first book for our book club, and I am feeling a lot of pressure to come up with something that everybody will enjoy. I think we should put it to a vote. I have selected several books that look good to me, so let’s see what everybody […]

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Kicking it up a notch

You know what’s great about Kelly D.? When I started in the photography business, and began to make a little money doing it, he said, “You should do one of those Bridal Fairs…really get your name out there.” So, I did. And things really started to take off. Then, when I quit my ‘real’ job […]

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Anyone? Anyone?

What if we did an internet book club? Is that removing the human aspect from it too much? Is it too cold and futuristic? I know people must do this, but I want to start one…with you guys. Yes, even those of you that heretofore have not left comments. I have another blog address that […]

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Into the wild

I am in the middle of reading a book called Into The Wild. It is the story of Chris McCandless. A young man, who left behind all that he knew in order to pursue a life of wandering and to experience a life of adventure, and challenge, and to find joy in unconventional ways. It […]

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Where did the day go?

Oh, my goodness, friends. I have spent the entire day reading that book. I finished it. My good friend Shelby casually mentioned yesterday that I might enjoy a book called Twilight. I do realize now, that I may be one of only a handful of people who hadn’t heard of this series before. Did she […]

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obsession

You know what it’s like when you find a really good book that instantly captures your attention and you don’t want to do anything else but read it? Once, when Kelly and I went to Europe for a month (pre-kids, of course) we were wandering around London and went into a little book shop. I […]

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Not really a book review

I mentioned this before, but am now going to elaborate on the book I listened to in my truck while I drove to Manti. I was really looking forward to the drive, because I would be all by myself and this is a rare treat. The night before Jill’s wedding, I was browsing the iTunes […]

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