Thursday, December 7, 2017

#CatThursday - #Christmas Week One #cats


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I looked at the clock and it was 3:00 am (yeah, I'm a night owl) and I was like "Crap! I forgot about Cat Thursday!" Tis the season of being too busy to think straight. 






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Thursday, November 30, 2017

#CatThursday - #Cats bullying dogs


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Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Thank you for your kind comments about my mom's dog. Much appreciated. 💕 Next week starts Cat Thursday Christmas. Yay!






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Thursday, November 23, 2017

#CatThursday - Happy Thanksgiving...and a tribute to Mom's beloved dog #cats



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My mom's dog, Flencie got real sick over the past couple of weeks. She wouldn't eat, no matter what mom tried, and every time she drank water, she would vomit. We thought it might be her teeth. She was older (almost 15) and her breath was getting bad. Mom took her to the vet on Monday and the vet said she suspected kidney failure. They ran tests, gave her fluids and then sent mom home with promise of test results on Tuesday. They called Mom late Tuesday and told her Flencie's levels were the highest they had ever seen and they couldn't believe she hadn't died already. The vet had already talked with Mom about the need to put her to sleep if it was indeed kidney failure so Mom was prepared. She took her in yesterday morning and she passed away in Mom's arms at 8:45 am. She was a sweet little dog. She came to my mom quite by accident. My grandmother was very elderly and she couldn't keep Flencie so mom took her. Mom is not really a dog person. She largely prefers cats. But she came to love Flencie more and more over the years. This was very hard for her, especially considering she had to do the same with her sweet Emma last year around this time. 💔 We all loved Flencie and she will be missed so much. May she find health and happiness, and perhaps Emma, across the Rainbow Bridge. 💜


Now on to happier topics. Even though we lost one of our own, we still have so much to be thankful for, as I'm sure (and I hope) you do too. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe and don't eat too much. 





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Thursday, November 16, 2017

#CatThursday - Front Page Cred! #cats


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Received this email from The Cheezburger Network (lolcats) yesterday...

Hi ,

Congrats! Your submission was featured on the home page of Lolcats. Other members of the Cheezburger Network voted for your submission to make this awesome day come true. Check it out at http://cheezburger.com/9095333632?utm_source=trans&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=frontpage, leave a comment, and celebrate with your friends!

Cheers,

The Cheezburger Network

It was for this little gem I captioned...


I'm a star! lol

More cats up to their shenanigans...




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Thursday, November 9, 2017

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (67) Don DeLillo and Happy 16, Gabe!


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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), or pictured with a cat(s).


Don DeLillo celebrates his birthday on November 20 (1936). This is the first image I've ever found of him with a cat. What a cute cat!

Don DeLillo is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He currently lives outside of New York City.

Among the most influential American writers of the past decades, DeLillo has received, among author awards, a National Book Award (White Noise, 1985), a PEN/Faulkner Award (Mao II, 1991), and an American Book Award (Underworld, 1998). (Goodreads)


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Today is my son Gabe's 16th birthday! I'm so proud of the young man he's becoming. He's doing so well in school and loves being on the football team, and playing guitar. My first born is a treasure and I love him so. Happy Birthday, son! 🎂💜

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

#CatThursday - October's aftermath #Cats


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First off, I just want to say that I know I'm dreadfully behind on visiting your blogs. I apologize. That's part of the reason for today's blog title. October was so busy...there's an aftermath. lol

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. This was the first year my boys (almost 16 and almost 15) decided to not dress up and go trick or treating. I got them some candy, we stayed in and watched horror movies. Who knows, they may decide to participate next year, which is perfectly fine with me. But it kind of felt like the end of an era. 😿

The face after a month of scares.







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Thursday, October 26, 2017

#CatThursday - #Halloween #Cats Week Four


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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour #Readathon - Oh well...


Another one in the books. As usual, I fell short of my goal, but I still enjoyed the journey. I was gone for half the day...finally settled in with Ronald Malfi's Bone White around 12 am with a nice pot of pumpkin spice coffee. Made it until five am having read about 200 pages. I participated in a few mini-challenges and visited several blogs. I always look at it as an adventure...to see how far I can make it each time. I'm hoping one of these times I will be able to stay home for the entire readathon. Maybe next time.

Closing Survey!
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 
5 am...couldn't stay awake no matter how much coffee I had consumed.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
2/3 of Bone White by Ronald Malfi (6 hours of reading).
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
I can tell this is another great one by Malfi so I would recommend it.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
I can't really think of anything.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
I will always participate...in the hopes that some day again, as I have in the past, I will at least finish one book. 

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Dewey's 24 Hour #Readathon Challenge - 10 Years in 10 Books


These are all books I have read and would personally recommend.

2007 - World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2), Ken Follett (one of my favorite series)
2008 - Duma Key, Stephen King (one of my King favorites)
2009 - The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters
2010 - The Passage, Justin Cronin
2011 - A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
2012 - Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
2013 - Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
2014 - The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
2015 - The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
2016 - The Secrets of Lizzie Borden, Brandy Purdy
2017 - The Competition, Donna Russo Morin


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour #Readathon - Reading plans and Happy 10 Years!


Another year, another 24 hour readathon! Perfect that my FrightFall Readathon is going on at the same time...all month long. I find that scary reads are always a good bet for a 24 hour readathon because they're more apt to keep one awake.

First of all, a very happy ten year birthday to Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon!

I'm not planning a major snack foray this time, as I'm on a...well, I'm not going to say diet, I don't like that word...but many know that I'm on a new me, healthy journey so there will be no candy or sweets this time. Coffee, of course. Maybe some popcorn, peanut butter, yogurt.

As for the reading, I'm going to be choosing from the books in this graphic.


Some are read-alongs so I won't be reading entire books. However, I really like reading physical books during the 24 hour readathons so I'm hoping to read this one in its entirety...


I'm not sure if I'll do updates here, or on my Facebook page or Twitter (@truebookaddict). My Facebook is linked to my Twitter account so I may do them on there. I listed all three on Dewey's sign-up form.

And now for the opening meme!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably the one in the last image...Bone White by Ronald Malfi
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
See my mention of snacks above. Probably coffee. lol
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a mom of two teen boys. I work from home as a virtual assistant and other jobs. I'm working on my first novel (waffling on whether to join NaNoWriMo next month). I love cats, Christmas, history. I have a massive home library numbering over 3000 books.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? 
I always say I'm going to read more, and try to stay up all night...but somehow...anyway, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Happy reading!

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