The Great American Read!

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By Hook Or By Book


PBS has launched its eight-part series about 100 of America’s most loved novels/series (chosen by a survey of readers), tonight with a two hour special. I know I’m late sharing this, but c’mon! Stop whatever you’re doing right now and turn on your local PBS station! If you can’t, a new episode will be airing every week for the next two months. This summer the host of Read, Meredith Viera will be traveling all over the country visiting authors and bibliophiles. And, you can vote for your favorite fiction novel(s) from the top 100 finalists by visiting pbs every day, all summer long!



The list is truly eclectic ranging from children’s classics like Anne of Green Gables, by LM Montgomery; and Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White, to popular modern novels like Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer; The Stand, Stephen King; and Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. And of course there are beloved classics like Gone…

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Mother’s Day

Still Ben's Mom


It’s Mother’s Day and I hate it! It’s a day that just magnifies that Ben is gone! People calling just to see if I’m alright. No! I’m not alright! I want to cry, but whats the point? I’ve done that and he is still dead!

They call wives with deceased husbands widows. Children who have lost parents are orphans. But, the most powerful bond is a mother to her child and there is no name for that.

My amazing Samantha is trying to overcompensate because she knows this will be a hard day. The truth is, there is nothing that can be done to make it better. But, I love her all the more for attempting.

I spent my Mother’s Day at the cemetery.  It shouldn’t be this way.

But, I am one of the lucky ones because I have family and friends that would drop what they are doing…

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