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Romances of the Month
Welcome to Romances of the Month! This is a monthly blog that offers a round-up of a couple of romance books that I've read for the month, and where I will also share my reviews of each book! 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her...Read more...
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Seven Magnificent Adventures 2019
The Park 2019 Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Pix in Parks Challenge photo op ©Brandy Maldonado Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch park is located east of Gilroy. This park has over 6,500 acres for recreational use! This park includes picnic areas, campsites; hiking trails and a 449 acre lake for fishing or boating! This park is the epitome of being outside and is a great way to acquaint yourself with nature. The Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch park is well known for it's abundance of wildlife. At the park you may find wild pigs, cattle, western pond turtles, deer, turkey, bald eagles, tiger salamander...Read more...
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Before Ian Fleming's Creation There Were Other James Bonds When a person is researching their genealogy and begins expanding their family tree they will collect a lot of names, some more intriguing than others. Recently I came across an especially interesting one to me, one James Bond. I had momentary visions of Ian Fleming's famous super spy 007 himself but then I remembered the inspiration for the character's name came from a real-life James Bond who was an ornithologist who worked in the Caribbean in the early 1950's when Ian Fleming was writing his first book Casino Royale . Turns...Read more...
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Heading to the Happiest Place on Earth? We've got your travel tips, Disneyland history, Disney music, and more covered with our eResources.Read more...
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"Books I've Read Recently" is a series where I, Penelope Gomez , will do a monthly wrap up of the books I've read throughout the past month. In this series I will give a brief synopsis of the story and then give the book a rating of : Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Just Okay I will then give a brief description of why I chose to rate a book a certain way. So without further delay lets get into the "Books I've Read Recently," and as always leave a comment down below and tell me which of these books you've...Read more...
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Whether in pickup games or serious competition, these YA books all involve characters who play basketball.Read more...
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Welcome to Staff Picks: February Edition! February may have been a short month, but San José Public Library bloggers still got plenty of good reading in. Check out or reserve these titles at your local library branch today! The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn , a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. Why I Like it: This book is THE funniest book that I've ever read. Tiffany's writing was so clever and it was a fast read. There...Read more...
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We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
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"A bird is joy incarnate." Myrtle Reed I have always been fascinated by birds. Their songs and the way they move mesmerize me. I have a bird feeder just outside my kitchen window. Daily, I see a variety of finches, sparrows and, my favorite frequent flyers, chickadees stopping by for a meal. A few years ago, my spouse gifted me with a good pair of binoculars, a book of birds of North America, and a membership to The Audubon Society On our weekend adventures and vacations, I try to identify new birds and check them off the list in my...Read more...
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