Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Table For Five by Susan Wiggs- I started this book on Saturday and I'm really enjoying it so far! I can't wait to read more
Beyond Tuesday Morning- I started this book Friday or Saturday also, this is the sequel to the book I just finished reading, One Tuesday Morning.....I'm anxious to find out what happens with Eric Michaels and Jamie Bryan.
Books I checked out from the library:
Virgin River- Robyn Carr--the first in the Virgin Rivers Series, I've head so much about this series I can't wait to read it for myself. I also there are some new books in this series coming out later in the year. So, I want to be ready.
Flamingo Diner- Sherryl Woods----I read one of her books and LOVED it, I can't wait to read more. I am very eager to start the Sweet Magnolia Series.
Nineteen Minutes- Jodi Picoult.
More than Words- this is an athology including stories by several authors I've been wanting to try------Diane Palmer, Carla Neggers, Emilie Richards, Susan Mallery, and Brenda Novak.
Get A Clue- this was mentioned in one of my book groups and it sounded good.
Diary of a Mad Mom to be- this is written in the form of a Diary, so I think I could probably finish this in a day. I also put Diary of a mad Bride on hold at the library.
Books I want to buy-
The Daddy Dilemma by Karen Rose Smith- This is a Silhouette Special Edition, and it looked very interested. This was alos a recommendation from the book groups and I figured it would be a quick read.
Dakota Born- I am very confused about one of the characters in this series, so I'd like to re-read this series and figure everything out.
I would also like to re-read the Heart of Texas Series.
# of book read so far this year: 13
Title: Fighting For Tony
Author: Mary Callahan
Year Published: 1987
Rating (1-5): 5
Date Finished: 2/25/08
# of pages: 169
Number in Series: ~~~~
Where did the book come from: library
Why I read it: I enjoy reading books about children with different conditions, syndromes, and disabilities.
Blurb (story line): This book was about Tony, a little boy who was diagnosed with Autism. It told the story of his life from his birth to when he was diagnosed up until he was in elementary school and how his parents dealt with the diagnosis.
My personal thoughts and comments: It was an interesting story, although I'm sure things are different now, as far as treatment goes, than they were 10 years ago. The parents seemed a little ignorant at times, but they finally figured out how to help their son. It was sad to see that so many schools were so unwilling to help them.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Title: One Small Boat: The Story of A Little Girl, Lost Then Found
Author: Kathy Harrison
Year Published: 2006
Rating (1-5): 5
Date Finished: 2/23/08
# of pages: 201
Number in Series: ~~~~~
Where did the book come from: library
Why I read it: I had read this author's other book and I saw this when I was doing a search for books in the library catalog.
Blurb (story line): Kathy Harrison is a foster parent and this book tells her story of the foster children that came and left from her home.
My personal thoughts and comments: I really enjoyed reading Kathy Harrison's first book "Another Place At the Table". I was recently doing a search on the library catalog and came across this book and wanted to read it. I finished it a single evening and really enjoyed it. I don't know if I'd want to be a foster parent, but I'm always interested in reading foster care case studies.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
5- loved it!!!
4- A little slow at parts, would definitely recommend to others
3 didn’t really like it, but didn’t really hate it either, SO-SO
2- wouldn’t recommend to anyone
1- didn’t like it at all. Didn’t finish reading
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Jane Gordon Bellamy- Married to Charles Bellamy on 8/26/56 at the Gazabo on Spruce Island on Willow Lake. They met at Camp Kioga. Celebrated their 50th Anniversary at a very special party at Camp Kioga on August 26, 2006. Camp Kioga has been privately owned by Jane's family since 1932. Their childre are Phillip, Greg,
Jenny Majesky- born on 3/23/78. Daughter of Phillip Bellamy and Mariska Majesky. Eventually marries Rourke McKnight. Owns the Sky River Bakery. She was raised by her grandparents, Leo and Helen Majesky. They were the original owners of Sky River Bakery. Lived at 472 Maple Street.
Olivia Bellamy- has a job as a real-estate Stager. Owned her own Company Transformations, in Manhattan. Sometimes referred to as "Lolly" daughter of Phillip Bellamy and Pamela Lightsey. Eventually marries Connor Davis. Has a dog named Barkis
The Lightseys own a Jewelry Company, Lightsey Gold and Gem.
Julian Gastineaux- Connor's younger brother.
Greg Bellamy-Youngest of the Bellamy childre. Was married to Sophie Lindstrom. They have two children Max And Daisy, and one Grandson, Emile Charles. They are now divorced. Greg is Now married to Nina Romano, and Sophie is Now married to Noah. Greg is a Landscape Architect, and eventually becomes owner of the Inn At Willow Lake.Daisy Bellamy has a son named Emile Charles. Logan O'Donnell.
Nina Romano eventually marries Greg Bellamy and has one daughter named Sonnett, who happens to be good friends with Daisy. She holds the position of city Mayor for a term, and then becomes General Manager at The Inn At Willow Lake.
Sophie Bellamy and Noah Shepherd adopted two children, Uba and Aissa, a brother and sister, ages 3 and 6 from Umoja. Sophie is a Lawyer and practices International Law. Noah is a veterinarian.
Tina Calloway is one of Noah's Neighbors.
Gayle snd Adam wright- live nearby. Own Windy Ridge Flower Farm. They have 3 children.
Laura Tuttle is the manager of the Sky River Bakery.
Zach Alger is the son of Matt Alger. He is a friend of Daisy, and former friend of Sonnet Romano. Also has a job at Sky River Bakery.
Connor Davis- married to Olivia Bellamy. Connor proposed to Olivia on her grandparents 50th anniversary: August 26th 2006
Terry Davis- Connor's father. Caretaker at Camp Kioga
Gertie Romano- Nina's mom. was once head cook at Camp Kioga.
Ceci, Frankie, and Dare- 3 Bellamy cousins.
Ceci was the oldest cousin.
Dare is Professional Event Planner. Daughter of Aunt Peg and Uncle Clyde.
Popular Landmarks in Avalon:
Avalon is in Ulster County in New York.
Camp Kioga- Opened and closed September 15th 1997
Artisan and Antique Wherehouse
Clark's Variety Store
Agway Feed & Hardware
Sky River Bakery- Owned by the Majesky Family. Owned by Leo and Helen Majesky since 1952. Opened on July 4, 1952. Old fashioned family bakery with glass cases and a brass cash register. Known for it's bread, Cinnamon rolls, pies, donuts, and Kolaches
Sky River Bridge- Built in 1891. Crosses the Schuyler River