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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Mon April 13th, 2009, 11:34 pm

Got my paperwork filled out for ALA in July. This has been hanging over my head until I did it today. Now I have to turn everything in tomorrow am.

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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Tue April 14th, 2009, 12:06 am

"princess garnet" wrote:Got my paperwork filled out for ALA in July. This has been hanging over my head until I did it today. Now I have to turn everything in tomorrow am.


I'll be at ALA too and need to fill out my travel request form tomorrow before I forget.

Best thing today - I taught my last library instruction session for the semester. I enjoy teaching but the classes require a lot of prep time, and time's one thing I don't have much of lately.

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Tue April 14th, 2009, 5:59 am

"Divia" wrote:I got a blog award :D Spiffy!


Hey, congrats Divia !!

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zsigandr
Avid Reader
Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby zsigandr » Wed April 15th, 2009, 1:57 pm

I am home today with my ill son, however, the sun is shining and we are going to reach a wonderful temperature of 13(celsius that is) and I can actually move today! :D

Off to boot camp again tonight - hopefully can move tomorrow. As they say "no pain, no gain"!

I am editing this original post as I have found out that I was a lucky winner of a signed copy of The Traitors Wife by Susan Higginbotham! Thanks to the ladies at Historical Tapestry for their great blog and wonderful giveaway!
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sweetpotatoboy
Bibliophile
Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri April 17th, 2009, 12:12 pm

Hi everyone. I got back from Israel last night and I'm back at work today.

Firstly, while we were away, we got the great news that Dad's lung cancer diagnosis was a mis-diagnosis. There is no cancer at all. It is a rare form of fibrosis which he has had before elsewhere and should be easily manageable. The doctors apologised for telling him he had lung cancer and that he might well have only six months. Not a bit of it.

So Mum and Dad could have joined us in Israel for Pesach (Passover) after all. It wasn't the same without them, but we all enjoyed being together (five adults and eight kids) nonetheless. The weather was mixed: about four days of baking hot weather in which we hiked and went to the beach; the rest was chilly at times and yesterday very wet. And I'm back in cold, wet London!

I'll try to catch up with all the chat here....

I really got hardly any reading done unfortunately, but it was an opportunity to spend every day with my nephews and nieces so it was worth it.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri April 17th, 2009, 12:19 pm

we finally found a house for rent, I'm too scared to buy with lay offs and so forth so we're renting this cute 20's farm house. Anyhow, today we paint and finish it tomorrow then start moving Sunday or Monday.

Only bad thing is the commute goes from 15-20 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes, but hey our rent is cut in half and we'll be close to family!

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sweetpotatoboy
Bibliophile
Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri April 17th, 2009, 12:24 pm

"nona" wrote:we finally found a house for rent, I'm too scared to buy with lay offs and so forth so we're renting this cute 20's farm house. Anyhow, today we paint and finish it tomorrow then start moving Sunday or Monday.

Only bad thing is the commute goes from 15-20 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes, but hey our rent is cut in half and we'll be close to family!


Good luck with the move!!

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Fri April 17th, 2009, 12:38 pm

That's good news, Sweetpotatoboy.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Fri April 17th, 2009, 2:01 pm

That is excellent news Sweetpotatoboy!

Good luck iwth the move Nona!
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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Sycamore Gap by L J Ross & The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri April 17th, 2009, 7:28 pm

That's great news about your dad, SPB, you must all be so relieved.


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