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Quotes from Goodsreads’ 2012 Fiction Challenge

I love quotes. It’s like getting to eat the peanut butter and jelly sandwich without having to eat the crust.

These are just a few I collected while on my Goodreads 2012 Choice Awards challenge.

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Tell Me a Story…

I have a confession to make. Although I love to read and my reading tastes are fairly eclectic, I really, really like trashy vampire novels. OK, technically that’s not a recognized literary genre, but I’m talking about that class of urban fantasy novels with its female protagonist pictured on the cover clad in leather and wielding a sword. And I’ll admit I have dabbled in werewolves, witches, demons and even valkyries – though I draw the line at zombies. I don’t do zombies.
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Notes from the Garden

Spring is here. The tulips are pushing their way up to the surface, the dianthus and candytuft are in bloom and the Pride of Madeira has sent up its spikes, ready to give another dazzling display of purple splendor. Spending Sunday afternoons in my garden allows me to reconnect to the little girl who likes to play in the dirt, talk to the flowers and believes she can change the landscape of her world.
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