Category Archives: books

happy international children’s book day.

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 MATILDA WORMWOOD

 from roald dahl’s ‘matilda’.  not that matilda is only interested in children’s books – before she even gets to school, she’s onto adult classics such as ernest hemingway’s ‘the old man and the sea’ and ‘nicholas nickleby’ by charles dickens. an avid reader who manages to outsmart the horrible miss trunchbull? well, of course we love matilda.

‘I’ve always said to myself that if

a little pocket calculator

can do it why shouldn’t I?’

– matilda wormwood

credits: roald dahl

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is brunch a carb?

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IMG_2191la dolce vida

lovely spot tucked away in the city

site of a

beautiful brunch

and

meeting of

b.a.d.a.s.s.

(books and drinks and samba society)

IMG_2184women (and a random piñata) of all ages and occupations

talking about books

and

life

and

sports

and

adventures

and

entertainment

and

true crime

and

politics

and

sharing many laughs

and

friendship

and

good food

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and

meeting new and interesting people

 sharing the piñata head

and

in what seemed

much too short a time

everyone was off

in different directions

some

to see flashdance one more time

others

to watch sports

and some

continued the celebration elsewhere

after this wonderful beginning to the day.

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laugh ’til your meatballs fall apart.

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     Author, Ermine Cnningham, ( known to wordpress bloggers as: Ermigal from ‘odds and ends from ermigal) https://ermigal.wordpress.com – has written a wonderful and lively romp, “Pretend You Know What You’re Doing – My Voyage From Teacher to Humor Writer.” In this sweet and funny book, Ermine offers up her tale, a mix of prose and blog posts, chronicling the story of how she grew to be the hilarious and well-rounded, (in a positive Italian way), woman she is today. I was lucky enough to have an early read and am happy to invite you to share in the fun.

Her book is available through amazon.com and erminecunningham.com.

Laugh ‘Til Your Meatballs Fall Apart (My Amazon review below)

Ermine Cunningham, retired teacher, and now, humor writer, and woman of the world, has written this hilarious book that will keep you laughing from beginning to end. She chronicles her bumpy journey, through trial and error, into the worlds of teaching, corporate working, dating, being part of an Italian family and beginning her own family. Once she has mastered all of these, she finds herself in a completely new role, as a retiree, feeling her way through the world of volunteering, blogging, writer’s workshops, salsa dancing, and all sorts of new things. If you’re looking to laugh and to follow a positive and creative woman on her road trip through life, I highly recommend this book. You will not regret a second spent reading it, and you might even learn something, even if it’s just what not to do.

Beth