And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Jessica N. of Arizona!

In response to last week’s post, Mojo Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour”, Jessica commented, pinned, and shared her entry on Facebook. All of these earned her three entries in the Giveaway.

Jess, thanks for being a Most Valued Reader at Frankly, My Dear…

I hope you enjoy your book and can’t wait to hear your own review.

For those of you who didn’t win, thanks so much entering and promoting the Giveaway. July starts tomorrow so keep reading! There will be a special giveaway coming up … read the rest. . .

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Mojo Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour

I love Louis L’Amour. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, this isn’t a surprise. But if you’re new, let me just state the obvious:

I love Louis L’Amour.

I named my newest Nutcracker after him. I collect Nutcrackers, and every holiday season my Mom lets me pick one for my Christmas gift. It’s been a tradition for about ten years now. Last year I couldn’t find any that I really wanted. Then suddenly one day, at the local Kohl’s Department Store and looking for something completely unrelated, I turned around and there he was. Rocking … read the rest. . .

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Worthy Words

I’ve been having fun with Photobucket lately. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a great free online photo editing site.

You can upload your photos and change them completely. You can reverse images, colors, tones, hues, add borders and texts… in short, have fun!

The two I’ve been working on started as these originals:

and ended up with these great quote-photos I love!

The first quote is my favorite, from Louis L’Amour:

The second is something I posted on my personal facebook wall that was well received, so as a reminder to myself I made … read the rest. . .

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My Book Wish List

Yesterday, I posted My New Reading List for 2012. To make sure I keep up with my List, I already started “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis. By the time you read this post, I should have finished that book and moved on to “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe”. I’m highly excited. I love writings that are so well done, you forget to breathe while writing. That’s how I aspire to write.

I know my List is not nearly exhaustive, but of all the books I have at my house, those are the ones I want to read. … read the rest. . .

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My New Reading List

I come from a long line of readers and writers. I know, I know: big shocker, there.

So it’s also not a shocker that I was gifted three wonderful books for Christmas.

In my family, books are more than paper and binding. Books are entire worlds. Explanations to this one, doors to others. They hold the past, present and future; they hold wishes and dreams and everything real and imagined. Where some people say a picture is worth a thousand words, I’d rather have the words thankyouverymuch. Books are manna in my family.

The first book is my Pastor’s … read the rest. . .

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