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Roald Dahl- pure genius.  Was obsessed with all of his books as a kid and would totally buy them now and read them.

Roald Dahl- pure genius. Was obsessed with all of his books as a kid and would totally buy them now and read them.

A Surprise Pride and Prejudice Engagement. So freaking adorable. I just can't. Can you imagine how much planning this would have taken?! Gahhh!

A Surprise Pride and Prejudice Engagement

A Surprise Pride and Prejudice Engagement. So freaking adorable. I just can't. Can you imagine how much planning this would have taken?! Gahhh!

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. This is the cover I want. No offence, Quentin Blake.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. This is the cover I want. No offence, Quentin Blake.

I contacted Abby Johnson to ask for a guest post. She gave me permission to use her story to help raise money for CPC. I am also taking your stories. Now here’s from Abby:

Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood

I contacted Abby Johnson to ask for a guest post. She gave me permission to use her story to help raise money for CPC. I am also taking your stories. Now here’s from Abby:

Ten years ago, Ruby was a drifting 19 yr old who made a split-second decision at an Oklahoma rest stop. 9 years later: Ruby and her daughter, Lark, live in New Mexico. Ruby has built a family for them with a wonderful community of friends and her boyfriend of three years. Life is good. Until the day Ruby reads a magazine article about parents searching for an infant kidnapped by car-jackers.

Ten years ago, Ruby was a drifting 19 yr old who made a split-second decision at an Oklahoma rest stop. 9 years later: Ruby and her daughter, Lark, live in New Mexico. Ruby has built a family for them with a wonderful community of friends and her boyfriend of three years. Life is good. Until the day Ruby reads a magazine article about parents searching for an infant kidnapped by car-jackers.

Small Pox is just as creepy and freaky, again not for those with a weak stomach but great book!

Small Pox is just as creepy and freaky, again not for those with a weak stomach but great book!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”   ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

I wanna read this!- The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors (Dover Maritime)

I wanna read this!- The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors (Dover Maritime)

Superior to MARRIAGE PLOT, in my estimation.    Haven't read Marriage Plot yet, but loved Middlesex.  CO

Middlesex

Superior to MARRIAGE PLOT, in my estimation. Haven't read Marriage Plot yet, but loved Middlesex. CO

"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days. ” Sylvia Plath -- The Bell Jar.  My all time favorite book.

"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days. ” Sylvia Plath -- The Bell Jar. My all time favorite book.

OMG, giggle every time I think/read these books.  Best ever for teaching about letter writing or persuasive writing.

OMG, giggle every time I think/read these books. Best ever for teaching about letter writing or persuasive writing.

Vintage Penguin Paperbacks stylish patina, virginia, interior design, www.stylishpatina.com

Vintage Penguin Paperbacks stylish patina, virginia, interior design, www.stylishpatina.com