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Member: weejane

CollectionsYour library (125), Wishlist (14), To read (2), Read but unowned (15), All collections (154)

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About meI'm a Mom who tries (I'm sure like many other moms) to fit reading in when I can. While I wish I was still a stay-at-mom, I am Director of Compliance at law firm, dorm parent at the boarding school where we live, JV Girls Basketball coach and Varsity Softball coach.

I have two adorable sons who keep me busy and on my toes! And an amazing wife!

About my libraryI have lots of different types books but my favorite are probably books on the American Revolution. I definitely read more non-fiction than fiction, probably because I am picky. I have no time in my life for sad books - life is too short and too sad already!

Coming soon - Finally tally for 2013!

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Lesbian Bookworms, Non-Fiction Challenge / Journal, US Presidents Challenge (USPC), What Are You Reading Now?


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Real nameBrit

LocationSoutheastern Pennsylvania

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Member sinceJan 4, 2011

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Hi Brit- I have all your info! Glad you can join us! Remind me about the Kindle, once I make the picks. I'm glad you are enjoying RPO! I loved it!

I'm guessing that if you aren't progressing in *Truman* it's because you don't have time to read. I hesitated to make the commitment, but I'm very glad that I did. If I had had time to read today, I'd finish it tomorrow. Now, I don't know....
I see one darling distraction in your profile picture!
I live in Easton and work in Bethlehem.

How great it would be to meet you. Another member of our group, Angela lives in lancaster. I met her last year and she is a terrific person.

A meet up would be great! Would sometime in November work for you?
West chester? That might be not to far from where I live. Perhaps we could meet up in the future.

I'll get the book out to you Tuesday or Wednesday.

What a lovely, lovely little boy! You are blessed.

Stay warm and dry during the hurricane. What are the predictions for your area?
Claudia posted this on her thread... didn't want you to miss it..!/2011/Irene?hp

to track Irene

Charlie is still in a crib (we're waiting until we've got him potty trained (which is a whole other nightmare) - or until he just won't stay in the crib any longer, whichever comes first - until we move him to a toddler bed. He just recently (about a week ago) climbed out of the crib for the first time. He did it during his nap; I looked up, and there he was, coming down the hallway, holding his gloworm in 2 hands (he'd taken the part that holds the batteries out of it). He came up to me and said, "Mommy, help it" and offered the pieces to me. I was speechless at the Great Crib Escape (up to this point he'd shown no interest in climbing out so it was a big surprise), so I just took the pieces, put it back together, and handed it back, to see what he'd do next. He said "thank you", turned around, walked back to his bedroom, and climbed back into the crib, where he stayed for the rest of the naptime. He's not climbed out again since. Weird kid, eh? LOL! At any rate, Tomm and I talked about it afterward, and decided that if he does it again (in a rebellious way and doesn't climb back in!), we'll take that as a sign that he's ready for the toddler bed; we don't really want to make the crib any sort of stressful area or make it feel like a punishment by correcting him if he climbs out or forcing him to stay in it. I have no idea if this is a good policy or not; we don't really know what we're doing at all, or at least that what it feels like most of the time! My biggest concern with moving to the toddler bed is getting him to understand that he can't get up in the morning until a certain time; hopefully we can get him to understand that if he wants to get up and play quietly in his room until we come to get him, that's fine, but he can't just get up and run amok in the house. We'll see. *sigh.* Sorry I can't be more helpful - good luck! And hey, maybe he won't actually climb out for a long time yet - one can hope, right?

Good morning, Brit/weejane

A few weeks ago, you asked me to let me know what I thought of A Fine Balance by Roninton Mistry. My wife Susan and I finished the book a few days ago and will discuss it at the reading group this evening.

I liked the book more than Susan did. On the plus side, it is beautifully written; the imagery is striking at times, particularly when Maneck describes his home surroundings. Some sequences were quite moving. The first half of the novel was better, as the three tales began to move together. I didn't know much about Indian history in the 1970s and 1980s, but Mistry is very good at explaining what was happening, without making it seem like a lesson.

On the minus side, the book is 614 pages long, and drags a little in parts, particularly in the second half. Misfortune follows the central characters at every turn, and I found myself awaiting the next disaster to befall them. The sub-plot concerning the hair-gatherer seemed implausible. Some of the coincidences in the Epilogue a were a little far-fetched and the ending was quite unexpected.

I'm not sure I'd want to read other works by Mistry or learn more about Indian politics and history, but the good points of A Fine Balance far outweigh the bad, and I'm glad I read the book. On reflection, I'd give it 6 out of 10.

Best wishes,

David (Cappybear)
Hi Brit, I just thumbed your review of Three Cups of Tea. I agreed with all your comments and actually liked it a little less than you did (I gave it 2 1/2 stars mainly because I thought the writing was pretty bad at times). Most people seem to have loved the book so I'm glad I'm not alone.
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This is one cute kid!!
Brit, your little man is SUPER adorable! :)
Hey Brit,
Thanks for the wishes of luck. I may need them when my motivation wanes... And I am sorry to hear your little one had to spend time in the NICU, but I do have to say that it is the absolute best job in the world. I am glad you had a good experience (as good as it can be...) while you were there. Thanks for the msg.
I'm glad the little one is feeling better.

Now, perhaps you can rest.

Is your son feeling better tonight?

All good wishes.
Thanks for letting me know that your little guy is ok. Now, you can give him extra hugs and breathe deep sighs of relief. I'm glad everything went well.

I'm sure you are very glad it is over.

Just a note to say you are your family are very much in my prayers today as your little guy undergoes surgery.

All good wishes to you!
Oh, I certainly understand your concern. All the best
How old is "your little man"? I'll be thinking of him..and you on Wednesday.
Simply sending a message to say I'll be praying for your child next Wednesday. I send all good wishes for successful surgery and recovery.

Thanks for visiting my thread. I note you read Maniac Magee and gave it four 1/2 stars. It is a gem, no doubt about it.
Hi There. I'm a member of the 75 challenge group. I'm compiling a list of birthdays and sending messages to those whose birthday I don't have as yet. Would you please send your birthday either to the birthday thread, listed below,
or to my home page:
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