Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Fill In Fun & A Giveaway (LibraryThing Lifetime Membership)

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1. Family gatherings can be mixed blessings.

2. Life in general is full of ups and downs, sometimes seemingly more of one than the other.

3. Trust, once lost, is not easily regained.

4. Just because we want something to be a certain way, doesn't mean it is for the best.

5. Parents are always on the job, even when that child is 40.

6. I remember well what was said. And yet he hoped I had forgotten. It was, in fact, his birthday.

7. And as for the weekend, this morning I have a prenatal appointment, and then I hope to spend part of the afternoon clearing out the spare bedroom and putting away baby shower gifts; tomorrow my plans include entertaining my cousins during the morning hours and meeting with the real estate agent in the afternoon; and Sunday, I want to go shopping! We need to fill some of the gaps of baby items we still need. I also should probably pack that hospital bag, something I've been saying I will do for the last three weeks.

What are your weekend plans?


Question of the Day: If you were trapped in an elevator with no hope of rescue for at least three hours and all you had was a book, which book would you wish most wish you had with you?

Giveaway: I love LibraryThing. When my computer was stolen, I lost my spreadsheet listing all of my TBR books along with my separate list of all the books that I brought into the home (gifts, purchases, review books, borrowed books) over the last two years. Fortunately, I was also entering the books into my LibraryThing catalog where I would make little notes about where the books came from. So, all was not lost after all! I also enjoy the community aspect of LibraryThing, although I am not always the most active member.

I am offering one lucky reader a lifetime membership to LibraryThing. If you would like a chance to win, please fill out the below form. The deadline to enter is February 18, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by e-mail. Answer the question of the day in the comment section for an extra entry!




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22 comments:

  1. I'd wish I had 'Gong With the Wind' since I haven't read that book! Plus, I'd probably read a lot of pages given the three hours so a thick book would be good! ;)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Wendy!

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  2. Sorry, typo! It should be "Gone with the Wind". :P

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  3. I think I'd want something really long, like Les Miserables or War and Peace, because I'm a fairly fast reader. And I'd sure be praying I hadn't had anything large to drink recently! LOL

    Time to pack your hospital bag already? Time flies when you're not the one who's pregnant. How long do you have till your due date?

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  4. Hm, I think I'd want something fairly fast-paced, so it would hold my interest (distract me from my circumstances), and rather long, too. Just glancing at my TBR shelf, maybe So Cold the River by Michael Koryta?

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  5. Yes life has ups and down...Happy fill-ins..

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  6. I've just sent an email to my husband telling him to remind me tonight to back up my computer!!!

    Oh Wendy...is time just flying for you right now or has it come to a halt? I have 10 weeks and just want that time to slow right down! How many weeks to go?

    Not sure about the elevator. Couldn't I just have my phone and tweet? ;) If the elevator broke today I'd have Ulysses to keep me company.

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  7. Those are some thoughtful answers! You can read my answers over at The Philosophy of Chairs.

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  8. I would want The Firm by John Grisham because it's both a favourite of mine & fast-paced so it will keep my attention. I wouldn't want to fall asleep :D

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  9. I didn't know you'd had a computer stolen. Thank goodness for LIbrary Thing!

    I have no idea what book I'd want with me. Hopefully, something very, very entertaining because I'm not particularly good with small, closed spaces. But, I'm such a fickle reader that I can't predict what would entertain me from one day to the next.

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  10. 3 hours?? Is there a book on how to control your bladder when going to the bathroom isn't an option?? ;-) Hmm...3 hours of uninterrupted reading time?? Honestly, as long as there were no annoying or smelly elevator patrons WITH me (and I'd just gone to the bathroom prior to stepping on one), I honestly don't think I'd mind getting stuck in an elevator and I'd hope to have...hmmm....JANE EYRE with me!

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  11. I already have one, but just wanted to say that I like your idea about the LibraryThing membership - very thoughtful. :) And, I'm so happy that LT saved the day for you!

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  12. What an awesome giveaway. If I weren't already a lifetime member I'd enter!

    I was thinking of P&P as my book but Lord of the Rings would keep me nicely occupied too.

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  13. My choice would be "Middlemarch" because it's one of two readathons starting this month.

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  14. I'd take the one I just started- Bloodfever by Karen marie Moning. It started with a bang and I bet it finishes the same.

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  15. That's a really nice giveaway, Wendy! I'm already a lifetime member; otherwise, I would definitely enter it.

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  16. Oh - I am terrible at answering questions like this: my mind just goes blank.

    Would it be cheating to say that I wish I had my kindle and then I could choose from my library which book to start reading?

    Hope these final weeks are going well for you --- much less stress than the few weeks previous!

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  17. Just one book. That wouldn't happen know as I take my e-reader with me everywhere. It fits so neatly in my purse. One book? Probably Hawaii. It is a great historical and there are parts I would love to re-read.

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  19. Perhaps this is the only time I'll admit to wishing I had an ereader, could I bring an ereader as my book..then I could just download whatever books I wanted (because I'm dreaming and going to assume I would have wifi access)

    And I totally agree with you regarding family gatherings. lol

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  21. Anything written by Stephen King would be more than enough to pass the time trapped in an elevator

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  22. Hi Wendy, Hope everything is okay! I know it's only been a week since your last post but I'm a worry wort! Thinking of you!

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