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…time to hit the books…:)


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Just in Time for Father’s Day

Free kindle book downloads for Dad:

Dad’s Guide to Life for Girls

Raising Kids with Love and Limits

(P.S. as always, if you like these, download them quickly, because they won’t be free for long. )

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Free Books Draw…Enter Today!

Did you enjoy the last 3 reviews? Think  you may want to read these books yourself?

I will be holding a draw next week, May 23rd, for the 3-book package (Heaven is for Real, Queen Elizabeth’s Wooden Teeth, The Finishing School). If you’re interested, live in the Ottawa area and would like to follow this blog, please enter your email address under “FOLLOW ME!” on the Home page to enter.

I’ll announce the winner at 6:00 p.m. on the same day. Good luck! 🙂

P.S. Is anyone else loving how rich and green everything has become? I could look at it all, all day long.


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Free Books! – 2: Books for Kids and Teens

Ah, be still my greedy heart. I have found the gift that keeps on giving…morning, afternoon and evening. New, free kindle books available a few times a day for kids: ages 0-3, 4-8, 9-12 and young adult. (There’s even books for adults in this.)

Or just hit the “Free Kindle Books” button at the top of the Pixel of Ink web page.

(You don’t even need to have a kindle, just download a kindle cloud for your PC.)


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This Saturday, May 5, is Free Comic Book Day!

This post is for those of you, who carry only a mild affection in your hearts for the comic book. Because, I’m sure that the die-hard fans have been marking the days off on their calendars for weeks. And with good reason. Free Comic Book Day can spell great fun at your local comic book store.

Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 as a promotional event to attract customers into independent comic book stores. Participating comic book stores give away specially printed copies of comic books, cheaper back issues and other promotional items to anyone who comes to the store or create other types of fun such as dress-up as your favourite comic book hero contests.

Here are some of the activities scheduled to take place around the Ottawa region:

Carleton Place: is going all out for the day. It all starts at Read’s Book Shop with free comic books and a goodie bag. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favourite super hero and walk around downtown, visiting other participating businesses and meeting their favourite super heroes. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Silver Snail is celebrating with discounts, give-aways, live music and specially designed poster by Phil Noto, who will be doing in-store signings on Saturday.

The Comic Book Shoppe: will be giving away comics from an assortment of 36 different comic book  titles, have storm troopers in attendance and face painting.

Myths, Legends and Heroes: will be giving away comic books and having a sale.

Wizard’s Tower: is all ready to go with their selection of free comic books and 10% off in stock comics.

Sounds like a good time…don’t forget to share your Free Comic Book Day activities in the comments section…if you like.:)

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Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road….

Indeed, do follow the yellow brick road, but first make sure that it’s strong and healthy or, else, who knows where you’ll end up. The Wizard of Oz is chock full of symbols, just one symbol after another, even in places where you think they aren’t. And the yellow brick road represents your 3rd chakra, your gut instinct….and you do want a strong 3rd chakra (if you don’t know about the chakras, just trust me, for I am trustworthy)…otherwise, you’ll end up like me…a sad, frightened lunatic, a puppet on many strings.

Dorothy begins her trip.

Other examples of symbols include:

  1. the tornado: a symbol of chaos that lands in everyone’s life from time to time
  2. Toto, the dog: “toto” is Latin for “everything”; that is, we have everything we need with us at all times, no matter what material possessions we lose.
  3. The Wizard of Oz: after the long, arduous trip to Oz, Dorothy and her friends find out that he’s a fraud; that is, because we have everything, all of the answers are within us, we shouldn’t  look to experts to solve our problems…they can help (if they’re good), but we need to do the (internal) work.

If you do want to learn more about all the symbols, you might want to listen to a free audio workshop by Caroline Myss (my very own Wizard…a good one)…it’s fascinating….just scroll all the way down and then scroll all the way down again, under “Free Streaming Audio and Video” to “Taking the Yellow Brick Road”.

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Free Books!

This may not be news to anyone in the 21st century, but….FREE ebooks! 🙂 Yes, it is true that I could go on and on about the wonderfulness of the (hard) printed word, but as someone who also enjoys the content of a book and free stuff, I find the concept revolutionary and the, occasional, e-printed word quite acceptable.

I have also found that there are e-books that are temporarily free and there are e-books that are permanently free. So, please, if you do have the technology, but like me, you’ve been using your computer predominantly as a typewriter, check it out.

( I do realize that there are loads of other “permanently free” books hanging around the internet, but I have yet to check them all out.)

And now back to my musings on the topic of “what exactly is a blog” and “how exactly does it work”….


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