Proper Pallet Preparation (I could not resist)

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Though not what you would expect on a book-centric blog, I couldn’t resist “pressing” this because:

a. I enjoyed it – it made me laugh.  This is the most fun thing I’ve read about working with pallets.

b. A friend of mine had a similar experience trying to work with free wood pallets (though his had some weird – possibly imported – bugs, so he ended up consigning them all to the burn pile).

c.  I’ve been wondering what the “press this” button did and decided to take the lazy way of finding out – clicked on the button and let it do it’s thing.

So, there you are – enjoy!

Middle Grade Book Review: Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

undertheegg_fitzgerald_puffinbksTheodora (Theo) Tenpenny’s grandfather, a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a painter, has recently died.  This leaves Theo to care for her reclusive, eccentric mother and their ramshackle New York City home with only $463.  Her only hope of not losing her home, and ending up in foster care, lies in her Grandfather’s last words to her, that there is a letter and a treasure “under the egg.”

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Book Review: Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

lutherandkatharina_jodyhedlund_waterbrookpressFrom the back cover:

She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.  

In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora’s fate fell no further than the Abbey. Until she read the writings of Martin Luther.
 
His sweeping Catholic church reformation—condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage—awakened her desire for everything she’d been forbidden. Including Martin Luther himself. 
 
Despite the fact that the attraction and tension between them is undeniable, Luther holds fast to his convictions and remains isolated, refusing to risk anyone’s life but his own. And Katharina longs for love, but is strong-willed. She clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a reformer. They couldn’t be more different. 
 
But as the world comes tumbling down around them, and with Luther’s threatened life a constant strain, these unlikely allies forge an unexpected bond of understanding, support and love. 
 
Together, they will alter the religious landscape forever.

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