Thursday, March 20, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Green Willow Folk Club presents Goitse

Green Willow Folk Club presents Goitse
Fri, March 07, 2014
Show: 8:00 pm
Wilmington Grand Opera House - Baby Grand
Wilmington, DE

Sunday, February 23, 2014

02/18/2014 - 02/22/2014

Fledgling (The Dragonrider Chronicles)Fledgling by Nicole Conway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A bit slow to start, though I think that is due to it being the first book in a series with the need to introduce the characters. The next book will be "Avian", which my Kindle e-book says will be out in Summer 2014.

Reading through The Dragonrider Chronicles FaceBook page, this book has apparently been taken down from Amazon.com because... It is being "republished by an official publishing company." Way to go, Nicole Conway!

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jeffrey Gaines and Janine Walters

Jeffrey Gaines and Janine Walters
Sat, February 22, 2014
Show: 8:00 pm
Kennett Flash
Kennett Square, PA

W.C.C.S.P. - Judge Morris Estate - Chestnut Hill Trail

2.49 mi Hike / Rock Climb with MapMyHike
Duration: 56:33
Pace: 22.7 min/mi
W.C.C.S.P. - Judge Morris Estate - Chestnut Hill Trail

Eowyn's Challenge: Hobbiton to Rivendell - Embarked upon 03/13/2011
After 394.4 miles, Stone Trolls. Rest. Sam recites "Old Troll." Continue in afternoon. Woods.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Delcastle Recreation Area

2.22 mi Hike / Rock Climb with MapMyHike
Duration: 41:42
Pace: 18.8 min/mi
Delcastle Recreation Area

Eowyn's Challenge: Hobbiton to Rivendell - Embarked upon 03/13/2011
After 391.88 miles, Reach a trail. Find Troll-hole. Continue on level path through woods.

One Day In Pompeii

One Day In Pompeii
Nov. 09, 2013 thru April 27, 2014
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

02/04/2014 - 02/18/2014

The Final Redemption (Mageborn, #5)The Final Redemption by Michael G. Manning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The proofreading (editing?) in this one is much better, though it still needs a bit of work, IMHO. Looking at some of the posts in a group for Mageborn, the issue was brought up in regard to the use of commas. Apparently the author is aware of this and is working on it. Yay!

I'm looking forward to The Mountains Rise, which appears to be a prequel series. From what I've been able to find, the author is hoping to have the first book out by the end of the year :)

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2014 Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Festival & Fair

2014 Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Festival & Fair
Sponsored by East of the Hebrides Entertainments
Fri, February 14, 2014 thru Sun, February 16, 2014
Valley Forge Casino Resort
King of Prussia, PA

Monday, February 10, 2014

Eowyn's Challenge - Hobbiton to Rivendell

Eowyn's Challenge: Hobbiton to Rivendell - Embarked upon 03/13/2011
After 389.66 miles, Slope beyond ridge is much easier. Bright, fair day. Strider briefly sees the Loudwater/Bruinen in the distance. Reach a trail.

Here we go again, folks!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cross Stitch Infant Seat Cover

Cross Stitch Infant Seat Cover
Fireside Favorites Take-Along Blankets (PDF)
Purchased from Annie's Catalog website
Started 02/02/2014
Completed 02/08/2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

New Belgium’s Snapshot Release Party with New Sweden

New Belgium’s Snapshot Release Party with New Sweden
Thu, February 06, 2014
Show: 8:00 pm
World Café Live at The Queen - Downstairs
Wilmington, DE

Monday, February 3, 2014

Corner to Corner Throw

Corner to Corner Throw
Free pattern on Red Heart Yarn's website
Completed 02/02/2014

I've no idea why they decided to call this a "throw". To me, a throw is the same size as a lapghan - 36" x 48". This turned out to be a queen-sized monstrosity! 'Tis OK though... As you can see, it fits my bed :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

5th Edition, 2009
Lesson 8 Exercise corrections
Submitted

01/12/2014 - 01/25/2014

The Archmage Unbound (Mageborn, #3)The Archmage Unbound by Michael G. Manning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even though this is fantasy, it still got a wee bit silly during the final fight. And as with the first two books in the series, proofreading continues to be an issue. It remains an entertaining read however, so it's on to book #4...

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Monday, January 6, 2014

The Music of Tommy by The Who presented by Who Are You

The Music of Tommy by The Who presented by Who Are You
Sat, January 4, 2014
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
The Ardmore Music Hall
Ardmore, PA

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

12/24/2013 - 01/01/2014

The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn, #1)The Blacksmith's Son by Michael G. Manning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good comments first: I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and do look forward to reading the rest of the series (Book 5 is due to be published very soon). I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions at the snarky comments being made, as well as totally engrossed in the final happenings at the castle ball in the last chapter. As soon Book 1 was finished, I bought the next three books which have been published. Book 5 is due out soon.

That said, I found that the writing style of this particular book varies between 1st and 3rd person, sometimes from one paragraph to the next within the same chapter, which makes it rather odd to read. Additionally, the Kindle version could use better proofreading as I came across more than a few words left out/repeated. If you are able to forgive these two points, "Mageborn: The Blacksmith's Son" is an entertaining read" :)

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New Year’s Eve with the David Bromberg Quintet

WXPN welcomes
New Year’s Eve with the David Bromberg Quintet

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
World Cafe Live at The Queen
Wilmington, DE