The Thousand Names

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Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, was resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost. But that was before a rebellion upended his life. And once the powder smoke settled, he was left in charge of a demoralized force clinging tenuously to a small fortress at ...

Why is it so Hard to Photo the Piglet?

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He totally hates getting clicked. I literally have to hide the phone (forget camera, he spots that a mile away) behind my back, and sneak up to him to get a shot.

This weekend, I managed to sneak up on him quietly enough to get the first click. His instinctive smile was quickly followed by a huge howl of protest, and then by a quiet period once I handed the mobile phone to him. You can still see a tear in his left eye in the last photo though.

Mailbox Mondays: February 10, 2014

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. I received the following books over the last couple of weeks. Books I received last week Virgin Gingelly is by V.Sanjay Kumar. I know nothing about the book or the author, however the publicist (who so far has never been wrong) is very ...

The First Literary Giveaway Bloghop of 2014

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Yay! It's literary giveaway bloghop time. This is a giveaway organized by Judith from Leeswammes' Blog. This giveaway runs from February 8th to February 12th. In this giveaway, I have the following books to offer: A Case of Exploding Mangoes - Mohammed Hanif A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki A Case of Exploding Mangoes is Mohammed Hanif's ...

Theme Based Shopping

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My MIL (bless her soul) had this opinion that when you have two kids you should always get them the same of everything to avoid jealousy issues. Easy for her to say, her kids were both boys with a very small age gap. I have 2 kids with a biggish age-gap and completely different interests. ...

Hanging out with Ducks

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My littles love hanging out at my office, so much so that we even land up there on weekends. The star attraction? A family of ducks that have made this open area in my workplace their home. Snubnose has been coming here ever since she was three, and even now, every time we pass this side ...