Sebastian: One Tuff Pup!

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Back to work today after a long week and weekend! We brought Sebastian home from K-State Saturday and arranged the living room to make it a short trip from Sebastian’s kennel to the front door. Sunday Seth and my dad built a little ramp off the front stairs for Sebastian to walk on when we go out!

The picture is of him snoozin’ in his new soft kennel!

Update on Sebastian!

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Update: Thank you all for the prayers and thoughts, they have helped Sebastian out so much! We will be bringing him home tomorrow, but we will still need your prayers as we will probably have about 8 weeks of rehabilitation for him. We will know more tomorrow once we talk with the professors! Thank you again, we really appreciate your thoughts and prayers!!!!!!

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

 

The Bell Jar has always been on my list of books to read, as it’s infamous for being the semi-autobiographical account of author Sylvia Plath.  Although Plath is most noted for her poetry she did complete one novel, The Bell Jar. This is a semiautobiographical fiction novel, as many of the events were based off of Plath’s own life. The main character Esther Greenwood, is a guest editor for a fashion magazine before her last year of college. She falls into depression, as she cannot identify with any of the female stereotypes presented to her thus far in her life.

Most of those who have not read Sylvia Plath’s work probably know her as the death obsessed poet who stuck her head in the oven. In truth, she was the death obsessed poet, who wrote an incredibly feminism-enthused novel as well as several books of beautiful, deep and dark poetry. She also ended her own life by inhaling gaseous fumes in her kitchen. In short, although her mental state was anything but beautiful, the products of it, are some of the most beautiful and emotionally evoking pieces of literature ever written. When discussing Plath’s poetry, Joyce Carol Oates said, “Sylvia Plath has made beautiful poetry out of the paranoia sometimes expressed by a certain kind of emotionally disturbed person, who imagines that any relationship with anyone will overwhelm him, engulf and destroy his soul.”  This is a wonderful way to put into words, exactly the essence that is captured by Plath’s work.  I found “The Bell Jar” to be an utterly depressing story of this woman’s life.  I don’t think I will ever read this book again.  As small as the book was, it was packed with so much emotional turmoil that it almost made me sick.  A few others that have commented on my facebook page say they have read this book several times in their lifetime and will continue to re-read it.

Nebraska Author Alex Kava has announced her tour dates!

Nebraska Author Alex Kava has announced her tour dates! See if she is coming to a town near you, she is for me and I hope to see her!

ANNOUNCING the 2013 JULY/AUGUST BOOK TOUR
Details are now available on her website: http://alexkava.com/events/

She is excited to share with you that author, Erica Spindler and Alex Kava will be touring together for events in:

Fairhope Alabama
Pensacola, Florida
Omaha, Nebraska
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gurnee, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois

I’ll also be doing events at:
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Scottsdale, Arizona
Corte Madera, California
Columbus, Nebraska
Kearney, Nebraska

Check her website: http://alexkava.com/events/ for dates, times and places!

**Learn More About Alex Kava on my BLOG!**
https://simpletasteforreading.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/nebraska-author-alex-kava/

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Grab a sneak peek into the next installment of Z Plan-Blood on the Sand’s sequel, Z Plan: Red Tides! – Author Mikhail Lerma

To read the first 3 pages into Mikhail Lerma’s next installment in the Z Plan series, click on the book cover below!

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If you haven’t heard of author Mikhail Lerma or have not read his first novel, learn more about him and his book on my blog!
My review of Z Plan: Blood on the Sand –                               https://simpletasteforreading.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/z-plan-blood-on-the-sand-by-mikhail-lerma/

My interview with Author Mikhail Lermahttps://simpletasteforreading.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/featured-author-of-the-month-mikhail-lerma-interview/