“Leonard”

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“Leonard:  My Fifty-Year Friendship with A Remarkable Man”

By William Shatner with David Fisher.

I recommend this book as a journey of life encompassing a shared career and friendship between actors that I enjoyed growing up.

Listening to Mr. Shatner’s excellent narration to share his love of Leonard Nimoy was a privilege and a priceless gift of insight into what makes a career and friendship.

I am a Star Trek fan growing up and in my 55 years of enjoying Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy in all their many roles I found this book a gift that helped me to see the beauty of pursing a career and how it impacts living life to the fullest.

I’m thankful that I took the time to listen to this well written book.

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Turn The Page Book Signing Event September 16th

Turn The Page Book Store Cafe Website

Hi Book Lovers,

Above is a link to the next Turn The Page Book Signing Event coming up on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

The list of best selling authors attending is awesome with:

All excellent writers with local authors that are always interesting.

This book signing is also on the same weekend of the 150th Anniversary of the Antietam National Cemetery. See this link for more information on this event: Antietam Battlefield Post on Facebook

See this link also for those not on Facebook:

National Park Service Website

The Antietam National Cemetery is a short 15 minute drive from Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe in Boonsboro, Maryland.

I was just at Nora Roberts July Book Signing event which inspired me to return for the 150th Anniversary events at Antietam as well in September. I’m glad both the book signing and the Antietam events are on the same weekend. I was also able to get reservation for Nora’s Inn in Boonsboro too for the Antietam event.

After visiting the sites and authors in Boonsboro area I’m heading over to Parkton Maryland to see the Ocean and the Assateague State Park. Here’s a link to learn more about the park:

Assateague State Park

There’s so much to do and see in Maryland and the surrounding states, I hope you all will be able to swing a trip soon. I’m grateful to Nora Roberts for sharing her knowledge of Civil War history in her books and her book signing events. Not only is she an excellent fiction writer but she does great travelogues too follow this link to find out about her latest trip adventures:

Nora Roberts Website

Turn the Page Bookstore is a worthy vacation spot. Great displays of books, helpful service and friendly staff make every moment a special one.

I hope to see you in Boonsboro Maryland the weekend of September 16th, 2017.

Sincerely,

Melissa Blanchard

I Recommend “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel


Hi All,

I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook, "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel".

The writing is fabulous. To see the world through the experiences of a blind girl is unique and inspiring.

The author also brings out the struggles of orphans and how one boy, full of potential, wants more than mining for a life long career but finds he must choose good over evil at a very young age.

The narrator, Zach Appelman, did an excellent job reading with the emotion of each person in the novel while keeping faithful to the emotion of every scene. His voice is a comfort even when it must convey the horror of the inhumanity in many of the tableaux of evil and death.

In order to tell the story, there's a need for violence in this book, but the joy and perseverance in the beautiful people in this novel out weighs those that do violence and bring about death and humiliation.

As in art, there are many shades needed to bring out the beauty of a sunrise so to this book brings to this reader the value of seeing the full picture before making a decision. I hope you find the beauty in the telling of this story. There's so much about strength of character documented in the blind girl and her father – the true love shown brings healing to the heart and mind.

Sincerely,
Melissa Blanchard

Fall Into the Story Brunch Event with Nora Roberts on July 23rd, 2017

Hi All,

The Annual Fall Into the Story Brunch was excellent food and conversations.  I won the raffle to sit at the author table 2nd year in a row.  This event gives you a longer time to share books you love to read and the styles we enjoy best.  Everyone that attends get the chance to chat with Nora Roberts.  It’s a special event that donates to proceeds to charity.

Check out this link to see what interests Nora Roberts, travel, gardening and writing its all there – Nora writes excellent non-fiction too on her blog.  Nora Roberts Blog Fall Into the Story Managed by Laura

I’m thankful to Jeannie, Laura, Jason and Kat and the staff of Vista for an wonderful meal (including awesome gelato) and the opportunity to meet beautiful people that all like to read:).

I hope to see everyone next year.

Sincerely,

Melissa Jane Blanchard

Nora Roberts Book Signing Event on July 22, 2017 in Boonsboro, Maryland

July 22nd, 2017 Book Signing Event Pictures.

I’m thankful to Nora Roberts and all the authors that attended along with all the wonderful fans of romance novels full of suspense and possibilities.

I also appreciate all the efforts of the bookstore staff too.  Check out this link for the next Boonsboro, MD book signing event Turn The Page Book Store a great brick and mortar business with a secure website ordering system too.

Lindsay Townsend’s New Titles Now Available.

Plain Harry – I recommend Check Out Kindle version follow Link.

Click link above to check out Lindsay’s latest book.

Lindsay Townsend Great Books to check out

http://www.lindsaytownsend.co.uk/2017/07/new-plain-harry-sweet-medieval.html

New title out Plain Harry Sweet Medieval – I’m going to check out this book for my summer reading – see the links above to do the same.

Lindsay delivers interesting characters and well researched historical fiction.  I enjoy her writing.  The dialog is believable and the rhythm of the words flows with no effort from the reader.

 

Check Out a Great Author, Lindsay Townsend and her latest, “The Virgin, The Knight and the Dragon”

Hi Readers,

There’s a new book out there for all that enjoy historical romance.  Check out the link below to find out more:

Link to Lindsay’s Website

Enjoy,

Sinderely,

Melissa Blanchard

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When Calls The Heart – Book Based TV

Happy 1st Saturday in March,

I hope all are enjoying the 1st TV book based series from a Christian author, Janette Oke.

The story lines bring topics that help us understand one another no matter our background or physical limitations.

This is a show devoted to creating TV that all members of the family can watch together.

Follow this link to learn more about discovering how to watch where you live:

When Calls The Heart Season 4 TV from the Heart

My thanks to Hallmark Channel for bringing families together to enjoy stories from the heart.

Sincerely,

Melissa Blanchard

From:  Minneapolis, MN

 

Life goes on…

Thank you for sharing your journey. I’ve learned it important to stay connected with positive people and the best way for me has been to give uplifting feedback to others. You made me very happy today liking my blog posts. Many times its the little things that make the most difference in a life. May you find peace and healing in affirming all the goodness within your spirit and soul. Thanks for being you. Sincerely, Melissa Blanchard.

cancer killing recipe

A year ago I found this great job – [See my Post “One more try” – August 15 2015] – live in companion for 95 yo Lady.
Mary is nice.
Money is good.
Job is not very difficult.
But I have to quit.
I can not do it any longer.
I’m burned out.
The pain in my joints…
The monotony of each day…
Only blogging keeps me alive.
But, as you notice,I can’t even write anymore.
I can’t inspire.
I’m loosing my sense of humor.
I have this feeling that I’m in the wrong place.

Someone said: “If God need you somewhere else, he makes you uncomfortable.”

And someone else said:”Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong anymore.”

And this what I said on the last page of my book:
THE END
But only of this book
Life goes on
So do…

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Getting smart.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Keep on blogging.

cancer killing recipe

I’m back! I’m sorry. I didn’t write a post for very long time – 41 days!
I don’t count Nov.22 post, because I just rebloged those great vegetarian recipes to wish you happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

I could not write!
I developed something like a mental fog or writers block.
But not that usual writers block that you have nothing to say.
That kind,that you have a lot to say. but you can not find the right words to say it.

Somebody say: ” It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it that counts”.

Mark Twain explained it best: ” The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – it’s difference between the lightning bug and the lightning “.

So, again, I did some research and I found a remedy – Gotu Kola.
They say that Gotu Kola can…

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