18 February 2014

Who to contact to help Melissa Anelli @melissaanelli

Wondering if we could perhaps write kind emails in support of Melissa Anelli I reached out on twitter with Maureen Johnson re-tweeting my tweet and have a list of people we can contact.  If you know of info OR you write a letter I can share here for others to use, leave a comment!

This is the post from Melissa Anelli if you are wondering what this is about.  This is the post by Maureen Johnson.  This is the NPR interview with Melissa.

Thanks to 

Cameron Campbell: @ronindotca

Gareth Hughes: @GarethMP
itsss chony: @ChonyM
Sarah Dreyer: @SarahDreyer
Michael LeDoux: @mledoux337
Grumpy @GrumpyYesAmusin
These are ideas and actual links to those on twitter and online:

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Write to Parliament regarding the Harmful Digital Communications Bill by THIS FRIDAY!  Along with all the other Parliamentary members at this link: https://twitter.com/nzparliament/mps/members and the website with a list of New Zealand Parliament: http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/mpp/mps/current/

Clare Curran

Dunedin South Labour MP; communications and IT, regional & economic development, civil defence and emergency services,& open govt. Never gives up on impt stuff

Dunedin South, NZ · 
https://twitter.com/clarecurranmp / blog.labour.org.nz


Gareth Hughes
https://twitter.com/garethmp

I'm a Green MP, a dad to two kids, was once arrested dressed as Ronald McDonald and I like to scuba dive. Connect, construct, contribute.

Wellington · greens.org.nz

Judith Collins
https://twitter.com/JudithCollinsMP

Authorised by Hon. Judith Collins MP, Roselands Shopping Ctr, 98 Great South Road, Papakura
New Zealand · judithcollins.co.nz

Metiria Turei
https://twitter.com/metiria

I am a Green Party Co-leader and MP in Aotearoa New Zealand. Authorised by Jon Field, Level 2, 17 Garrett Street, Wellington
Wellington · greens.org.nz/people/metiria…


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Mike Moore - New Zealand Ambassador to the United States
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06 January 2014

Things I am going to try to do in 2014

I am not a New Years Resolution kind of gal.  New Years has never really been a big exciting night for me since usually I'm babysitting.  This year I had dinner with a friend and then ice cream at a place neither of us had tried but heard amazing things about.  I do have some goals for 2014 so here they are:

Read 350 books this year.  I am going to include children's books since I read several of them at the school I volunteer at.  Last year I didn't even include them all and hit my goal of 300 books.    

Finish reading books I started last year.  Some are on my kindle app and some are books I need to borrow or buy.

When I travel I will use my iPad and phone for reading.  This means downloading more digital books which is something I'm striving to do.  I recently took a trip and ONLY read on my devices instead of taking books.  It was the best idea ever as I only packed a backpack for 3 days and have never traveled that light.

Write more book reviews.

As soon as I bring a book home add it to my Goodreads account.  I have not been doing my best to keep my account up to date with books I own/borrow so that I don't accidentally end up with two copies.

Try to read as many of the books as I own as possible before borrowing books from the library.  In an attempt to clear out some of my TBR pile I sorted through my ARC's that I've had for a while and seriously considered if I was going to read them.  I donated a bag to Candace for her to donate to an Indian Reservation and sent a few boxes off to various people.  I also have another box to send to a school.  

Non book related: Eat healthier and actually start running again.  I finally have 2 pairs of running shoes so this is do-able.  I eat too much junk and eat out too often.

Do better at communicating with friends that live nearby and actually hang out.  I tend to fail at this and then wonder why I'm home every night with nothing to do. 

Save up money so I can FINALLY return to Northern Ireland.  I miss my 'kids' and the country.  It's such a beautiful place with beautiful people.


01 January 2014

December Reading Challenge

My very un-edited photo of books I've read recently. Stacked so I remember to write reviews.


In January I read 24 books. My Goodreads goal for 2013 is 300 books. In February I read 31 books. During March I read 31 books and April, I read 27 books. During May I read 27 books. For June I ended up being 15 books. July was a bit crazy with travel but I was able to read 30 books.
August saw me with 22 books read. September I went up to 25 books read and my Goodreads was 231/300.  October was crazy busy so I only read 12 books and the total was 243/300. November I killed it and read 26 books bringing my total to 269/300.

December was a bit crazy...I stayed up late and some days read two books from start to finish.  I took some time to stay home and enjoy all the amazing books I had around me.  Lots of great ARC's this month that are 2014 releases.  Finally realizing I should also count the books I read with the children during reading groups at school brought me to my total.  If I had been keeping track of all the reading group books I'd be higher then my goal but oh well.  I hit my goal this year of 300.  I am amazed because Goodreads says that means I read 91,951 PAGES...holy crap.


Fiction

A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde
The Wild Girl by Jim Fergus


Romance

A Night Like This by Julia Quinn
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein


Young Adult Fiction

Catch a Falling Star
Easy by Tammara Webber
Fox Forever (Jenna Fox Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson
I Will Save You by Matt De La Pena
The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik
The Bridge From Me to You by Lisa Schroeder
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Dissected by Megan Bostic
Going Nowhere Faster by Sean Beaudoin
The Offering (The Pledge #3) by Kimberly Derting
The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
Liar by Justine Larbalestier


Young Adult Non-Fiction

The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez


Children's Fiction

Go West, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
Bravo, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson
The Triad of Finity (Oliver Nocturne #6) by Kevin Emerson
The Eternal Tomb (Oliver Nocturne #5) by Kevin Emerson
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
ABC by Dr. Seuss
Brown Bear Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle
One Fish Two Fish by Dr. Seuss
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

01 December 2013

November Reading Challenge

(This is where a photo of the books I read normally goes...but I'm being lazy so no photo sorry)

In January I read 24 books. My Goodreads goal for 2013 is 300 books. In February I read 31 books. During March I read 31 books and April, I read 27 books. During May I read 27 books. For June I ended up being 15 books. July was a bit crazy with travel but I was able to read 30 books.
August saw me with 22 books read. September I went up to 25 books read and my Goodreads was 231/300.  October was crazy busy so I only read 12 books.  243/300.

In November I killed it and read a lot of books by authors I met at Vegas Valley Book Festival.  Okay I knew a few of these authors beforehand. *shrugs* I bought a ton of amazing books and have had book hangover A LOT this month.  The total books read for November was 26 so my new total is 269/300.

Young Adult Fiction

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin
The Locket by Stacey Jay
The Dark Shore (The Atlanteans #2) by Kevin Emerson
The Lost Code (The Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson
If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
Exile by Kevin Emerson
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
The Passionaries (The Blessed #2) by Tonya Hurley

Young Adult Non-Fiction

The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez


Children's Fiction

The Demon Hunter (Oliver Nocturne #4) by Kevin Emerson
Blood Ties (Oliver Nocturne #3) by Kevin Emerson
The Sunlight Slayings (Oliver Nocturne #2) by Kevin Emerson
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia's Family Album by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off by Herman Parish
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish
Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
The Vampire's Photograph (Oliver Nocturne #1) by Kevin Emerson
Carlos is Gonna Get It by Kevin Emerson
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves #1) by Jean Craighead George

01 November 2013

October Reading Challenge




In January I read 24 books. My Goodreads goal for 2013 is 300 books. In February I read 31 books. During March I read 31 books and April, I read 27 books. During May I read 27 books. For June I ended up being 15 books. July was a bit crazy with travel but I was able to read 30 books.
August saw me with 22 books read. September I went up to 25 books read and my Goodreads was 231/300.

October was crazy busy with the Wordstock Festival along with a friend visiting me from out of town.  I didn't read as much so my total was 243/300.  Wow I only read 12 books this month!


Young Adult Fiction

The Blessed (The Blessed #1) by Tonya Hurley
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
Arcadian Falls (Arcadian #3) by Kai Meyer
Fire & Flood (#1) by Victoria Scott
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens
The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
False Sight (False Memory #2) by Dan Krokos
False Memory (False Memory #1) by Dan Krokos
Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman


Romance

Own the Wind (Chaos #1) by Kristen Ashley