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Ann McCauley is a Pennsylvania women's literature author, who wrote the books Runaway Grandma and Mother Love, both available for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

May 2012
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Another sunny day…
Filed under: General
Posted by: Ann @ 8:47 am

Nothing like spring weather and sunshine to put an extra bounce of hope and joy in our lives. We went to see the movie,  The Hunger Games a few weeks ago…with low expectations but really liked it.  I told my granddaughter about the movie…she told me about the book and loaned me her copy. Three days ago I finshed reading the second book in The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Loved it! Katniss is defintely my heroine, I am anxious to read the third one as soon as I get my hands on it. These are really fun to read books recommended to me by my granddaughter as well as AARP!

Whne my ten year old Sunday School students started whistling the four note mockingbird tune during crafts last Sunday. I knew. They knew I knew. And it is good to be in tune with what is happening with the younger generations. So far I can see nothing harmful with young or old and everyone in between reading these great page turning thought provoking books. I predict there will be a great increase in the number of young girls who want to learn to use a bow and arrow!

My next book to read is a nonficiton, What’s So Great About America by Dinesh D’Souza. Obviously, I have a a very eclectic taste in books.

Last night we watched the French movie, with English captions, Coco Before Channel, on dvd. It was very good and the pre-WWI historical scenes were especially intriquing. The trouble with the first 40 minutes was me, I was doing the ironing while watching the movie. It’s hard to keep up with all those captions while ironing. Some days just don’t have enough minutes to do all that needs done! Next movie in our queue is I Bought A Zoo. We’ve heard soo many great things about this movie and we are looking forward to it.

Till next time…stay healhty and keep reading , and sure, why not watch a movie or two?

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PA days of sunshine and rain…
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Posted by: Ann @ 8:42 am

Again it has been many more days between blogs than I planned. Spring is a busy time of year for all of us country folks, lots of yard work to do as we transition from one season to the next. My daffodils were so gorgeous this year. They multilpied like rabbits! I replanted some to different flower plots and gave several bunches to family and friends who planted the bulbs so they could see the beautiful yellow flowers next spring as a reminder that another winter passed and a new spring is here. Though we had a our heaviest snow of the winter on April 23, right on top of those hardy daffodils… and they perked right back up after the snow melted! Amazing floral species.

Many months of hard work has come to fruition. Revised 2012 edition of Mother Love is now availble thorugh any book store and as well as on Amazon and B& E-pub of Mother Love is also available for the convenience of e-readers. Whew…Please check out the snappy new cover which fits the story so much better than the original.

I spoke to the Bradford Senior Center on behalf of Bradford Manor Nursing Home in April. Topic was The Writing Process. They were a kind and attentive audience. On May 5 I led a two hour workshop at the Olean Library in Olean, NY on Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing,Teaching and Publishing . Again I was fortunate to have a very interested and attenive group. And there were several attendees who showed real writing talent duiring the Writing Exercise.

I’m finally getting my Facebook Timeline updated…and almost understand how to continue the process! Now I am ready to get back to my writing again, real writing!

The most memorable book I read in the last month was So Big by Edith Ferber, copyright 1924. It was recommended to me by a new friend. She said it was the first book she could remember reading and loved it as a child. It was refreshingly sweet and I wish all high school and college students would read it…the ethics protrayed in this book could do so much to help our country find its way back to the core values that no longer seem to be a relevant part of our nation.

I also read the Hunger Games, after seeing the movie and loved both versions. It’s a very thought provoking concept of the future… Maybe that’s why I liked So Big, it took me on nostalgic journey to a safer time and place …after the Hunger Games jolt into a very unsavory future.

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Till next time…keep reading, my friends!

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