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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4ibpAsGcG4U/Ub3oYUMyxsI/AAAAAAAAAeo/YliaffpyO_U/s1600/fountain.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4ibpAsGcG4U/Ub3oYUMyxsI/AAAAAAAAAeo/YliaffpyO_U/s400/fountain.jpg" width="267" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://168.166.196.11/rockbridge/cave.htm">via</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Devil's Icebox, a wild,&nbsp;underground cave located in Rock Bridge State Park is&nbsp;a very popular&nbsp;attraction for&nbsp;the residents of my hometown,&nbsp;Columbia, Missouri. Since the early 1800's, the cave has invited&nbsp;curious minds to explore its nooks and crannies. Devoid of lighted pathways and rail cars, visitors experience</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"> the natural habitat and unique wildlife as the spelunkers did when they first discovered the cave. A first hand&nbsp;encounter with&nbsp;nature's rugged beauty. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I have always thought of the cave as an anomaly:&nbsp;weird, abnormal, even peculiar. The damp slippery cave walls and flowing streams are home to bats, even flat worms. Only when a person&nbsp;sheds light on them, do others know they exist. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">We all have peculiar things hidden away. Things we don't want others to see. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I believe its time to shed light on mine: </span></div><ul><li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">I absolutely hate it when a pencil is without an eraser. I don't care if the pencil is&nbsp;fairly new. No eraser, No pencil. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">It goes straight in the garbage.</span> <span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">I even buy eraser toppers to put onto pencils at work because it bothers me so much.</span> </div></li><li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">When I'm thinking, I bite my tongue and stick it in the side of my cheek as though&nbsp;biting it&nbsp;enhances brain power. I have always done this even as a little child. I have no idea why I do this&nbsp;although my childhood is scattered with pictures of my tongue in my cheek. I must have been thinking really hard all the time. </span></div></li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I can't have fruit in my cereal. It doesn't belongs there. I won't eat it.</span></div></li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2elkTXv96S0/UbO_yMDlPmI/AAAAAAAAAbc/l9rIRkyg9KA/s1600/16059382.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2elkTXv96S0/UbO_yMDlPmI/AAAAAAAAAbc/l9rIRkyg9KA/s400/16059382.jpg" width="258" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">The Quirks: Welcome To Normal</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Erin Soderberg</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Bloomsbury Children's Books</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Mallory has a few&nbsp;quirks she wants to hide away from the world. Specifically, four: her mom, Bree,&nbsp;who can control minds, her grandpa, Quinn,&nbsp;who can manipulate time, her sister, Penelope, whose imagination makes&nbsp;what she thinks&nbsp;come alive, and her brother, Finn,&nbsp;who no-one can see at all. Molly doesn't have any powers and she wants to keep the town of Normal, Michigan&nbsp;from thinking the rest of her family is anything but ordinary. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">The book is really cute!&nbsp; Truly a great story. It reminded me of a literary version of the movie, "The Incredibles." I enjoyed the characters and the problems they get into and solve as a result of their powers. A sense of family and friendship is sprinkled throughout the book and is a great way to teach children about the importance of differences in each dynamic. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">Rating: 4.5</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I received this novel from netgalley, courtesy of the publisher. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"></div><div align="center"></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4ibpAsGcG4U/Ub3oYUMyxsI/AAAAAAAAAeo/YliaffpyO_U/s1600/fountain.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4ibpAsGcG4U/Ub3oYUMyxsI/AAAAAAAAAeo/YliaffpyO_U/s400/fountain.jpg" width="267" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://168.166.196.11/rockbridge/cave.htm">via</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Devil's Icebox, a wild,&nbsp;underground cave located in Rock Bridge State Park is&nbsp;a very popular&nbsp;attraction for&nbsp;the residents of my hometown,&nbsp;Columbia, Missouri. Since the early 1800's, the cave has invited&nbsp;curious minds to explore its nooks and crannies. Devoid of lighted pathways and rail cars, visitors experience</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"> the natural habitat and unique wildlife as the spelunkers did when they first discovered the cave. A first hand&nbsp;encounter with&nbsp;nature's rugged beauty. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I have always thought of the cave as an anomaly:&nbsp;weird, abnormal, even peculiar. The damp slippery cave walls and flowing streams are home to bats, even flat worms. Only when a person&nbsp;sheds light on them, do others know they exist. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">We all have peculiar things hidden away. Things we don't want others to see. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I believe its time to shed light on mine: </span></div><ul><li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">I absolutely hate it when a pencil is without an eraser. I don't care if the pencil is&nbsp;fairly new. No eraser, No pencil. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">It goes straight in the garbage.</span> <span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">I even buy eraser toppers to put onto pencils at work because it bothers me so much.</span> </div></li><li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">When I'm thinking, I bite my tongue and stick it in the side of my cheek as though&nbsp;biting it&nbsp;enhances brain power. I have always done this even as a little child. I have no idea why I do this&nbsp;although my childhood is scattered with pictures of my tongue in my cheek. I must have been thinking really hard all the time. </span></div></li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><li><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I can't have fruit in my cereal. It doesn't belongs there. I won't eat it.</span></div></li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2elkTXv96S0/UbO_yMDlPmI/AAAAAAAAAbc/l9rIRkyg9KA/s1600/16059382.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2elkTXv96S0/UbO_yMDlPmI/AAAAAAAAAbc/l9rIRkyg9KA/s400/16059382.jpg" width="258" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">The Quirks: Welcome To Normal</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Erin Soderberg</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Bloomsbury Children's Books</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;, Courier, monospace;">Mallory has a few&nbsp;quirks she wants to hide away from the world. Specifically, four: her mom, Bree,&nbsp;who can control minds, her grandpa, Quinn,&nbsp;who can manipulate time, her sister, Penelope, whose imagination makes&nbsp;what she thinks&nbsp;come alive, and her brother, Finn,&nbsp;who no-one can see at all. Molly doesn't have any powers and she wants to keep the town of Normal, Michigan&nbsp;from thinking the rest of her family is anything but ordinary. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">The book is really cute!&nbsp; Truly a great story. It reminded me of a literary version of the movie, "The Incredibles." I enjoyed the characters and the problems they get into and solve as a result of their powers. A sense of family and friendship is sprinkled throughout the book and is a great way to teach children about the importance of differences in each dynamic. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">Rating: 4.5</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;"></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">I received this novel from netgalley, courtesy of the publisher. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"></div><div align="center"></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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