Outlander

If you’ve seen anything in this blog before you know I’m a book lover. Well I’m playing catch up. I passed over the Outlander series several years back upon encountering the books. I’m so sorry I did. The only reasons I can site are no one told me about them, and the cover art and …
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NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – September 29

Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29 be sure to observe National Coffee Day! Ah, the perfect cup of java.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. From the moment the average coffee …
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TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY

Talk Like a Pirate Day sails away annually on September 19th. All you bilge rats, Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgh! As you are out and about on September 19th, don’t be surprised if people are saying, “Ahoy Matie,” “Avast,” “Aye, Aye Capt’n,” “Land ho!” “Hornpipe,” and many other pirate-like phrases, because it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  While ordering …
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NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY

National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th.  On August 9th, we all celebrated National Book Lovers Day.  While these bookish days may seem similar, National Read a Book Day invites us ALL to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading.   Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share …
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SCOTTISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – April

During the month of April, Scottish-American Heritage is recognized. From first patriots, presidents and industrialists, Scottish Americans contributed significantly to the establishment and development of the United States. Learn more about Scotland. Indulge in both facts and fiction. My recommendations include, Diana Galbaldons Outlander, Men in Kilts, Clan Lands, and there are plenty of authors …
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NATIONAL UNICORN DAY

National Unicorn Day on April 9th each year celebrates the mythical horse-like creature with a single, pointed horn growing from the center of its forehead. Unicorns have been a popular mythical creature since the Ancient Greek times when people believed they lived in exotic India. While they were once considered to be fierce, powerful animals, …
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NATIONAL TARTAN DAY

National Tartan Day on April 6th honors the Scottish heritage flowing through the United States. From its early beginnings, Americans with Scottish ancestry endeavored for freedom as much as any American. It was in their blood. It was 400 years before the Scots declared, “For we fight not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, but …
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Are You Watching This?

Bridgerton, Discovery of Witches, Nancy Drew, and Men in Kilts, all are extremely worthy of a binge watch.  As the hiatus of some of our favorites have been extended, these are both great in thier own right and good for the break in some of our favorites. Men in Kilts While we wade through yet …
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LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY

On January 27nd if you need a break, Library Shelfie Day, offers a unique opportunity for book lovers. Some collectors of books tend to arrange their collections so their spines can be admired pleasantly. Others have a system of organization that results in an alternative art form. However our books are organized on the shelf, …
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Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day, December 8

Outlander fans here is one more way to incorporate our obsession into our everyday lives. Channel your inner Claire and pretend you are a time traveler. Whether a trip through a stone circle, or a lightning storm and a Delorian, you can be from the past to this time or in Trekkie style imagine the …
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