Book Report Advice

(Because we’re getting emails asking for help!)

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56 Responses to “Book Report Advice”

  1. Howlers
    8:41 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Good morning, all.
    Spence, we could write a book report all by ourselves, after reading your advice. Forward! That’s our state of mind too, Amigo!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:44 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Good morning Howlers and all! Thanks for that Spence and hope you don’t mind if mom forwards it to the grandkids.
    Enjoy a superlative Saturday ????

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:46 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Everyone, if you haven’t done so please catch up on last night’s blog so you know about BooBear.

  4. Rose-the small and meek
    8:53 am on April 23rd, 2016


    Heh! Heh! Nice post, Spence!

    BooBear: Sob! I an terribly upset to hear the news about the robbery. I can truly say that I know what your mom must be going through. The first apartment that Grizz and I shared was broken into while we were at work. Many things of monetary value were taken, as well as things of sentimental value. It is a horrible violation. We never felt safe after the robbery, and within months we moved away. I am glad that youse were not hurt.

    C.Hobbitz idea of looking into pawn shops is a good one.

  5. Rose-the small and meek
    8:57 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Great GOOGLE doodle celebrating Shakespeare!

    We will be getting together with the Prof’s sister who lives in France, and is also a Prof today. This is one of her bi-annual visits to New York. A long walk on the nature trail in Goshen and an early dinner are planned.

  6. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    9:01 am on April 23rd, 2016

    BooBear, terrible about the break in. Heartbreaking. The crook or crooks knew what they were after. I’m sure the police could tell that too.

  7. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    9:09 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Good morning. Going out to look for some flowers, although probably can’t plant anything except pansies yet. Still some cold days ahead.

    Hope Boobear’s Mom is able to find some of the stolen items.

  8. B.Stover
    9:24 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Interesting. I have to do some research on St. Roch.

    Yes, today’s Google Doodle is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. If you click on the blue “Shakespeare,” you are taken to an interesting link which I’ll have to explore.

    Good morning all.

  9. Wose-the small and meek
    9:30 am on April 23rd, 2016

    And because I woke up with this song in my head…

  10. Linda
    10:23 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Enjoyed Spence’s post.

    BooBear and Mom: Loving thoughts coming to you from Wisconsin. My parents and grandparents were victims of house burglaries. That feeling of violation is devastating. Everyone has given good advice. Just know we are thinking of you.

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:43 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Morning all
    Great advice from the Hobbit last night.
    And we like the book report “help” too.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    10:44 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Wose, are we mistaken or do many of the songs you wake up with come from movies?

  13. BearSpiritDog
    12:22 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Dear BooBear: We just read your Terrible News of last night. Glad to hear all of you are okay, but How Devastating for your poor mom!
    We are praying the Precious Jewelry will be Recovered Very Soon and the Crooks Caught.
    There must be a Special Place in Hell for those who do such things.

  14. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    12:47 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Many times drugs are involved. I know someone who stole her own grandmother’s jewelry and sold it. Addiction does something to one’s honor and integrity.

  15. C.hobbitz
    1:17 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Spencer: I will go forward and laugh at Y and Z also! Beats cringing.

    Heading home to Alaska today. I am glad I checked in online last night for my flight. I thought the plane was leaving at 1:00 and I was going to leave my house at 10am to arrive two hours ahead of time. However the plane ARRIVES in Seattle ar 1:00! My flight leaves at 10:30 am so I had to leave my house by 7:30 am. Oops. Sorry to miss Nana but my layover in Seattle isn’t long.

    It looks like half the plane indicated that they needed extra time to board the plane. People with canes or babies are obvious. I am suspicious of a lot of the others.


  16. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    1:30 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Have a good flight back Hobbit.

    I have done some grass cutting, weed pulling, and a little flower planting. Now time for a little siesta.

  17. Martha
    1:33 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    BooBear, I am so sorry about the events of yesterday. My neighbor checked Craigslist after some items were stolen. They were there, and the police took it from there.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    1:41 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    CHobbitz, I guess that the DDD is suspicious for extra boarding time. Of course, rhe is suspicious for many things πŸ™‚

  19. Masquers
    1:46 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Stupid thieves posting stolen items on Craigslist…obviously not members of Mensa.

    Hobbit: Sorry to miss you on the flight home. Sadie and Mr. Big will be so happy to see you!

  20. Herd of Hounds
    1:57 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    We are so glad that the Hobbit will soon be home with Sadie Bear and Mr. Big. If we didn’t miss our peeps so much, we let them spend more time in Alaska. Hey wait, why don’t they just take us, we would really like to meet Sadie Bear. Not so sure about Mr. Big.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    2:06 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Mom came home excited about being ready for “emergencies”, whatever they might be. She said she used to have oily lamps and flash lights but now she has battery string lights on timers and battery candles and a battery “welcome” lights AND a fan that is electric or battery! Wow! Life is good πŸ™‚

  22. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    3:13 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    With the pieces being diamond jewelry there is more chance that thieves will try to pawn or sell them. Better chance of finding them. We had a client who had mostly gold pieces stolen and the police said they would be sold and melted down within a few days.

    Had one of my go-to easy dinners last night. Baked sweet potato, stuffed with grilled shrimp, spinach, red onion and shaved parm. If you want something easy or are not inclined to cook, but still want something healthy, this is the real deal.

    I grew up thinking sweet potatoes were served at holidays, and topped with brown sugar and marshmallows. Actually, they go amazingly well with whatever you like for a topping. I have tried taco ingredients, pasta sauce with veggies and another favorite – cubed chicken, mushrooms, bacon, broccoli and shredded cheese. So gelicious, and you can throw it all together for a one dish meal in 5-10 minutes, (plus the 45-60 minutes baking time. My gourmet hint of the day!

  23. Herd of Hounds
    3:22 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Barb &M&L, we love your gourmet hints. Mom likes to put nice meals on but is a lazy donkey πŸ™ Thanks for good and healthy ideas.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    3:57 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    If anyone is looking for me I’ll Be in the Kitchen.

  25. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    3:58 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Thanks HOH, and that should have said delicious, but you know what I mean!

    Oh, and the spinach was sauted with chopped garlic.

  26. Linda
    4:49 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Barb&M&L: Keep those wonderful ideas coming!

  27. C.hobbitz
    5:15 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    HOH: it is the young single men and women I am suspicious about needing extra time to board a plane. It was a full flight and I suspect they wanted dibs on the overhead storage and probably opted to put their carry ons and bags overhead and leave their feet free of stuff. A woman with a child took the entire overhead bin and more than one passenger called her out on it so she had to put a few things under her feet and the child’s feet.

  28. Masquers
    5:39 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Hobbit: The rules are clear…only 2 bags per passenger…one in the overhead and one personal carry-on under the seat in front of you. Although we noticed on our last flight that the seats are crammed so close together these days that sometimes it is a challenge to find room for one’s feet let alone a bag. Talk about flying sardinesj!

  29. Masquers
    5:54 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    And good for the rest of the passengers speaking up!

  30. Herd of Hounds
    6:08 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Mom’s purse (aka steamer trunk) is the smaller of the 2 bags she carries…sort of like Dawson. Her carry on bag is an insulated picnic bag and BOTH fit under the seat in front of her with her feet. How do BIG people fly?

  31. C.hobbitz
    6:24 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    I know the rules are clear but know one seems toenforce them. One pet peeve are passengers who put their bags in the front overhead bins and then walk to their seats at the back of the plane…so tthey don’t have to wrestle their luggage down the aisle when boarding and up the aisle when deplanning. Also, since there are size restrictions on luggage, there needs to be some size restrictions on some of those top-of-the-line baby strollers that are rediculously large.

    I have boarded and am next to a very overweight man who is not going to be able to pull down and use the tray. And there is a crying baby two seats away. I do have a good book.

    O joy, the woman with the baby traded with someone so crying baby is across the aisle from me. Baby also screaming.

  32. C.hobbitz
    6:25 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    I do hate otter correct. I thought I had caught them all but it should be “no one” rather than “know one”

  33. Thieves!
    6:29 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    BooBear: You may also keep an eye on eBay for your items. Our neighbor said that her relative was burglarized in the past and they were able to recover the jewelry from pawn shops. There is hope! We here are upset for you. We may be thieves, but we would never steal anything. Grump!

    We are putting together a schedule to watch over you and your house. Charlie is brewing a big pot of cahors. He volunteered B and their easy chair for first watch.

  34. Staff
    7:20 pm on April 23rd, 2016
    (Wolves playing tug of war with some long dead furry food item.)

    BooBear, Oh my dog! I haven’t been on the blog since late last night and missed the post about your robbery. I am so sorry that happened and am glad the fur babies are all safe. I am sad that your physical memories are gone. sniff.

  35. Herd of Hounds
    7:24 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Can the black Canadians of the HOH have one of the night shifts, please? We would love to be of assistance.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    7:29 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Staff, we love the tug o’ war and the dominant wolf. Love the nature vidoes!
    Regarding the watch over BB’s mom, we’ll blur there for the second shift, that way mom won’t miss us πŸ™‚

  37. RiΓΆ – The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    BooBear!…Oh my dawg! Oh my dawg!…gasp!…Those are all the words I have right now. Later they will be downright mad words…grump!…I hope you are not so shaken then stirred today. I hope you are feeling grateful yer pal and all those kats are okay…snuffle!..We here are thinking of youse.

  38. Macy the Min Pin
    8:52 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    So this is what daytime looks like.

  39. Rose-the small and meek
    8:57 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    HOH: I am laughing about your observation regarding movie music. I love movies and music!

  40. dawson
    9:10 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Macy the MinPin: You layabout! Daytime looks mighty grey here today.

    It is raining, only with white crystals attached to the drops.

    Another layabout!
    A napping sort of day, I thought, but the cats have been extremely needy and incessantly begful due to an extra treat of soft food yesterday. They remember and once an extra treat, always an extra treat is a core belief.

  41. RiΓΆ – The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Core!…For once I totally agree with the Kats…snort!…Once an extra treatie, always and extra treatie!…chuffle!burp!

  42. Staff
    9:32 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Hey there Macy! It is still daylight here also. Barely! We had a grey and rainy day today. The Twins struck out 18 times today. In one game. sob. sniff.

  43. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    9:33 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Dawson, Loulou says like Rio and you are in trouble.

  44. Rose-the small and meek
    9:33 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Staff: Baseball! I think HRH,B owes you a pie!

  45. Rose-the small and meek
    9:35 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    MPM&LL’s Mom:

    We are twins at 9:33!

  46. Herd of Hounds
    9:36 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Rose: The magic is in the music and the music’s in me! ????

  47. Martha
    10:53 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    C.Hobbitz, we wish a safe trip all the way home and a comfortable sleep.

  48. Tupper's Mama
    11:08 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Hobbit – we know your pain. Planes are no longer fun adventures, but instead are trials to be endured to get to your location.

    We have been at the big, formal, social obligation. Wasn’t as much fun as we hoped. The servers passing the hor d’eurves never came near our table. Most of the dinner was on the “forbidden foods” list for me ( though the Storyteller enjoyed two fruit cups and two Bananas Foster desserts). But we will say the live band after dinner was phenomenal. So, not a terrible evening, and now social duty is done. For a year.

  49. Leonard, the Rescue Not the Storyteller
    11:14 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Storyteller: Mind if I cut in?

  50. C.hobbitz
    11:16 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Home sweet home to Sadie and Mr. Big. Life is good.
    Four crying babies on plane but I was able to tune them out plus they slept off and on. I actually don’t mind babies crying because I figure they can’t help it. The one nearest me was quiet after the initial 29-30 minutes. I did feel bad for the very large guy but he was nice. Taxi ride home smooth and fast but I think he left the meter on in my driveway as the by the time I paid what had been $25 became $31. Live and learn.

  51. The Storyteller, Not The Rescue
    11:25 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Come on by, my friend. I’m sure you could shake your tail feathers on the dance floor.

  52. Leonard, the Rescue Not the Storyteller
    11:37 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    What’s this? I have feathers!?! Clearly, my Lady has been keeping this a secret. Consider the feathers shaken and the rug cut!

  53. Thieves!
    11:38 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Hobbitz: You felt bad for the big guy sitting next to you? Why was he crying?

  54. The Storyteller, Not The Rescue
    11:48 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Yup, your Lady has been hiding those feathers up on the same high shelf as Jr.’s eyebrows!

  55. Staff
    11:53 pm on April 23rd, 2016

    Thieves and Storyteller. Youse guys are making me laugh! Alice says to tell you that she has a feathery tail too!

  56. Macy the min pin
    12:20 am on April 24th, 2016

    Alas, I have no tail feathers. Mine and Annie’s tails are slick as whistles, if that makes any sense. Belle, on the other paw has a very feathery tail despite the fact that they fall off all day and night. Go figure

    Golimka, the servers were doing you a public service.

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