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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.

 

Currently reading

One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)
Seanan McGuire
Magic Slays
Ilona Andrews
The Spider (Elemental Assassin, #10)
Jennifer Estep
A Thousand Words for Stranger
Julie E. Czerneda
Wearing the Cape: A Superhero Novel
Marion G. Harmon
Progress: 18 %
Witches With the Enemy
Barb Hendee
A Darker Shade of Magic
V.E. Schwab
Sins of Empire
Brian McClellan
Rogue Protocol
Martha Wells
Progress: 95 %
Star Nomad
Lindsay Buroker
Progress: 100 %

Favorite Book Quotes


"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's the time of year for back to school purchases of new music players and ereaders ... please don't forget to donate the old to nursing homes and Music & Memory

Hey!  Imagine having to condense your library of books into what you could take to a nursing homes (or memory care facility), having to now use large text, depending on others to transport you to and from library (if even able to do that)  ... donate those old eereaders that will borrow/return library books electronically and allow text enlargement (they should come with a menu option to reset to factory defaults or "deregister"; if trouble finding on kindles, you can also do it from manage your account screens).

 

Music players are wanted as well.  

 

Have you heard of the "Music and Memory" program?  It's based on science that proves memory of music stays active in synapses and often improves memory when stimulated (https://musicandmemory.org/about/brain-music-connection/ plus Psychology today on why music helps Alzheimer's https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201312/why-do-the-songs-your-past-evoke-such-vivid-memories  ).  Lots of stories and videos on their site -- Henry's story will get you every time.  Plus nursing homes (memory care) seldom are good about providing access to individualized music tastes.  They do want apple products like iPods, shuffles, nanos, and apple/iTunes gift cards.  You can also email them the egift voucher iTunes codes from coinstar machines if you're hanging on to too much change ...

 

Source: http://musicandmemory.org/donate-my-ipod