The agency 1 : a spy in the house y.s. lee
From afar a science fiction mystery john russell fearn –
In the woods Tara French — good, but not the ending we wanted
The edge of the earth Christina Schwarz woman who goes to live with her husband in a light house in Monterey – not a happy book but good
The drop Michael Connelly police procedural
Dragonhaven Robin Mckinley Really good – felt very real for a fantasy novels
No Safety in Numbers Dayna Lorentz one Saturday everyone gets quarantined in a mall
Killer instinct / Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Death’s daughter / Amber Benson –fun
dead beat jim butcher ( dresden 7 )
Drop Dead Healthy A J Jacobs- same person that spent a year trying to live by the rules of the bible.. interesting two years of trying to find the healthy ways to live .
proven guilty jim butcher(dresden 8 ) those were both rereads the next is a one I haven’t read
Long, long ago there was a show called Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I was looking forward to it, because I had seen some gems in the campy movie of the same name. The TV show was so much better than the movie. My sisters and I talked about the show. Around the same time, my DH and I moved to CA . He worked long hours, and I went to the grocery store to find people to talk to. I was lonely. Somewhere along the line I found The Board.
The Board was the place where all kinds of different people talked about Buffy. There were professors, moms, lawyers, students, geeks,musicians and artists. We analyzed ,criticized, predicted the next move for our show, and got to know each other . Over 14 years we went from buffy friends to invisible friends to friends. Marriages, citizenship, children, divorces, bombs, salad shooters, careers, muffalettas, hair, and underwear were only a few of things we talked about.
Some of us have met in the physical world. Some of us are shorter than expected, sweeter than imagined, and spell better when we talk. But we have learned , that what we write is what we say.
Today we lost one of our own. ita was a fierce. She did Krav Maga and questioned you whenever your arguments got sloppy. She built our board. She put really gross links on our board (no , I am not sharing) and really beautiful links. She was brave . She moved to LA with and stayed with a relative stranger(Thanks Allyson) until she found a job. She was determined. Even with debilitating migraines every day she worked, stayed involved in fandoms , and took art classes.
everyday ita will be missed
Last year was the first year I didn’t list the books I’ve read since 1998. There were two reasons for this . One, I was getting annoyed when I fell behind and I wasn’t sure if I remembered everything. Two, I was getting competitive with myself over the numbers. I was worried about not making better numbers than the year before. Crazycakes. So last year, I listed nothing; but i am going to list again. I can’t remember enough of what I read off the top of my head. I know the Maisie Dobbs series was one I started this year . ( really good ) And I finished the Agent Pendergast series. I also know I read Devil in the White City – which lead me to read more non-fiction, most notably a book about Nellie Bly’s journey around the world.
The plan for this year is to start listing again , but not worry ( too much ) about numbers or 100% accuracy. and without further ado – the first two book of 2015.
Both of these books were found as I reviewed the Teen section at the Library.
Dead reckoning Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill As a team , these authors have done a lot of urban fantasy. this one is zombies and steampunk in the old west – just after the civil war. fun
Rock ‘n’ roll in locker seventeen Shannon Brown This one is about a boy that has an obsession about a rock and roll star that vanished in 1964. So far it has been fun, and not too over the top in any way. Our main character seems like any teenager trying to find his way. – looking forward to finishing this at dinner
I’ve seen a few lists on the internet and I have Opinions. Here are my thoughts. Sadly, I am not in charge of the world, or a nutritionist, or a scientist; so my opinion only counts if you want it to count. I don’t really care what you eat. Yes, you can complain about you weight and eat ice cream. Just don’t do it at the same time, enjoy you ice cream.
1) Fast food.
I’ve eaten fast food 2x in the last 3- 6 years. most of it isn’t that tasty. And it is gigantic amounts of calories that are not really balanced in the nutritional sense. and I swear there is something in the food that makes you crave it It is odd that the more you eat it the more you want it.
2) Over-processed food.
the definition of processed – is sort of interesting – because chopping up a veggie is processing it. So lets just say stuff that is very shelf stable because it has lots of extra stuff in it. Or added colors. or neon colors. I’ve read a bunch of articles that suggest preservatives and some of the other food additives cause inflammation. Asthma, diabetes, and heart disease all have inflammation . Yes I eat Doritos and Pringles – but don’t think I should.
3) added sugar.
I’m not talking cakes and pies and cookies – you know what they are. but peanut butter and beans? they don’t need it. Cutting out added sugars – will , over time , reduce your sweet tooth.
4) artificial sweeteners.
They taste bad. And the research on them puts all kinds of things like – messing with your glucose levels, inflammation, and cancer. And even if they didn’t do anything – they can increase your desire for sugar.
5) things you don’t like.
Seriously, If you are not a veggie eater, find a few to eat and add some fruit. Throw some chopped spinach in your spaghetti sauce. Be a grown up and figure out how to get some nutrition in your diet
but if you hate Kale- don’t eat it. Those really sad danishes from the grocery store – that aren’t really good , don’t eat them. don’t like beef , don’t eat it. Eating food you don’t like can lead to overeating because you aren’t satisfied and sometimes if you don’t really like something your body is saying something .
What should you eat? Good, tasty food. Prepared with care , not corporation. Organic when you can. As close to a natural state as makes sense. and always with enjoyment.