a few books

January 20, 2015 at 9:37 am (Uncategorized)

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

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Friends

January 14, 2015 at 1:46 am (Uncategorized)

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

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the listing of books

January 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm (books) (, , )

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

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