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A Book a Day.....

Okay, well, maybe not a whole book a day.  I mean, after all, Life is busy!  But, I always feel the need to carve out a wee bit of time to open a book and transport myself through the written word.  Usually, it is at the end of the day, when I crawl into bed that I find the time to partake in this activity.  So, on my bedside table always sits my current read and my funky reading glasses.  What a way to unwind and finish the day!  (Thank goodness, Eddie enjoys reading before retiring just as much as I do.)

While pondering on the subject of Kindle vs. Nook, my mind went a-ramblin' over books....and what I enjoy reading.  Honestly, I could write a book on this very subject myself!  I enjoy such a wide array of reading material that I find it difficult to limit myself to "favorites".  But, here are some......

Lately, I have been heavily into mystery - particularly a series by Diane Mott Davidson.  They revolve around a caterer who has a knack for solving mysteries with (and…

Give Me Some Feedback....

So, I'm thinking about getting a Kindle.  Anyone have one and can give me some product feedback?



I have always been an avid reader!  I remember my first trips to the public library as a child for story time; the unique-somewhat-musty smell of the place and the weight of large picture books in my arms as I proudly walked through the heavy doors of the Children's Department with my mother.  I still do the library thing quite a bit.  I mean, that's a great deal - getting to read books for absolutely free!  But, there's that tricky little thing called a "due date" that seems to get in my way....

Generally, I pick up used paperbacks.  But, occasionally I spring for a new one, particularly if I am going to be traveling.   However, there's the issue of what to do with the paperback once you've read it - particularly if it wasn't what you would consider a "keeper".  These seem to pile up in a box until I've accumulated enough to carry to the…

This Blasted Heat!!!

And the HEAT of Summer, 2011 just drags on and on.....

I am a warm weather person - let me be clear on that.  However, I have decided that I am not a HOT weather person!  Here it is, mid-July, and I can't remember the last day the temperature didn't go above 100 degrees here.  Maybe it was some time back in May......

Perhaps it is just because I hit the ripe old age of 50.  Perhaps my body is changing with age.  But, the heat is absolutely draining me this year!  By the time I go out on the back patio with my cup of coffee and watch the sunrise with the pups, it is in the mid-80's.  Noon brings us into the upper-90's.  And by the 5:00 rush towards home, we are sweltering well above 100.  It seems a reading of 107 or 108 isn't even raising eyebrows anymore.  I suppose we are just getting accustomed to this scorching dry heat.


I saw a funny post on Facebook this evening.  It was a photo of a portable marquee that read -

"Satan phoned.  He wants his weather back!&…