kath's ( mckait) 75 book challenge reads 2009 Thread #5
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#65 The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne
#66 One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
#67 The Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
#68 Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards
#69 The Last Report On The Miracles At Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
#70 Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich
#71 Columbine by Dave Cullen
#72 The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
#73 The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw
#74 Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley & The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
#75 The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes
# 76 Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
#77 Schuyler's Storm by Robert Rummel-Hudson
#78 Secrets of the Unified Field: The Philadelphia Experiment, The Nazi Bell, and the Discarded Theory by Joseph P. Farrell
#79 Shake the Devil off by Ethan Brown
#80 They Myrtle Plantation by Frances Kermeen
#81 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
#82 The Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
#83 Yes, My Darling Daughter: A Novel by Margaret Leroy
#84 The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
#85 The Rapture by Liz Jensen
#86 Gift from My Son: Autism Redefined by Keli Lindelien
#87 The Woman Who Can't Forget by Jill Price
#88 I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
#89 Haunted by James Herbert 91. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
#90 The Year of Past Things by M.A. Harper
#91 Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
#92 Autism's False Prophets by Dr. Paul A. Offit
#93 Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
#94 Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
#95 Dance for Amelia by Peter Beagle
#96 A Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
#97 The Raven by Peter Landesman
#98 Direct Red by Gabrial Weston
#99 A Gate at The Stairs by Lorrie Moore
#100 Second Sight by George D Shuman
#101 Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk
#102 The Lost City of Z by David Grann
#103 In The Woods by Tana French
#104 The Likeness by Tana French
#105 The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
#106 The Midwife's Tale
#107 Shadow Game
#108 Mind Game
#109 Night Game
#110 Double Take
Again, I loved reading this book. I was drawn into the story immediately.
We are asked to believe the improbable, but that is a novel after all.
French makes the unlikely seem possible, kept my attention, and gave
me a very enjoyable read. I recommend both this book and In the Woods.
Thanks for starring me :)
one who sent Cassie into her undercover op with the drug dealers? I hope Cassie appears though...
I am a bit leary about all of this because Frank was my least favorite character in both books..
I had to leave to do furkid things.. buy cat food and wash the Duncan. He hates me now.. sigh. The cats will love me because I bought a whole case of their fave beef fancy feast.
later.. I will be shearing said Duncan, he will hate me more. O should have bought him a bone...
My ER book arrived today.. The Day The Falls Stood Still, so that will be my next read.
I'm finally getting your threads caught up. Looks like you have been reading some gooooood books!
Duncan will forgive, Furkids always do. (bribery does work)
I have started The Day The Falls Stood Still,and I am liking it so far.. but I've only just begun...
yes, I have had some good reads lately though ...
Carmenere.. I will look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book!
I was beginning to think that you and Stasia would never stop bickering. I thought I had gone back in time to when I was raising my girls. hee hee
My guess is you are rested up and having a good day.
I am so happy you are having fun. Fun is THE best thing to have!~!
I have just been sitting watching the interaction and laughing!~!
Stasia---you are probably giddy from no sleep and we know that giddy is just Kath's natural condition. LOL
Today I also received my advanced reading copy of The Day The Falls Stood Still. I have a few library books to read so most likely won't start the ARC until next week. I'll anxiously await your comments.
thanks for finding me ficus and all.....
I didn't get much reading done. My kitty Rosie was not acting right yesterday.
I took her to the vet ( which I never do unless I am very concerned) and he wanted to send me home after just giving her subQ fluids and wait and see. I said not thank you, xrays please. Well.. she apparently ate.... something. It is stuck there.. making her feel bad. I am giving her catlax today, and hoping she eats a bit... and passes it. If not, she will have surgery tomorrow. I am a very worried kitty mom....
Poor thing, you have been through way too much during spring and now summer.
Hugs to you and Rosie.
I am sorry your Rosie is out of sorts. I certainly hope everything you did for her did the trick and that surgery will not be necessary.
We had a springer spaniel that forever would carry rocks around in her mouth and she swallowed one; complete blockage and surgery to follow. We do so love our family of critters, don't we?
Do let us know, please, when you have tired of catastrophes raining down upon you my dear.
Today I am down to getting the house, pet food, and fridge ready for hubby and grands for while I am gone and packing. Then we will leave early tomorrow for Portland and he and the boys will dump me off at the airport and go on to the Portland OMSI and stay overnight, come up the coast and spend a night in Long Beach at our favorite inn and use the pool and then come on home on Friday. I bet they have a blast.
I think I will have to wait about 4 or 5 hours for my flight, but I am taking a good book (Battle Cry of Freedom) and I want them to be able to have a full day there so I don't mind. It was actually my idea for them to just drop me off and go.
I am not looking forward to the weather down there, but cannot wait to see my Robbi!~! One or the other of us has been calling daily to ask: how many more wake ups til I'm there!~! LOL
It will be all good.
luv ya and will catch up with you if the town library has public internet access. Otherwise I'll catch you in 2 weeks. You, Rosie and all the other critters take care.
if she's eating and not vomiting that is probably a good sign....but she could also have a partial obstruction that might require surgery ( I know you don't want that )
staying hydrated is important...it will also help move things along
keep her close tonight ( I know you will )
will be thinking about you two (((HUGS)))
Hopefully Rosie will be ok without the surgery. Thinking of you both.
even on digital x-ray..
lol curly... I know.. I used to work for this vet...
upside ,I know a lot...downside... I know a lot.
Thanks though.. I appreciate your info a lot.
diane and doc.. thank you :)
She ate well yesterday.. didnt use box .. but didn't vomit..
so? I am taking her for another xray this morning. We will see
whats happening then. If need be ~surg this afternoon... but my friend
jo will assist. Thank the goddess.. some of the techs in that place..
some of other support staff... well, no comment.
She is doing well, is hungry and ate well yesterday and hungry today ( npo at moment)
I will bring her home as soon as she is awake. I do not ever leave my pets to overnight at a vets. Never. Very few vets have night staff...The only time I left a pet is when Duncan nearly died and I took him to Akron. They have a fully staffed hospital at night, so he was safe. When I worked for the vet, Jo and I walked into way too many scary mornings.. I learned a good lesson. Most vets will allow you to sign a paper to take your pet home. If they won't, if they won't work with you.. get a new vet. ( or doctor for yourself if that is the case.. if a doctor will not work with you.. fire him) I am so fortunate because I alone manage Duncans care. Vet is there If I need him, or for yearly bloodwork.. but I manage doses and so on, for a list of reasons.
Do you know that our suggested doses are often 2X those in Canada... Specifically for PercortenV but for other drugs and people and pets as well. Interesting eh?
Thank you for the good wishes. I have an apt at 10:30 so...
poor doc is probably thinking I am a nightmare of a noncompliant patient or patient mom. he is no doubt right from his point of view .. :)
Seriously, though, doctors aren't the smartest people in the world, and frequently their ears don't work very well and their minds are not focused on the patient as much as they should be. (And I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't guilty of that more times than I'd like to admit to!) So, IMO, it is never inappropriate to at least question the doctor/MLP/NP/etc. about the plan of care if it doesn't make sense to you, or you are not in agreement with it. The recent experience of a well-known 75er is exhibit A in that regard. And I wouldn't always assume that because the doctor is, in your opinion, "smarter" than you are, or "knows more about medicine" than you do, that this is truly the case. I know that I can pop up a dozen or more stories off the top of my head about misdiagnoses by other physicians that left me shaking my head in disbelief -- and I'm sure that many others on this thread could do the same.
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Dr in front of a name puts me on alert, does not make my brain melt. Drs have studied things I have not.. they have education I do not, that does not make them smarter in essential ways. I know my kids/furkids/self better than they do.
Dr's always have to prove themselves to me.. not otherwise :)
oh and I am addmittedly non-compliant with things I disagree with :)
Rosie is said to be okay..xray clear
she is immune to catlax....
Hopefully whatever this was has passed? or will?
I agree about doctors. I've worked with them for dozens of years. They are very smart, but they are not infallible by any means. I generally trust them, but I go with my gut.
I'm so glad to know Rosie is doing better!
Chiming in on the conversation regarding doctors...I am blessed. I have two spunky, caring female doctors in my life, one is my excellent primary care doc and the other is a wonderful, supportive neurologist who helps me cope with the nastiness of an Arnold Chairi Malformation.
Recently I discovered a kind, supportive gastroenterologist who talks with me more about books than about how I am feeling after the removal of my gall bladder. And, I was doubly blessed ten years ago when I had my eyes examined by a wonderful, caring, kind eye doc who now is my husband.
poor doc.. he is going to run for the hills :)
I don't mean you Darryl, honest! You are clearly one of the good guys.
My son showed up in the wee hours for a few days at home.. so I will be pretty busy with him and some other things..
Today? A visit from my first ever boyfriend ( 40 years in the past) ..
very interesting afternoon...
He and Cory got along like a house afire :).. and of course there was a testosterone driven pissing contest for a while, but they did hit it off :) fun to watch!
My cat Isis, was having a terrible time breathing and her lungs sounded wet, just happened. Of course my Vet was on vacation. The sub did blood work and it looked like she had a blood disease.
They got her stabilized and she seemed OK, but I made my vet run every test in the book when he got back. They all came back negative, and the only one left was the allergy test. He didn't want to do it because he said they always came back negative and were a waste of money. I insisted. Her test came back with 23 positives. 17 were absolute and 6 were partial. So we started allergy shots, and I had to occasionally give her liquid children's Benadryl when she had an attack. What fun.
And Ficus, I never even thought about cats having allergies but you did a great job insisting on the tests!
I had my allergies triggered when I was about 12, by a rabbit. I won a small bunny at a raffle at school.
When the doctor met with my parents after the tests and said they had to get rid of the cat, he was shocked when my parents said 'No'. She was part of the family
Good for you ficus for standing your ground and insisting. We are the only voice these furkids have, and sometimes we need to not only use it, but raise it a bit.
I guess vets are in a precarious position of wanting to try to not dive in right away with all sorts of expensive ( ridiculously so ) tests..because to some, it is impossible to manage. They have a fine line to walk.
When I got there yesterday, my friend jo came in and burst into tears.
She had rescued a little poodle years ago...Someone hit him and brought him in and abandoned him. It was on a highway, and although we tried for two weeks we were unable to come up with an owner. She hand him patched up and took him home. Her previous dog, a lab, Coyote had just died a few months earlier.. he was a special needs dog she took home when the breeder was going to put him down as a tiny pup. Jo asked for him and was given him, She gave him a good life for 10 years. Jo is an angel in my life, and she is a major angel in the lives of the animals she cares for both at work and in her home. I could tell many stories..
I helped her find a name ( Basil) and she has had him for 12 years. The details are long and ugly, but it looks like he was bitten by a copperhead and his heart was badly affected. There were more problems, and he went from being a spunky older dog to a dying dog in 4 days. She had to let him go yesterday.
So sad :(
These furkids come second only to the other, two legged family members in our lives when it comes to giving us joy and worry and grief, eh?
On a happier note. Yesterday, I had a visit from Gary, who was my first official boyfriend. He has always been ... different. On top of that, he is a little broken and holds people at a huge distance. Thing is, he is a good, kind and gentle man.. I won't bore you with details, but long after we dated he was a friend.. my kids all loved him when they were young. He showed up once dressed at a giant pink bunny, one as spiderman.. and .. well ... more. In the mid 80's he moved south and we moved north and ....
His dad passed on Sunday, and he came to visit yesterday. It was great. He is still very .. well.. Gary, but he is also still a good man. It was a wonderful visit :)
He and Cory had a great time, too. Such fun!
thanks for the information regarding The Day The Falls Stood Still. I'll read my arc this week.
I also wanted that book and didn't get it. It does sound very good, so I'll have to add it to my list.
as for loving it doc.. ick! now prune cake, yes....
The genius support staff that he pays these days has in the past..
( and they still try to do it but I am on to them ) given me needle-less syringes. I will refrain from comment on their collective IQ and just say, I kept them and and they come in handy now and then.
But let me tell you, you haven't lived until your try to give a cat Pepto-Bismal.
break one in half. coat with butter and presto! down it goes.
never thought of that...I'll store that away for future reference ~ guess you can use it on dogs too... right?
your so clever :P
Clever? me ? awww geee *blush*
cooked/canned pumpkin works well for dogs too. and its good for them.
by the looks of your pic. I think you should be wearing a little more if your hiding in the garden... spiders and snakes..Oh My
Never try to explain a joke. Those who get it, get it. Those who don't are undeserving and should be thrown out back with the dead fish.
started Shadow Game. Lots of shenanigans and hanky panky.
So far so good.
I was seeking mindless as a respite from my return to work...
Glad this will fill the bill.. I appreciate your thoughts.. :)
These were okay reads but imo a little less sex and a little
more intrigue might make them more interesting to me..
( no offense Stasia!)
I really like the idea of the special enhanced psychic gifts.. but they can't seem to
bum into each other without dropping and .. well..
Its a little discomfiting to me. Still.. I will read #3.. and see who gets snagged in that one :)
thanks for the thought though !
I think they will be good for the shelves in the little library I am trying to start at work. Cross fingers for me. I have permission to start a lending library sort of thing at work.. not our official library, just shelves in the lunch room with a sign out sheet. I will ask for people to bring in some books. I envision a lot of romance, because that is what I see being passed around, but we shall see.
okay... since this is my own thread.. I am going to vent..
Someone in another thread.. someone that I am not familiar with...just said something that I feel is extremely insulting. This was followed up by a bit of something about respecting opinions of others. I refrained from comment so as not to start a battle but wow! it ticked me off.
Good thing I am not going to be home, since today I have to go back to work.
so I won't be able to engage....which is after all a good thing...
And since it is your thread, you have every right to vent if you want to . . .
>121 richardderus: I think I'm popping in mid-conversation, but your comment caught my eye... Colum McCann came to Washington College and spoke to my Living Writers course when I was an undergraduate. He's a lovely man to listen to, and is very personable on an individual basis. For the course we read Fishing the Sloe Black River and This Side of Brightness. Personally, I wasn't a big fan of the short stories either, but I loved This Side of Brightness, and always meant to try another one of his novels.
*rereads post 125*
Oh! Someone you're NOT familiar with! Errrmmm...I see the Pirates are doing well! Been to a game lately?
*slinks off mckait's thread*
*pats rd on head* wanders off to catch up while thinking about how much I loathe baseball.
Hang in there!
And a ( too bright) reading light.
I'm getting too old for this job. When I first started I told myself that I was in an odd spot...too young to be their mother and too old to be their buddy/friend.
When I eldest daughter was a student here in 1990, I realized I was getting older. Now, I'm feeling way too old.
For three years we lived a bit north of Boston. I grew up in a house with my mom and sister only. We never watched sports. My sons were busy with other things.. and only one played soccer for a short season as a 7 yr old.
All three sons and my daughter and husband are sports fan(atics) .. just not me ...
I hide out ..
eta I and may children all escaped Pittsburghese, thank the goddess!
I do remember Roberto and something about a pickle..
I haven't mastered Pittsburghese, but I went to college in Philadelphia, and they have their unique speech patterns, too. Back in the 1980's, a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, Clark DeLeon, did an impromptu series -- complete with reder input, some from other columnists --on how people "tawk" in Philly.
I pasted it on the inside cover of my textbook for singing in foreign languages . . . gave my voice teacher a good laugh.
That was back when I was rootin' for da Iggles . . .
Brady is back and in good form.
Big New England Patriots fan here :)
I will be nice and bite my tongue! moving on...
mckait- you have to stop this...now I'm trying to sound out the difference between AIG and egg! ahhhhh. I can't hear the difference which means I must be one of those people who talk funny. leaving the site muttering... egg..AIG...egg...AIG
In addition to aig, I remember my grandmother's "leave him go outside" which is characteristic Pittsburgh and the surrounds. She and my daughter used to make mutual fun of each other's "yinz" and "yous" (NJ).
ETA: I miss her chipped ham sandwiches.
guess who's birthday it is today....Roberto's...he would be 75. I listened to the Pirates game tonight and the commentators talked endlessly about him. I know you probably could care less, not being a sports fan, but I enjoyed the serendipity of it.
*waits in corner for responses, airsick bag at the ready*
I suppose that you have never eaten deli ham?
It is a type of deli ham that is shaved rather than sliced.
Typically served on white bread with mayo :) To be honest, I
don't like it .. but still.
T&M Serendipitous for sure!
I have been following jacquelyn mitchard on twitter. I think she may be mentally ill. I enjoy reading her books, but? Or maybe she drinks?
She has apparently lost all of her money in a ponzi scheme..which is terrible, of course... so she has reason to be stressed. Her tweets are just a little...
hard to describe.
I have a few books I have to add to this list.. maybe I will follow Stasia's example and just do it once a week?
"But mckait...how is a button preventing me, and only me, from seeing posts by a source that I've found objectionable that once too often, changing the rules?
And, last fall, had such a feature as I'm suggesting been in place, a few people who no longer hang out in a thread where both you and I are active would probably still be there, because they wouldn't have to see my posts. Remember what led to "The Gathering Place" being started?
As another of our threadies said of me in "The Gathering Place," you can be a little hard to take sometimes...but she still engages with me. She could choose to block my posts, it's true, and I would blame her not at all. But wouldn't that be more *my* loss than hers, and wouldn't that make me more likely to be bland and blah to avoid being blocked?
No. Not a chance. And so, I prove my own point by saying...block me if you can't take a joke."
xoxo to both, because you brighten my day.
I left a group I enjoyed because of one woman. She seemed to think she knew all there was to know about everything, and had appointed herself to police the rest of us. It seemed to me particularly me. I have been using this with myself to try to figure out if I would have blocked her... not seen her posts.. or if I would have left as I did.
I honestly can't say. The fact that so many apologized to her for their own thoughts, opinions and comments ( non offensive mind you) just pissed me off. It was as if her self appointed deity status were being supported. So I am just not sure.
I do remember how this thread was born.. I thought at the time.. "oh fer gawds sake!!!!" and frankly thought that person should learn to live with the group as it had always been, not sign up and change things. I survived, we all did so whatever. I think that wandering off topic provides some of the best interaction in a the groups/threads etc. We always get back on track when someone comes in and posts to the OP without reading anything else :)
What harm? I guess I just like things to be simple and I don't like change much.
Now I have to go and make myself presentable. Parents and new kids are visiting this morning. I don't want to scare any of them....
Amen! I agree wholeheartedly. It definitely provides the best laughs! (e.g.: who would create an actual thread for psychic hedgehogs . . . well, maybe some of us, but only after "discovering" him in our wanderings . . . and yes, I know that was another thread . . .)
And now that Tim, against his better judgment, has created and implemented the feature, I can't think of *one single person* I want to block. Not a one. Somebody needs to piss me off, quick!!
See I am a huge fan of lively discussion. I have a lot of beliefs and opinions that others disagree with. Others have opinions and belies I do not agree with. What is more fun that discussing them and getting loud at times and laughing and getting frustrated that the other person is so blasted stupid? LOL
But at the end of the day, we are all friends and we all have opinions and that is exactly the way it is supposed to be. If your politics do not agree with mine.. that doesn't mean I don't like you.. it means I don't like .. say .. Glenn Beck. I wish I could say that is the way it usually is in life, but I can't. Look at how the blasted country has been behaving for the last 16-17 years or so... ye gods! you would never know that we are all descended from men and women seeking freedom of religion ( including freedom from religion ) and speech and wanting liberty and.. well you know what I mean..
please feel free to wander here too.. and rand and vent and just hang out and drink kool-aide, just not grape.
Well! The...what...fractious! The nerve...who does she...fractious!
*stomps off to use the new "Block this member" feature*
Oh! Hi! thomasandmary...That Hideous Thread contains the answer. Now you just have to figure out a place that BOTH mckait and I have posted, but the thread is in a forum that neither of us belongs to.
*mysterious organ music*
here are the threads, but if I were you , I would skip them as there is vile stuff there..the last thread being a discussion re: keeping this from happening again.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why I venerate Our Hostess. Never at a loss for a topper of a line. Never!
What is it in people that makes them do such bizarre things? I always have a tough time trying to figure out what the payoff is. It doesn't make people like you better. It doesn't make you look good. It CAN'T make you feel good.
Maybe I've just led a coddled life...
Was off site yesterday, and see there was a change on blocking. Yeah ! Of course its a secret, but still a good change I think. I do have about 2 people I want to block. Have done 1, The other we exchanged 'interesting library ties' so I guess I will not do it.
i have to say i was curious enough to peek at the hideous threads and left just as quickly .. ok, i know what started it now and i'm done.
I just re-read Anansi Boys and I am once again dying for an opportunity to meet Neil Gaiman. This and Good Omens are 2 of my favorite Gaiman books. I see from your list that you've read Anansi Boys, which is what prompted me to comment on it here. Have you read Good Omens yet?
I am not mckait but I have seen Neil Gaiman in person.
He is very funny, well spoken, and interesting. He was the GOH at Boskone one year.
That said, I don't care for his writing, but do enjoy listening to him talk.
One such author that hits the top of my list is Mark Salzman. He is as articulate, funny, intelligent and insightful in person as he is in his books. He's definitely one of my favorite authors and I love re-reading Iron and Silk and The Soloist.
I have however met George R.R. Martin - and teased him about the poor performance of the Jets, (I had on my Patriots shirt - he commented first) and the same with Glenn Cook and the Rams. Not that I am sure either would remember me.
What are these conferences you go to and when are they held, and can just a little plebian like me attend these to rub shoulders with such literary luminaries or at least gasp from afar?
They are in Massachusetts. They are all SFF cons. There are 3 biggies:
Arisia (Boston, January)
Boskone (Boston, February)
Readercon (Burlington, July)
The web site links are on the local pages. Yes anyone can go. Boskone and Readercon are more book oriented. Arisia also has costumes and more gaming.
Lots of authors to see and meet, fun panels and parties and books for sale :)
cameling, no chance of me not posting the little graphics. When I first started here at LT someone who shall go un-named... but who posted in the hideious thread... asked me to stop using them as she found them distracting. I sad not on your life... just don't look at em.
Out of curiosity, when Tim allowed blocking, I looked and sure enough.. lol
She blocked me. I can't see her profile messages.
I am amused.
Also just wanted to apologize for hi-jacking your thread. Sorry, I get carried away.
So post away at any time. I do it myself. often enough ... lol
All shopping done, 2 meatloafs ( loaves??) in the oven.
( I hate meatloaf)
laundry nearly done, beds changed...
Now I can read with no fretting..
I have been officially notified of my 18 cent raise... yay?
congrats on the raise i know you deserve it
Of course there is no leak in the apartment - the pipes under the floor or in the walls below might be leaking, but there is no access from my apartment, unless they are going to tear the floor up. Very tiny room, can't close the door all the way because of the clawfoot tub.
So of course I had to clean the bathroom and the kitchen, and pick up elsewhere.. Which I did. Then I took a shower, and there was no hot water. Brrrr. Cooling in the heat, but a bit of warmth would have been nice.
And I called the office, and there was no one there ! So now I may have to hang around on Monday while they do whatever they need to in here. And no hot water all weekend. !
Then I couldn't post under the blocked message and had to use another link.
Oh, Well, new feature, a few kinks.
So mckait, why are you making meatloaves when you detest them? I'm trying to get some reading in before i have to start cooking for a surprise birthday party being held at my house this evening. The weather is not cooperating ... it rains and shines sporadically ... so I've ditched the idea of eating out on the deck and have had to revamp the menu this morning before I went grocery shopping.
And no meatloaf for us this weekend--C's a vegetarian.
Congratulations on the raise, Kath! Any plans on how you're going to spend it?
I work 8-4. He will not cook for himself or pack his own lunches or.. anything. If I do not leave food he simply doesn't eat. It makes me totally nutz.
I tend to make large batches of tomato sauce, meatloaf, soup and roast chicken for Edd just before I leave on week long or 2 week long business trips ... not because he won't eat if nothing's there, but so he avoids breaking the bank by eating out for every meal.
He won't eat it.
In 40 yrs ( almost) he has never said I'm hungry..
The most he will do is eat chips.. or.. sometimes go out and get subway or something.. usually not unless I tell him, I hate it ..
makes me nuts.
If I don't pack his lunch he goes without...
I know.. crazy
Like cameling, I can't wrap my brain around the concept of "won't eat." Even on EMFH nights, everyone eats.
"The Lament for John MacWalter Walsh. With Notes on the History of the Family of Walsh from 1170 to 1690 - by Walsh, J. C.
New York, NY , 1925"
which cost me a few more than I wuld have paid for it but I liked the idea that it came with a free cd, I don't know about you guys but a searchable CD-ROM helps a lot when you are doing research.
ancestralbooks.com is having this free Searchable cd promotion going on and it was not a bad experience.
They have quite a few family history books over 20,000.
Now I have to go check out your page to see how much Scarpetta you have read...
I enjoy stories of Midwives.. past life something or other???
This was a pretty good one, not nearly as good as Birth House, but pretty good.
107. Shadow Game
108. Mind Game
109. Night Game
A series of course... The Ghostwalker series. They were fun, but way to
much sex and too little of the good stuff. Great concept, but the sex really got in the way, in my opinion.
110. Double Take
I thought I had read Coulter before, but maybe not. This was an enjoyable mystery/thriller type of book. I liked it.. Two women who looked very much alike. One vanished without a trace. All the way on the other side of the country a psychic medium is murdered. What is the connection?
Enjoyable escapism all...
I have another Catherine Coulter to read, and am keeping up with the escape read theme. I have two new ARCs coming from vine, and hope to read this and another by the time they arrive.
I have a couple to add to my library too. I have been lazy.
Summer is for laziness!
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
By: Harriet Reisen
Category: Book , Biography And Autobiography
A vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, the first complete biography of the beloved author whose work has delighted millions of readers
Louisa May Alcott portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous character, Jo March, and addresses all aspects of Alcott’s life: the effect of her father’s self-indulgent utopian schemes; her family’s chronic economic difficulties and frequent uprootings; her experience as a nurse in the Civil War; the loss of her health and frequent recourse to opiates.........
I had to have it!!
When are you getting your Alcott book? I will be anxiously awaiting your review!
I look forward to it. I also got a novel... I always read the non-fiction first.
Someday maybe ... I gave my Little Women etc to my daughter....
I have read them many times. I look forward to this book about Louisa .
I, too, anxiously await your review!
How I envy you, I love the Concord, Lexington, Boston area!
and we had two students out.
All of the three year olds were of course terrified, so they cried loud and long.. which caused them to be exhausted, so they cried more. This did not sit well with the kids with autism. so..
The little ones are adorable... but omg. so tired!so scared.
Even holding and rocking ( we are not allowed a rocker or to hold them)
them on a creaky office chair.. they would almost fall asleep then drag themselves out of it. I just think they were scared and of course outraged :P
one new little one never stopped moving for one second..
and she climbed all over me all day. groan.
I do believe I am getting too ld for this :}
Off now to do it all again.
Remember...you *can't* kill Marcia, because they *always* find the body. On the other hand, it might be worth it. But only if you are guaranteed to go to a "Club Fed"-style prison, with Internet access. What a vacation! Piddly little joblets and time to read!
What a kind, sensitive person you are!
The administration is insane as is the control freak teacher but.. .. we try to work around her :P
Oh and they did give me permission to start my lending library.. I will dig in tomorrow :)
tymfos...parenting is the hardest job ever.. except for parenting a child with special needs.. blessings on you...
We only have two boys with autism this year.. both very cool kids..
On child has DS and Leigh.. Angelmans.. all sorts of things. I honestly just see them as kids. Less crying today.. One little girl still outraged that her mom sent her back again. :P She'll get over it. We have a great class this year :)
too right richard, they do always find the body lol
I will behave..or at least try not to start any fights.
She refused to write a not telling the mom who made a family scrapbook how great it was. I was not allowed to do it either.
Mom went to a lot of trouble pasting in pictures and even added the dog.
It is beautiful! Her child loves it. It made me cry when i saw it. This woman has a passel of adopted kids, at least two with special needs.. talk about an angel on earth!