Woo HOO!!! Hit 100 Followers today! :)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Like Netflix but for books. 20% off your first month at Booksfree.com. Use coupon code: CJ86
What?! Netflix, but for BOOKS? Excuse me - I may be hyperventilating a bit. Can't wait to bury myself in their virtual bookshelves. Have fun, fellow readers!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Husband: Why do I find out more about you by reading your blog than by living with you?
Me: giggles and sheepishly grins with a shoulder shrug thrown in for good measure
He's also getting handier as time goes on. Not only did he forage for a new grill in the foreign land of Home Depot this weekend, but he also actually PUT THE GRILL TOGETHER! I don't know about you, but I find this very impressive.
Also he is strong and handsome. But he won't let me put his picture up (I think he is afraid of the legions of screaming tweens that are sure to stalk him if his picture goes public). So instead, here is our new grill which we have used every night since we got it. :)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
In honor of my two wonderful friends, I'd like to share one of my favorite videos. You've probably see it already, but I soooo love it. I love any funny videos, so please feel free to share yours! :)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
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On a positive note - I have a Corned Beef in the slow cooker! It's gonna smell goooooood tonight! Happy St Patty's, everyone!
Monday, March 16, 2009
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Couple questions for you: What is your favorite cook book (and the yellow pages don't count!)? Where do you keep you cook books? Do you subscribe to any cooking magazines, and what is your favorite?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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Monday, March 9, 2009
Check out this website http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm - it will tell you what song was #1 on the charts on the day you were born! So fun - mine was "Hot Child In the City" by Nick Gilder. Very appropriate since I live in the city, and since I'm a big kid at heart!
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Rating Scale: 1 – Didn’t Finish. 2 – Meh. 3 – Kept my interest, but probably wouln’t read again. 4 – Would Recommend. 5 – LOVED IT! Added it to my list of favorites!
In The Woods kept me captivated from page one. Tana French has a true gift of language. She makes the scene come alive so that you swear you were actually there – tasting the salty air by the sea or hoisting yourself up over a stone wall at the edge of the woods. But let’s face it. Just because an author has a way with words doesn’t mean they can tell an entrancing tale of suspense and domestic horror. French gift wraps her story for us in a quirky wrapping paper and ties it with a bow of surprise.
The story is about a young, confused detective with a dark and stormy past. It’s the stuff of mystery legend. As a child, he was involved in a horrific crime that robbed him of his memory and much of his innocence. The crime remains unsolved, and the trail cold, until a particularly haunting murder occurs in the very same woods of his childhood attack. The rest of the story involves several dead ends, a few twists and turns, and some truly fantastic characters.
One of the things I liked most about French’s writing style was her ability to ensnare the reader into a sense of empathy for her (sometimes not very likeable) characters. Even though Detective Ryan turns out to be a somewhat confused and self-involved character, I was rooting for him the whole way. I always had the sense that at heart, he was a genuinely good person. Cassie, his partner, was a whip-smart, quirky and funny counterpart. Overall, French’s talent for setting a scene, combined with her excellent character development, kept me feeling personally vested in the outcome of this truly mesmerizing story.