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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I look back on earth sciences as it was called then (maybe still is?) and there has been SOOOO much learned since I was in school. I hope kids today are getting all this new info.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It is a very informative and thought provoking book in many respects
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Title itself is from the famous quote: Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread" which I thought gave a lot of flavor to the story as well.
The female characters were layered as well and the complexity was refreshing.
I enjoyed this book. There were a lot of plot twists and red herrings that were believable. The author really brought the time period and setting to life for me. Will definitely read more in the series.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
This year I did manage to stay up and see the ball drop and was fine but my real New Year's started when the new season of Sherlock began and when the chiefs won their game. Now this starts a Happy New Year at least for me.
To top this good news the Hallmark Mysteries & Movies has started showing the mysteries.
I binge watched the movies yesterday. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Hannah Swenson Mysteries are the movies I binge watched yesterday.
Overall I had a nice New Year's in 2017 and I even remembered to eat my blackeyed peas.
I hope you had a good start to your new year.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
In 2016 I discovered new books and authors that will stay with me as long as the author is writing the series.
I discovered that short stories still capture my sense of adventure.
I discovered that binge watching movies is not a waste of time if it brings down your blood pressure.
On a different front of 2016: I became a great grandmother.
Reconnected with my daughter and her family.
I also reconnected with my childhood friend and her family.
By way of youtube, I taught myself how to crochet.
I learned how much my cyber friends mean to me.
On a sad note, we lost so many great authors, writers, actors, directors, singers, artist, sonwriters, musicians, comedians and people in our circle of family and friends.
The world dims a little at the thought of losing so many and a few I will miss is Zee I never met her but she was a friend in a group or two and I will always think of her as a special and a wonderful friend.
One actress stands out and that is Patty Duke. I also say there are a ton of character actors that I will miss.
Anyway enough on this topic tonight.
Now for my library moment, I was thrilled when some of the ladies from our library agreed to be interviewed. This way I could let our bloggers know that Parsons Kansas has interesting people, places,, and events.
Stay tuned there will be more library adventures and interviews. I will space them out and I also want to interview more quilters, artists, and writers.
Until next time let love touch your heart, open your mind and a good book, then tell your own story and let the adventures begin.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The story time hops a lot and introduces a lot of characters and isn't really your typical amateur sleuth asking questions all over town.
It is a series of pieces out of the life of the Holvers family and events that led to the current situation she and Bob are in.
It is interesting and complex at times but satisfying as the pieces come together.
I saw several reviews where the number of characters and time hopping frustrated readers and I admit, I had to pause a few times to make sure I was in tune to everything going on, but I thought it was fun a non-traditional which was a bit refreshing.
Monday, December 19, 2016
I really enjoyed this book. Multiple mysteries as well an intriguing characters and strong women fighting for their rights in different ways. It is a period of history I am fascinated by and the story kept me engaged and turning pages.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
While Daisy herself has a crystal ball and actually sees unusual things in it from time to time, I don’t. So I had to find a crystal ball like that Daisy might have used on Google. Daisy doesn’t take it with her all the time, because the stupid thing’s heavy. However, Daisy is no shirker, and if someone wants a crystal-ball reading, she’ll gladly tell them anything she believes they want to hear.