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January 14, 2017 at 11:45 am (Uncategorized)

Whelp.  Can be it be considered back form anywhere when it has been literally years since I posted anything?  I keep toying with the idea that I want to write a book, but never doing anything about it.  And the best advice when you want to write is to just write, isn’t it?  So her I am, just writing.  Let’s see if I can manage to get this thing back in action, shall we?

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The List – one day until the end of May

May 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm (Obsessions) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

27. Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Read this book.  Laugh. That is all.

28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

29. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay.

30. The Private Patient by P.D. James

31. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

32. Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy.

33. Lord John and the Hand Of Devils by Diana Gabaldon

34. Starlighter by Bryan Davis.

35. The Burning Wire by Jeffrey Deaver

36. Namaah’s Curse by Jacquline Carey.  Love these series!

37. Shoeaholic’s Anonymous by Laura Levine

38. Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

39. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

40. Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger

41.  The Justice Game by Randy Singer

42. Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

43. Foundation by Mercedes Lackey

44. Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin

 

So, it turns out that a holiday that requires more of you than laying under an umbrella does kind of reduce your usual reading output.  There’s one day left in May and I have started a new book today but it is unlikely that it will get completed before month-end.  I am on target for beating the over/under though, so that’s something.

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The list. AKA the calm before the storm.

May 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm (Obsessions) (, , , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

27. Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Read this book.  Laugh. That is all.

28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

29. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay.

30. The Private Patient by P.D. James

31. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

32. Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy.

33. Lord John and the Hand Of Devils by Diana Gabaldon

34. Starlighter by Bryan Davis.

35. The Burning Wire by Jeffrey Deaver

36. Namaah’s Curse by Jacquline Carey.  Love these series!

37. Shoeaholic’s Anonymous by Laura Levine

38. Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

39. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

40. Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger

I’ve got the next week off, so lets see if having a little free time makes a difference!

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The List-sorry possums! It’s been a while…

May 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm (Obsessions) (, , , , , , , , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

27. Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Read this book.  Laugh. That is all.

28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

29. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay.

30. The Private Patient by P.D. James

31. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

32. Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy.

33. Lord John and the Hand Of Devils by Diana Gabaldon

34. Starlighter by Bryan Davis.  I got this for free for the Reader.  It was okay, I guess.  Perhaps I’m the wrong age.  It was badly formatted for a digital reader…missing a bunch of punctuation so that made it a pain to read.

35. The Burning Wire by Jeffrey Deaver

36. Namaah’s Curse by Jacquline Carey.  Love these series!

37. Shoeaholic’s Anonymous by Laura Levine

38. Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

I feel like I’m missing one…oh well!

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The List-end of April

May 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm (Obsessions) (, , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

27. Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Read this book.  Laugh. That is all.

28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

29. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay.

30. The Private Patient by P.D. James

31. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

32. Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy. I think I’ve read this before.  It seemed awfully familer…

33. Lord John and the Hand Of Devils by Diana Gabaldon  I started this book when it was given to me for Christmas two or three years ago?  Instead of starting where I left off, I chose to just read the whole thing again.  It’s pretty short.

I’m also perfectly aware that it is now May, but I did finish these book in April.  Promise!

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The List…what can I say, it is a holiday weekend…

April 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm (Obsessions) (, , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

27. Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Read this book.  Laugh. That is all.

28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker. 

29. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay. 

30. The Private Patient by P.D. James

31. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

I think I’m back on track for the 95 over/under too.  I’m on a plane for a short time tomorrow, but am being dropped off fairly early for my flight.  I’ll probably get one more done.  Without the pressure to review every book I read, I am managing to keep up with this list, for the most part.  Nearly the end of four months of moderately regular postings anyway.  Is it enough to believe that it is a habit?  Only time will tell.

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The List on Easter Sunday

April 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm (Obsessions) (, , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

27. Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Read this book.  Laugh. That is all.

28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker. 

29. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay.  Once again, this is one author where I’ll read anything he writes and I’m never dissapointed.  This was another great, big, fat, book.  Yum.

30. The Private Patient by P.D. James

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The List mid April edition

April 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm (Obsessions) (, , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

27. Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Read this book.  Laugh. That is all.

28. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.  I almost didn’t finish this because it was getting on my nerves.  I did make my way through and it was okay.  Just okay.

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The List-11/04/11

April 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm (Obsessions, Random Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

25. The Vanished Man by Jeffrey Deaver

26. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

I’m halfway through Bossypants by Tina Fey and The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.  I’m very slowly working my way through a book of Henry James’ short stories, starting with “The Turn of the Screw”. I still sort of feel that I’ve missed a book somewhere recently….

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The List, or a fine start to April

April 3, 2011 at 9:10 am (Obsessions, Reviews) (, , , , )

1. Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

3. In Darkest Domestica by Eric Nicol

4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clark

5. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

6. Romeo Romeo by Robin Kaye

7. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

9. Wish by Alexandra Bullen

10. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

11. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

12. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

13. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Michard

14. Watchlist by Jeffrey Deaver et al

15. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

16. American Quartet by Warren Adler

17. Life of Pi by Yann Martell

18. One Day by David Nicholls

19. Broken by Karin Slaughter

20. What Katy did at School by Susan Coolidge.

21. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

22. The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn.

23. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George.  I’ll read anything and everything she’s written.  I love her books!  Oddly enough, I’ve never read any of her short story collections.

24. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  Wow.  This book was obviously written by someone who loves to read.  Beautiful language and imagery, gripping story, shout-outs to books that I’ve read or am reading….I love, love, love this book!  It is the author’s debut novel, published five years ago.  Why aren’t there any more?  I’ve got at least 3 people I need to give this to…

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