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Hope everyone had a fun holiday and new year's celebration! Wishing everyone a peaceful, happy, stress-free and blessed 2012!
I've made my 75 for two years in a row, and I'm looking forward to more good books this year. Thank you for broadening my reading experience and enticing me to try authors and genres that are outside my normal reading fare. I may not log on as often as I used to, but I am glad to have met you all and happy to lurk on your threads and pick up literary (and not so literary - ha ha) nuggets. :)
Glad to see you back with us again, Sacil!
Sorry your first book of the year was disappointing. I hope your next read is much better for you.
Hi Stasia! Hope all is well with you. Happy new year! The Other Life had so much potential, but it really fell flat. I've already tried to listen to two others and I just could not take the narrators voices. Trying to decide now if I can listen to Kate Atkinson's One Good Turn or not. Hoping to make it to the library tomorrow to look for something else.
I love the Jackson Brodie series. I can understand about the narrator though - a good narrator can make or break a book.
#5 The story sounded good, but I've decided to leave it on my wish list for later.
#6 Thank you! happy new year!
Sorry your first read of the year wasn't great, Gail. I liked your review of Sing You Home ... might just need to put this one on my obese wish list.
I need a Jackson Brodie readathon, I think. I love the series, but I can't do audio books. Am considering (after my book buying challenge year is up) getting the whole series on the Kindle.
#9 and 10 - thank you very much! Glad you liked the review. Stasia, if I had known what it was about, I probably would have passed on it as well. But it was good for what it was. :)
4. Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman - not going to write a review. Suffice it to say that the book was just okay. I half listened to the whole thing. Nothing new or exciting.
Rats. The Second Opinion sounds like a book that I might have been interested in.
#12: I have owned that one for a while now. I still need to get it read. Nice review, Sacil!
#23 Thank you, Stasia! Wow! You've liked two of my reviews this year! I'm honored. :)
Had an interview with Va Tech this past Friday. The job sounds like it was tailor made for me. They plan to notify everyone within a week and a half. Wish me luck!
Dark Places is one of those novels that really intrigues me, but I keep forgetting to look for. Nice review! And good luck with the job, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
I just applied for a job that sounds ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for me! It's also at VA Tech and would allow me more creativity and autonomy than the first one I applied for, and it would pay about the same as the job I had before. Woo woo! It would be great to not take a pay cut. The request for apps is open till late February, but I think I have a really good chance. Please wish me luck! :)
Listening to Stephen King's 11/22/63 - what idiot decided that having three 20-25 minute tracks per cd for a 30 cd book made sense? grrrrrr. finding your place when you have to turn it off is ridiculous.
Hmm...as you say, I'll have to form my own opinion about The Accidental, as the reviews have been all over the place about it. Thanks for your comments.
Ha ha ha! Just noticed the grim reaper was posted as the 13th book. I actually read that as number 12, but forgot to post it. :)
Tried to listen to In Too Deep but I it didn't hold my attention. I think part of it was the narrator.
Tried to listen to The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. I wasn't as into it as when I read She's Come Undone. I didn't even get a third of the way through. I might try to read it again later, but maybe not because it fictionalizes the Columbine High School killings. Not sure I want that in my brain.
I am a finalist for the grant specialist position at Virginia Western Community College! Wish me luck! I meet with the president of the college on Friday. He's going to ask me two questions. Any idea what they might be?
Good luck on your interview tomorrow!
I put the The Hour I First Believed on my wishlist, thanks to you. Funny, given that you weren't into it. But somehow the school killing stories have that "can't look away" power over me. And I know Wally Lamb is well regarded.
20. Phantom Prey by John Sandford - A little goofy, not very believable, but still good.
No word from VA Tech. Promised notification within 2 weeks and it's been over a month. Wouldn't politeness dictate at least a "We hired someone else" email, if not a letter? Still hopeful about Va Western. Praying and fingers crossed!
I would give VA Tech a call, and ask them about the status of your application. It shows initiative and desire, and keeps your name in front of them.
Thanx, I plan to call Va Western tomorrow since I was in the final 3. I really want that job. I was just griping about Tech. :)
26. The Hunt Club by John Lescroart - eh, *shrug*. Didn't like the narrator. Story was just so-so.
Nice review of Krik? Krak!. I loved that book, too, along with practically everything else she's written.
34. The Killing Edge by Heather Graham - Did not know that this was romantic suspense when I checked it out. I don't do romance novels. But it was okay for what it was. Have no idea where the title of the book came from...edge of the water, maybe? I might have missed something when I zoned out during one of the sexcapades and didn't come back soon enough.
38. Secret Prey by John Sandford - I'm reading the books out of order as I come across them at the various libraries I visit. This one was pretty good and I got a better feel for Lucas' and Weather's relationship.
45. Brought in Dead by Jack Higgins - a bit campy...the dialogue was hilarious!
46. From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum - Need to get the updated version. A lot of what he says makes sense. Some of it seems more like opinion than researched fact because he says, "I think" so much or references one doctor for a whole section instead of several. However, much of what's in the book dovetails with what I've read/heard in other places.
54. The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver - definitely not his best. disappointed.
Hi everyone. If you are interested, my website is now up: www.MyCreativeMischief.com. I have a few clients. Yay! I have some interest from some businesses for major contracts( for their employees and clients). Please wish me luck or send up a prayer. :)
56. The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver - I like the Lincoln Rhyme series except that the endings remind me of Matlock. Lincoln and Amelia explain everything and even the hardest thug caves once Rhyme figures him out.
Accepted a job offer yesterday! Moving in August and starting on the 27th! Woo hoo! Also have several teaching spots now. :D Yay!
#110 - yes, lovecraft is cool!
#111 - Hi Stacia! Hope all is well with you! Miss you guys. Been really, really busy teaching, drumming up new business, packing to move, and getting ready for my new full time job as grant writer for Goodwill Industry of the Valleys. :)
I tried to listen to this and couldn't make it past disc one. And the sad part is that I got charged overdue fees because I didn't return it on time!
:D thank you so much! Yes, late is definitely better than never.
#128 Stasia, just gotta say how much I am loving that jumping happy face! I keep coming to my thread just to watch him. :) thank you for that.
I've made the stuffing. I've prepped the brussels sprouts with apples. I've got the noxious bird-meat brining in my own souped-up whiskey brine mixture. Yam nastiness baking now. Must roast the sprouts, some white potatoes with garlic, oil and rosemary, and birdie. Sweet potato pie, pecan pie, southern mincemeat pie, and apple pie all done. Life is good, but my knees and feet are killin' me! Happy holiday for you and all those you love.
Sacil! Happy Boxing Day! I've eaten myself into rotundity, and am nursing a very very painful knee (gout flare-up) with ice and fire...cold pack, heating pad alternating.
More wet and blowy weather. Yuck. Reviewed two books today, neither of which finished up with as many stars as they started out with.
My 2013 thread in the new 75er forum is up, but I didn't see yours and came looking for you.
Awesome! Enjoy your rotundity. :) Sorry about the knee. Maybe you ate the wrong things?
The weather here is nasty, too. I drove from Newport News to Roanoke in rain, snow, sleet, dense fog and then rain again. Saw 5, FIVE, car accidents that all ended with cars in ditches due to the slippery highway streets. I made it home safely, despite the idiots on the road.
Had a great Christmas with my family. Now I have to rest tonight so I can go to work tomorrow.
Haven't been on LT longer than a minute for the last few weeks. I'll head over and set up my 2013 thread right away!
Oh don't I wish it was that...the knees have been bad for over two weeks. It waxes, it wanes, it waxes...boo hoo and boo hiss!
Happy happy New Year!!
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