|first book of the year|
I don't know why I'm using up precious time on here. I really have to get some Books done. As in Bookkeeping..those clients ....I need some $$$ so I really need some billable hours. But just can't seem to get into quickbooks. Blahhhh
And then there's all the other books that are cluttering up the place.
Dec 31st I got down to the library to collect my reserves
At the beginning of the week I got into some blogs that listed "Best of 2013" and happened upon many lists with many books I'd never heard of. So I reserved all I could and then had to add the remaining ones onto pinterest file of overflow book titles
|An Inquiry into Love & Death|
My uncle Toby died of a broken neck in the autumn of 1924, just as I was starting the Michaelmas term at Oxford. I was pulled from the back of the lecture hall by a pimpled assistant in thick Mary Janes and an ill-fitting skirt who hissed that I had a confiential summons and must go to the administrative office at once. She even led me there, though it was just across the quad, so agog was she at the mystery of it.
Hmm... "thick Mary Janes"....I though mary janes where shoes. Thick shoes? As in ...the soles.
|The Devil In Her Way|
The punch caught Maureen flush in the temple, striking near her right eye.
That's it for first paragraph.
Can't take much from that.
Though the review were either five stars or three stars.
Hey bitches! Ah, the beginning of another school year. And I'm back with all the shit that's not fit to print....
|The Great Escape A Canadian Story|
Heard about this book on CBC radio. Who knew the story the movie was based on was Canadian.
Wow five stars.
...I do love history
still more books to catch my eye at the foot of the bed
I've been waiting awhile for this book to appear on the reserve shelf with my name on it. I wonder why I ordered it. It must have been after a trip to Indigo Books. I usually take a pic of all the latest greatest on display next to the cashiers. Then when I come home I order all the ones that catch my eye from the library.
....There aren't much wasted wording in the first paragraph. So It might be interesting without bogging down with toooooo much overdiscription....
"WINNER' this is the one to start the year off with...I've been thinking of nothing else all evening except starting this one. But ....Am I really up to the "reading all nite" syndrome
Rachel Blackwood got up early that morning. She had not slept well: her youngest daughter, three-year-old Angela, was suffering from a sore throat and had cried often for her mother in the night, needing to be soothed.
hmmmm....but the sentence that grabs my eye is on the inside of the jacket
After losing her husband, five children, housekeeper, and beautiful home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Rachel Blackwood rebuilt her home and later died there, have been drive mad with grief.
....now that catches my reading (do I want to spend the day with this book) eye.
and last up from the new pic of books
|The Vegucation of Robin|
My daughter wasn't exactly gluten intolerant ....just as an experiment at first. But anytime gluten was eaten in error there was always consiquences. She's been gluten free almost 100% since summer and has quite severe allergic reactions for the simplest slip up. It's quite amazing the reaction she endures. So one can only wonder what gluten is actually doing to our digestive system when it's eaten regularly. Milk and gluten...both are should be eaten in moderation. I'm talking milk...as a beverage for children. My son had milk alergies as a baby when trying to get him off the boob and since then none of my children really were encouraged to drink milk. I had to get him on solid food after almost a year of the boob. I used to make my own juice instead. Except with cereal. But cheese and butter and creams etc weren't ever eliminated or substituted. Just the milk as a beverage. And I've always had a milk and ice cream intolerance (just those two...strangely enough)
....so to have yet another food thing....well, there's just so much room in my brain for yet more information to file away about the horrors of yet another food....getting tiresome. But I wonder why I had it (the book) put on reserve.
I've managed to give up the grape...since Nov 17th or so.
I've given up tylenol 3's and 4's ...cold turkey for my pain management (that actually became an addiction)
Substituted gluten free for gluten whenever possible. (but bread is bread....and perogie's are perogies and I'm not a huge fan of pasta to begin with, but the gluten free stuff is just horrid. I say just eliminate the pasta and use anything else instead. Like spag. sauce on frites is a good sub. Or zuchini thinly sliced instead of lasagna noodles. And gravy just tastes better if it's gluten free. Can't believe anyone would eat it otherwise.)
So I don't know if I'm in the mood to read about yet another food thing.
What else is cluttering up my reserve list at the library....waiting for someone to make available?
Balaboosta : bold Mediterranean recipes - Admony, Einat
must be on order....
Mastering the Art of French Eating : lessons in food and love from a year in Paris - Mah, Ann
can't remember why I ordered this one. But sounds interesting. Must have read a blog perhaps.
Franny's: Simple Seasonal Italian - Clark, Melissa
Prob from a blog
Shopping for Votes - Delacourt, Susan
A political thing....