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Diet Update..... [05 Feb 2014|07:58am]
UGH, I am not sure what happened here, but this was a lousy week on the diet front. :o


Today's Weight: 242.4 lbs

Gained for the Week: + 2.0 lbs

Total Lost: - 11.2 lbs
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[04 Feb 2014|08:56pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Hey, It looks like Blurty is back.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Diet Update..... [16 Jan 2014|08:09am]
Weighed in Yesterday and just never got around to posting. :p

Had another good week this week. :)


Today's Weight: 246.2 lbs

Lost for the Week: - 2.8 lbs

Total Lost: - 7.4 lbs
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Book Reading..... [11 Jan 2014|09:56pm]
I finished up my first book of the year a couple of days ago.
I read the seventh book of the Sorcerer's Ring series, A Rite of Swords by Morgan Rice.
The book had some disappointing aspects and some good ones.
The oldest daughter, Luanda, who loved her husband enough to risk her life by trying to kill her father in law, suddenly in this book can't stand him. She also wants to be declared Queen in place of her younger sister who was choosen by her father.
Part way through the book we suddenly learn the former King had a younger brother. He suddenly shows up and demands to be declared King. If not he will kill everyone. After defeating his attempt Gwen, the Queen pardons him. BIG mistake that will come back to bite them in the butt.
At the end of the sixth book Thor learned that Andronicus, the evil ruler of the Empire was actually his father. Yeah, turns out Andronicus is actually the older brother of the late King. In the past he made a pact with some evil entity for more power. Over time it turned him into a physical monster.
Luanda runs off to Andronicus and makes a deal with him to capture Thor if she will be made Queen. She then dupes her husband into helping her.
Thor and his dragon are captured.
The good guys attack the Empire army trying to rescue Thor.
The uncle double crosses them and sides with Andronicus's army.
Thor is beaten into submission and joins his father.

I'm hooked. I will have to get the next books to see how this turns out. :o

Grade: B+

Book List 2014:

1. A Rite of Swords by Morgan Rice
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Diet Update..... [08 Jan 2014|07:50am]
Off to a good start. :)

Today's Weight: 249.0 lbs

Lost for the Week: - 4.6 lbs

Total Lost: - 4.6 lbs
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[01 Jan 2014|08:44am]
I believe to day I get to send out

*~*~*~*~* HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES*~*~*~*~*

to my friend glaciercrow.

I hope you have a terrific day. :)
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[01 Jan 2014|08:40am]
Happy New Year to all my friends.

I hope today will be the start of a spectacular year for all of you.

******************

Being the new year, that means it's time to jump on the old band wagon.
After losing 30 pounds last year, I am ashamed to admit that I gained almost all of it back.
So I am starting the year about 6 1/2 pounds ahead of last year. Yippy for me. :p

Today's Weight: 253.6 lbs

Gain or Lose for the Week: -----

Total Gained or Lost: -----

*******************

Today is the one year anniversary of my mom's death.
It makes for the new years to be a little bitter sweet.
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Book Reading..... [30 Dec 2013|12:14am]
I finished up book No. 44 the other day. I thnk that's it for the year. lol...

I read Jingo by Terry Pratchett.
It's the next book in the Disc World series. This book centers on the police squad, the City Watch. They are suppose to help protect a foreign diplomat. So of course he gets shot and wounded. This and the formation of a new island off the shores of Ankh-Morpork leads to potential war, and the leader of the City Watch, Vimes' attempt to solve things.
It was good, but not one of the better Disc World books.

Grade: B

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
31. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice
32. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
33. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
34. While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon
35. Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 1964
36. What's So Funny by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell
37. A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice
38. Blood of the Impaler by Jeffrey Sackett
39. The Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
40. The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
41. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech,
Football, and Other Assorted Absurdities by Chris Kluwe
42. Politically Correct Holiday Stories by James Finn Garner
43. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
44. Jingo by Terry Pratchett
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[29 Dec 2013|11:47pm]
DANG, I just accidently lost the entry I was making by closing the page. ARGH.......

I went to the movies tonight and saw, Saving Mr. Banks.

It's the story of Walt Disney trying to convince P. L. Travers to let him make her book, Mary Poppins, into a movie. He had been pursuing her for 20 years, and finally got her to come to Hollywood, mostly because she was out of money.
She detested the thought of Walt Disney making a movie from her book. She hated the thought of Mary being portrayed as sparkly and animated.
She decided to give him a chance, but kept all creative control and would not sign over the rights to her book, until she was completely satisfied. She would look for any little thing to make it harder for Walt Disney to satisfy her. One day she came in and said no red could be used in the making of the movie because she decided she didn't like the color any more.
She drove the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the music/lyrics for the movie, crazy. One day Robert Sherman spoke up to her, and she kicked him out of the room. After he left the room she asked why he limped and walked with a cane. His brother, Richard, said he had been shot. Her responce, He probably deserved it. Sweet lady.
I saw an interview with Emma Thompson, who plays P. L. Travers, and she basically desribed her as being a bitch. I don't remember the exact terms she used, but that was the basic idea.
I think the most endearing people in the movie was her chauffeur during her stay in Hollywood. I really do hope there was some fact behind his character and not just filler. She of course couldn't stand him when she arrived, but by the time she walked out on Mr. Disney and the movie, she had grown very fond of him. Even telling him that he was the only American that she ever liked.
Mr. Disney, of course, finally convinced her to give him the rights to make the movie. Mr. Disney didn't send her and invite to the Hollywood premiere, but she came any way. When she was leaving the hotel for premiere and asked for a cab, the chauffeur showed up and said he figured she might need a right. She was very pleased to see him. Even gave him a big hug, surprising the heck out of him. :)
By the end of the premiere, P.L. Travers was crying, and I was bawling sadly/happy tears.

Grade: A+
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Book Reading..... [22 Dec 2013|10:34pm]
I just finished up book No. 43.
I broke down and got a full version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
It's a little tough reading some times as it's the original prose style, but it is nice to read the full story.

Grade: A

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
31. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice
32. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
33. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
34. While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon
35. Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 1964
36. What's So Funny by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell
37. A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice
38. Blood of the Impaler by Jeffrey Sackett
39. The Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
40. The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
41. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech,
Football, and Other Assorted Absurdities by Chris Kluwe
42. Politically Correct Holiday Stories by James Finn Garner
43. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Book Reading..... [11 Dec 2013|06:36am]
Time to catch up again...
Book No. 40 The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.
It's the follow up to The Long Earth. It's a world where there are alternative Earths millions of years to one side or the other of our Earth. This book wasn't as good as the first one. It seemed pretty disjointed. The good guys were trying to protect the Trolls, the military were trying to prevent the war, but that seemed very second story level until the end of the book, but then it really just fizzled out.
The end of the book was probably the best and it set up what I assume will be a third book. The Yellowstone cauldron exploded. :o
GRADE: B

Book No. 41 Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Other Associated Absurdities by Chris Kluwe.
Chris Kluwe is the former punter on the Minnesota Vikings football team. He was/is an outspoken advocate during the fight last year to prevent the Constutional amendment to prevent Same sex marriages here in Minnesota. He came to the spot light after writing a scathing letter in support of a Raven football player who is also a support of same sex marriages. A Maryland politician tried to force the Raven football team shut up their player.
Kluwe's book part great support of equal rights and other liberal(common sense) subjects, with a heaping dose of potty mouth lol, and flightful fantasy of his mind on different subjects.
GRADE: B

Book No. 42 Politically Correct Holiday Stories by James Finn Garner.
It takes a look at the overly politically correctness that has over taken so much.
The dad in Twas the Night Before Christmas refuses Santa's commercial visit. Frosty marches on Washington DC for climate control. Scrooge who is not convinced by the ghostly visits and plans revenge instead.
GRADE: B+

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
31. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice
32. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
33. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
34. While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon
35. Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 1964
36. What's So Funny by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell
37. A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice
38. Blood of the Impaler by Jeffrey Sackett
39. The Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
40. The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
41. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speach,
Football, and Other Assorted Absurdities by Chris Kluwe
42. Politically Correct Holiday Stories by James Finn Garner
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[04 Dec 2013|12:22am]
Went to the dentist on Monday and they were able to get me in fairly quickly to check out my broken tooth.
Sure enough I need to have it capped. Ugh...
They had a 10 am appointment available on Tuesday morning. So I took it. Who cares if that's my bed time. lol...
So I went in this morning and they prepped me to have a cap done. After they drilled away the tooth to make room for the cap they discovered that I also have a cavity along the edge of the next tooth towards the front. YIPPY...
So, now I get to go back in on Dec. 16th to have the permenant cap put on and to have the cavity taken care of.
When it rains, it pores. And yes, when I left the dentist's office this morning it was raining on Dec. 3 in Minnesota. BLAH......
So, if anybody has $1500 laying around that they don't need my mouth would glady take it off your hands.
The only good thing is I can turn it in to my insurance and get reimbursed. Usually, at least, a couple of months later.
Merry Christmas to me. :p
Oh, and more rain, my sore shoulder, doesn't appear to be getting any better. :(
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Book Reading..... [01 Dec 2013|07:22am]
I just finished reading book No. 39, The Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie.
It was a good little mystery read. I love Agatha Christie's stories/characters.
This book had a dated feeling which shouldn't be surprising as it is dated, but it's just attitudes about things were overly dated. But if you think about it, it's pretty close to what is happening now. A lot of time was spent talking about kids being/going bad. How there isn't room in asylums for them so they are sent home and told to be good. And then they go out and kill people.
Lousy review, but a pleasant read. :)

Grade: B+

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
31. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice
32. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
33. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
34. While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon
35. Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 1964
36. What's So Funny by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell
37. A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice
38. Blood of the Impaler by Jeffrey Sackett
39. The Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
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[28 Nov 2013|09:04am]
Some times I just wish I could crawl into a hole and hide away...

This morning at work I broke a tooth.
And of course today is a holiday, and my dentist is also closed Fri, Sat, and Sun.

The tooth I broke is also the tooth I had a root canal done on. UGH........

It wasn't bothering me at first, but now I am starting to notice some pain/discomfort when I bite down on it. You would think there wouldn't be much feeling in it seeing as I had a root canal on it. :(

I REALLY don't want to have to pay emergency prices to get it fixed.
Plase keep good thoughts for me that I can make it until Monday and that my dentist can get me in.

So much for the big turkey meal today. :( :( :( :( :(
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Book Reading..... [26 Nov 2013|08:25am]
I finished reading book No. 38 last night at work.
I read a book that was gifted to me by my friend Mr. Owl. It's called Blood of the Impaler by Jeffrey Sackett.
It's kind of sequel to Dracula. It's about the decendants of Jonathon and Mina Harker. I am guessing it's set in about the 70s-80s. They mention discos and nobody is on a cell phone. lol...
It's about Malcolm Harker learning that their family's blood is infected with Dracula's blood, as in it wasn't a fictional story, and his struggle to try and rid them of the curse. The beginning of the books spends a lot of time quoting from Bram Stoker's Dracula or from Mina Harker's diary. Then the middle of the book spends a lot of time with Malcolm getting images of Dracula's past.
The end of the story is really satisfying though.
The end of the book is a little cheesy.

Grade: B+

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
31. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice
32. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
33. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
34. While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon
35. Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 1964
36. What's So Funny by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell
37. A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice
38. Blood of the Impaler by Jeffrey Sackett
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Book Reading..... [22 Nov 2013|09:49pm]
Oops, time to catch up on the reading list again. I have three more to add to the list.

Book No. 35 was Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 1964.
It is another book I had on cd. It is the recordings of interviews that Schlesinger had with Mrs. Kennedy a few months after the assasination of the President. Some of it was fairly shallow with her describing several different people of simply being jealous of the President because of his young age or his intelligence. Some of it was insightful hearing her views or the President's through her about events or people in their lives.
Grade: A-

Book No. 36 was What's So Funny by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell.
It's the autobiography of the actor Tim Conway. He is probably best known for his work on the Carol Burnett Show. It was a very fun read. It's one of those books that makes you feel like the author is sitting there talking to you.
Grade: A

Book No. 37 was A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice.
It's the sixth book in The Sorcerer's Ring series. Life has not be easy for our friends. The leader of the Empire has conquered the Ring. Thor and his little band of friends/warriors has gone on a quest to find the sword that protects the Ring kingdom. Finally a little reality sets in and one of their group is killed in a battle. Towards the end of this book things actually start picking up. They find the sword and head back to the Ring kingdom. Those fighting the Empire have been making some small victories.
Right at the very end Thor learns who his father is. Spoiler Alert... Read more... )
Grade: A-


Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
31. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice
32. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
33. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
34. While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon
35. Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
Interviews With Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 1964
36. What's So Funny by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell
37. A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice
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[10 Nov 2013|09:18am]
Sending out...

*~*~*~*~*GREAT BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES*~*~*~*~*

To my friend Ramona, empyreal

I hope you have a super terrific day today. :)
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Book Reading..... [10 Nov 2013|08:28am]
I am a little behind on my book reading reporting...

Book No. 31 was A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice.
It's the continuing story of Thor and his friends of the Sorcerer's Ring.
Things are not going well. The protective shield has come down because the special sword was stolen. Now the evil empire has invadid and is taking over the entire Ring. Thor and his little gang have gone off to try and fine the sword. Meanwhile his love has become Queen of the Western part of their kingdom. When the Empire came and was conquering everybody, they gave her the option to surrender and her people would be safe. YEAH RIGHT. She surrendered only to be told most of her people would be killed anyway and then he had her raped.
And this is a "young person's" book?????

Book No. 32 was The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon.
It's the first of the Hardy Boys books. I never read them as a kid, but I thought about it. So when I was down in Florida I came across some in a used a bit store and I picked up three of them.
It's the story of two teenage brothers whose dad is a famous detective and it's their unending desire to be just like their dad. So they start helping him with his cases and start getting some of their own.
Book No. 33 was The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon.
It's the third Hardy Boys book.
Book No. 34 was While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon.
It's the eleventh Hardy Boys book.
The books are pretty dated, but they are fun little reads.

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
31. A Vow of Glory by Morgan Rice
32. The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
33. The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
34. While the Clock Ticked by Franklin W. Dixon
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Book Reading..... [28 Oct 2013|09:26pm]
Finished up Book No. 30 last night at work.
I read the fourth book in The Sorcerer's Ring series, A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice.
The books are getting good, but the story telling is a little too good to be true or something like that.
I know the good guys can't die, but against all odds the small band of named good guys survive, but their brothern usually end up dead. :p
I am intrigued as to how the bad guys, on all sides, will be defeated. So far there are three more books to go.

Grade: B+

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
30. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice
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Book Reading..... [25 Oct 2013|04:53am]
I finished up another book last night on the drive up to Minneapolis.
I have been "reading"/listening to a book on CD. It's called There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone. I bought it at her show last week.
It's really humorous very much like listening to one of her shows, but with some serious stuff included.
Usually in a humorous way she does talk about her troubles with the law. She had been arrested for child endangerment and other charges. Was put through extensive therapy. She got her kids back, but is no longer allowed to adopt more children. Yet teenagers get to be on tv for getting pregnant? What a screwed up country we live in.
The book also reads like a history book. She talks about people from history and mixes her story in with theirs. A pretty interesting way to tell a story. When she was talking about the Wright Brothers she talked about an experience she had on a plane and I was laughing so hard. Not always a good thing to do while driving down the highway.
I have been listening to the book in my car. Might as well make the time productive. :)
I have another book on cd, may throw it in the car and have a listen.

Book List 2013:

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
3. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
4. Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann
5. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
6. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
7. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb by R. L. Stine
8. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
9. Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
10. How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away Wth It
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of The Most Feared Sea Rovers From 1500-1800 by Benerson Little
11. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
12. Kingdom Keepers VI Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
13. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
14. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
15. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
16. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
17. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
18. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
19. She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
20. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
21. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
22. More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
23. Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
24. A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
25. Bazooka Joe and His Gang
26. A March of Kings by Morgan Rice
27. A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice
28. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
29. There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say by Paula Poundstone
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