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review 2017-10-22 02:37
The Girl With All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R. Carey

WOA!  WOW!  


What a great book to read in one sitting.

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review 2017-10-10 01:07
Fool Me Once
Fool Me Once - Lisa Falco,Steve Hockensmith






In The White Magic Five and Dime (A Tarot Mystery), Alanis McLachlan inherited a Tarot reading business from her murdered con-woman mother and proceeded to untangle who was responsible for her mother’s death.  In Fool Me Once, the abusive, about-to-be-ex husband one of the shop’s most loyal customers is found murdered.  Alanis feels guilty and sets out to find the true murderer and thereby absolve Marsha from the unjust charges.


As with the first book in this series, the best part of Fool Me Once are the “excerpts” from Miss Chance’s Tarot Guide Infinite Roads to Knowing



While many of the entries made me smile, the continuing allusions to wands as food eventually felt a bit forced.


Read for the Amateur Sleuth square, since Alanis is just not gentle and couth enough for Fool Me Once to feel like a cozy. 


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text 2017-10-09 02:28
Reading progress update: I've read 79 out of 304 pages.
Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement - Larry Kay,Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

Finding this one more appealing than the other dog training book available during yesterday's library run.  I really liked the goal setting checklist.  


Our initial goals for Quincy are:

  • My dog is impeccably house-trained - We're particularly working on figuring out what his signal is to ask to go out.
  • Although my dog likes be with me, he isn't so needy that he shadows me everywhere - We perhaps should have listened better when they said he was originally part of a trio (2 dogs and a cat).  He's definitely shadowing us everywhere and has been pretty frantic when nobody is within sight.
  • The crate is my dog's home - we're working on having him enjoy the crate and to be less anxious when left alone inside it
  • My dog obeys the furniture rules and chews only what is allowed - we've gone from a cat that eats plastic bags to a dog who seems to gravitate to hard plastic items like army men.


While there are lots of other things to work on eventually, based on our 1st week, these are our priorities.

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review 2017-10-07 03:53
Drowned City
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans - Don Brown

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans is a graphic novel regarding the tragedy in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. While it's a trite sentiment, I loved how Don Brown's illustrations brought the story to life.  


Please excuse the quality of the snapshot, but I wanted to share the page that hit me the hardest.




It was challenging to read this during this fall of life-threatening hurricanes.  And while the immediate aftermath was less deadly, as I read, I couldn't help wondering how high the death tolls from Harvey, Irma and most especially Maria will eventually be.



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text 2017-10-05 02:21
Reading progress update: I've listened 167 out of 704 minutes.
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas,HarperAudio,Bahni Turpin

Absolutely loving this! (Though simultaneously feeling uncomfortable in exactly the way the author intended). 


Bahni Turpin's performance is wonderful so far.



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