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text 2017-11-12 01:20
Reading progress update: I've read 122 out of 185 pages.
The Book of the Lion: Henry Gamadge #13 - Elizabeth Daly

a strange and wonderful old Mystery; I'm having fun. and it's rather short, so there's a chance I'll finish it later tonight. hard to just leave it.

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text 2017-11-11 21:27
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 185 pages.
The Book of the Lion: Henry Gamadge #13 - Elizabeth Daly

the premise is unique--Gamadge becomes aware of a cold case involving a down-and-out poet/playwright bludgeoned to death at night, in Central Park, two years before (looks like a mugging...sort of...with, uh, pecularities), just when some dodgy scheme seems to be getting worked, involving some personal writings of his about to go up for sale, maybe. I like it. so I'll finish this, then probably another, more modern, Crime novel, and then I think I'll finish all the contents I've got left in the Machen book.

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review 2017-08-15 16:44
Playful images of animals partaking in big city life grace the walls of a children’s hospital and the pages of “Chicago Unleashed”
Chicago Unleashed - Larry Broutman

Going to the hospital is a scary experience, especially for children. Larry Broutman has used his photography skills to brighten the walls at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and brighten the days of young patients. He created cheery and chuckle-inducing photographs for each floor of the hospital by digitally combining the photographs of animals that he had taken on safaris across the world with photographs he had taken of beloved places in his hometown of Chicago.

 

 

His unusual images of wild animals running amok in Chicago were so well-received that Larry Broutman decided to make enough photo mash-ups to fill a book. In Chicago Unleashed, wolves howl at the moon at the Adler Planetarium, hippopotami bathe in the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, a flock of colorful parrots dodge skyscrapers, and many more creatures, large and small, get into mischief at well-known Chicago destinations. Plus, each amusing photograph is supplemented with fun facts about the featured iconic location.

 

 

TO BUY THE BOOK:

 

 

Purchase your copy of Chicago Unleashed at www.everythinggoesmedia.com, Amazon, and at bookstores and gift shops in the greater Chicagoland area.

 

All author proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, and Access Living.

 

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ AUTHOR:

 

 

Larry Broutman is a passionate and accomplished wildlife and landscape photographer and has traveled all over the world to photograph his subjects. He has published his work in magazines such as Africa Geographic and BBC Wildlife. Broutman has completed photographic projects for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. His project for the Lurie Children’s Hospital developed into the publication of Chicago Unleashed.

 

Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. Specializing in Polymer Engineering and Science and Composite Materials, Broutman has vast experience writing college textbooks, reference books, and technical articles. In fact, he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

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review 2017-08-15 13:14
Book Review For: TAMING THE LION by Kerry Adrienne
Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars Book 3) - Kerry Adrienne
Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars)Taming the Lion by Kerry Adrienne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'TAMING THE LION' by Kerry Adrienne is book Three in the "Shifter Wars".  This is the story of Alicia and Marco.   I have not yet read the previous book but feel this can be a standalone book.

Alicia healer for the Bear shifters.  This book opens to the aftermath of a Bear and Lion fight/ war seen.  Alicia is going off to make sure that all the bears have been treated  and no one was left out injured somewhere.  While looking for hurt bear she runs in to Marco who is a Lion Shifter who is hurt and possibly dying.   Even though she lost a friend to a Lion and that they are their enemy, she knows she has to help him.

Marco knows he is hurt bad and thinks he is dreaming when he see Alicia.  Alicia is very beautiful  but he knows if his family comes looking for him they will kill her.  So he tries to tell her to just let him go but she does not.

This story had the theme of two loves who both sides were enemy but yet they loved each other.






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text 2017-08-08 17:10
OT: A little outing

Today, we went on a little shopping trip to a bigger town. Even though this little town/village has surprisingly many shops it's nice to be able to get away to somewhere a little bigger. We took the twins and went to the pastry shop/cafe in the former town hall. They now have one vegan item on the menu - a delicious rye bread sandwich with fresh vegetables. Later we also bought some vegan ice cream in a shop. Unfortunately I spilt a tiny flake of chocolate on my dress so there was a stain. I hope it will wash out.

I took a few photos. It's an interesting town from the perspective of architecture, with lots of huge villas where I imagine doctors used to live (there's a hospital not far away). Outside a beautiful building that I wish was the town library, which we were looking for but didn't find, and might have been at one point, I found this cute lion.

White lion


This is a close up of an ornament adorning the fence around the same building:

Decoration

I'm hoping my sister, Minwynn, will post about this outing too, with more photos.

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