So maybe this post is a couple of weeks past due. But what a nice idea — 2013 in 13 photos. I saw the idea while browsing one of my favorite blogs – Life in Every Limb and I knew I wanted to do my own. The idea was from a … Continue reading
1. The Walk by Richard Paul Evans – This was a great book to read at the beginning of the year. I actually picked it up by chance in the free section at local used book store. I started reading it one evening right before bed on a long day and ended up finishing it the next day. It was a quick and easy read.
2. Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin – Loved, loved, loved it. I didn’t even know I liked political thrillers. I do.
5. Little Man and Dixon County War by Stan R. Mitchell – The author, Stan Mitchell, is an old high school pal. I usually don’t like westerns, but this was a good read. Check him out.
6. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – Um, yeah, I admit I’m extremely proud of myself for finishing this lovely work of literary art. Yes, the book moved me. And no, I have no interest in seeing the movie, not because I don’t like the story, but because I’m sure the book is so much better.
7. The Shack by William P. Young – I know, I’m probably the last person on earth to read this.
8. The Watchman by Robert Crais – Since I’ve read just about all of the Harlan Coben Myron Bolitar series of books, I found the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series by Robert Crais. I must enjoy them, because I keep coming back for more.
9. Stay Close by Harlan Coben – and back to my favorite author of 2012. I was not disappointed.
11. Fugitive by Phillip Margolin – Margolin knows how to write a thriller. I love thrillers. Yep. We’re friends.
12. They Shall See God by Athol Dickson – Loved.this.book.
14. Taken by Robert Crais – My favorite Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel so far. It’s probably a good read if you have never read the Cole/Pike novels.
15. Edgar Allan Poe:
16. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton I enjoyed the Alphabet Murder Books. I had to read some out of order due to availability at the library and it was no problem.
41. Sleeping Beauty by Phillip Margolin – great book
46. Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson — This was one of my favorite books I read this year.
47. Cross Country by James Patterson — Nope, I never want to go to Africa. Yes, I know this book is a work of fiction.
48. Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
49. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
50. Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson
51. The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson
52. The Love Dare by Alex and Stephen Kendrick
53. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
54. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
55. Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
56. Jack & Jill by James Patterson
57. London Bridges by James Patterson
58. Cross Fire by James Patterson
59. Worst Case by James Patterson
So, I’m making my way through James Patterson’s Alex Cross books, but I am at the mercy of my libraries and what it is in stock on my every 3 week trip. I have skipped around quite a bit, but it hasn’t bothered me. I plan to finish that series, and maybe do the Michael Bennett series in 2014. I am thinking about the Sookie Stackhouse books but I’m not sure yet. So, I’m impressed that I was able to do something I really loved in 2013 – I did much better this year than I did in 2012! I made time, and it was worth it.
I am working on creating my profile on goodreads.com. I think that will be a better way to keep track.
Happy Reading in 2014!
Children truly are a labor of love. I’m sitting here watching reruns of the 1970’s Spiderman cartoon with my children. They love Netflix and all of the wonderful old shows that used to entertain me when I was a child. Just a few short hours ago I was driving down the interstate wondering how I was going to make it one more minute in the car with these tiny terrors I love so much. Continue reading
My children have consumed a massive amount of sugar this Easter weekend. Ironically, I’m the one who feels like I’m about to have a stroke.
Never subsitute tempura for panko when baking tilapia.
These. cookies. are. so. awesome.
My oldest son, Bryson, upon hearing me tell his little sister her breath indicated she needed to brush her teeth immediately: “Oh, she’s got Pennsylvania breath.” Me: “What? What do you mean – Pennsylvania Breath? What does that mean?” Bryson: “People in Pennsylvania have bad breath because they don’t brush their teeth. I saw it on T.V.”
Well that clears things up. You learn something new everyday I guess!
Our busy lives sometimes make the most important meal of the day a challenge. But, it doesn’t have to be! I found this recipe while browsing one of my favorite blogs. It doesn’t get much easier than three ingredients: A … Continue reading
This is easy, kid friendly and fast. One word of caution – don’t have these when you have guests over. They look weird and people are hesitant to eat them. And they are a little bit messy, er, sticky. Continue reading