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Dreamin’ in Dallas reads
Guests / May 1, 2006

Since my VPN isn’t working tonight, I won’t be checking my email at work. What better thing to do than to update ya’ll on my current reading. As I sit here in the foothills of the Rockies outside of Denver there is a sign in the grass on the other side of the parking lot that says “Beware of Snakes. Enter at your own risk.” So, that means I won’t be going on a walk to get rid of some of the Cuban food we had for dinner. Instead I will be finishing off The Barbed Rose by Gail Dayton. I picked up Gail’s first book The Compass Rose at last year’s DARA “Dreamin’ in Dallas” event. I loved the book and I have been looking forward to the sequel. I picked up the second book at this year’s event, and I have finally found time to get started on it. Nothing better than a business trip to catch up on my reading. I don’t understand those folks who sit in the airport on their laptops when you can have a book in your hands. At any rate, I am enjoying the second story of Kallista and her Godmarked family…

What I’m reading…
Guests / August 17, 2005

So, I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been reading a lot, but I have started The Bitch In the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage, edited by Cathi Hanauer. It has been an entertaining book for the short stories, but more so for the looks I got with a pair of snarling lips on the cover with the word Bitch in capital letters. Needless to say, it made for quite an entertaining trip to St. Louis a few weekends ago. If I could figure out the image thing since Blogger changed it, I could share the cover with you. Once I finish Bitch, I am adding The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings about Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom edited by Daniel Jones to my TBR list. It is a guy’s response to Bitch, edited by Hanauer’s husband who is also a journalist and author. I guess these could be classified as chick lit, but they are along the same lines as the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, without the sappyness. Also coming up on the horizon is the next installment to…

Hectic Week?!?!?
Guests / June 3, 2005

I have sent my family off this morning so this afternoon (now that I am done with work) I am settling down to a much deserved bubble bath and I am going to finish Every Which Way But Dead. So far, it has been highly entertaining, but there is so much crammed into this book, I am having a hard time keeping it straight. My sister has organized my bookshelfs, now in alphabetical order. I even have a spot in the hardbacks with a note indicating it is reserved for Harry Potter #6. Now I’m off to get a snack and get back to that book! Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Hissy Fit
Guests / May 25, 2005

I am on vacation this week, enjoying a visit from some of my family, but I have been squeezing in time to read. It helps that 2 of my sisters who are visiting a big readers too! I just finished Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed every page! I am looking forward to getting a lot more reading done on Sat. because we are going to the lake for swimming and sailing. I will be slathering on the sunscreen and catching up on my reading. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Here I am!
Guests / May 16, 2005

I made it! I am ready to post and add comments! What am I reading… Actually I just finished a great book called Lamb: The Gospel According to Christ’s Childhood Pal Biff by Christopher Moore. It was a fun and wacky look at the years of Christ between 6 yrs. old and 35ish, the “missing years” from the bible. You follow Biff and Josh (Jesus) through their young adulthood while they discover the mysteries of sin, buddhism, etc. It is written from Biff’s point of view, he has been resurrected in the present day to write his gospel. Christopher Moore has several other titles that look equally as fun, so I will be working my way through them. I am reading Wicked by Shannon Drake, a Beauty and the Beast based romance. I am enjoying the tie in with Egyptology. And speaking of Egyptology, the newest Amelia Peabody mystery The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters was fantastic! I’m a big Amelia fan (meaning I buy the books in hardback as soon as they come out, no waiting for paperbacks!). I love watching Amelia’s character evolve as her family evolves around her. That’s all I have for now, I…