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  1. Read-a-thon - 2016

    That's fantastic, Frankie. I kept flipping from book to book yesterday, but could never settle on one. Gaia, I think I'm going to join you this coming weekend.
  2. Dtr's Year of Reading 2016

    I haven't really tracked what I've been reading this year, and sadly I haven't read much. Here's a list of the few things I have squeezed in: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland The Princess Bride by William Goldman The Devotion of Suspect X by Higashino Keigo
  3. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The first time I read it, I was like, "What the heck is going on?" Then I got to the end, loved it, and promptly flipped back to the front and started over. It's actually on my bedside table right now for its umpteenth go-around.
  4. Janet's Log - Stardate 2016

    The actual Whistle Stop Cafe where the movie was filmed is just under a couple hours from where I live. I passed by the exit awhile back, and thought about swinging by, but I haven't read the book or seen the movie. They're good though?
  5. Bobblybear's Book List - 2016

    Fancy something utterly stupid -- definitely sells it. I had no idea that Michael Crichton had died. I wonder if it was still needing re-writes; it sounds appallingly bad.
  6. Dtr's Year of Reading 2016

    The Princess Bride is one of my favorite films of all times. In the book, it was actually quite mind-blowing that
  7. What are you eating just now?

    She's from South Korea. It was so much fun -- she was a great girl! Mexican sounds tasty. We stopped at a little corner restaurant in a small town on the way home and had some surprisingly fantastic food. I'm stuffed from all the restaurant eating the past two days, so no dinner for me tonight.
  8. What's the weather like?

    Ha. Clearly homonyms were too much for my sleep deprived, pre-coffee brain. You mean of the canine variety, of course, not the popular sodium-laden food of street vendors and ballparks. You should've seen the mental image I was struggling with when I read your post this morning. My literal side was in full swing. Sad. Just sad.
  9. Frankie reads 2016

    I have never heard of this author, but it sounds like something I would enjoy. I love quirky books with great characters. I'll have to give it a go.
  10. What's Up in June 2016?

    We just dropped our exchange student off at the airport. So sad -- so many teare
  11. What's the weather like?

    You slept by a hot dog?
  12. What are you eating just now?

    They were so tasty, but the chicken liver appetizer -- although it doesn't sound like it would be -- was hands down the group favorite. It was our exchange student's last dinner in the States, so we tried to order very Southern food for her.
  13. What are you eating just now?

    Had the best meal tonight. We all ordered different things and then tried a bit of it all. We had smoked brisket, lamb chops, barbecue ribs, creamed corn au gratin, watermelon salad, collard greens, grilled asparagus, chicken livers, fried green tomatoes, cornbread, biscuits, fried pickles, coconut creme pie with a meringue crust, pecan pie, cocktails and beer samplers. It was all so very good, and we didn't even come close to eating it all. The restaurant had a huge verandah overlooking an old cemetery, and the weather was really perfect. It was such a great celebration!
  14. Dtr's Year of Reading 2016

    Hear, hear!
  15. What are you drinking just now?

    Had a sangria mule with a sprig of mint -- a twist on an Atlanta, Georgia specialty -- cool and refreshing with a nice kick.
  16. Read-a-thon - 2016

    My husband is Irish ancestry (2nd generation here.) He dies if the a/c in the house is set above 72. Truth be told, he'd rather have it at 65. It's a constant struggle over the thermostat.
  17. What's the weather like?

    No a/c is no fun! The humidity does make it much worse, doesn't it? I've heard that dry heat, even at very high temperatures, is much more bearable -- never been lucky enough to live anywhere with dry heat, but so they say. I usually spend my summer months a slimy, frizzy mess.
  18. Dtr's Year of Reading 2016

    Ha! Thanks so much. This thread should really be titled "Dtr's Half-Year of Reading." I'd like to argue that I'm going for quality over quantity as only one of the books was a dud, half were fantastic, and the other two were rather enjoyable. It really was great, wasn't it? I'll have to let you know how it goes.
  19. Kindle and ebooks deals

    It really is a bit of a cult, isn't it?
  20. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Jasper Fforde is my favorite author of all times. His Thursday Next series is a very well-worn set of books on my shelf.
  21. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    Really glad to hear that. I've made a good dent in season one, and am thoroughly enjoying it. I'm glad to see that there are six seasons loaded up.
  22. Pets - 2016

    I am incredibly allergic to cats, but over time, I've developed a tolerance to ours. As long as he doesn't get in my face, I can manage. With other cats, though, I become a swollen, weepy mess.
  23. Your Book Activity - June 2016

    Happy reading!
  24. What's Up in June 2016?

    We've been hosting an exchange student this year, and tomorrow is the day she goes back home. So sad! We stayed up late playing games and talking last night. Such a fun year we had!
  25. What's the weather like?

    Lol. I just saw your other post, too. We've been sitting around the 97/36 degree mark here. Today is only supposed to be 95/35, but 89% humidity and no rain in the forecast until tomorrow. I haven't been here for a full summer, but apparently it's just getting started.