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Currently Reading
July 12, 2013, 6:00 am
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October 26, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books

Well, it’s finally that time of year again: Book Fair Month! I recently went to the 30th Annual American Association of University Women Book Sale and here’s what I came home with this year:

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Zombies & Pouty Pecs
October 15, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Pop Culture

I have a lot of stuff I want to get to this week, so some of these posts may be briefer than I’d normally like…but then with my tendency to ramble and/or go off on a rant, maybe not. At the very least, I’ll get to show you some stuff I’ve been thinking about lately.

Whilst in the grocery store, enjoying some down town (at 3am), my eye was caught by this title, amongst the other ‘Featured’ books. You gotta hand it to marketing/packaging: it’s a two-way street. It can be used for good & evil…and even used to the advantage of the otherwise aesthetically clueless; in other words, you know the doorknobs who allegedly pen (or more likely, ‘ghost write’) this propaganda, don’t have the imagination skills to cash in on both the zombie fad du jour and/or the Obama campaign posters of yesteryear. Kudos, graphic designer! Seriously. Continue reading

You Load 16 Tons, What Do You Get?
September 28, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Life, Movies

That’s right: another day older and deeper in debt. Being that today is my 42nd birthday (the weird thing is that I still don’t “feel old”…maybe some day), I did some thrift store/pawn shop shoppin’ (only the best for me!). No one can birthday on the cheap like I can! Here’s what I found (with the exception of the Ghost Story series, which I ordered from the Warner Bros. site).

Picture Book of Saints © 1979
Comments: I may not be Catholic, but I’ve always thought the saints were interesting. I have a statue of St. Francis in my backyard, and a St. Christopher medal in my car (given to me by my Catholic-raised dad). Should prove to be some interesting reading. Plus, I love buying the candles with the saints on them at my grocery store. Hey, they might actually do what they say. Why not?
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury © 1982
Comments: One of my favorite books (movies) + I love the cover of this ’50th Anniversary Edition’
Wicked: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard © 2009
Comments: As you know, I LOVE the TV series, so I figured I’d read the books…well, some of them anyway.
Owl At Home by Arnold Lobel © 1975
Comments: I love owls. So, with the super-adorable illustrations inside this book, I was SOLD. And for a mere 69¢, how can I lose? Can’t wait to read it. Continue reading

Pickin’ à la King
September 20, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Spooky Stuff

I recently stumbled across the cover art for Stephen King’s latest book, Joyland, which is slated for a June 2013 release. Joyland is about a college student who takes a job as a carny at a North Carolina amusement park and becomes caught up with a vicious murderer and a dying child. Continue reading

Currently Reading…
June 18, 2012, 6:00 am
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Control by William Goldman © 1982
Synopsis: You could lose control. And in that microsecond between thinking a thing and doing it, someone else could take command, forcing you to commit a crime, take your own life, do the unthinkable… someone who has mastered the secret of manipulating the human mind… someone who understands that time os of the essence… someone willing to wreak havoc in a mad scheme to alter the past and change the future… someone who will stop at nothing to take… Control.
Comments: I’ve always been drawn to the cover of this book. I’ve also enjoyed some of William Goldman’s other books: No Way to Treat a Lady, Marathon Man, Magic. However, so far, this book is boring me to tears. I was anticipating some suspense and/or thriller action, but have yet to encounter any. I may have to put this one on the back burner. Continue reading