Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

My favorite of Sarah's is Garden Spells because of course it was the first one I read and the first one I fell in love with. Lost Lake now has become my favorite the magic in it is wonderful and it was unpredictable. I loved all the characters and wished the story didn't have to end. I read this in two days, which is a bit unusual for me cause it can take me a while. I just love, love, loved it!!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 1st D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods

Book #22 of the Stone Barrington series. I enjoy this series very much from Stuart Woods and have loved his characters. As the series goes along some writers lose their touch in keeping their characters real and not boring. I think some authors just get plain lazy at cranking them out. Not Mr. Woods. Stone is awesome and so is Dino. I always love when Holly Barker comes to town or in Stone and Dino's case come to Washington DC. It's up to Stone and Dino to solve a case that is considered closed and hush hush by the FBI and CIA. Sadly I had the murderer figured out, just didn't know if Stone or Dino was ever going to, but I guess I got lucky on this one. But it is on to the next!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Wizard of Oz Broadway Show

So every year my sister and I pick which Broadway show we want to see for our birthday and then the other buys the tickets and chauffeurs the other around. So my pick was Wizard of Oz and that's where we went today. I LOVED IT. It was awesome how they did the scenes, for instance in the movie version it starts in black and white and then when Dorothy lands in OZ it's all color. Well in the production they were wearing white and brown. So the brown blended in very well with the rest of the scenery, so when the bright colors-neon blacklight colors in fact it just looked brighter in the OZ scene. Of course it didn't have all of the same songs from the movie and not all of the same scenes. But they did use a real live dog for Toto and that was great. It also was a very clean language show, so that works well for the kids. They do use strobe lights and smoke and I think I heard one kid cry during a Wizard scene. I finished my first book of the new year, 2% into my 50 books to read this year. It was Mary Mary by James Patterson. So it will fulfill at least one other challenge the Pike's Peak challenge I signed up for. Yay!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A New Year and setting New Records

So for the 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge I signed up to read 50 books in the 2014 year. I have a few other challenges that I'm doing. Crusin' Through Cozies I'm trying for Level 4 Sleuth Extraordinaire reading 20 or more Cozies. Mount TBR Level 1 Pike's Peak willing to work my way up that mountain so it will be 12 books. The Book Addicts group on goodreads (BTW all of these are on goodreads) pick 12 with 4 alternates. Goodreads Choice Awards group to read 12 books. And then with the rest of my time audiobooks as I drive to work and anything else that strikes my fancy. Which I do have to say that I am doing very well with Alex Cross-I'm on Mary Mary currently. I am glad that I decided to revisit him before trying to pick up where I left off. It's been great. The other thing I am going to try to do better is get back to the gym. I have a membership through work and it's within walking distance. I think I am going to check out the app Couch to 5K. Our preacher did that and he lost 40 lbs. I would be ecstatic if I could lose that much! As I sit here eating my lunch at work with leftovers from New Year's day. And I'm back at work from being a week off and I'm so freakin' tired. It's not hard today going through emails but I was so used to sleeping in. Oh well. And listening to Justin Timberlake who I was really not a huge fan of before, I really like his 20/20 Experience album--got it on repeat. Well that's it for now.