Picky Reader – 21

Hidden by Shelley Shepard Gray.  I think I’m noticing another trend in the “inspirational” novels I’ve read.  Not enough set-up.  Whether this is an editing or an author issue, I can’t say.  All I know is the heroine’s motivation seems weak at best much too often.  In this particular book,…

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Interesting Headlines

What’s the most interesting news headline you saw today?  Bonus: Do you read the news every day? Or do you find it not worth your time? Why? #postaweek2011 I think the only headline I saw today was while I was in Red Brick Pizza waiting for my pizza and CNN…

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If your house were on fire, what would you grab first?

Not that we want anything to happen to your home. As far as we know it’s perfectly safe and nice. But if it did, and you only had a minute to run in and grab some things, what would you take?  #postaweek2011  I didn’t have to think about this too…

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A Lesson Learned

#postaweek2011 …write a short post about a mistake you made, or have read about, and a lesson you learned from it. I have learned the hard way not to get attached to my children’s significant others.  Until I see an engagement ring on somebody’s finger, I keep my distance.  Sure…

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Picky Reader 19

Picky Reader’s Latest Reads  Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner.  I think I’ve read every book Lisa Gardner has published.  If you enjoy suspense, read her. Blood by Patricia Traxler and The Distance Between Us by Bart Yates.  They are both well-written and enjoyable reads.  If you like moody, sort…

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Algebra Trauma

Describe the worst teacher you ever had.  (I think this should be describe the BEST teacher you ever had.  Or maybe both.) Wow.  The first teacher I thought of was the guy who taught algebra when I was a freshman in high school.  I think he was old then, but…

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Grab a Sentence

“He named the land “Earth” and the water which had come together he named “Sea.” His beloved people forgot to respect the earth and the sea He created and the earth and the sea retaliated against them. The first sentence is from the Bible, which happened to be the book…

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