Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
Just curious from upper right corner of a local tv commercial if it means something or if they left out a "t" and meant "start." (Not up on sports terminology.)
Uh oh! This has been so good I forgot to do reading progress updates.
"And what if hope guides me off the edge of a cliff?"
"I said let hope guide you. I never said stop paying attention to where you are going."
When reviewing or shelving a book, don't forget to glance at its community reviews.
Mine those to find more people here; at the very least, you have a book in common.
A library download to interrupt my other "currently reading."
Another one of those series and authors not sure if read before, but always been meaning to read this author if not.
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It's B-A-C-K. My enjoyment of this series, that is. Even though not exactly part of the type of series you have to read in order or miss important plot -- mostly just shared locale and a few character guest spots (but definitely do read her Jane Jameson series before starting the Half Moon Hollow books).
In this book, we meet Liberty who is hilarious and gets in one crazy, funny situation after another. Who immediately in the opening pages has averted the trope trauma/tragedy plot device. You see, widow Libby decides not to orphan her toddler son just because she has terminal cancer and has exhausted medical means -- Libby instead advertises in a version of Craigslist to be turned into a vampire.
This worked for me. I got the humor and liked the characters. Sure, some moments a little too soccer mom, the romance with a human single dad a bit too easy (not instaluv or insta-sex), not fond of the deadbeat parent never in child's life drifting back in easily now they are grownup -- but overall I liked it. Considering how many vampires had been openly in Half Moon Hollow by now, some of the PTA and family reactions to her new state were a bit overdone -- but mostly funny. Not sure I will ever get tired of bigots or mean-girls getting their comeuppance.
I didn't know that in Mexico it was rude to bring the check before asked.
I had read somewhere, as commenters note, that adding milk before or after tea was a class or manners issue.
I was taught to never add milk to tea because destroys antioxidant properties. Not sure if that's true but: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/really-adding-milk-to-tea-destroys-its-antioxidants/
Plus http://naturalsociety.com/dairy-antioxidants-nearly-useless/ , http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2011/07/ask-dr-andro-does-adding-milk-to-my-tea.html and http://saveourbones.com/more-bad-news-for-milk-it-destroys-antioxidants-inhibits-magnesium-absorption-and-causes-liver-problems/
(I didn't grow up drinking tea although once or twice a year I visited one widowed aunt who as what we thought was a treat made us kids a pitcher of southern sweet iced tea instead of soda or koolaid. As an adult, I love tea in all forms and temperatures (except not so much chamomile). If the only hot tea American me can get in a restaurant is the black tea sweepings bags (commonly Lipton's), I do want milk and sugar so sometimes indulge anyway -- and have to request milk or they give me coffee creamer.)
It's time to reveal our new bingo card!
Over the next 13 days, Obsidian and I will be posting some of our favorite books to fit under some of the categories.
Rules of the Game
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