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July books were good/not so good…

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It’s the last Monday of July and here are the books I read this month:

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I liked this book.
It was an easy read about an uneasy subject, drug addiction.
A young working woman, married with a child, is overwhelmed
and turns to prescription pain medicine to help her cope.
Jennifer Weiner writes good easy read books that are interesting.

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I can’t say I liked this book but I didn’t dislike it.
It was ok.
Last book in a series about  a 92-year-old woman who was born male.
Maybe if I had read the other books this one would have meant more.
I think because the characters are all from previous books
they aren’t well defined here.
At least, to me, it seemed a lot was alluded to that happened in the past
and it was a bit hard to follow.

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This is another book that has a main character, Bill, who has been in other books.
But this book stands on its own and I did like it.  I really liked Bill…he seemed real.
Bill was a police officer and is now a private detective.
He is married and has a daughter.
An old girlfriend calls him asking for help.
Her son has been arrested and charged with murder.
I liked all the characters…not so much the son,
but Bill and his old love and the attorney and sheriff.
I will read more by Mr. Pronzini.

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I don’t know what to say about this book.
I liked it, I didn’t like it, I didn’t like Dyer, I liked Dyer.
Confused?  Me, too.
It is his memoir. And it is all about him.
From the beginning to about three-quarters through I really didn’t like Dr. Dyer.
But in the end I guess he is ok.  Certainly successful.

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I always like Johansen’s books and this one is no different.
That being said her books have a formula to them and though
they are interesting and have excitement and some surprises
you pretty much know who will win and who will lose.
In this book Catherine Ling, a CIA agent is sent to save a woman from a madman.
Her mentor and friend, Hu Chang, and her 11-year-old son, Luke,
end up part of the rescue effort.
There is a Guardian that the madman is trying to get to
through the woman he kidnapped who has been rescued.
The Guardian works for a Committee and has telepathic powers.
I like Johansen’s books so I recommend it.  It is a good read.bookjourney

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It’s all about me…

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  1. I find growing old very interesting and enlightening.
  2. My favorite way to calm down is to daydream.
  3. Why do I always put off going to sleep?
  4. My favorite time of day is anytime I am at home because home is my favorite place to spend time.
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This was a week I have much to celebrate.

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  • I had lunch with a friend and her mother then friend and I went shopping.  A pleasant and fun afternoon.
  • I had lunch with some friends.  The food was good…the conversation and laughter was even better.
  • I had dinner with a new friend and we worked on a project we are doing for the Homeowner’s Association. I also got to see the progress of his condo renovation.
  • Ran into a friend I haven’t seen in weeks. Wonderful to see her and have a chat.
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Stuck together in the rain…

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Figures there would be a downpour when I don’t have my umbrella and my car is on the other side of the parking lot.  Oh, there is Mr. Dreamy and he doesn’t have an umbrella either, and obviously not happy about it.  Looks like he is coming over here to wait in the doorway for the rain to stop.  We will be stuck here together for a while, I think.  What a pity.

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Friday, happy day…

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  1. If I eat too many sugary things I feel depressed and my legs twitch.
  2. Running a fever is not always because I am sick, sometimes it is my body telling me I need to rest.
  3. Why is it that it is so easy to go back to sleep after I turn off the alarm clock?
  4. Where do you go when you need to be restored/refreshed?

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The small things I celebrate this week are:

The week is done and a lot got accomplished.
Still a lot to do before my desk is clear but I don’t feel stressed.

There is a carton of my favorite ice cream in the freezer.

Have a couple of movies to watch this week-end
and of course, some books to read.

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Perfect dawn…

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I love to see a new day dawn.
Whatever went before is done and now is a new beginning.

Of course, given the fact I usually go to sleep in the early morning hours
I am rarely awake when dawn breaks.

The nights I can’t sleep at all I do see the dawn…
just before I nod off in exhaustion.

However, when I sleep “normal” hours
I awake to see the new day dawn.
Perfect!

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Pages and love…

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This weeks Five Sentence Fiction prompt is,
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The early morning meeting with the specialist had been difficult leaving her depressed and cold with despair.  At home  now, sitting in her chair she dried her eyes and picked up the book she had started reading last  night.  Books were the one thing that never hurt her, never left her feeling empty and lonely.  She found such pleasure, almost a sensual pleasure in a book; seeing it waiting there to be picked up, the holding of it, the feel and smell of the paper, hearing the whisper of the turning pages, the  words carrying her away from her troubled life.  She will spend all of her time in the company of  her love now and will remember the pleasure and beauty of it later, when the disease finishes its evil work and leaves her without sight.

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Friday stuff…

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Okay. Here is this weeks Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun

  1. People who are nasty and unkind makes me  feel violent inside…sorta like really bad acid reflux.
  2. I love a lazy afternoon of reading.
  3. When I am stressed I have a bubble bath and go to bed.
  4. My favorite smell in the world is hmm, I don’t have an answer for this…I don’t think I have a  favorite smell in the world.
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This week the small thing I am celebrating is that it is Friday.
This work week was a bear.
It wasn’t any different than most weeks but I was different.
I was a short-tempered, unkind, complaining, not nice witch.

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Everything and everyone bothered me.  I was even bothered by myself!
I will spend the weekend with some quiet time with you know Who
and get myself back to being my usual easy-going  pleasant self.

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Besides celebrating that it is Friday and this work week is over
I am thankful for and celebrate my employers and co-workers.
They put up with this weeks moodiness without a word or rolled eyes…
at least not that I heard or saw.
And I am thankful for the weekend to recover from my moodiness
and that there is a new week ahead.

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