Photo Phriday

Had to take a picture of the remainder of the sunflowers. They were wonderful this year!

sunflower 2014

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Still Life by Louise Penny

still lifeA good friend gave me this book. I had not read any Louise Penny but I probably will read more.

Genre: Murder mystery, 293 pages of very small type (my paperback edition), published in 2007, 1st Armand Gamache mystery

Blurb: (Goodreads) Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

With this award-winning first novel, Louise Penny introduces an engaging hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces—and this series—with power, ingenuity, and charm.

What I liked: It was a good story; good characters, good plot, different subplots (subplots that had very little to do with the story but added to character development), and I couldn’t guess who done it! It was interesting to read about life in small town, Canada. Similar to small town Wisconsin as far as I could tell.

What I didn’t like: I always have a hard time reading stories from other countries that use in apostrophe with dialogue (Canada, Australia, maybe the UK too, I’m not sure). It’s a minor annoyance but sometimes (especially with the small type I was reading, it was hard to see when someone was talking.  The other thing that was just a bit hard to swallow was how everyone saw themselves or others in town in the “still life” painting the dead character did. If the painting is as busy as it sounds (it’s a scene of parade), then I highly doubt people could pick themselves out of a crowd.

Rating: 4/5

Published in: on September 21, 2014 at 11:26pm09  Comments (1)  
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Old Tune Tuesday

Are you cool? We’ll see.Here’s Cool & The Gang singing: Get Down on it.

Get Down!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qchPLaiKocI

Published in: on September 16, 2014 at 11:26pm09  Leave a Comment  
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Photo Phriday

I just had to share this. Isn’t it gorgeous, especially when you know the photographer – Betty Davidson  – didn’t use any filters or anything. It was taken in the harbor in Duluth, MN just recently.

Duluth Betty Davidson

Thanks Betty!

Published in: on September 12, 2014 at 11:26pm09  Comments (7)  
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Old Tune Tuesday

This isn’t a dance tune but I’m a Cat Steven’s fan, so I had to share this classic.

This isn’t much of a video, but I didn’t have much to choose from. I didn’t remember what Cat Stevens looked like. I was kind of young what he was popular. Yeah, that’s it!

 

Published in: on September 9, 2014 at 11:26pm09  Comments (3)  
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How Reading Boosts Your Brainpower

Originally posted on CKBooks Publishing:

Yes, I got this off a Senior Living Blog, and yes, I have my AARP card, though if you ask me in public, I’ll deny it, but I thought all those readers out there would appreciate reading about all the positives related to reading. Besides, it another very good excuse to stay up and read just a little more!

How Reading Boosts Your Brainpower.

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Published in: on September 8, 2014 at 11:26pm09  Comments (5)  

Joan Rivers – A Funny Lady

If you haven’t heard, Joan Rivers, at the age of 81 died a couple days ago. Joan may have been a bit crude but she was truthful. This is the piece I heard on public radio yesterday.

She was on the Johnny Carson Show and Johnny was prompting her with a question something like this:

Johnny: Don’t you think men really like intelligent woman?

Joan: No! Are you kidding me? I don’t think a man who has his hand up a woman’s skirt is looking for a library card.

from mydailynews

from mydailynew

Funny!

Published in: on September 5, 2014 at 11:26pm09  Leave a Comment  
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Old Tune Tuesday

I heard this on the radio and thought others might like it. There are some pretty interesting pictures of David on this slide show. I didn’t know he had that interesting eye thing going.

Published in: on September 3, 2014 at 11:26am09  Leave a Comment  
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Photo Phriday – Bolton Abbey

Christine Keleny:

Here is a collection of photos for my Photo Phriday. I like the one with the clouds and the graveyard the best. Nice work Amina!

Originally posted on Life Through A Lens:

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Published in: on August 22, 2014 at 11:26pm08  Comments (6)  
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Wisdom by Al

einstein quoteI got this from D. Takara’s pinterest board. It came from charityelise.esty.com (as it says on the piece). The quote is all Albert.

Published in: on August 20, 2014 at 11:26pm08  Leave a Comment  
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