Suess’s Birthday

tumblr_m8k6lasSYr1r8tiowo1_500Today, in 1904, Theodor Geisel or who most people know as Dr. Suess was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He took the name Suess from his mother, Henreitta Suess.  Geisel died September 24th, 1991

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Old Tune Tuesday – Let It Whip!

I had heard this song but didn’t know the Dazz Band. Enjoy!

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The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello

This book was given to me in return for an honest review.

Memory box coverGenre: Thriller Stats: 358 pages, published June 2014

Book Blurb: (Goodreads)In this gripping marriage thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to Google her maiden name—which none of the others know. The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That’s absurd. With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. They can’t be right. She’d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true.

What I liked: Half the book was very good. The writer did a nice job of setting it up so that you wanted to keep reading. The protagonist, Caroline, is a very interesting character. I won’t say too much about her, because some of that would give away the book, but I’ll say she is somewhat similar to the famous “Gone Girl.”

What I didn’t like: The beginning is very slow and repeats the angst that Caroline is having to the point where I started to get annoyed with her. I don’t like the fact that author doesn’t really explain why Caroline develops the amnesia she has in the beginning of the book. She even has another character (Caroline’s husband) bring up that very point when Caroline writes the real story about her life. Caroline’s (or the author’s) answer is that Caroline’s husband doesn’t allow for “suspension of disbelief,” but that doesn’t really fly. Some people didn’t like the ending. I thought the ending was okay, other than the fact that the family dog suddenly seems to have it out for Caroline in the end. Anyone who really knows dogs, knows the dog would have seen through her from the beginning. And she could have written the dog in that way – it would have been foreshadowing – and the whole thing still would have worked. With a bit more editing, the book would be wonderful all the way through!

Rating: 3.5/5

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Buy My Nancy Drew Book and Get Rosebloom For Free

Since it’s winter and there isn’t much else to do but read, I am offering two books for the price of one.

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Happy Reading!

Of Mice and Men Trivia

mice and menSeventy-eight years ago yesterday, John Steinbeck published his book “Of Mice and Men.”  Apparently, he would have published it sooner but his dog – Toby – ate part of the manuscript and set him back a couple months.

dog eating paper

 

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Old Tune Tuesday

We need something to pick up the day! Hope this helps!

The outfits are as fun to watch as the dancers!

 

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New Tune Tuesday

I heard this the other day and couldn’t sit still. I thought you might enjoy it too! Only real men can wear curlers!

Go Bruno and boys!

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Old Tune Tuesday – Spirit in the Sky

We were all reunited with this tune from Guardians of the Galaxy this summer. It’s a good movie and a good tune!

I like this video too!

Published in: on January 13, 2015 at 11:26pm01  Leave a Comment  
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Too funny

image from medicinenet.com

image from medicinenet.com

Ron Chester, 89 years of age,  was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night.

Ron replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late.”

The officer asked, “Really?  And who’s giving that lecture at this time of night?”

Ron replied, “That would be my wife.”

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Auld Lang Syne not Old Ang Sine!

Yes, it’s Auld Lang Syne and it was written by a Scottish poet, Robert Burns, in 1788.

from wikipedia as is the translation

from wikipedia as is the translation

It is roughly translated to English as “Days Gone By”

This is the Scottish version:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne*?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS
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