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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
moving right along

Today I got relatively little accomplished. I read Lisa Shearin’s The Grendel Affair, which was really excellent and you should go read it right now. I liked the characters, the concept, and the worldbuilding. Good action and great camaraderie among the cast of characters. I stayed up ridiculously late reading it. So now I’m telling you to do the same.

The really good news is that one of the gastroenterologist’s offices that I’ve been trying to get my son seen at called today with a cancellation tomorrow. So he’s finally going to get in. I’m so glad. My stomach is in a constant state of hurt this week. It’s all about worry. I hope we can make progress toward getting some answers. I tried to call the insurance company to see if they would cover this doctor in network, but they were out. So I’ll be calling again. But in the meantime, he’ll be seen.

I went searching for a food grade 5 gallon bucket today. They are not so easy to find. The brewery supply place I went to was out. All the natural grocers didn’t have any. I need it to put wheat into. I grind my own for bread. I buy it in bulk, so I need a way to store it.

I didn’t make any reading goals for this year. I read less than I did when I was younger. I miss reading more. Last year I kept count of the books I read (for the most part) and read 32 books. There was at least one month where I read no books. What?!!! Still, 32 books, though not that many, is somewhat more than I feared I was reading. But I’m still going to try to read more. Just I need to find the balance.

I wonder–anybody up for doing a book club reading for the next few months? Read some books together again?

 

 

 

4 comments to “moving right along”

  1. Tine
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     · January 4th, 2014 at 5:22 pm · Link

    I liked The Grendle Affair. The book left me wanting more which is always a very good thing.

    I appreciate that there was only a kiss or a few kisses, but, I think I would like to not have the partners become a couple. What about you?



  2. Di Francis
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     · January 4th, 2014 at 9:25 pm · Link

    You know, I’m not sure. It sort of depends on how it plays out. Lisa tends to write unexpected twists in relationships, so I’m willing to see what she does. Though at first I wondered if she’d get it on with the Vampire Lawyer/second in command. Forgetting his name right now . . .



  3. Adrianne
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     · January 5th, 2014 at 7:36 am · Link

    ::adds _Grendel Affair_ to wish list::

    I’m up for a book club!



    • Di Francis
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       · January 5th, 2014 at 8:42 pm · Link

      I’m not sure anyone else is. Maybe it will be just you and me!



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