Saturday, May 24, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
"The memory starts here, in my apron pocket, with the gun."
So begins The Doctor's Wife, a stunning debut novel about four people and the cataclysmic intersection of their lives.
This book was pretty good. It took me longer to read it than others that are much longer. It is full of psychological suspense, plot twists and turns, malice disguised as religion, the taint of incest and cheating spouses. I think at the beginning of the book I would have given it four stars, but by the end it was definitely a five star book.
Finally a campfire. Even though it was only burning the evidence of the branches that Gary sneakily cut down, the campground owner frowns on that sort of thing. I don't know why I look so vapid in that picture, I swear I only had one glass of wine with dinner! And the last two pictures are Louie on one of his walks, his favorite thing about going to Maine. It was a good weather weekend, the rain held off, I am not kidding, until we were getting in the car to come home yesterday. Saturday Gary had to work, and Brooke went to Danielle's house for the night. So I spent the day walking, eating, reading, and I went to the storage unit and brought some boxes back to the camper and spent some time unpacking them and deciding what was staying and what was not. We had Internet hook up even this weekend! Saturday night we went out to dinner at Ruby's. They had a special of lobster roll, and for some reason I really wanted that. I don't know why, I am not a huge lobster fanatic. But of course, they were all out when I ordered (which makes me want one all the more) so I ended up with baked haddock, and steamed veggies and....french fries. You didn't think I was going to eat ALL healthy did you?? I have had to chew all on the right side for the last couple of days. I bit the inside of my cheek on Thursday, and then Friday night gave it another couple of good chomps, not being smart enough to chew only on the right after the first chomp. So now it is good and sore and has been miserable.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Brooke was not impressed with this one, but I
couldn't put it down. She said that nothing really major
happened, but there was a good thriller part in it. The
fourth book does not come out until August 2nd. Brooke
said she was going to be at the door when Border's opens
that morning. :) And the first book in the series, Twilight
is coming out as a movie in December.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Look at that sweet face! Why would any dog want to hurt him? We went to Maine for the weekend and when I was walking him Saturday, some one's Boxer came charging out of their campsite and attacked him. I couldn't reel him in on his leash fast enough to pick him up, and the dog was on him. I have no idea why, Louie didn't even see the dog until it was running towards him. He was crying, the other dog was snarling and had its mouth right on Louie. I picked him up by the end of the leash because he was in a harness and poor Louie was swinging in the air, which probably made him look like a more tempting morsel that way. It seemed like it took hours but the owner finally fell on the boxer and pinned it to the road. I picked up Louie and scurried away to check him. Miraculously he only had one little scratch on his leg. He was scared to death but basically unhurt. The people were very apologetic, apparently it is their daughter's dog and they were dog-sitting for the weekend. She said it was tied up but broke the rope, I saw no rope, but what's done is done. And to top it off, all this happened on Louie's 5th birthday! He got pampered the rest of the day, and opened his presents, which made him forget his trauma. The weather was awful, Saturday the rain mostly held off but it was cold and raw. Sunday it rained all day. We gave up and left right after Brooke got out of work at noon. Of course yesterday and today are beautiful and sunny. Maybe this weekend will be better.
Nora Roberts who writes as JD Robb. I have read many
of these books and they are always good. They are set
in the future and are always about Lt. Eve Dallas and her
husband Roarke. There is always a murder mystery in
each book and it keeps your attention.