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Wednesday, 8 September 2010 06:52
dragon_moon: (spn_dean_red)
Need to get serious about finding my Supernatural S3 disc! We were saving the finale until we had S4, but then the discs disappeared. I've looked in all the usual places, so I'm guessing it may have fallen into the couch. lol. Would like a bit of a refresher before starting the next season. So far behind already. :o)

I must say that when I first heard about the creative rewrite books (Pride & Prejudice and Zombies, etc), it sounded really odd. Intriguing but odd! This year I picked up Jane Slayre and LOVED it! Picked up Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters when it was on sale - it was much harder to get into for me and I kind of had to slog through it in spots. Was a little worried about PP&Z, but it flows much smoother and I'm very much enjoying it. Not wanting it to end.
dragon_moon: (naruto_gaara)
Goodness, I'm so behind in posting books for the year. This list is from JUNE and I was already behind. LOL. Will have to post July to current later.

It's freaking cold today! We had rain yesterday and then tomorrow it's going to be high 80's?? I don't like zig-zaggy weather like that. lol.
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Monday, 14 September 2009 13:37
dragon_moon: (spn_deandevilmaycare)
Went horseback riding today with my sister - that was fun. Checkers is actually quite nice, and it was a beautiful day. Nate had a fabulous time. We've had a pair of killdeer in the pasture for a number of years, but there was a flock of 8 or 10 that were flying around and chasing after a big bird today! So they have reinforcements or the entire family has stuck around this year. Pretty cool.

Other than that things have been quiet this weekend.

I'm so far behind in posting my 50 book goal for the year, but I have a feeling I'll meet it this year! Should just start posting them in chunks instead of one catch up post, though. Anyway, I'm rereading the D Gray Man manga - it's amazing how much more detail you pick up the second time through! I think a lot of it is because you're reading an issue every month or two, and likely reading another series or two at the same time, and it all gets jumbled up in my brain. I'm keeping characters straight much easier this time around, plus those 'side' characters that I kind of glossed over in the beginning and that became more important later on in the series are much, much more apparent now.

We don't get the channel Supernatural is on, so I shall be using my Amazon gift certificate to pick up the next season. I cannot wait!! It's been so hard not to follow along in the journals and stuff, and I've not succeeded in a couple of posts by friends, but more than anything it's just confusing. I'm looking at icons going who ARE these people?? LOL. Oh well, at least we'll be able to watch it now and be semi-current. *G*

50 Book Count

Saturday, 3 January 2009 11:19
dragon_moon: (cm_morgan_honey)
Well, certainly didn't make it to 50 this year. But did read some really fabulous books! Will try again for 2009. :o)

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
32 / 50
(64.0%)


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Naruto 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
D Gray Man 1 through 8

Ages and ages ago, I loved reading the "People of the..." books by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear. Epic and usually sad, they're one of those types of books that you almost can't bear to read because it hurts, but they're so rich and fascinating you can't put them down. Stopped reading them years ago, not really sure why. Discovered they had a new Puebloan series out (well, new is relative. The first one is from 1999!) and picked them up this year. OMG, absolutely amazingly wonderful. Creepy as all get out in moments, that's for sure. They're so good with making fascinating characters.  The books are: <i>The Visitant, The Summoning God, and Bone Walker.</i>  This trilogy stays strong the whole way through, and is a terrific mix of old and new stories interspersed through each other. I'm going to have to re-collect the People of books now.

New favorite author: Sue Henry.  I think I'd written about Dead North before, and on one of Borders big buy3/get1 free things I picked up more of hers. *G*  This year I've read <i>Murder on the Iditarod Trail, Deadfall, and Murder on the Yukon Quest</i>. Jessie Arnold is a good lead character, and her lead dog (Tank) is a lovely character as well. ^,,^

Must say that reading on the second half of your lunch hour isn't as satisfying as reading half a book at once, but it is very enjoyable to get to relax away from work and that damn phone and to actually get to read!
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Thursday, 22 November 2007 09:29
dragon_moon: (books!)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
46 / 50
(92.0%)


I'm actually going to make it this year! I wasn't sure that I would be able to do it, so that makes me really happy.

Since last time I've read Agatha Christie's One, Two, Buckle My Shoe and Cesar Millan's Cesar's Way. When I was younger, Agatha Christie's books were some of my favorites. Occasionally having the memory of a goldfish is a good thing, as it allows me to reread her books and have no idea 'whodunnit' - LOL. So far I've mostly just picked up the Hercule Poirot mysteries, as he's great fun.

I'd not really paid much attention to The Dog Whisperer, but after reading Cesar's book I have caught a few episodes. His methods are very interesting and seem to work out wonderfully for everyone. I haven't worked with Nate much yet with those methods, but will be trying them out before we start walking out in public again next year. He and Baby get along great, but we need to work on the relationship with other dogs. ;)

It is absolutely freezing right now! So glad to be inside. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it. I'm looking forward to watching the Cowboys and the Colts later. ^__^
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Sunday, 4 November 2007 12:32
dragon_moon: (horse_fjord)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
44 / 50
(88.0%)


Last week I started and finished the wonderful Find Me, by Carol O'Connell. The whole series is captivating and fascinating. It was very interesting to see another aspect to Mallory. Charles and Riker are great supporting characters.
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Friday, 26 October 2007 06:46
dragon_moon: (books!)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
43 / 50
(86.0%)


It's been slow going for books, but I have been reading manga. Naruto is coming out with a ton of books lately! It's going to be so sad when it goes back to it's regular run. LOL.

As of today, I've read:
Hikaru No Go 4
Claymore 9
Fullmetal Alchemist 14
Naruto 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21
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Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:45
dragon_moon: (books!)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
37 / 50
(73.0%)


Melty chocolate is hard to eat even when it's not currently melty, but it still tastes quite delicious. Mmmm, mmm.

Since last time I've read:
Naruto 15 (great news! they're going to be coming out monthly for the rest of the summer/early fall. whoohoo!)
Death Note 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (*sob* the series is almost over!)

Other good news - my fridge is fixed! He put in a new relay that should handle a bit more than the first one. And even better news - it cost 1/8 of what the big chain store thought it might. Hallelujah!!!! *happy dancing*
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Thursday, 12 July 2007 21:22
dragon_moon: (books!)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
34 / 50
(68.0%)


It's been quite the week. Due to Michael's need for routine, we met for our Tuesday walk on the day that it reached 101. OMG. But we had lots of water and stuck to the shade as much as possible, so it was pretty decent all in all.

Wednesday I went out to the ranch and helped Mom clear out the porch - also, it appears that we'll be able to keep it for storage when my mom and sister get stuff packed up. That's a huge bonus. But it was a pretty big project - we started early and finished at 1 in the afternoon, though I suppose we're not technically finished since we'll be making the garbage run this weekend. The horse trailer is full of bees nests!! Yikes. Then Papa came home saying he was going to get some loads of hay. So Mom and I flew into town to grab a burger to eat on the way back, then helped Papa unload one truck load. Thankfully my sister came home in time to help with the second load. While we were waiting the cattle came into the arena and were very social, though my dog was NOT impressed that they were bugging him. LOL.

Today at work we had our annual 'barbeque', though this year there was no barbeque. Annual lunch, I guess. Anyway, Nachos came out and catered the food part so we had chicken soft tacos and then some chips with ground beef and salsa. YUM. Also, ice cream. Mmmm. Today was pretty hot but it turned out really nice anyway. I helped set up, stood around visiting for a couple hours, and then helped take everything down. So between today and yesterday, everything hurts!

Anyway, despite the craziness of this week, I did manage to read. I finished Death Note 5 and 6, Black Cat 9, and The Mermaid Chair. Absolutely lovely book. It's written by Sue Monk Kidd, who also wrote The Secret Life of Bees. It's haunting and mesmerizing. Whereas Bees was more a teenage whirlwind, this is more of a mid-life crisis type of book, but written so wonderfully and realistically that you just are immersed in the story. I highly recommend her books. ^___^
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Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:58
dragon_moon: (books!)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
32 / 50
(64.0%)


Read:
Imitation in Death by JD Robb.

Going back over my first zokutou book posts, I discovered that I was counting the manga books as one! I'm changing that to counting them as two-manga to count as one book. So that's the reason for the big jump, as I've only read the one book this week. :D

Wow, got dizzy there for a minute. Weird!
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