Monday, September 30, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I'm still reading Please Don't Remove Margreat's Glasses! by Josh Baker. I'm also reading Return to Me by Lynn Austin.Both are very good books.bookjourney

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekend Cooking


I remember my father making barbecue for his ribs on holidays. I remember my mother talking about making mayonaise. I have never heard any one talking about making Tomato Ketchup. At least, not until this book which is on my Kindle. The title of the book is Homemade Tomato Ketchup 30 Delicious Ketchup Recipes by Dan C. Ionescu. The recipes are described as Fast and Easy. I like the words of the author.

'"Cooking is fun and easy when you are using the right recipes."'

I agree with the author.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

"The small hand-drawn, not to scale, map on the back of the party invitation did not do justice to the entry road and guard shack leading to Alabaster Estates. Vibrations from the impressive cobblestones road buzzed Abby's tires as her BMW snaked its way up."bibliophilebythesea

Wondrous Words

Ingress-"Because fatigue was settling in, he opted to follow the nearest ingress into the greenery."
a means or place of entering; entryway.(
hobocide-Raspy turned to tattoo, "Shame seeing a young kid like that get put away for hobocide. Tattoo raised his eyebrow. "Hobocide? Is that even a real word?" hobocide  When a "hobo" is murdered.(Urban Dictionary).

Monday, September 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

"Cordelia's heart threatened to burst from her chest. She couldn't believe it. The quilt was finished. Her lip quivered. "Grammy, I did it," she whispered. A single tear escaped. She brushed it away and grinned.  Her fingers rippled over the rows closest to her...She had run out of old clothes and used Anna's leftover air raid curtain material. Since the landing at Normandy, the blackout requirements had stopped."shouldbereading

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I am still reading Pieces of The Heart by Bonnie Calhoun. I would have finished it earlier but.....I've already started a review book titled  40 Days of Grace by Rich Miller. Anxious to read one of the books I received in a giveaway titled
Bella And Harry, Let's God to..... It's five books. Each book is about a different Capital of the world. I haven't made up my mind which book to choose first. The books are also in my Mailbox Monday. Also, anxious to get back to No Place for Ladies. I finished Sunflower by Barbara J. Robinson. It's a sweet short, short story about a Golden Cocker Spaniel.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday 56 / Book Beginnings

"WHEN THE ALARM goes off a 5:00 A.M., buzzing like a trapped wasp, Mrs. Dutta has been lying awake for quite a while. Though it has now been two months, she still has difficulty sleeping on the Perma Rest mattress Sagar and Shyamoli, her son and daughter-in-law, have bought specially for her. It is too American-soft, unlike the reassuringly solid copra ticking she is used to at home.   Except this is home now, she reminder herself."

"Their eyes sparkle with zeal as they discuss how remote the shrine is. How they will have to walk across treacherous glaciers for three whole days to reach it. Contemplating them, Leela wonders if this is the true lure of travel, this hope of a transformed self. Will her own journey, begun when she left America a month ago, bring her this coveted change?"

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

"Grammy rocked softly as she measured and cut the squares with a large pair of sharp sewing shears. '"Going back through the generations, each young lady is presented with her life covering on her eighteenth birthday. It holds the prayers, dreams, and wishes spoken for her and her life as a woman, wife, and mother. I was determined no granddaughter of mine was going to be without her own covering."'

Sunday, September 15, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

bookjourneyI finished BlackFace by Q.B. Wells. It's Urban fiction. I also finished The Sand Dollar by Sebastian Cole.

I'm reading Sunflower by B.J. Robinson. It's a short story about a Golden Cocker Spaniel. Next, I am going to continue reading Mother Daughter Me a memoir by KATIE HAFNER. Then, No Place for Ladies by Helen Rappaport. I would like to try and finish a challenge or two. I haven't done well at all with my Reading Challenges this year.(:  Need to start Please Don't Remove MarGreat's Glasses by Josh Baker.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Book Beginnings & Friday 56

"Ian watched Mattie sleep, her body curved as if still pressed against his, her arms resting on a pillow that he had carefully positioned alongside her torso. The pillow acted as his body double on many nights, comforting her in his absence, offering her warmth and the remnants of his scent. The king-sized bed made his ten-year-old daughter seem so small. She looked too fragile and lonely, as if she might come unbound without him beside her."rosecityreader

"Ian wanted to believe in Kate's words, in the wishing tree, but try as he might, he couldn't. How could he believe in such goodness when that very goodness had been ripped away from him?"fredasvoice

Midnight by Beverly Jenkins

Wondrous Words

Paleoparasitology (or "palaeoparasitology") is the study of parasites from the past, and their interactions with hosts and vectors; it is a subfield of Paleontology, the study of living organisms from the past. Some authors define this term more narrowly, as "Paleoparasitology is the study of parasites in archaeological material." (p. 103)[1] K.J. Reinhard suggests that the term "archaeoparasitology" be applied to "... all parasitological remains excavated from archaeological contexts ... derived from human activity" and that "the term 'paleoparasitology' be applied to studies of nonhuman, paleontological material." (p. 233)[2] This article follows Reinhard's suggestion and discusses the protozoan and animal parasites of non-human animals and plants from the past, while those from humans and our hominid ancestors are covered in archaeoparasitology.

"This is the first time anyone has studied a king [or] noble in Britain to look for ancient intestinal parasites," Piers Mitchell, a paleoparasitologist and orthopedic surgeon at the University of Cambridge, wrote to NBC News in an email.nbcnews

Monday, September 2, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

"If Derrek didn't find another job very soon, things would become extremely difficult for each of them. So all she could hope was that the friend he was visiting tonight could help him find something new immediately. Derrek needed another job like yesterday, and that was an"

Wondrous Words

Conestoga wagon is a heavy, covered wagon that was used extensively during the late 18th century and the 19th century in the United States and Canada. It was large enough to transport loads up to 8 tons (7 metric tons), and was drawn by horses, mules or oxen. It was designed to help keep its contents from moving about when in motion and to aid it in crossing rivers and streams, though it sometimes leaked unless caulked.
The term "Conestoga wagon" refers specifically to this type of vehicle; it is not a generic term for "covered wagon". The wagons used in the westward expansion of the United States were, for the most part, ordinary farm wagons fitted with canvas covers.[1] (Wikipedia)

"A Conestoga wagon sat in the middle of the street, oxen drinking at the water trough in front of the General store."

 camomile tea - tea-like drink made from camomile leaves and flowers
tisane - infusion of e.g. dried or fresh flowers or leaves
Anthemis nobilis, camomile, Chamaemelum nobilis, chamomile - Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
"Mrs. Ashford, I think some chamomile tea might calm the lady."
Crucible testing circumstances: a place or set of circumstances where people or things are subjected to forces that test them and often make them change

"She sat with her houseguests, the widow and her children, wanting to help them through this crucible of being on display."

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Last week I finished Lady in Black by Christina Dodd.
I'm still reading The Baby Bequest by Lyn Cote. I like it. It's a Christian fiction book sold under the title Love Inspired.
I am also reading The Perfect Marriage by Kimberla Lawson Roby. It's really interesting. High drama about a woman who is faced with too much stress and doesn't know how to handle it. Don't know much. I've only read 20%. Can't wait to get back to reading it.