Monday, January 27, 2014


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

"My one respite was striking out along on a high spirited black stallion named Hiram. The horse had been given to me when I was fourteen, and since he didn't fall into the category of slave, slave owner, or handsome beau, I was left to love him without complication."

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Finished "the dancing master" by Julie Klassen. Hope to finish The Power of a Woman Who Leads by Gail M. Hayes and get further into The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wondrous Words

Bing Dictionary
  • pro·bos·cis
  • [ prō bóssiss ]

  1. long mouthparts of invertebrate: the long or tubular mouthparts of some insects, worms, and spiders, used for feeding, sucking, and other purposes

    Definition of proboscis (n)

    Bing Dictionary
  2. pro·bos·cis
  3. [ prō bóssiss ]

  1. long flexible snout: the long flexible snout of some mammals such as the tapir, the elephant seal, or the proboscis monkey
  2. elephant's trunk: the trunk of an elephant or related extinct mammal
  3. long mouthparts of invertebrate: the long or tubular mouthparts of some insects, worms, and spiders, used for feeding, sucking, and other purposes

The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

"He offered his arm and led her onto the floor. Oranges and Lemons was called, a square set dance for four couples. Around the room couples grouped together."

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Season of the Witch by Mostert

"She walked with such devil-may-care insouciance that he smiled with pleasure. Life was good."

Insouciance - carefree attitude: cheerful lack of anxiety or concern (Bing dictionary)

Monday, January 13, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished Rumor Central by Reshonda Tate Billingsley.
Also finished, By Hook or By Book by D.R. Meredith.

Now reading A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair
and My Life as a Furry Red Monster by Kevin Clash
and Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste.

Teaser Tuesday

"Madeira, Sherry, Eve," my father called from the bottom of the stairs. "Fiona's here. Time to go to the police station."
Sherry's expression froze, the light leaving her eyes. "Do they let prisoners attend their own weddings?"

Monday, January 6, 2014

Rumor Central by Rhonda Billingsley

"I smiled back. They'd teased that during last night's show with a whole "Nicki's got a secret" campaign. "Yeah, I'm gonna interview her on the red carpet. She'll share her secret, then I'm doing a backstage special."

"I took his cell phone out of his handand punched my phone number in. "Call me and I'll hook you up. Maybe you can come for the taping and meet Nicki in person."shouldbereading.wordpress
 Nicki MinajRapper and singer.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Book Beginnings / Friday 56

"The speaker swung open the door and stepped aside, bowing from the waist as he did so, a sarcastic gesture performed as it was by a person who confessed to being every bit as mercenary and unethical as a lawyer raiding his client's trust account. For all the visitor knew, the speaker was, in fact, such a lawyer.

"You are a missionary to the Aborigines, Reverend Wilson?" asked Megan. "Have you collected many string figures from that culture?

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

Reading now.