Wednesday, January 25, 2012

As If We Need More Books...Part Two...





I have got to stop blogging on my iPad...but at least I've discovered why
my posts disappear and then resurface...

There is a fine line on my iPad...literally a line...and if you accidentally touch it...it sort of changes the post you are working on to a past post and turns it into a draft and to get it back on it has to be republished...

Whew!!!

I hope you stopped reading that halfway through...it doesn't even make sense to me...

But it is so much easier to blog from my iPad sometimes...other than that fine line I have to learn how not to touch. There also is a Blogger app for iPad that is forever changing...but that's the case with regular Blogger, too...if I had a clue as to how to do it...I should change to Wordpress...but, alas, I fear the vast unknown...

Don't touch that line!!!

That's for me.

More amazing titles hit me in the face this week end...authors must never never ever ever take a break from writing!!! Don't they need a break?






This is described as...

"A sophisticated page-turner about a wealthy New York family embroiled in a financial scandal with cataclysmic consequences.". OMG!!!




Ranches, two women trying to get along, a returning prodigal son, resentment, broken relationships...and more...much much more. It's that prodigal son thing that is going to make this one delightful!!! And probably steamy?





This one is described as an "utterly riveting modern gothic on marriage and belonging". I adore gothic, utterly and modern!!!



Now for this one... The setting is wine country...the premise is two women claiming to be the mother of the same two children? Wow!!! To make it even more yummy the women have suffered an "unspeakable loss".



The description of this one says...
"Poignant, funny, and heartbreaking, A Good American is a novel about being an outsider-in your country, in your hometown, and sometimes even in your own family. It is a universal story about our search for home." Double wow!!!





Secrets, lies, boarding school setting...an intense drama...be still my heart!!!



Vampires...rock stars...and an extremely intense vampire/human relationship!!!
Yum!!! I still do love a good vamp/human drama!!!

My little list of tasks is done for the day...slow cooker split pea soup is simmering away...I know...I am not sure about split peas...I got distracted reading about all the legumes at the Whole Foods dry bean bar and these looked so pretty...
the verdict is still out on them...
Needs something...doesn't it?





19 comments:

  1. I'm on wordpress and tried blogging from our iPad and the formatting was all screwed up.

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  2. My husband has an iPad now and it mostly scares me. Knowing that there is a magic line does NOT make it better. ;^)

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    1. I didn't comment in the right spot...on my own blog...YIKES...but I responded to you down below...lol...

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  3. No clue about how you can avoid that 'magic line' on iPad, but glad you figured out the mystery of the disappearing posts!

    As for the split pea soup (a family fave), try sprinkling with chopped ham or very sharp cheddar cheese, adding a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, or floating oyster crackers or crumbled corn/tortilla chips on top! Yummy! As soon as it cools down again here, I'm making crockpot split pea soup, too!

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    1. Oooh...the soup your way sounds really good...thank you!!!

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  4. Yep...that magic line is like the Equator or No Man's Land...very scary stuff...

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  5. I adore split pea soup! In fact, there is probably not a homemade soup that I don't love, which is sad, since I don't cook! lol

    But I could...slow cooker, here I come!

    The Darlings was a TV show, by another name (Dirty Rich...something).

    Loved it. Donald Sutherland was in it. Probably three years ago, since time flies and all.

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    1. Not the same...totally different!!!

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  6. Split pea is my favorite soup. If Mom makes it from scratch, she usually adds in chopped ham, usually left over from a Honeybaked ham we get at the holidays (or maybe puts the ham bone in when cooking. The canned one I like (Anderson's) has either bacon or ham in it. But that looks like its also pureed too. So if you aren't keen on the texture, you can do that.

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    1. That is so funny because I made ours with the last pieces of a honey baked ham that was in the freezer from Christmas...and it was really good!!!

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  7. The Darlings?! Is this the book that TV show of the same name was based on? It starred Donald Sutherland as the patriarch. The show was canceled and I was so disappointed. It was campy, super dramatic and so much fun. Boy was I mad when they took it off the air. Dropped it right in the middle of the season with a big cliffhanger. Argh! Now I want to check out that book. If it's anything like the show, it should be soundly entertaining :-)

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  8. I had no idea there's a blogger app for the i-pad - either way, I can't see myself blogging from it - too laborious and there's always that line to worry about now...! Your soup might get a boost by adding cubed carrot - perhaps what you're missing is a dash of colour?

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    1. Now that I k ow about the line...it's better...as for the soup...I did add sliced carrots and it did taste great...just an off color...lol...

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  9. I've never had split pea soup. I'm kind of afraid of it.

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    1. Ok...I became afraid of it, too...while it was cooking so I made an alternate dinner of macaroni and cheese.

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  10. I am half way through The Underside of Joy and loving it!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I just got a copy from AmazonVine and I can't wait...

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