Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's A Fact...I Think...

Did you know that
cats and people feel love and emotion in the same part of their brains?
How can this be true?
What does this even mean?

I have always thought that cats have expressive faces...sort of....

They can look sad?

or thoughtful?

or mildly annoyed?


Or just really really embarrassed...

Who knew?

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Friday, February 3, 2012


Thoughts after finishing...

Chris, recently widowed, is the main narrator. He has lived in California for years working as a composer. He is compelled to move back to England after the death of his beloved wife. He is exploring his house and his feelings and establishing new relationships. He is still composing and working and dealing with life on his own. The house he bought has a bit of a sad history and because he has time he sets out on a mission to find out what happened to the owners of the house in the early 1940's. He only really knows that Helen Fox was accused, found guilty, and hung for murdering her husband. Chris sort of accidentally falls into the belief that Helen was innocent. He talks to people, he researches, he even goes to Paris to talk to Helen's the time...lover. He continues to believe that Helen was falsely accused.

He is over the top excited when he meets Helen's granddaughter and she gives him Helen's journal...this will lead to Chris's conclusion about his discoveries...which turn out to be so wrong...but leads him to the one person who finally helps him understand what really happened...and now we reach the part where mum is the word for what happens in this story...I just can't tell you...I wouldn't want to spoil this luscious book for any reader!!!

There is also a freaking unbelievable twist at the end that literally gob smacked me...I never saw it coming.

The book is full of all of the yummy things that make an English mystery so delightful...especially if you love English mysteries. Tea and bitters and Game Pie and pubs and Ploughman's meals and cheeses and pudding after dinner.


This book was so tense and warm and mysterious...with just the right amount of mystery. was also told in alternating voices...Helen's from the past and Chris's present life.

Oh...again...this is a book to be savored, read slowly and enjoyed thoroughly...I loved his writing style.

I pronounce this one fabulous Englishy mystery.

You should really read it.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bad Bad Blogger...

I have no clue what I am doing wrong...But it seems to me that Blogger can be very controlling.

I have to reset font and the way I want my page to look every single time I post!!!

Often I have to reset the font while I am reworking my post...every single time...

And I put up with this.

Today Blogger has an issue with allowing me to post my post wants it to be yesterday...even if I make sure it should post now it annoyingly posts it to yesterday...seething here...sigh...

So frustrating and I don't get it!!!

Does anyone have a clue or an idea about what I am doing wrong?

Or dare I say maybe it's not it Blogger?

Is this why everyone who starts out with Blogger leaves?

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This Is Definitely Cheesy!!!

True to form...and to further my addiction to Reeder...and in my quest to find amazing Game Day snacks...

I found this!!!

It's a hedgehog? It's a cactus? It's a mango?


It's Cheesy Jalopena Bread!!!

Wouldn't this be good with chili? White chicken chili? Turkey chili? Real cowboy chili?

Do cowboys eat chili?

Just look at the insides...

This recipe comes from another fave foodie blog called Simply Recipes. I have made tons of things from this site. The recipe for carnitas on this site is simply yummy!!!

Here is the link for the!!!

What is it about football...especially Super Bowl...that makes eating like this so much fun?

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February...And Randomness!!! do I love you? In oh so many ways...I have a board on Pinterest filled with...hearts!!! I have loved hearts and Valentine's Day forever. I have bowls full of wooden hearts everywhere. At first I thought Pinterest would be just a whim...but it's sort of fun to build up these boards...

My brother John told me about an app called have to see it to believe organizes Facebook and Twitter and Reeder and tons of other things into a sort of magical's wonderful.

This is my month for reading very English mysteries...once I get I into that genre it is almost impossible for me to stop. I have put this one off and I shouldn't have. I am in the middle of it now and it just gets better and better.

I wanted to preorder these from my wish list...but they came to me from AmazonVine!!! I have only read wondrous things about these two books!!!

Anything random going on with you today?
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Last Chance To Be Edumacated!!!

Today is publishing day for my new bestie's book...The Edumacation Of Jay Baker!!!

Congratulations, Jay!!!

As one of Jay's many spokes peeps...he is over the top excited!!!

He can't wait to send my winner a signed copy of this over the top funny, sad, lyrical, profound and appealing book!!!

He would bake a cake for you and hand deliver it if he could...he is that kind of guy!!

So...just leave any comment and the winner will be random.orged tomorrow!!!

Sorry about the cake...but it is the thought that counts!!!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

I Am Truly A Serious Series Reader...

Just now breathlessly put down...

Loved it but I love everything by this author...flawed characters, English seaside setting, mysterious characters, nervous scattered first time that is a part of the tons of relationship issues...

I need tea now...because that is what these people drink all day long!!!

Real review is on Goodreads and Amazon...thank you NetGalley for this lovely book.

Finished this on Sunday...

I can not begin to tell you what an exquisite reading adventure this was. A father's love for his son...against all odds and in spite of what he sees? This is the stuff movies are made of...or at least Lifetime ones...this one came by way of AmazonVine.

And's time for Patty to choose the next book...should it be one I want to read or one I have to read or one that fits both requirements?

To be announced...

Shhhh, Lucy...don't tell...

My hair is longish but I look like I have a short bob here...hmmmmm...

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Once Upon ATime...

Today is a day with no sports?


We are catching up on Once Upon A Time...actually we haven't watched any of it and we are sitting...kind of the family room...watching one episode after another...but it's really good.

And we feel like doing nothing...nada...not a thing.

I am reading Pure by Julianna Baggott...weird but dystopianly good.

I love staying home on a Sunday...well...that is after breakfast out at Shoo Ma Ma's...don't you love that name? And a fast trip to Target for supplies and an even quicker zip into the grocery store for a few staples including blueberries and bananas and olives...I didn't have a I grabbed...oh...
and three kinds hummus.

How does your Sunday roll?

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