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Day 89 March 30

In 5th line on March 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm

“The spy, Mama, the spy!”~~Loverboy by Victoria Redel

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Day 88 March 29

In 5th line on March 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm

“Where the hell did that shoe go?”~~Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter

Late ’30s yuppies divorce. He gets the vaca home and the expensive car. She gets the kids and a broken heart. She flies to Hawaii for the big 4 – 0 bday, meets a surfer dude and well, you get the rest of the chick lit story. It’s a fun romp while at the beach…and that includes reading it!

Day 87 March 28

In 5th line on March 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

“You’d think they never used one the way they carry on!”~~The Lazlo Letters: The Amazing Real-Life Actual correspondence of Lazlo Toth, American! by Don Novello

Novello, best known as Father Guidi Sarducci, corresponds with Presidents, Senators, and well, just about anyone who will listen. Comic genius? Perhaps!

Day 86 March 27

In 5th line on March 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm

“Quindlen uses a number of words and phrases that are colloquial and perhaps too informal.”~~The Prentice Hall Reader, 7th edition

A book I used when I taught college prep English.

Day 85 March 26

In 5th line on March 26, 2009 at 2:58 pm

“Immediately the straps began to tighten.”~~A Man With a Maid by Anonymous

A famous underground Victorian-era novel filled with sensualty.

Day 84 March 25

In 5th line on March 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm

“What do you do when the judge talks about the family society’s cornerstone but you know yours was never a Roman pillar but is and always has been crumbly old brick?”~~ Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

A coming-of-age story with a young, sassy Ellen. Such a good read! Should be required!

Day 83 March 24

In 5th line on March 24, 2009 at 9:37 pm

“Somewhere in there I’d turned thirteen.”~~White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Ingrid and Astrid ~ mother and daughter ~ both beautiful, and perhaps a bit poisonous. Mom commits murder and daughter ventures through the foster care system. Hauntingly real.

Day 82 March 23

In 5th line on March 23, 2009 at 11:11 pm

” ‘So you’ll come over when I’m home, though, right? ‘ “~~New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Haven’t read it yet (I know, I’m behind), but it’s on my list! My youngest daughter thoroughly enjoyed it…and she’s a very picky reader!

Day 81 March 22

In 5th line on March 23, 2009 at 1:59 am

“I didn’t even have time to close my eyes.”~~Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Watching the movie now. Book is in the “to read” pile. It’s stirring a lot of controversy on several writing lists I belong to, but it’s getting people reading and talking about literature. I like that!

Day 80 March 21

In 5th line on March 22, 2009 at 2:51 am

“Don’t interpret all this as saying you should try to earn just enough money to keep you out of poverty.”~~The Craft and Business of Writing: Essential Tools for Writing Success

Solid, common sense knowledge that all writers need to know…and remember.