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Archive for May, 2009|Monthly archive page

Day 151 May 31

In 5th line on May 31, 2009 at 1:30 pm

“Shouldn’t I be?” ~~2007 Eleven and Other American Comedies byFrank Cammuso and Hart Seely

Great comedy by two masters.

Day 150 May 30

In 5th line on May 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm

“And then, on the flight to Toronto, she had ordered a glass of red wine and then reached down between her feet and picked up the first letter: September 9, 1967…” ~~Dancing at the Harvest Moon by K.C. McKinnon

Love hurts. Maggie tries to work through her husband’s deceptions and rekindle her past.

Day 149 May 29

In 5th line on May 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm

“V.I.P., B.O., T.L.C. (initals are declasse)” ~~The Cosmo Girl’s Guide to the New Etiquette edited by Helen Gurley Brown

When I was 10 years old, I would sneak into my parent’s reading room, a.k.a. the den, pull this book off the shelf, and read until I heard someone coming. I didn’t want my parents to know I was reading Cosmo or something by Cosmo. But certain rules of etiquette from the book have stuck in my mind, some 30 years later. Like, when getting into a car, sit first, then swing your legs into the vehicle. No one wants to see you getting in ass first. 🙂

Wonder how much has changed? This sentence/line is from a list of words and phrases that are cliche. Yup. B.O. is always cliche.

Day 148 May 28

In 5th line on May 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm

“Through the open window he could hear the waves breaking on the rocks – a little louder now than earlier in the evening.”~~And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Also published as Ten Little Indians. Classic Christie mystery.

Day 147 May 27

In 5th line on May 27, 2009 at 1:12 pm

“Cayce had already announced the arrival of the New Age in 1932.” ~~Apocalypse WOW!: A Memoir for the End of Time by James Finn Garner

Ominous signs for the destruction of the world are everywhere. Garner’s funny look at the world’s greatest fictional prophet – Edgar Cayce, who ranks with Nostradamus – will have you laughing.

Day 146 May 26

In 5th line on May 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

“They’re just jealous.”~~My Point…And I Do Have One by Ellen Degeneres

Ellen makes a point….about life. And trust me, she has one. Degeneres is always hilarious.

Day 145 May 25

In 5th line on May 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm

“Knowing he’d pass right by her, Andrea quickly ran her hand through her hair and adjusted her skirt and halter.”~~The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks with a twist.

Happy Memorial Day, readers. Grab a book and head outside on this beautiful day.

Day 144 May 24

In 5th line on May 25, 2009 at 5:03 am

“The parties and neighborhood social events grew to be mostly memories of better times in the past.”~~Hector’s Bliss by Dennis Vossberg

Former slaves move to the Nebraska Sandhills and settle along the Wheeler and Holt County lines in the Bliss Township near Goose Lake. The Black pioneers had a tough life on the Nebraska plains, where windy and dry weather blew away what little quality soil existed. By the end of WWI, they had moved from the area.

On a personal note, this book is based on land about six miles west of our farm. The “lost” Negro cemetery is still lost. During the Dirty 30s, the graves blew open. Several Caucasian families brought the bodies to a cemetery north of Goose Lake, and a year ago, these Black settlers were honored during Memorial Day services.

If you enjoy history, and if you especially enjoy Nebraska history, this book is a must read!!

Day 143 May 23

In 5th line on May 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm

“Even if she just stands around doing nothing while knowing that the prince is being thrown into the Pit of Impressive Depth, that inaction is a decision as well.”~~Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel by Nat Gertler and Steve Lieber

Create your own graphic novel.

Day 142 May 22

In 5th line on May 22, 2009 at 6:39 pm

“That evening she walked to the barbershop at the corner of the street.”~~Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Political unrest, greed, corruption, redemption. A beautiful story (and one of my favorite musicals). Master of the House!