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Day 577 July 31 2010

In 5th line on July 31, 2010 at 7:32 am

“The young woman described being in despair as she sat there on the edge of the tub, crying and looking out the window.”~~House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look At How We Live by Winifred Gallagher

Architecture, history, sociology and pop culture rolled up into one book. What makes a home successful? Gallagher shows readers.

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Day 576 July 30 2010

In 5th line on July 30, 2010 at 8:22 am

” ‘And don’t stop for coffee,’ she said.”~~A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva

Espionage. Foreign Intrigue. Memories of World War II. Cover-up of a candidate’s family’s Nazi past. Silva’s last piece of his trilogy (The English Assassin; The Confessor) will leave you satisfied. Wonderful historic references.

Day 575 July 29 2010

In 5th line on July 29, 2010 at 9:21 am

“Have you ever stood in line for a very long time (too long), just to get a free cone of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream?”~~Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely

Behavorial economics guru Dan Ariely looks at why we do what we do every day and how our irrational choices affect our lives.

Day 574 July 28 2010

In 5th line on July 29, 2010 at 12:17 am

“And it damn sure didn’t mean she wanted to fail.”~~Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison

Learn about Holly, Nicola, and Lexi’s escapades 20 years after they met at summer camp. A fun beach read!

Day 573 July 27 2010

In 5th line on July 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

“Top with the burger, then the shaved Parmesan cheese.”~~Burgers: From Barbecue Ranch Burger to Miso Salmon Burger by Paul Gayler

YUM! Great recipes…and I’m going to try all of them.

Day 572 July 26 2010

In 5th line on July 27, 2010 at 1:30 am

“In that case, now we know what has to be done!” Professor Tag said. ~~Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater

I just started reading this for a review, and I don’t know if I should laugh hysterically or be frightened. I’ll go with the first choice. I can’ t put it down.

Day 571 July 25 2010

In 5th line on July 25, 2010 at 8:53 am

“Be happy, little one, be happy.”~~Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See

19th Century China in Hunan Province, this novel combines love and history.

And…happy birthday to ME!!

Day 570 July 24 2010

In 5th line on July 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

“And she said, “I apologize.” “~~The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Math genius Christopher Boone is autistic. He also likes Sherlock Holmes. When the neighbor’s pooch is found dead, Christopher is accused, but he uses Holmes logic to find the truth.

Day 569 July 23 2010

In 5th line on July 23, 2010 at 8:27 am

“Used to be that whenever a new business would start moving in on Broadway or Amsterdam, he would get excited, wondering what it would be, but these days, it’s usually a drugstore or bank.”~~Ellington Boulevard: A Novel in A-Flat by Adam Langer

Ike and his dog, Herbie, are being tossed out of their appartment. Langer brings the City to life.

Day 568 July 22 2010

In 5th line on July 22, 2010 at 8:21 am

“The American political consultants came because they were invited, because the money was good, and, because in an off-election year in the States, they didn’t have much else going on.”~~Alpha Dogs: The Americans Who Turned Politics Into a Global Business by James Harding

Political spin: the rise and fall of the Sawyer Miller group.