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Day 853 May 3 2011

In 5th line on May 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

“Alexandra is only counting residents.”~~Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty by Tim Sandlin

In 2022, Jimi Hendrix would be 80. At the Mission Pescadero nursing home, Guy and his friends deal with aging, one laugh at a time.

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Day 852 May 2 2011

In 5th line on May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

“My relations with my son, Harold, were not those of the stern parent and the timid son, as Edmond Gosse has depicted with so much unconscious pathos in his “Father and Son.” ‘~~A Passion for Books: A Book Lover’s Treasury of Stories, essays, Humor, Love and Lists on Collecting, reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan

If you love books, this one’s for you.

Day 851 May 1 2011

In 5th line on May 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

“Three hundred yards at least, too far for a confident shot, but I raised my rifle anyway.”~~Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

A collection of stories about men down on their luck.

Day 850 April 30 2011

In 5th line on April 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

“We use the vans to take clients to and from the endless appointments that are the price of poverty in big cities.”~~Rise and Shine: A Novel by Anna Quindlen

Meghan’s life turns upside down once she utters the “F” word on TV. Then, she disappears and her sister starts searching…

Day 849 April 29 2011

In 5th line on April 29, 2011 at 11:18 am

“Save for a large flat-panel television, the light-blue walls were devoid of prints or decoration.”~~Deep Storm by Lincoln Child

Why are workers on an oil platform dying? The answer lies beneat the ocean.

Day 848 April 28 2011

In 5th line on April 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm

“He took something, I think.”~~What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers

Deng grew up in Suda, lived in a refugee camp and finally, when he made it to the USA, he was robbed.

Day 847 April 27 2011

In 5th line on April 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

“He had lain awake through the hours of the night, possessed by the excitement of his discovery.”~~Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth

A marriage in turmoil, an oil prospector, and impending fighting. Wowsa!

Day 846 April 26 2011

In 5th line on April 26, 2011 at 11:09 am

“We knew that once a man gets a political idea into his head, then you need to move out of his way, because a man with a political idea will soon enough be a man not just with an idea but a gun.”~~The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant

Family secrets and a mystery.

Day 845 April 25 2011

In 5th line on April 25, 2011 at 11:00 am

“Emilio, Federico Perez Carbo, and a handful of other santiagueros were meeting secretly to make conspiratorial arrangements.”~~Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause by Tom Gjelten

The story of the Bacardi family. When Castro nationalized the distillery in 1960, the family fled to the U.S.But the Bacardi’s continued to fight for Cuba and worked to overthrow the Castro’s regime.

Day 844 April 24 2011

In 5th line on April 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

“For he said, “I am the son of God.'”~~Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter by Nancy Guthrie

A collection of readings and sermons. Tis the reason for this season. Happy Easter.