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I'm guesting today at Deanna Fry's One Woman Show, about my sadly extensive experience with bad kissers. Come join the fun and share your own stories!
Cover via AmazonThe Birthday of the World - Ursula LeGuinYes, I know there are more than 20 listed. Thinking it's an eyes too big for my stomach here - if I can read and review even one book per month, while not slacking off on my day job and my own writing, my cat will be so proud of me. If some months I can do two, cool. But as far as committing - I'm only committing to 12.
Messalina: Devourer of Men - Zetta Brown
Uncut Diamonds - Karen Jones Gowan
On Writing - Stephen King
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Daisy Miller - Henry James
Bet Me - Jennifer Crusie
Hot, Flat and Crowded - Thomas Friedman
Pleasure's Edge - Eve Berlin
Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffeneger
Falling Leaves - Adeline Yen Mah
Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult
Giving Up the Dream - J.L. Campbell
Watching Willow Watts - Talli Roland
Shifters' Storm - Vonna Harper
Automagically - Sommer Marsden
You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (yes, I know I am way late to the party. Bite me!) Little Black Dress - Susan McBride
Cover of The Hunger GamesTourist Trap - Sue Ann Bowling
1105 Yakima Street - Debbie Macomber
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Confessions of an Improper Bride - Jennifer Haymore
War and Peace- uh, no. Someday, but not as part of this challenge
A Whisper to a Scream - Karen Wojcik Berner (who will be guesting on this blog on December 19, woo-hoo!)Even if you don't officially join the challenge, how about making a list of 12 books - one per month - to move off your TBR list in 2012?
A Walk in the Snark - Rachel Thompson
It Happened One Christmas - Kaitlyn O'Riley
Hang up the phone, and go rescue the child. Make sure he is safe, and don’t let him go. He needs medical attention. I’m on my way; I’ll call the cops and the ambulance from the car.Then I started thinking... are we certain that Grand Jury presentment most of us read (or could only stand to read partway) contained all the details the man testified to? Is it possible it left some things out, focusing more on the revolting actions of the perpetrator than on the witnesses?
|Literally Borrowed from The Oatmeal. Whose Book You should Literally Buy|
|Her theme song is Stinky food, Stinky food! |
Feed the cat, excellent!
|Lotta windows, at the LA Convention Center. |
Which I am heartily thankful it's not my job to clean.
|Progress! BlogWorld, BlogWorld! I must be in the right place.|
|Doesn't this guy at the keyboard look like Michael, the nephew from the Sopranos?|
|As is typical at most conventions, a lot of the stuff for sale is geared towards the other vendors. |
One of whom did in fact, have green and purple hair.
|Many people were recording podcasts in the different booths.|
|Being the techno-savvy kind of person I am, I immediately recognized that instead of flowers, |
each table had a centerpiece of one of these electrical thing-ama-hoosies.
|Place for people to sit down and catch up. |
Either with their electronic devices, or with new friends.
|I have no clue what arcade basketball has to do with anything blog or media-related, |
but these guys were having fun with it.
|WordPress definitely pwned a bigger and better location than Blogger. (Or Yahoo or eBay, for that matter.) |
Don't know if they were making a statement... or overcompensating.
|Eric O'Donnell & Adam Sachs, our fabulous drivers |
They also do kayaking, horseback riding, paddleboarding... incredibly versatile
And they prepared our lunch.
|Our lunch was on a large covered gazebo with this view.|
|The sky was amazing. We had some light rain, even a rainbow.|
|Vista from the Firestone wine tasting room.|
|I love the P.S. on this sign. And you do look nice today! That's not the wine speaking; you do.|
|Eric is a bird-watcher. Along with sharing the history of the area and the vineyards we visited, |
he pointed out to us a peregrine falcon and some black & white birds that only live in that valley
(their name escapes me, but I'd already had quite a bit of wine).
|At Saarloos, we drank wine, while tasting cupcakes specifically created to complement each wine's flavor. |
Six of them, from a lemon-cranberry to a chocolate maple that was To Die For.
|Adam spotted me taking pictures of the famous fig tree as he was driving out, |
and shared my delight is its utter amazingness.
|Moreton Bay Fig Tree - THE largest Ficus macrophylla in the entire U.S |
The branches, the size, and the root system are simply breathtaking in person.
Look at the bicycle in the foreground for perspective.
|Sunset over the water, seen from the train window.|
|My own badge! |
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