Archive for November, 2009

Some Things Don’t Change

Posted November 28, 2009 By Jandy

Tonight while I was writing my book review for Time and Again by Clifford D. Simak, I had the Paul McCartney concert from Thanksgiving night playing on my television. The special referred to past concerts in the stadium – the first one the Beatles did in the 1960’s and the last one at Shea Stadium with Billy Joel last year.

As McCartney appears on the New York new stadium stage the camera pans to some screaming women. My first thought was that over 40 years later females are still screaming for members of the Beatles. Later in the special McCartney discusses the same thing – comparing the first concert with this one.

And me? No, I never screamed for the Beatles any time in their career. But I like their music. And I was dancing in my chair as I was typing. Some things don’t change.

Good Question

Posted November 25, 2009 By Jandy

“What do you call the family room of a single person?”

From The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs by Richard Yancey

Duh! Headlines

Posted November 7, 2009 By Jandy

Authorities: Many Sex Offenders Lie About Where They Live

Is anyone surprised?

Publishers Weekly 10 Best Books of 2009

Posted November 5, 2009 By Jandy

No surprise – I haven’t read any of them. So I checked their top 100 books of 2009. Nope, I haven’t read any of those, either.

Yeah, yeah, so a lot of my reading is low brow or older stuff. I’ll catch some of these eventually.

You can also check out their choices for best children’s books of 2009.

999 Challenge

Posted November 3, 2009 By Jandy

October was a slow reading month again. At least my web site is finished. I also was able to add six books to my challenge. Actually there are two more, but I combined some.

For example, as I mentioned in a previous post I put both of Jane Yolen’s children’s books about disobedient dinosaurs together. Also, Magnol’s Jean de Florette and Manon of the Springs are grouped together because they are one whole story.

I had received an ARC of David Morell’s newest novel, The Shimmer. It’s an excellent mystery/fantasy. What are those shimmering lights there in southwestern Texas? Check it out.

My book club read Where the Heart Is, adding another one for my list. I had seen the movie, and really enjoyed the book. I finally read Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper. Then there was the fun, trashy, romance by Sandra Hill using time travel, Rough and Ready.

Will I finish? It’ll be close. I am reading Jack Finney’s From Time to Time and listening to Mary Higgins Clark’s Just Take My Heart. I have a book translated from Japanese waiting somewhere in all my moving boxes (I really hope it didn’t get mixed in with Mt. Bookpile – it’s a library book). I have another time travel book sitting in Mt. Bookpile. I also borrowed another young adult by Jane Yolen to read. That will finish up time travel and translated books. I finished the stand alone mysteries this month.

Wish me luck…