Thursday, May 4, 2017

April Recap

I only read 4 books in April.

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I participated in the A to Z Challenge again.  Tried to double dip, with mixed results.

Cruised Earth Fair one weekend and Art Walk the following weekend.  Bought Britt a birthday gift at the latter, so I'm prepared for September. :)

The madre visited.

Received a free book from Australian Erin, as well as a bookshelf animal. First, I thought it was a kangaroo. But it's tailless, so then I thought it's a koala. But the face really looks like a kangaroo, so maybe they just left the tail off for kicks and giggles.  The book is the first one above. I liked it, but it's not for everybody. 

Couldn't get the wrapper off a plastic egg full of candy, so I used the cork screw part of a Swiss army knife. It worked, but I kind of sliced my hand open.

Nobody entered Round Four of my contest.  I guess nobody wanted to dye eggs pretty colors. :(

The NFL draft happened. Now I need something else to pointlessly obsess over to fill the void.

Anyway, if you're interested in visiting Australian Erin:

http://texerin-in-sydneyland.blogspot.com.au/
  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

An Elliptical Contest: Round Five

 
It's Kentucky Derby time. So place your bets.

Pick one horse. 

Win - 3 points
Place - 2 points
Show - 1 point

Long-shot Bonus: One additional point for a top-3 finish.  Long-shot will be defined as a horse with 20-1 odds or longer. 

Bets are due by 3:30 PM Pacific Time, Saturday. 

If you're of legal age:


Sunday, April 30, 2017

A to Z Challenge: Bookish Thoughts: Z


Z Is for Zimmerman, Robert

In 2016, Mr. Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) stormed the castles of Sweden and returned home with the Nobel Prize in Literature.  It is now back in the United States, where it belongs.


 
 

 


 

A to Z Challenge: Bookish Thoughts: Y


Y Is for Yesteryear (and yore, days of)

Usually, the old books are boring. But not always. Here be recs of writing that was originally  published before 1900.

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A to Z Challenge: Bookish Thoughts: X


X Is for X-Rated

However, there isn't much reading involved in hard-core pornography.  So let's talk about Playboy magazine. The long-running joke is: I only read Playboy for the articles.  Well, I don't know about the articles, but a lot of quality writing has been published in Playboy as shot stories or excerpts of novels.  Anyway, recommended books by authors who had their writing published in the infamous magazine: 

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A to Z Challenge: Bookish Thoughts: W


W Is for Women

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A to Z Challenge: Bookish Thoughts: V


V Is for Vices
 

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