Sunday, January 26, 2014

BrrrrrReading and other Chilly Tales

This was the thermostat reading in my living room this morning  (54 degrees in case you can't see it). As I type this hours later, it's actually one degree colder! Luckily, the heat seems to bee working (for now) upstairs, and it's a very comfortable 65 up here. I am still waiting for my plumber to call, I hope that he does and when he does, it's to say he has the required part and is on his way.

So far, nothing about the Grammy's has piqued my interest enough to get me to watch, or even DVR to have something to skip through.

A few days ago I finished the 13th installment of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. These books are not works of fancy literature, in fact, 13 in, I don't know that they warrant a full post and so I stick my brief review here in the middle of this one. If like me, you've grown to enjoy the characters in these books, you'll enjoy this one for the same reasons. I laughed out loud a number of times reading this and found myself entertained enough to not regret reading the book and to continue with the series. I think the book does what it is supposed to do and every now and again, you want an fairly easy, mindless read (I don't mean this to be insulting in any way) - these books will give that to you and if you are a regular read of the series, all the more fun because you get to hang with Stephanie, Lula, Ranger, Morelli, and others. If I had one criticism, I'd ask Evanovich to stop re-introducing each of the characters with every book. I suppose the reason is to make each independent of the others so that one may pick any one up as their first time with this series and not be lost. For those of us that had read all of them along the way, I think it's a drag. Perhaps start each with an appendix, or a reference guide to the characters within so that us "regulars" can skip past and get to the story.

Last night, they played hockey at Dodger stadium in California. I couldn't give a crap about that but Kiss performed - which was cool! Also, Five for Fighting performed, which for me was cooler because my friend Jenn played bass for Five for Fighting. Here's their performance: Have a great Sunday!

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