Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts

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Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts

is a weekly meme hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous, where we post things that are on our minds.  Head over there and check it out!

1.  Have you ever reread a series that you read a long time ago?  Did you ever think-hmmm, it’s not as good as I remember it being?  I am rereading the Vampire series by Anne Rice because I want to read the new one she has coming out- Prince Lestat.  It’s not as good as I remembered it being?  Or maybe knowing the story already takes away from it?

2.  I am hooked on audiobooks now, but I realize how important it is to have a great narrator.  Burial Rites was amazing, but the next one I tried?  I was yelling at her in the car- terrible.

3.  I came down with a pretty severe case of laryngitis after cheering on my son’s football team in the freezing cold last Friday night.  At first I just sounded like Harvey Firestein, but then I totally lost it.  It actually scared Jack- the chocolate Lab.  He kept looking for whatever was making that strange noise.

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4.  I am in my second week of realizing I am gluten intolerant.  I am not happy with all I cannot eat.  But wine doesn’t have gluten.  Neither does chocolate.

5.  What is it about turning 14 that makes putting laundry- clean, folded laundry mind you- away??  Why is it preferable to leave it until almost everything you own is in the damn basket?

6.  I went to put Revival- King’s new novel- on hold at my library’s online service the day it came out.  There were already over 80 holds!  WTF?

7.  In the next  two weeks, we have: a field hockey team dinner, a football team dinner, a baby shower that I am hosting, an overnight guest, and then Thanksgiving, which I am also hosting, then more overnight guests.  And then we are getting our Christmas tree that Saturday, so my daughter can be with us.  That is way too much.

8.  Not all green tea is created equal.

9.  I read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity.  It was SO SO good.  I don’t know why was surprised- I loved The Husband’s Secret.  It was even better than that.

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10.  I am listening to The Drop by Dennis Lehane.  The narrator talks in a boston accent when someone is speaking.  It is so much fun!  But I am afraid people look at me strangely in the car as I laugh.

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