On the other hand, it's okay to have a book in EACH hand.
Which TWO BOOKS do you have in mind to start your new reading year?
She marveled at the beautiful landscapes north of Berlin, as she sat beside Horst Richter, head of the Gestapo in Leipzig.
"I believe you will find the manor a welcome respite," he said affably as his black limousine emerged from the woods and a small town appeared before them.
What's new? The year coming up, but otherwise it's still the same ole same ole.
Idiom of the Day
"Same ole same ole" is used to indicate that things remain unchanged.
CAT-NIP = Feline love nip (p. 14)CAT-CALL = Feline 'fone conversation (p. 15)CAT-SKILL = Tabby talent (p. 16)CAT-TAIL = Kitty legend (p. 17)
Chester Filbert is sure that his block is the most boring in the world. Other blocks have haunted houses, ferocious lions and tigers, monsters, astronauts, even fireworks. His block has nothing. See what really happens on Chester's block.
Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister Kate, a life and a role that she is now challenging.
Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2022 and Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2022. I'll choose cozy mysteries already on my friend Donna's Kindle, which her sister let me "inherit" after Donna died. I have always been much more into historical fiction. Let's see how I do in each category
My Sister's Keeper ~ by Jodi Picoult, 2004, fiction, 423 pagesWhen I was little, the great mystery to me wasn't how babies were made, but why. . . . I was born for a very specific purpose. I wasn't the result of a cheap bottle of wine or a full moon or the heat of the moment. I was born because a scientist managed to hook up my mother's egg and my father's sperm to create a specific combination of precious genetic material.
As a Christmas surprise for my friends and family (don't tell them) I decided to redraw this design for a t-shirt. I thought this would take me maybe two hours. It took me nearly EIGHT hours. I have no idea why. Oh well. [It's here in my Zazzle store: https://tinyurl.com/WeeFishEweT]
Say the animal names slowly:
In this seminal book, Berger and Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, the authors go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge — the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term "social construction," effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.
"What is a cozy mystery? Could you suggest some holiday-themed cozy mystery titles or authors who write cozies with a holiday theme?"
"I haven't read many cozy mysteries, though [like Deb] I think I'd recognize one when I see it. However, I inherited my friend Donna's Kindle after she died. I haven't looked at ALL of the books on it yet, but I see that she gave 5 stars to these cozy mysteries (all by the same author)."
This novel asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader, and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed the job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading "with murderous attention," must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning. The story begins on All Souls' Day 2019 and ends on All Souls' Day 2020.
Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician. Together, the Blackwells founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital that was staffed entirely by women. Elizabeth Blackwell herself predicted that "a hundred years hence, women will not be what they are now."
Why do galaxies spin the way they do? What’s the best kind of house for a Komodo dragon? Can you cure malaria with medicine made from a plant? The scientists and the mathematicians in Born Curious sought answers to these and many other fascinating questions. Without their vision, insight, and hard work, the world would be a sicker, dirtier, and more dangerous place. The twenty groundbreaking women came from all kinds of backgrounds and had all kinds of life experiences. Some grew up rich. Some grew up poor. Some were always the smartest kid in class. Some struggled to do well in school. But all had one thing in common: They were all born curious. Are you curious, too? Then read this book!