Archive | April 2012

Dancing on Broken Glass

Dancing on Broken Glass, by Ka Hancock. Published by Simon and Schuster.

This novel starts out strong and keeps on going. To give you an idea, I flipped to the back, found out the ending and STILL kept reading. Even through my aversion to tragic love stories.

There. I’ve warned you. TRAGIC Love Story.

Lucy & Mickey have figured out a groove to their marriage, through his Bi-Polar disorder and her bout with cancer, and somehow have remained strong and true to eachother. There are good and bad days… And then there are the days when you are dancing on broken glass for the one you love best of all.

The writing in this novel pulls you in deep. I tore through it, even after I knew what the ending was. Through out most of the novel, it is first person through the lens of Lucy’s life. But there are snippets of Mickey, and he takes center stage by the end of the novel.

Heart breaking and wonderful. Definately a keeper. Or maybe, if someone’s REALLY good, a passer-onner.

 

Next week I’m hoping to post Emily & Einstein. Truthfully, tho, I’m on my way to Disneyland today and won’t be back until next Saturday so we’ll see if that happens on Sunday. Or Monday.

😀

I could always review Disneyland, too . What thinkest thou?

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Running Behind…

I know, I know!~ I’ve been posting every single week, and then BAM! 2 Sunday’s (almost, I’m getting in by the skin of my teeth here, and there’s no real review) with no post. Last weekend, I was so sick it should not have counted as a day off. And today, well today was…

 

HOPPY EASTER!

Which translates into “You get to figure out why your momma was so crabby at the holidays”. Thanksgiving dinner is done, delighfully, by both my mother in law and my brothers family. We have started attending 2 thanksgivings to make sure everyone gets a visit. Christmas we just nibble and peck. New Years, we have something nice, but nothing like…

THE EASTER HAM

And oh what a ham it was! If you have sweet oranges available, I highly reccommend taking 2 of them and using them to your ham’s benefit. 1 liter of 7-up or Sprite, a bunch of brown suger, 1 orange halved (the jusices squeezed over the ham) and the other sliced and tacked to the ham….. Ohhh… So Yummy!

And because we have some non-pork eaters, we also had Chicken 🙂 It may have been yummy, but I didn’t taste it 😀

OK: Book related Item…. BETTY CROCKER, I THINK I LOVE YOU. Has a bag of sour dough bread slices. No stuffing mix… Looked it up and lickety split we had Stuffing! YAY! Also use it for just about anyting. The only thing I’ve never found in it is the pumpkin cookies that are like a quick bread. BC is a classic, but there’s a reason why it is. I always have to flip back to How to Make Sour Milk every time (almost) that I bake. (it’s milk and vinegar but I can never remember how much).

Yay! I even got something book related in here.

Hopefully by next week I’ll be in full form again. Maybe sooner. Am reading “Emily and Einstein” right now. I’m half way through and I started today so it must be good. But I’ll let you know for sure later in the week.

Happy Easter again!