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Monday, May 26, 2014

On My Bookshelf–May & June 2014


So, my clever ruse to get my bibliophile and bibliomaniac ‘net friends to check my blog worked! Muahahahahahaha! But this is only a test blog entry. I am, with much fear and trepidation, trying to learn how to use Windows Live Writer. I downloaded WLW a couple of months ago, but it scares me! So, rather than blogging as I’ve craved to do, I’ve sat here twiddling my typing fingers wistfully, in procrastination mode (as befits a TBDP – True Blue Discouraged Perfectionist).

Well, I’ve got to try SOMETIME, so, excuse me while I put my blogging big girl pants on and try to act like a grown up and at least TRY!

So, here is my current list of TBRs (To Be Reads), checked out from the Wisconsin Digital Library/Wisconsin Public Library Consortium:
  •  Rococo: A Novel, by Adriana Trigiani (audiobook)
  •  Devil’s Food Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke (Kindle)
  •  Germans in Wisconsin, by Robert H. Zeitlin (Kindle)
  •  Birthday Party Murder, by Leslie Meier (Kindle)
  •  Knit Together:  Discovering God’s Pattern for Your Life, by Debbie Macomber (Kindle)
  •  Tough Cookie, by Diane Mott Davidson (Kindle *and* audiobook)
  •  Red Velvet Cupcake Murder, by Joanne Fluke (Kindle)
  • Living a Country Year, by Jerry Apps (Kindle)
  •  The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith (Kindle)
  • Dewey, by Vicki Myron (Kindle)
… and last be not least is Simon Prebble’s performance of the Charles Dickens classic Pickwick Papers, which I save for a special treat when I need some serious mirthfulness, coupled with watching I Love Lucy, Season One. Makes for General Insanity (salute!) and Major Mirth. 
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    In other news, I am sad to report the untimely retirement of the erstwhile (in retirement) Birthday Bandit’s NINE PINK FLAMINGOS. I have a neighbor who simply deplores, loathes, and abominates pink flamingos, and well, she’s old and I humor her. And frankly, as I’ve not had the health or wherewithal to get back in the Birthday Bandit saddle for a long, long, LONG time, it was only appropriate to pension off the pink ones for years of service.
If the Birthday Bandit ever does feel well enough to come out of retirement, she will be accompanied by POLAR BEARS, as the Birthday Bandit has run into an uncommonly ferocious problem with hot flashes (ahem!) and plans on spending her senior discount years (coming up in five years, five months, and some odd days) at the North Pole, working in conjunction with Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Well, now ‘tis time to see if posting this works okay. Please know that all of you – from the USA (Happy and Safe Memorial Weekend to you all), to the far ends of the earth via the wonders of the web, wacky and weird though that web may be… I digress! Each of you are in my prayers.

Much love in Jesus, the Risen and Victorious Lord of Glory!

- Miss Chris
 PS: GAH! I don’t know how to turn off the paragraph bullets. Enjoy laughing at my ineptness! The smile is on me! Smile  Woot! I figured it out! Hoorah!

In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, here is my darling little fur child, Miss Maggie. Isn’t she sweet?!


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Don’t tell anyone, but my Christmas tree is still up and decorated (and dusted, for the File of Obscure Information), and I plan on turning on the Christmas lights during a thunderstorm this evening whilst listening to Gene Autry’s Cowboy Christmas. Smile with tongue out


Signed,
Major Mirth, er, Miss Chris, Officer in Charge of Books and Vitamin L (Laughter).

Truly, I am praying for you all. God bless you!

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