9th year of 75ing it! Cal8769 is back

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9th year of 75ing it! Cal8769 is back

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1cal8769
Déc 29, 2015, 3:03pm

I have been falling short of this challenge for a couple of years and this is the year that I need to get back on track.

Hello and happy reading to everyone!

2drneutron
Déc 29, 2015, 7:56pm

Welcome back!

3LibraryLover23
Déc 30, 2015, 7:09pm

Hey cal! Happy New Year and good luck with your challenge!

4cal8769
Déc 30, 2015, 8:43pm

Thanks Doc and LL, I'm glad to be here. This group is super!

5tymfos
Jan 1, 2016, 8:06am

Happy new year, Carrie! Have a great year of reading!

6PaulCranswick
Jan 2, 2016, 10:07am



Have a wonderful bookfilled 2016, Carrie.

7ronincats
Jan 2, 2016, 10:59pm


Happy New Year!

8cal8769
Jan 6, 2016, 10:01am

Happy New Year, Terri, Paul and Roni. I hope to make this year the best year yet!

9beeg
Jan 25, 2016, 7:41pm

Got ya starred

10cal8769
Jan 27, 2016, 11:26am

hi Brenda, I am not starting the year out like I intended. I'm in the middle of 3 books and I don't feel like reading. BOO

11ronincats
Jan 27, 2016, 11:44am

Hope your reading funk evaporates soon. Sometimes I just have to put everything down and reread a favorite comfort read to kickstart it again.

12beeg
Jan 27, 2016, 12:02pm

I'm out of sorts as well, winter funk?

13tymfos
Jan 30, 2016, 7:17pm

I'm in the middle of 3 books and I don't feel like reading. BOO
I hate when that happens!

Sometimes best to just put aside what you're reading and try to pick up something that you're pretty sure will be fun to read. Though sometimes nothing seems to look good.

14cal8769
Fév 1, 2016, 1:46pm

Thanks Roni, Brenda and Terri. I went to see my mom in Florida and plane rides are great for reading!

1. In From The Cold by Nora Roberts
Kindle 3 stars

2. The Perfect Victim by Linda Castillo
Kindle, 3 stars

They weren't the best but I finished them!

15cal8769
Modifié : Fév 4, 2016, 4:25pm

2.5 Thorn in My Side by Karin Slaughter
Kindle short, 2 1/2 stars

16cal8769
Fév 12, 2016, 12:37pm

3.5. Written In My Own heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
Kindle, 5 stars

17cal8769
Fév 16, 2016, 8:46pm

4.5 Meant to Be by Edie Claire
Nook, 4 stars

18cal8769
Modifié : Mar 10, 2016, 1:51pm

5. The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
E short book, 4 stars.

19cal8769
Modifié : Fév 29, 2016, 4:37am

20beeg
Fév 29, 2016, 8:42am

Rolling along girl!

21cal8769
Mar 1, 2016, 10:10am

I'm getting there, Brenda. I need to stay off of Facebook. LOL

7. The Revenant by Michael Punke
Nook, 4 stars

As always the book is much different than the movie but I enjoyed both of them for their own reasons. For once seeing the movie first didn't take away from the book.

22tymfos
Mar 1, 2016, 10:14am

Happy March, Carrie!

23cal8769
Mar 1, 2016, 11:52am

Thanks, Terri! You too.

24cal8769
Modifié : Mar 2, 2016, 8:06pm

8. Submerged by Dani Pettrey
Nook, 3stars

25cal8769
Mar 3, 2016, 8:39pm

9. Tame a Wild Heart by Cynthia Woolf
Ñook, 2stars

26cal8769
Mar 8, 2016, 10:15am

10. Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck
own, 3 stars

27cal8769
Mar 9, 2016, 1:29pm

11. Rescued by a Highlander by Keira montclair
Nook, 3 stars

28cal8769
Modifié : Mar 11, 2016, 9:20am

12. Jailhouse Doc by William Wright
Kindle, 3 stars

29cal8769
Mar 18, 2016, 6:26pm

13. In For a Penny by Maggie Toussaint
Kindle, 3 1/2 stars

30ronincats
Mar 18, 2016, 11:52pm

Looks like you are on a roll for March, Carrie!

31cal8769
Mar 19, 2016, 10:31am

I'm trying, Roni. I have put reading on the back burner for too long. I have so many books that I want to read and now I am doing it! Facebook and the internet are such a time suck. Lol

32cal8769
Mar 20, 2016, 11:01am

14. Dead Ringer by Lisa Scottoline
Own, 3 1/2 stars

33PaulCranswick
Mar 25, 2016, 12:19am

Have a wonderful Easter.



34cal8769
Mar 28, 2016, 7:16am

Thanks, Paul. It was such a beautiful day.

35cal8769
Mar 30, 2016, 7:33pm

36beeg
Mar 30, 2016, 7:47pm

Dang girl, you reading in your sleep 😜

37cal8769
Mar 30, 2016, 9:09pm

Lol Brenda. I am really trying to decrease the Facebook and game time and increase my reading time. The sad part is every Spring I am a reading mad woman and then it decreases over the year.

38cal8769
Avr 1, 2016, 11:56am

16. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher
Early Reviewer win, 2 stars

39cal8769
Avr 7, 2016, 12:32pm

17. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Kindle, 4 stars

40beeg
Avr 7, 2016, 3:44pm

Wasn't that excellent!

41ronincats
Avr 7, 2016, 9:28pm

I spend way too much time on the Facebook and Zynga games online as well. But they are enjoyable...

42cal8769
Avr 8, 2016, 9:48am

I know Brenda. That was a twisty kind of mystery that I love. It was so much better than Gone Girl.

Roni, I have overcome my Zynga game addiction, mainly by substituting other games. LOL I liked playing them but I was frustrated that they became more and more dependant on friends 'sending' me items and I didn't have that many friends who played.

43cal8769
Avr 8, 2016, 7:08pm

18. The Walking Dead #1 by Robert Kirkman
Own, 4 stars

44cal8769
Modifié : Avr 12, 2016, 11:51am

19. Silent Screams by C.E. Lawrence
own, 2 1/2 stars

Written like a 'Police procedural for dummies' I liked the book to start with and then it was just..mush. Very cookie cutter, very predictable, too much inner turmoil, too much coincedence. I'll try another by the author only because I already bought it.

45cal8769
Avr 12, 2016, 12:02pm

20. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Early Reviewer, 4 1/2 stars

Paul Kalanithi's life is great. He is married to his soul mate and is finishing his neurosurgical residency, one of the hardest, when he finds out he has Stage 4, inoperable cancer. This book is his own words about how he feels when he finds himself on the other side of the exam room.

I was drawn into this book from the start. Paul seems like a genuine caring man and doctor. This was a easy to read book about a deep, hard subject. I think the world lost a wonderful person when Paul died and I am saddened because he was a really good writer and I wish he had more time to write something else.

46tymfos
Modifié : Avr 21, 2016, 2:27pm

>45 cal8769: I look at that book every time it crosses the circulation desk at the library, and think that I'd like to read it. Not sure if I've put it on my Ever-Expanding List yet, but I'll check now . . .

eta to add Yes, it's on the list . . . with so many other books . . .

47cal8769
Modifié : Avr 21, 2016, 8:36pm

Terri, I really enjoyed his writing. I think because I work in an operating room helped with understanding his trials during residency and surgery but it was still a book that spoke to me.
21. Burning Soul by John Connolly
Nookbook, 3 1/2 stars

48cal8769
Mai 14, 2016, 9:39pm

22. Silent Victim by C.E. Lawrence
Own, 3 stars

49cal8769
Mai 15, 2016, 6:41pm

23. The Squad Room by John Cutter and Robert Nivakoff
Early Reviewer win, 4 stars

50cal8769
Mai 18, 2016, 12:01pm

24. At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
Kindle, 4 1/2 stars

51beeg
Mai 18, 2016, 1:13pm

Rolling up girl!

52tymfos
Mai 19, 2016, 10:23pm

>50 cal8769: Looks like you really liked that one!

53ronincats
Mai 19, 2016, 10:59pm

delurking to say hi. Haven't read anything you've been reading, Carrie.

54cal8769
Mai 20, 2016, 3:20pm

Hi Brenda, I'm trying to roll on. Hopefully I don't loose momentum during the summer months.

Terri, I really enjoy Gruen's books. Her characters just grow and have such dept that I feel like i know them.

Roni, I'm glad to see you.

55PaulCranswick
Mai 21, 2016, 8:08am

>53 ronincats: Same as Roni. I really must get to some John Connolly soon though.

Have a great weekend, Carrie.

56cal8769
Mai 23, 2016, 8:16am

Thanks, Paul. I hope yours was good. It was very rainy here. My yard looks like a hay field but it is the best shade of green. LOL

I need to catch up on my Connolly. I actually read some out of order *gasp* but they were all I had and I couldn't say no!

57cal8769
Juin 27, 2016, 7:06pm

25. Always Watching by Chevy Stevens
Own, 3 stars

58cal8769
Juin 30, 2016, 10:27am

26. Silent Kills by C.E. Lawrence
own, 2 stars

59cal8769
Juil 4, 2016, 1:29pm

60cal8769
Juil 7, 2016, 8:50am

28. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Kindle, 4 stars

Very graphic but well written. Lots of twists that I didn't see coming.

61cal8769
Juil 10, 2016, 10:24pm

62tymfos
Juil 13, 2016, 5:39pm

Hi, Carrie! It looks like you've been doing some good reading lately.

63cal8769
Juil 14, 2016, 9:31am

Hi Terri, I have been. I needed to get out of the rut I was in and rereads and favorite authors are doing the trick.

64cal8769
Juil 14, 2016, 7:03pm

65ronincats
Juil 14, 2016, 7:09pm

Harry Potter is always good for a lift!

66tymfos
Juil 15, 2016, 12:19am

>63 cal8769: Glad you got out of the rut! :)

67cal8769
Juil 15, 2016, 8:14pm

65 - I forgot how much I enjoy Harry Potter, Roni. I'm glad that I picked them up again.

66- Me too, Terri. I feel energized again.

68beeg
Juil 16, 2016, 9:28am

I re-read all the Potter books last year and watched the movie after each book, it was a fun - but time consuming :) I got the new ditigital versions with really cool illustrations that moved.

69cal8769
Juil 16, 2016, 10:08am

The digital versions sound amazing! That's a great idea to watch the movies too. I will have to look for them.

70cal8769
Juil 16, 2016, 10:09am

31. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Kindle, 3 1/2 stars

71beeg
Juil 16, 2016, 1:44pm

So what did you think of The Paper Magician?

72cal8769
Juil 18, 2016, 7:26am

I liked it overall. The middle dragged some and I'm not sure if I like Ceony.

73beeg
Juil 18, 2016, 9:55am

I know, she had some dumb bitch, but overall the concept was kinda cool.

74cal8769
Modifié : Juil 22, 2016, 6:37pm

32. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
E book, 4 stars

75cal8769
Juil 24, 2016, 8:12pm

76cal8769
Juil 24, 2016, 8:27pm

Brenda, I didn't mind Ceony too much. I feel that the whole ' It's all my fault, I must fix it without help' theme is used a lot by authors. I was more bothered by the lack of depth in the villians and supporting characters. The authors only brings up others when needed and only offers enough info on them to get by. I think these books would be better if the supporting cast were more personalized. Everyone seems thrown in.

I also didn't like the one chapter told from Emery's POV. 2 books and all of a sudden one chapter is different than all the others. It was weird.

77beeg
Juil 24, 2016, 9:20pm

Guess you won't be reading the third one either 😉

78cal8769
Juil 25, 2016, 7:38am

I probably will only because I already bought it and it's short. LOL I'm a sinker and it will bother me knowing that I only need one book to finish the series.

79cal8769
Modifié : Juil 26, 2016, 8:06am

34. A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
Kindle, 4 stars

80cal8769
Juil 29, 2016, 11:47pm

35. A Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
Kindle, 4 1/2 stars

81beeg
Juil 30, 2016, 9:15am

Don't you love those books :)

82cal8769
Août 1, 2016, 8:19am

I do, so much! My mom is now on the Three Pines band wagon. LOL Penny is such a visual writer. I can see everyone and everything. I love it.

83tymfos
Août 3, 2016, 4:17pm

Glad to see you enjoying the Three Pines series!

84cal8769
Août 10, 2016, 10:32pm

Thanks Terri. I keep nagging my mom to read faster because she needs to get caught up so I can talk about the book I'm reading. Lol

36. The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Kindle, 3 stars

85beeg
Août 11, 2016, 9:28am

Carrie, how was the last book? As in worth to read and finish off the series or just move on?

86cal8769
Août 11, 2016, 11:36am

Hi Brenda, I was just going to write about it on your thread!
It was a short book so I didn't mind reading it. If I didn't already own it I probably wouldn't have looked for it. I really like the idea of what is going on and mostly how Holmberg writes but she seems to drop the ball just when I am getting into it and I just don't like Ceony. It is such a common theme in books to have the 'strong' female conquering evil and overcoming obstacles while finding true love but Ceony is too much. She is just not nice but it seems like everyone just loves her.

I'm glad I finished the series and I even read the beginning of another Holmberg book which intrigued me for all the same reasons that I liked the Magician books but the main character seems like another Ceony. I would have to think a long time on whether I would pick it up.

87cal8769
Août 13, 2016, 5:48pm

88cal8769
Août 27, 2016, 2:04pm

38. Manifest Injustice by Barry Siegal
ER win, 3 1/2 stars

89cal8769
Modifié : Août 29, 2016, 7:27am

90cal8769
Modifié : Août 28, 2016, 9:40pm

40. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
Kindle, 4 1/2 stars

91cal8769
Août 29, 2016, 7:28am

41. Three Truths and a Lie by Lisa Gardner
Kindle, 3 stars

92beeg
Août 29, 2016, 9:23am

Hi Carrie, yer on a roll girl :)

93tymfos
Août 29, 2016, 10:47am

>90 cal8769: I just checked, and I gave Bury Your Dead 4 1/2 stars, too, Carrie. That may have been the best one in the series, or close to it.

94cal8769
Modifié : Août 29, 2016, 10:10pm

Thanks Brenda. I was reading several books and was almost done with all of them and now I'm on vacation. Woohoo Reading comes easy when you can ignore real life.

42. The Hangman by Louise Penny
Kindle, 3 1/2 stars

95cal8769
Août 29, 2016, 10:15pm

I couldn't believe how much Bury your Dead moved me, Terri. I loved how she wrote the flashback sections. There was so much emotion. I was moved to tears in many sections. I actually thought about rereading it as soon as I was rone.

96cal8769
Sep 4, 2016, 11:39am

43. A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
Kindle, 3 1/2

97beeg
Sep 4, 2016, 2:25pm

Hi Carrie, I just finished the new Louise Penny :)

98cal8769
Sep 4, 2016, 6:07pm

How was it? I can't wait to read them all. I'll go stalk your page.

99ronincats
Sep 4, 2016, 11:50pm

Just stoping by and saying hi, Carrie.

100cal8769
Sep 5, 2016, 8:36am

Hi Roni!

101tymfos
Modifié : Sep 5, 2016, 12:08pm

I'm reading the new Penny now. I was enjoying it, but more than halfway through I'm finding errors in logic and continuity that are driving me crazy. I may abandon it.

I'm very disappointed, as I had eagerly looked forward to this book.

102cal8769
Sep 5, 2016, 8:39pm

Oh no Terri. I enjoy her books so much. I hope that she was 'off' for a book and the rest of her books don't suffer.

103tymfos
Sep 5, 2016, 9:01pm

A lot of people seem to like it. But at this point, it's not making sense to me. Maybe I'm just too fussy about the logic of things.

104tymfos
Modifié : Sep 6, 2016, 12:39am

Ok, I'm almost done the book and it did get better. I just don't know why she put that one little section in. Made no sense.

edited to add: The end was fabulous. I stayed up to finish it.

105cal8769
Sep 6, 2016, 12:49pm

Sometimes it seems like stuff is included just to make the book longer. I'm so glad that it got better. I would have been so disappointed

106cal8769
Sep 13, 2016, 9:23am

44. A Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Kindle, 3 1/2 stars

107cal8769
Sep 14, 2016, 12:34pm

45. In the Dead of Night by Linda Castillo
kindle, 3 stars

108cal8769
Sep 15, 2016, 9:55am

I have started How the Light Gets In and am dying. Jean-guy needs to get his head out of his***. LOL I can't believe that I have to work and can't read.

109beeg
Sep 15, 2016, 1:03pm

LOL He's a dick for sure

110cal8769
Sep 16, 2016, 8:03pm

46. How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Kindle, 4 stars

111cal8769
Sep 18, 2016, 10:00pm

47. The Overlook by Michael Connelly
Library, 3 stars

112cal8769
Sep 22, 2016, 7:40am

48. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Kindle reread, 4 1/2 stars

I love this book!

113beeg
Sep 22, 2016, 9:22am

Yay!

114tymfos
Sep 22, 2016, 6:49pm

>112 cal8769: I've heard so many good things about that one!

115cal8769
Sep 23, 2016, 12:02pm

>114 tymfos: I read it before and consider it one of my favorites. It's so visual!

116cal8769
Sep 26, 2016, 5:05pm

Harry Potter is a jerk a good deal of the time.

117beeg
Sep 26, 2016, 8:09pm

Whiny ass too

Makes ya wonder what the big deal was the first time

118cal8769
Sep 26, 2016, 8:25pm

I know! I am reading the 5th and he's getting on my nerves. I keep reminding myself that he is a teenager and they are all annoying. Ron and Hermione need to take Neville and find a new friend.

119cal8769
Modifié : Sep 27, 2016, 3:20am

120beeg
Sep 27, 2016, 9:28am

I'm glad I'm not the only one LOL

121tymfos
Sep 27, 2016, 11:02am

I keep reminding myself that he is a teenager and they are all annoying.

LOL!

You are getting a lot of reading done lately, Carrie!

122cal8769
Sep 27, 2016, 12:22pm

Thanks, Terri. I haven't been reading much the last few years and I finally decided that I need to stop wasting time so much with Facebook and games. I also am returning to old favorites and that really helps.

123Morphidae
Oct 3, 2016, 11:45am

>122 cal8769: I had to do the same thing with Facebook. Those games can take half or more of the day up, can't they?

>112 cal8769: I really enjoyed The Night Circus myself and gave it 8/10 stars.

>110 cal8769: I want to read more of the Louise Perry books. I read the first two some time ago though and wonder if I need to reread them to get started again.

124cal8769
Oct 4, 2016, 11:49am

>123 Morphidae: I adore Louise Penny's writing. Her books make me excited to read.

125cal8769
Oct 5, 2016, 10:10am

50. Dead Wrong by Connie Dial
ER win, 2 stars

51. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince By J.K. Rowling
Kindle, 3 1/2 stars

126cal8769
Oct 9, 2016, 9:43pm

52. Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
Kindle, 3 stars

127cal8769
Modifié : Oct 12, 2016, 4:23am

53. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Kindle 3 stars

128beeg
Oct 12, 2016, 7:36pm

Go girl!

129cal8769
Oct 13, 2016, 10:43am

Woo hoo! I'm getting 75 this year. I know it! Old favorites help every time.

130cal8769
Modifié : Oct 13, 2016, 6:56pm

54. Bloody Mary by J. A. Konrath
Kindle, 3 1/2 stars

131PaulCranswick
Oct 13, 2016, 7:02pm

>129 cal8769: I'm sure that you'll make it Carrie. Apparently if you listen to a Bob Dylan album you can now count it as one book.

132cal8769
Modifié : Oct 14, 2016, 10:11am

>131 PaulCranswick:
That's so funny. I was thinking the same thing when I heard the news. Musicians are poets and story tellers in their own medium.

133cal8769
Oct 14, 2016, 8:43pm

55. This is Where it Ends byMarieke Nijkamp
Kindle, 4 stars

Wow, what a book.

134PaulCranswick
Oct 14, 2016, 10:57pm

Have a lovely weekend, Carrie.

>133 cal8769: I will have to go and seek that one out.

135cal8769
Oct 15, 2016, 8:44am

Thanks Paul. You too!

136Morphidae
Oct 15, 2016, 11:09am

Congrats on hitting the 50 mark!

137cal8769
Oct 15, 2016, 1:57pm

Thanks Morphy. I'm determined to get 75 this year.

138cal8769
Oct 16, 2016, 10:54am

56. Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Kindle, 2 stars

139cal8769
Modifié : Oct 22, 2016, 8:38am

57. A Long Way Home by Louise Penny
Kindle, 3 stars

140cal8769
Oct 22, 2016, 10:23pm

58. Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
Kindle, 4 stars

141beeg
Oct 23, 2016, 9:36am

# 58 looks interesting

142cal8769
Oct 23, 2016, 12:29pm

It was. It is unbelievable how strong Mother Nature is.

143tymfos
Oct 26, 2016, 9:03am

>140 cal8769: That was a favorite book by a favorite author for me!

144cal8769
Oct 26, 2016, 10:20am

>143 tymfos: Terri, I don't think he can write a bad book.

145cal8769
Oct 27, 2016, 9:44am

59. The Art of Deception by Nora Robert
Library, 1 star

146cal8769
Nov 2, 2016, 9:20pm

60. Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
Kindle, 3 stars

147cal8769
Nov 9, 2016, 8:10pm

61. The Trailer Park Princess and the Middle Finger of Fate by Kim Hunt Harris
Kindle, 2 stars

A Christian cozy mystery that got a bit too preachy.

148cal8769
Nov 13, 2016, 7:50pm

149cal8769
Nov 16, 2016, 11:18am

63. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Kindle, 3 1/2 stars

150tymfos
Nov 16, 2016, 8:01pm

You are moving right along, Carrie!

151beeg
Nov 17, 2016, 9:54am

go girl!

152cal8769
Nov 17, 2016, 10:04am

Thanks, Terri and Brenda. I'm determined to get to 75 this year!

153beeg
Nov 17, 2016, 1:25pm

You got this

154ronincats
Nov 17, 2016, 1:30pm

Lots of time yet, Carrie! Go for it.

155cal8769
Nov 18, 2016, 9:45am

Thanks, Brenda and Roni. I got vacation time coming so that will be a big help also if I would just finish all of the half finished books I would be golden. LOL I really need to stop reading so many books at the same time.

156cal8769
Nov 18, 2016, 12:21pm

64. Count the Roses by Jackie Weger
kindle, 2 1/2 stars

157ronincats
Nov 24, 2016, 7:26pm

158cal8769
Déc 1, 2016, 7:42pm

65. The Magician's by Lev Grossman
Kindle, 1 star
I couldn't finish it. Only 100 pages to go and I can't do it.

159beeg
Déc 1, 2016, 7:45pm

Put it down and just walk away

160cal8769
Modifié : Déc 2, 2016, 8:22am

66. Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods
Own, 3 stars

161cal8769
Déc 4, 2016, 5:49pm

67. Shots on the Bridge by Ronnie Greene
ER win, 3 stars

162cal8769
Déc 6, 2016, 8:50pm

68. The Mortician's Daughter by Elizabeth Bloom
Kindle, 3 1/2

163cal8769
Déc 14, 2016, 9:55pm

69. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowlng
Kindle 5 stars

164tymfos
Déc 15, 2016, 5:54pm

69 books! You're almost to 75, Carrie!

165cal8769
Déc 16, 2016, 7:20am

Thanks Terri. I'm glad I have some days off before the end of the year. Lol
70. Interlude in Death by J. D. Robb
Own, 3 stars

166beeg
Déc 16, 2016, 10:30am

getting close girl!

167cal8769
Déc 19, 2016, 7:09pm

I might not make it but at least I will be close.

168beeg
Déc 20, 2016, 9:52am

You got this!

169cal8769
Déc 22, 2016, 10:32am

ugh! Two days of extreme illness before a major holiday stinks!! I am on the mend but I missed out on prime reading time.

170beeg
Déc 22, 2016, 11:17am

well poo, hope you feel better soon and don't forget to head over to the 2017 thread

171cal8769
Déc 22, 2016, 12:22pm

Thanks, Brenda. I am feeling better. Thanks for the new thread reminder!

172tymfos
Modifié : Déc 22, 2016, 2:45pm

Oh, dear! Sorry you were so sick. Glad you're feeling better!

173cal8769
Déc 22, 2016, 9:33pm

Thanks Terri. Thankfully it was a nasty 24 hour thing and not a long bug. It was awful.

174PaulCranswick
Déc 23, 2016, 11:06pm



Wouldn't it be nice if 2017 was a year of peace and goodwill.
A year where people set aside their religious and racial differences.
A year where intolerance is given short shrift.
A year where hatred is replaced by, at the very least, respect.
A year where those in need are not looked upon as a burden but as a blessing.
A year where the commonality of man and woman rises up against those who would seek to subvert and divide.
A year without bombs, or shootings, or beheadings, or rape, or abuse, or spite.

2017.

Festive Greetings and a few wishes from Malaysia!

175ronincats
Déc 25, 2016, 12:14am

This is the Christmas tree at the end of the Pacific Beach Pier here in San Diego, a Christmas tradition.

To all my friends here at Library Thing, I want you to know how much I value you and how much I wish you a very happy holiday, whatever one you celebrate, and the very best of New Years!

176cal8769
Déc 27, 2016, 8:09am

174> Thanks, Paul. That is a beautiful hope. My grandson asked me on Christmas day why there is war. I wish there was a reason but there really isn't. Merry Christmas

175> Thanks, Roni. I love the sunset picture. That would be a fun tradition to see every year. Peace on Earth is what I want for Christmas!

177PaulCranswick
Déc 27, 2016, 9:05am

>176 cal8769: Your grandson's question made me think, Carrie and so I looked this up on google which sort of explains things for the kids..........
http://andrew.triumf.ca/andrew/Why_is_there_war.html

178cal8769
Déc 28, 2016, 7:22am

>177 PaulCranswick: That article does put it into an easy perspective. I will have to read it to him the next time I see him. It's easy to say that everyone should be nice and co-operative but it can't work like that. One group would want or need something that another group has and it would start again.

179cal8769
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180cal8769
Déc 29, 2016, 3:51pm

181beeg
Déc 29, 2016, 7:48pm

You can do it!

182tymfos
Déc 29, 2016, 7:57pm

Two more! (Read short books! :)

183cal8769
Déc 29, 2016, 8:51pm

Novellas are going to save me. I refuse to call it cheating. Lol I just started a 90 page book and I have about 100 pages left in another. I can taste victory.

184cal8769
Déc 30, 2016, 7:42pm

74. Haunted in Death by J. D. Robb
Own, 2 stars

185PaulCranswick
Déc 31, 2016, 6:17am



Looking forward to your continued company in 2017.
Happy New Year, Carrie

186tymfos
Déc 31, 2016, 10:07am

>184 cal8769: One more! (Looks like you didn't like #74 much.)

187cal8769
Jan 1, 2017, 9:51am

Happy New Year! I didn't make 75 but I read a lot of great books. Thanks for stopping by and see you in 2017

188ronincats
Jan 5, 2017, 3:32pm

74 was nearly as good as!

189cal8769
Jan 7, 2017, 6:53pm

Thanks Roni. I'm glad that I increased my number of books in a year while rereading some favorites.