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Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Beverly Hills Dead" by Stuart Woods

Beverly Hills Dead (Rick Barron, #2) Polished, classic....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Faces of the Gone" by Brad Parks

Faces of the Gone: A Crime Novel Faces of the Gone: A Crime Novel by Brad Parks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Newark, NJ is a complicated city, the largest in NJ. Brad Parks successfully shines a light on its darker side and the workings of a newsroom for a large regional newspaper. A bit heavy on the wittisisms, the plot is straightforward, the real villain is almost a complete surprise, and the subplots are entertaining. I could not put it down. It is a well-conceived and written first novel.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Contest entry mailed

Yes, the entry form, digital photos (thank you Adam) and fee have been mailed! It's hard to believe that I am actually entering this contest. Here is a photo of my quilt.

This is a Tri-State Quilt Competition - NJ, NY, PA. The accepted entries will be shown at the Quilt Fest of New Jersey, March 4-7, at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. By February 5th., I will know if my quilt has been accepted!

Keeping my fingers crossed...!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Year

Wow! I have neglected this blog for almost a year. Time for an update:
  • I retired on October 1, 2009.
  • I bought a new Honda CR-V in June 2009.
  • I went on my first cruise in July 2009. (To Bermuda, it was very nice.)