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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dancing on the Ceiling

Lionel Richie's All the Hits Tour 2014 landed at the Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel on Friday night.  And, thanks to my beautiful daughter and most wondcrful son-in-law, I was there...
...with Jackie. WE HAD A BALL!

Lionel is a great entertainer - likeable, funny, involved with the audience - who kept us going the entire evening.  We laughed, we danced, we finished his sentences, we sang.  Did I say we danced? He was dynamic and backed up by very talent musicians who were also entertaining (especially his saxophone/harmonica player).

Here is a picture of his arrival on stage, "Hello," he said. "Is it me you're looking for?"
Jackie was up dancing and screaming right away.  She grew up listening to these records. Lionel said that he had two kinds of fans, the ones who had been with him throughout the journey and the others  who knew his music and called him "Mr. Richie."  He promised us the hits and he made sure that he sang them all.

Oh, and let me not forget that Ce Lo Green opened the show and warmed up the audience for almost 50 minutes before Lionel came out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finished on Sunday, rushed out to Costco to pick up The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)on Monday! Cormoran Strike is the most interesting detective/private investigator character that I have encountered in quite a while. I would say that he is right up there with Lucas Davenport. :)

Promising NEW series for those of us who were hopelessly addicted to series books as kids....

Huge fun to read....

Very hard to put down....

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The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The End of the AffairThe End of the Affair by Graham Greene

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All of the characters are severely introspective and intense.  The impulse to scream "Just let it go!" while listening to them is overwhelming.  Really.

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