Monthly Archives: March 2012

Update on The Girls – 2012 – #14: Hurpise Peese!

The Girls both love sweets – of course – and we call sweets “surprises.” When The Girls want a sweet, they ask for a “hurpise.” We hear “hurpise peese!” all the time. E was looking through her ABC book and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Name is Archer by Ross Macdonald

The Name is Archer by Ross Macdonald Copyright 1955 (2nd revised edition 1987) Bantam Books 228 pages (of very-small type) Rating: 8/10 Summary: Ross Macdonald was one of the masters of suspense fiction. The Name is Archer is a collection … Continue reading

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Book Review: White Mischief: The Murder of Lord Erroll by James Fox

White Mischief: The Murder of Lord Erroll by James Fox Vintage Books Copyright 1982 318 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: White Mischief is a look at a 1941 murder in colonial Kenya. The book works on two levels – as a … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls – 2012 – #13: “More!” and “Daddy’s Tired!”

C is starting to look more like a little girl all of the time. I looked @ her this morning (Saturday) and she did not look like a baby at all. She likes to have two snack cups in her … Continue reading

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Book Review – Saturday’s Children by Giles Tippette

Saturday’s Children by Giles Tippette Macmillan Publishing 270 pages Copyright 1973 Rating – 8.5/10 Summary – Author Giles Tippette takes what appears to be an unpromising topic – the Rice Owls’ 1971 football season – and turns it into a … Continue reading

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Book Review: New Orleans – Behind the Masks of America’s Most Exotic City by Carol Flake

New Orleans – Behind the Masks of America’s Most Exotic City by Carol Flake Grove Press 351 Pages Copyright 1994 Rating – 9/10 Summary – Carol Flake gives a terrific view of Mardi Gras in New Orleans from three different … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Billionaire Boys Club by Sue Horton

The Billionaire Boys Club by Sue Horton St. Martin’s Press 354 pages Copyright 1989 Rating – 9 / 10 Summary – The Billionaire Boys Club is an unbelievable, well-written tale of murder among the Los Angeles jet set. True crime … Continue reading

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