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Not much to say tonight

I’m off to bed with my book, “The Lace Reader,” which is pretty good so far.

My doctor wanted me to have some routine lab work done today, including an EKG, as my blood pressure is still high and I will probably be on medication soon.

So I took 1.5 hours of my precious PTO to head to the lab, then I stopped at the grocery store on my way home.

I’ve been resisting blood pressure medicine for years, and it’s finally time to bite the bullet and take medication, I guess. I’ve been talking to colleagues about this, and I now know people in their twenties (not overweight, seemingly healthy) who are taking blood pressure meds.

So anyway, it’s off to bed I am, and dang glad tomorrow is Thursday.


Reading, reading, reading

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I need to get The Lace Reader finished, folks.



B.’s reading marathon

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Holy cats, I’m going to be reading up a storm.

When I decide to read a book, I look the title up at The Seattle Public Library’s website.

I determine how many people are ahead of me, and then I must make a decision whether to put my name on the hold list or not.

How many people are ahead of me?

Can I wait?

If I really want to read the book, I will put my name on the hold list, then will do the following:

  • Check eBay
  • Stop by
  • If I really want the book, I may even decide to buy it locally, checking the used book stores first.
  • But if I’m really anxious to read a book, then I will just buy the dang thing full price and take my name off the library hold list.

Sometimes my library hold list gets long, especially when I’m trying to save money.

Like now.

Right now, I’m reading Run, as I’ve shared with everyone.

I’ve got 92 pages to go.

When Run is finished, then I need to read Palace Council, Stephen L. Carter’s latest book (510 pages).

I just got an email, and The Lace Reader by Bruonia Barry is ready for me to pick up.

Can I read all of these books and retain what I’ve read?

And get the books back to the library on time?

And write a coherent review for Goodreads?

Stick with me, and I’ll keep you informed.


If you think this endeavor (i.e., reading about some crazy old broad’s reading habits) is about as interesting as watching a buttocks boil being lanced, feel free to check back in a month or so.

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