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I've really been enjoying my niece's blog (Presenting Lenore). She is a bookaholic like me and her dad. The only difference is she is a very talented writer, and writes wonderful reviews. If you are a book lover, check out her blog.

Anyway, on Tuesday (I'm a day late here), she posted the Library Thing Tuesday questions: What's the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? What's the most popular book you don't have? How does a book's popularity figure into your decisions about what to read?

Let's see - the most popular book in my library? I don't keep many of my books - mainly because I wouldn't have any room left in the house if I did. I will mention one of my favorite books of all time - and I read this 29 or 30 years ago (the copyright is 1978): The Proud Breed by Celeste DeBlasis. At the time, I was into historical romances and it was one of those books that you became immersed in. It was about several generations of one family, and when finished with the book, you felt like you had known the people. I have held onto the book over the years, and have read it twice. I think I'm going to add it to my pile of "to read" books (which is quite large right now). The most popular book I don't have would probably be the Harry Potter book(s). My kids have them, and I tried to read the first one but just couldn't get into it - so I haven't read any of them, and truly don't have any desire to. As for popularity of a book and whether that figures into my decision to read it - I would have to say that first and foremost, I have tons of favorite authors, so of course I read all of their books, but if it comes to a biography that comes highly recommended, I more than likely will read it. I love biographies and true crime (BTK stories anyone?).

So if you want to read good book reviews, check out Lenore's blog. I will continue to mention the books that I read, but I am not as eloquent a writer, so I doubt I will actually write a review.

My current book is "Dying Breath" by Wendy Corsi Staub. This is one of the books that Lenore won and she had sent to me to read first. I've got a little over 2 weeks to get those 3 books read as she will be back in town on July 5th.

Went to mom's quarterly care plan meeting today, and she continues to do very well. With her gift of gab she still welcomes new residents, and helps with activities. We are going to take her out to dinner tomorrow night since the boys are both off work.

Sometime in the new few days I hope to post pictures of Cinnamon. The kids took her to Petsmart today to get her shaved for the summer. Since she is husky/chow and VERY furry, she looks hilarious shaved - especially because they leave all the fur on her face. She wasn't too happy when Corby picked her up after work - we got the cold shoulder for a while, but she's warming up to us now.

And how about those CELTICS! They won the NBA championship! YEAH! I've been a Celtics fan since the days of Larry Bird!

Guess I've droned on long enough. I better end this so I don't bore all (5?) of you who read my blog!


wendy corsi staub said…
Hi, Linda! I hope you like my book DYING BREATH!! If you want to get the story behind the story, I did a read-along that is still posted on my community website at!
Heather rules said…
I'm sure more than five people read your blog, they just don't post anything. Kinda rude huh?
Chris said…
Yeah, more than five people read this blog...including the AUTHOR of the book you mentioned! How cool is that?
Lenore said…
Wow a visit from the author! And from me :)

I am at Daniel's mother's house - she says hi!

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