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Not Much to Report

July 20th, 2012 at 04:49 pm

Just kind of busy here, but "good busy."

I also read like 4 books in the last week - so no doubt I have been reading more than blogging.

Of note?

I read the Jaycee Dugard memoir (the woman who was kidnapped for almost 20 years?). I actually highly recommend it. It showed up on a list of "People who like this book liked these books" kind of thing. My first reactions was, "No thanks," but I looked at the reviews and it enticed me. An AMAZING PERSON. She did not dwell too long on the horror of it all, and so was actually a very inspiring book. I suppose it depends on how much of a stomach you have for the horrible parts. I thought it was good middle ground (I have no doubt she left out a lot of gory details). A lot of the reviews were "She held back too much" or the opposite opinion of, "Way too graphic." I personally felt it was good middle ground. Obviously you'd expect the book to be a little graphic.

I am right now reading:

The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

REALLY Good!

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The kids were spoiled rotten for their birthdays and then they pooled their money to buy some software. Well, problem is they need a better monitor for this program. SO, we decided to spoil them some more and get a new monitor. Was about $100, and replaced some ancient montrosity left over from our own childhoods. That's two monitors down and one more to go? Dh thinks the one we have left is the oldest (20+ years - but is rarely used these days). It's nice to replace big/heavy/energy draining technology with smaller/lighter/nicer/energy efficient.

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Maybe this weekend I can get around to a financial update...

4 Responses to “Not Much to Report”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    I didn't know she had written a book. I always thought when i saw her on TV that she seemed so incredibly mature and poised, it almost was hard to believe, after what she'd been through. She's very young.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'll have to see if the library in NM has that - sounds interesting. (Dugard)

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    I read the Jaycee book a couple of weeks ago! (Great minds think alike!) I thought parts of it were more horrifying that I'd imagined, but I completely agree that she is AMAZING! I, too, was struck by how positive she was and how she just wants to move on and take care of her children. What a survivor-- she is so positive! I finished it in one night (well, I stayed up until 3:00 am!)

    I also recently read Unbroken, and thought it was a great story, too. Again, some horrible parts, but overall inspiring.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Ive been looking for a good book to read on the flight next week. I think I will take your suggestion and get this one for my kindle. Smile

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