Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rescuing Seneca Crane

According to Ms. Susan Runholt's Mystery Blog (, the title of the second novel in her Kari and Lucas series will be Rescuing Seneca Crane. I am marvelously excited to read it. Read the first book in the series, The Mystery of the Third Lucretia, and you'll definitely have something to look forward to. I find it pretty hard to find a really wonderful book series, the kind that makes you want to get to the library as fast as possible so that you can pick up the next one; the kind with characters that will bring you feelings you just don't get every day; the kind of characters you care about so much that when something important happens to them -- like if they have a mental breakdown or a baby or something -- you'll have them in your mind and in your heart for several days.

(Something tells me Kari and Lucas won't get pregnant any time soon, though. It was merely an example.)


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

In Rememberance of Zachary Taylor, 1784-1850

Today we mourn the twelfth president of the United States of America, General Zachary Taylor.

Well, we don't really mourn him; we remember him. He was not the most kindred spirit. In fact, I feel inclined to confess that we includes primarily me and my brother Benjamin. We remember Zachary Taylor because he is a distant cousin of ours. We also remember Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death but we actually mourn him. (He also is our cousin, via one of the Mayflower families.)

Well, keep General Taylor in your thoughts. He died of poisonous cherries and iced milk. I wonder what iced milk tastes like?

(The truth is that I actually hate milk on its own and I doubt that this iced milk would appeal to me.)


Monday, July 7, 2008

Kind of Tying Things Up After a Long Break

Well, that was a long break from blogging. I don't really have any excuse except that I've been tired, because my biological clock nudges me into staying up past one in the morning and still getting up on time to greet the day. It makes no sense. (Does anything make sense when you're fifteen?)

Our Independence Day was quiet. I take odd pleasure in listening to other people celebrate, though, and found myself engrossed in the raucousness coming from next door.

I am currently reading Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman. I'll have more to say when I'm further in but it is certainly very wonderful.

I am also absored in The Handy Religion Answer Book by John Renard and Inside Out by Nadia Shivack.

I hope all my readers had a happy Fourth of July and that no one is suffering from too much heat (it's hot here in RI).