"Lula was waiting on her stoop when I drove up. She was discreetly dressed in poison-green spandex pants and a shocking pink faux-fur jacket. You could stand her on a corner, in a fog, at midnight, and she'd be visible for three miles."
"Somewhere in the muck of grey matter between my ears I knew I should be forming a plan, but damned if I could do it. My mind was scurrying down blank paths in panic."
both quotes from Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich.
I'm currently reading "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie.
Not something I'd normally read, but it's on my kindle and next in line. I'm not sure yet if I'm enjoying it or not. I'll get through a few more pages before deciding whether or not I'll delete or finish it.
The index on my kindle is more than a few pages long and I've gotten tired of scrolling through it to find the one book I'm waiting to read.
I'd made the mistake of loading an entire usb stick of books (1700) plus those I'd downloaded from Amazon (bought and free).
Plus extras given to me by a friend; 2 usb sticks worth.
That's a lot of books!
I've been steadily working my way through them, deleting any that seem too tedious, or just aren't my idea of a good read. The index list is currently 1527 books long.
I plan to delete everything I have no interest in reading just yet, I'll start working on that tomorrow and when I've finished reading what I do like, I can go through the list and choose a few to put back on the kindle and have a go at them.
Now for the aka part of my title:
This is a repost from 2010, a short meme, only 13 questions, aimed at those who didn't know me back then.
I'd been blogging for almost a month....
Saturday, May 29, 2010
borrowing the borrowed meme
I took this from kelly at www.kelly.pegasuscreations.co/nz
Since she borrowed it herself, I knew she wouldn't mind.
(I haven't checked, but possibly that website no longer exists)
1. What's your middle name?
Emma Maria; (one for each grandma)
2. How old are you?
Ageless-as a river should be
3. Where are you from? Are you living there right now?
Originally from Germany, have been Australian since I got here.
I've lived in several states, but home is Adelaide and yes, I'm living here right now.
4. Is it cold where you are?
If you mean snow and ice, then no, it isn't cold here. But it is quite late in our autumn (fall) and most people are now wearing jackets, gloves etc, so yes it's cold(ish) by Australian standards.
5. What's the time?
Hot chocolate time. Oh, you mean look at the clock? 5.20pm
6. What are you wearing?
An old worn out tracksuit that now doubles as pj's and a sleeveless polar fleece vest.
7. What was the last thing you listened to?
Trisha Yearwood on my i-pod.
8. What was the last thing you ate?
A tiny lemon tart from the local gourmet deli. It was a bit stale, so not worth the $2.20 I paid for it.
9. What was the last thing you watched on TV?
CSI amd CSI Miami last night. Everything since then has been dvd's
10. What's your favourite TV show? Why?
The Big Bang Theory. Because it makes me laugh. I do love to laugh.
11. Quick. Find a book, or something with text on it. Flip to a random page and post the second paragraph's first sentence.
"Mann could see by Riley's face that guilt was eating him up."
12. What was the last movie you saw? How was it?
Avatar. It's the same old "you've got something we want so we'll just take it" story, but it's
so very pretty to watch.
13. Do you think you have an accent? Where do people in your country speak with strong
No, I don't think I have an accent. But lots of people here do, from whatever country they've come from.
Feel free to borrow this, or not, your choice, but I hope you will and let me know in the comments, so I can zip over and learn a little more about all of you.
Words For Wednesday
2 hours ago