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If I ever get my act together, I will blog about my experience at the RT Booklovers Convention I went to last weekend. But for now, you get a book review! This book had been on my TBR list since sometime last year, after the Warden had recommended it on her FB page. I liked the author, Darynda Jones, so I was keeping up with her posts as well, but never had time to read the book.  At the convention, I saw Darynda Jones was signing, so I stood in line and bought her book, complete with signature and bookmark! Now honestly I prefer vamps over all other PR books. But this book, about a grim reaper/PI was awesome! The main character, Charley Davidson, was born a grim reaper. She assists her cop uncle with cases, so to keep questions to a minimum, she became a PI who consults for the police department.  With her ability to see dead people (those who haven't crossed over for some reason), she is able to solve murders quickly. Not without about 5+ hits on her life during the first

Happiness, Easter and Growing (Old) Up

I am blessed that both of my grandmas are still with us and have been able to see their great-grandchildren growing up. Both are not in the best of health, but we know in our hearts this is Gigi L's last Easter. She has celebrated 86 Easters in her life.  Part of me hopes this was the best one: Egg hunt in Gigi's backyard Checking out the loot Gigi watching the kids

Reflections (and my 400th post)

In 2001, I was working three jobs and going to graduate school. I had been single for about a year, and if I wasn't working, I was hanging out with my sister and a couple of friends.  We did lots of fun yet meaningless stuff: concerts, Denny's, laughing at ourselves, and tattoos.  I could lay in bed and devour Anne Rice's The Witching Hour with no other responsibilities calling to me. That girl is gone. In 2002, my boyfriend (now husband), Keith, knew I was looking for a new job. He found an ad for the college where I currently work. I applied for two positions, was offered both, chose one. It was part-time, but allowed me to focus on my graduate studies and still have a life outside of work/school.  I wore funky jewelry, had red hair with black "highlights", smoked on my way to work, and did other meaningless (but fun) things. That girl is gone. Yesterday I received an email from work. This month, I will be honored for 10 years of service with a dinner a

Happiness - Week 4

Some people do not understand how a book can make me happy.  (Namely, my husband. Although for the record,  I did ignore him on my first morning home so that I could finish the book. But still...) Anyway, I waited patiently for book 10 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series to be released. It just so happened that it was set to be delivered to my kindle while I was in Vegas for a conference. The magic of my iPhone continues to surprise me (mainly because I never bothered reading the manual that came with it). I had started reading the book on my kindle, yet later that day had some time in between sessions. I checked the kindle app on my phone, and it automatically synced to my last location read on my kindle.  It's magic, I tell you. The next day, I had time before my flight left:  I read on the flight.  And the next morning after the kids went to school (much to the chagrin of my husband). The book was all I could hope for and more. There is something about the Warden'