Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blog Announcement - Upcoming Surgery

I just wanted to let everyone know that I may not be reading my comments over the next several days but I do appreciate them.  I have several posts scheduled so my blog will look and act normally, but I will not be able to make my blog rounds.  Why - well I have mentioned my health problems, but not gone into detail a whole lot.  I will be having brain surgery on Thursday of this week at Duke Hospital.  This is three hours from my home, so I have the stress of the surgery and the stress of being away from home.  Hopefully this surgery will help alleviate my problems that I have been having the last 8-10 months.

I hope to be out of the hospital early next week, but I'm not sure how much getting on the internet I will feel up to.  So bear with me - I will visit blogs and I will draw winners for my contests. Please continue to comment because I love the comments and will look forward to reading them when I return to normal.

For anyone I have commitments with - know I am trying my hardest to honor those commitments and will get your books reviewed in a timely fashion - hey I'm on recovery for 6 weeks so that offers a lot of reading time :)

This has been a surprise to me - I went to the doctor's last Monday and on Tuesday he had me scheduled for surgery this Thursday - so it's been quick.  Please pray for me and my family if you will - we will appreciate it greatly.

And I will update as soon as I can.

Review: One False Note by Gordon Korman

One False Note (The 39 Clues, #2) One False Note by Gordon Korman

My rating 4.0/5.0

Another fun romp following Amy and Dan Cahill as they go on the search created by their grandmother to find the family's fortune. This time they are travelling through Germany, Austria and eventually Venice. These books are full of action and suspense. They are easy, quick reads geared toward kids/young adults, but enjoyable for adults too.

It continues after the children find the first clue in the first book and now they are on the lookout for the next one. Amy and Dan always manage to get by even when you think they won't, but the way is never easy for them.

I love them as characters and enjoyed getting to know them more in this one. The rest of the family is really over the top, but interesting. Gordon Korman does a great job of continuing the series without losing any of the feel of it that was set up in the first book.

I look forward to reading the next installment of this series and my oldest son is begging me to get the first one back from the library so he can read it.

About the Book:

THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. UPDATE! Amy and Dan have been seen in a car . . . no, in a speedboat chase . . . and HOLD EVERYTHING! They're being chased by an angry mob?!?

When there's a Clue on the line, anything can happen.

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Teaser Tuesday - December 1


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Using a few old dolls as models and a bench press as a makeshift clothes rack, she turned a trash bag full of wadded baby clothes into a genuine display that would rival any Baby Gap.
From Essie in Progress by Marjorie Presten