Posts Tagged: Chicago

My spring break-away

My spring break-away

April 14, 2014 2014, Travel 9

We took planes, trains, metro, buses, taxis and our own feet… My daughter–Karen–and I along with two cousins–Mary and Katie–(also mother and daughter) spent spring break in Ireland and Spain. It was spring break for Katie since she’s a Spanish teacher in Wisconsin so it was spring break for all of us. 🙂 Katie and Karen (who lived and worked in Colombia, South America for five months) were our Spanish language translators and tour guides. The one time Mary and I split off from our daughters we ended up walking back at night to our hotel in Barcelona and nearly ended up in a riot! Luckily, we only ran into… Read more »

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Review: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Review: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

March 12, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

I’m participating in the Book Bingo Challenge. This book will go into one of my series squares. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files, Book 7 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2005 E-book, Library 435 pages Grade: B Synopsis: When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy’s reputation unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.   I mean, we’re all going to die. We know that on an intellectual level. We figure it… Read more »

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Review: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Review: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

February 28, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Goodreads, reviews, TBR Pile 0

I’m participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog. I’ve had this Audible version of Blood Rites on my Kindle Fire for a long time! When I came across it as I was browsing my Audible books I realized it was the next book in the series so I promptly started listening. I’m also participating in the Book Bingo Challenge. Since this is an Audible audiobook it also fits with the Audiobook Challenge hosted by Hot Listens and The Book Nympho blogs. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher Narrated by James Marsters Series: The Dresden Files, Book 6 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2004 Audiobook, Purchased 372… Read more »

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Review: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

October 11, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

I read this book during Fraterfest Read-a-Thon hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This was a fun read-a-thon and I managed to read two books during the five days of the read-a-thon! Fool Moon was a good choice because it takes place in October and is about werewolves! Fool Moon by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden File series, #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2001 e-book, Library 421 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Harry Dresden–Wizard Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think… Read more »

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Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

September 20, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Storm Front by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2000 E-book, Library 322 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Harry Dresden — Wizard Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes… Read more »

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Sunday Post–July 7

Sunday Post–July 7

July 7, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. A look back at my last week and forward to next week:   Last Week Around the House My older daughter and I drove to Chicago where we picked up my husband who flew to Chicago! We all drove to Iowa to visit my FIL and my younger daughter who is now living in Des Moines. We spent the weekend in Clinton, Iowa which is along the Mississippi. We’ve been having a great time…a minor league baseball game Friday evening, The Sound of Music (live theater) on Saturday night, a movie (Monsters University). My husband did yard… Read more »

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