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  1. Hate can be changed to love one letter at a time. Late Lave Love Regards, Kareni
  2. I am looking for a toy car Think big! I am looking for a real car. Regards, Kareni
  3. I just finished Skin and Bone (Digging Up Bones Book 2) by TA Moore which I enjoyed reading despite the bloodshed. (Adult content) "Cloister Witte and his K-9 partner, Bourneville, find the lost and bring them home. But the job doesn’t always end there. Janet Morrow, a young trans woman, lies in a coma after wandering away from her car during a storm. But just because Cloister found the young tourist doesn’t mean she’s home. What brought her to Plenty, California… and who didn’t want her to leave? With the help of Special Agent Javi Merlo, who continues to deny his growing feelings for the rough-edged deputy, Cloister unearths a ten-year-old conspiracy of silence that taps into Plenty’s history of corruption. Janet Morrow’s old secrets aren’t the only ones coming to light. Javi has tried to put his past behind him, but some people seem determined to pull his skeletons out of the closet. His dark history with a senior agent in Phoenix complicates not just the investigation but his relationship with Cloister. And since when has he cared about that?" Regards, Kareni
  4. Some bookish posts ~ 10 Noir Protagonists in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books Even Weirder than Detective Pikachu 8 SUBVERSIVE BOOKS ABOUT CLASSICAL MUSIC https://bookriot.com/2019/05/17/books-about-classical-music/ FIND THE PERFECT VINTAGE REMOVABLE WALLPAPER FOR BOOK AND COMIC LOVERS https://bookriot.com/2019/05/15/vintage-removable-wallpaper/ Female Spies and Their Secrets https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/female-spies-world-war-ii/588058/ 10 female fantasy writers to read after Game Of Thrones ends (Do read the comments for more suggestions,) https://aux.avclub.com/10-female-fantasy-writers-to-read-after-game-of-thrones-1834653149 The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds https://www.readbrightly.com/50-best-books-11-12-year-olds/ Regards, Kareni
  5. In March, I read and enjoyed the first two books in The Outback Stars series and then requested the third book through inter-library loan. That book arrived on the scene a few days ago, and I just finished it. This is a series that must be read in order, so I do not recommend beginning with this book. I enjoyed the entire series which was an interesting blend of science fiction, fantasy, and some aborigine myth. The Stars Blue Yonder (The Outback Stars Book 3) by Sandra McDonald ** I also read and enjoyed the first book in a series by a favorite author. American Witch by Thea Harrison "Power can change a person…For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.Revenge can shape a person…Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.Danger can bring them together…When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try? " I look forward to reading on in the series. ** And I began but did not finish a book with a very curious storyline; it was a tad too weird for me! Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer Regards, Kareni
  6. My public library has a couple of Algebra textbooks in its collection. Might yours? If so, you might consider asking your son to work through the chapter reviews/final exam. Regards, Kareni
  7. You beat me to it, heartlikealion! I was coming to post something similar. Regards, Kareni
  8. Pondering is far wiser than pandering. What a difference a vowel makes! Regards, Kareni
  9. A month or two ago, I started reading Alex Hughes' urban fantasy series. I read the first three but then needed to wait for my library to purchase the fourth book in the series. Said book arrived a few days ago; I enjoyed it despite some picky little issues. Vacant (Mindspace Investigations Book 4)by Alex Hughes "Nothing ruins a romantic evening like a brawl with lowlifes—especially when one of them later turns up dead and my date, Detective Isabella Cherabino, is the #1 suspect. My history with the Atlanta PD on both sides of the law makes me an unreliable witness, so while Cherabino is suspended, I’m paying my bills by taking an FBI gig. I’ve been hired to play telepathic bodyguard for Tommy, the ten-year-old son of a superior court judge in Savannah presiding over the murder trial of a mob-connected mogul. After an attempt on the kid’s life, the Feds believe he’s been targeted by the businessman’s “associates.” Turns out, Tommy’s a nascent telepath, so I’m trying to help him get a handle on his Ability. But it doesn’t take a mind reader to see that there’s something going on with this kid’s parents that’s stressing him out more than a death threat…" Regards, Kareni
  10. Some bookish posts ~ From the Word Wenches site: Ask A Wench - Men in Boots, and other favorite historical clothing! https://wordwenches.typepad.com/word_wenches/2019/05/ask-a-wench-men-in-boots-and-other-favorite-historical-clothing.html and The Little Matter of Chocolate Pots https://wordwenches.typepad.com/word_wenches/2019/05/chocolate-pots-.html#comment-6a00d8341c84c753ef0240a4abd6f6200b From Tor.com: An older post: It’s All in the Rigging: My Favorite Fantasy Boats by Fran Wilde https://www.tor.com/2016/08/15/its-all-in-the-rigging-my-favorite-fantasy-boats/ 11 of Our Favorite Fantasy Pirates https://www.tor.com/2019/05/13/11-of-our-favorite-fantasy-pirates/#comments How Tea, History, and a Simulated Papal Election Inspired Lent by Jo Walton https://www.tor.com/2019/05/15/how-tea-history-and-a-simulated-papal-election-inspired-lent/ From Dear Author: Jennie’s Reading List for March and April https://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/reading-list-by-jennie-for-march-and-april/comment-page-1/#comment-896227 Regards, Kareni
  11. Ah, I hadn't known this. Wouk was an author that my father truly enjoyed. My father's favorite of his books was Don't Stop the Carnival (likely because the main character of the book was a hotel manager as was my father); I just learned that the book was the basis of a musical and an album by Jimmy Buffett...who knew?! ** I posted this previously, but if you'd like to read a short work by P. Djèlí Clark, I suggest A Dead Djinn in Cairo. It is available for FREE as part of this large collection Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016: A Tor.com Original Regards, Kareni
  12. You're quite welcome, JennyD. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity; I hope it will come to pass. Regards, Kareni
  13. NM I've said it before, but I don't understand why there are so many threads on New Mexico. Where is the love for RI, OR, and WY? Regards, Kareni
  14. For what it's worth: My daughter had all As throughout high school; these were parental grades as well as those from a healthy number of classes at the local community college. She went on to attend a fairly selective liberal arts college. Her first semester, she got a mix of As and Bs. I was a little surprised, but she said it was a good thing because it took the pressure off her to maintain a perfect 4.0. (I hadn't realized that that had been a stress during her high school years.) Regards, Kareni
  15. I've no experience with this situation; however, this is what I might have done: During your son's semester at home (and potentially his summer), organize his schedule so that he can obtain at least four academic credits. I'd likely focus on English, math, science, and history (perhaps of the country or world region he'll be visiting). Enroll him in school in the foreign country for his semester abroad. On his transcript, label that semester as something (XX language immersion, for example). In your course description, state what he did. "Son engaged in a XX language immersion semester. He enrolled in School Name from date to date. Took the following classes: A, B, C, D, and E. [Give translations] Also participated in the following extra- curricular activities { }, attended the following performances { }, and visited the following historic sites { }. Documentation available upon request. Parent assigned grade of X. Parent assigned credit of Y." I'd likely assign one to two credits for the semester. Keep a folder with returned assignments and school grades/documents so that you can provide a sampling if requested. Regards, Kareni
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