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Month in review

Reviews:
Bad Cat by Jim Edgar
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
(Invasion of) The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
The Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
Cork Boat by John Pollack
The Cylons' Secret by Craig Shaw Gardner
Fighting Angel by Pearl S. Buck
The Floppy Friends Go to the Beach by Nancy E. Krulik
Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden
The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa
How Long Has This Been Going On? by Ethan Mordden
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
McTeague by Frank Norris
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
Mr. Bounce by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Funny by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Noisy by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Small by Roger Hargreaves
The Museum at Purgatory by Nick Bantock
Not Before Sundown by Johanna Sinisalo
Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
Sagittarius is Bleeding by Peter David
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Wilcox Quilts by Robert J. Schleck

Miscellaneous
Derrick For Dinner
Indoor Picnic
What's Up Doc?

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


Comments for Indoor Picnic

RainIndoor Picnic: 01/27/07

I think watering my garden has the same effect as washing my car. After being told on the news that we were way below normal for rain fall and not to expect any rain until well into February, the heavens opened up and its been raining since yesterday at noon. It hasn't be a consistent rain but frequent enough to stop us from going to Lake Chabot for our picnic.

Yesterday's lunch time news cast was funny to watch because the meteorologist seemed completely surprised by the rain. Just an hour before she had told us it would be clear and cold until next weekend. Then she had to come back and say that her report was obviously incorrect because it was now raining. The current prediction has it raining through Monday.

Rather than give up completely on the picnic idea, we spread our blanket on the floor in our living room and at our sandwiches inside. Harriet thought it was the funniest thing seeing her entire family sitting on the floor with her while she was in her bouncy seat. She entertained us by playing peakaboo with her burp cloth.

While it wasn't a trip to the lake, it was fun. It was good and silly fun.

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