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Affinity by J.N. Williamson
Ashenden or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham
At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthessen
Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
To Bathe in Lightning by Anne Gay
The Bird Shaman's Girl by Judith Moffett
Birthday Card, Where Are You? by Harriet Ziefert
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell Bleach 4 by Tite Kubo
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize by David A Adler
Chain Letter by Christopher Pike
Class President by Johanna Hurwitz
The Diamond Shadow by Fred Chappell
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
Fortunately by Remy Charlip
The Great Ringtail Garbage Caper by Timothy Foote
Honesty: Zach's Tall Tale by Shelagh Canning
Journey to the Orange Islands by Tracey West
Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems
Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
The Mysterious Island (Secrets of Droon 3) by Tony Abbott
Mystery of the Moaning Cave by William Arden
National Velvet by Enid Bagnold
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
The Recreation Room by Albert E. Cowdrey
Responsibility: Annie Shows Off by Shelagh Canning
Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
Sock at Work by Shelagh Canning
The Star to Every Wandering Barque by James Stoddard
Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell Thundershock in Pummelo Stadium by Tracey West
Zombies of the Gene Pool by Sharyn McCrumb

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Thoughts on Writing
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Car Keys
Change of Plans
Harriet's Crib
The Long Drive Home
Mount Diablo and My Inner Surveyor
Reading Bones
Saturday
Spider-man 3
A Visit

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A Visit: 11/04/07

If you're a regular reader of my blog you've probably noticed I haven't been doing much beyond posting the promised review a day. November so far has been a very busy month. First there is Nanowrimo which eats up my evenings (and blogging time). Then I was trying to get the house ready for Ian's parents who visited this weekend. Finally there is Harriet who is now into everything.

Ian's parents drove up on Friday and drove home today. Friday they got in around eight, after Harriet had gone to bed. They came just to say hi and to share a bottle of wine.

Since we usually share a bottle on the night they arrive, Sean and I had gone to Trader Joe's to get a bottle of wine. We chose "Jake's Fault" in honor of our recent 5.6 earthquake. We also got milk, bubble water, limes, some more pumpkins for cooking and a few other sundry things. Sean is such a help with grocery shopping!

Judy and Charlie also brought a bottle of wine so we shared their bottle instead. It was delicious! They stayed for a few hours and we caught up on the news and started to make plans for the holidays.

On Saturday we mostly stayed around the house, although we did have our usual breakfast at Bakers' Square. While we were at home, I baked pumpkin bread from the remains of our jack-o-lantern, and Charlie and Ian put up the baby gate.

We then had dinner at Chevy's and were given a nifty booth in the back. Harriet ended up having fun watching a loud birthday party behind us. Sean was enamored with the lights over the table that were colored by marbles held in the metal lamp shade. OK; I liked them too!

Today we had breakfast at home. Ian made coffee and I made tea. They brought croissants, rolls and orange juice. I was a lovely farewell meal.

And that in a nutshell is why I haven't been blogging much.
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