Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

1. This week we made Chicken Piccata with Lemon Pasta. This is one of our favorite meals. I love the lemon flavor and the salty bite of capers.

2. This week I caved in and ate Fritos. Begged SP to buy them. I just had to have Fritos.

3. I finally started reading again. There was a long hiatus because of our vacation and then the post-vacation recovery time. This month I've read:
  • The Catch and The Doll by Taylor Stevens
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web
  • Make Me by Lee Child 
I have stack of 3 unread library books next to my chair. I'm enjoying Stevens' Vanessa Michael Munroe books, so those 2 were good. I loved the latest Jack Reacher novel. I started reading during the Steelers game and I couldn't put it down. I even read all through watching The Leftovers (which, I just kind of don't get and it's so... depressing. And confusing). Lee Child doesn't disappoint.

The Girl in the Spider's Web was good, too, and I got engrossed and couldn't put it down. I couldn't decide if I wanted to like it because I love the original trilogy or if I wanted to not like it because I feel like Larsson's estranged father & brother and his publisher are just exploiting his characters and legacy for all they're worth and not being fair to his long time partner. My dad enjoyed the book a lot, too, after being skeptical of a book based on Larsson's characters but written by someone else.

4. As for TV:
  • We gave up on Minority Report 
  • We are enjoying the new season of Fargo
  • We still have a lot of laughs watching Brooklyn Nine Nine, Modern Family, and Big Bang Theory
  • I want to quit The Leftovers but SP is undecided. He might have to watch it by himself.
  • We both are still enjoying Quantico and trying to figure out who framed Alex
  • We both are cheering madly against Green Team on Amazing Race
  • I can't wait for this Thursday's Grey's Anatomy after last week's ending!
5. A couple of the Thanksgiving issues of the magazines to which we subscribe arrived. I'm not ready for Thanksgiving! I need to get through Halloween and then my birthday and then we'll figure out Thanksgiving. But there will for sure be pumpkin pie, apple pie, and sausage stuffing.

4 comments:

  1. Loved the new Teacher novel .Chatted to my IT nerds at school(I am a teacher) and they new all about the dark web which I found a bit disconcerting. Have been sending your posts on London to my daughter who is in Bloomsbury finishing her PhD at LSE . Best wishes and happy birthday.Hope Sp orders a delicious cake for you. I always salivate at your descriptions

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    1. Thanks! The dark web sounds very disturbing and creepy. I was kind of happy Reacher took matters into his own hands and dealt with those sickos!

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  2. Reacher not Teacher. Sorry. But I am a teacher:-)

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  3. Reacher not Teacher. Sorry. But I am a teacher:-)

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