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Edward Discovers the Retro Rock of Sweden’s Siena Root!

Siena Roots Does Music the 60s and 70s Way and I Like It! Yesterday,I was doing some organizing in my room, so I turned on Spotify. When I did a song titled "The Piper Won't let You Stay" was playing. The longer I listened the more I thought,"Hey, I like this"  And when I heard the organ solos, I knew I liked it! The song was from an album released in 2017 titled A Dream of Lasting Peace from a band named Siena Root. I quickly googled the band name and this is what I discovered: Siena Root is a Swedish...

Books

2018 Winter Releases Include Some “Must Reads”

2018 Winter Releases Have Me Pumped Oh that I was a Speed Reader! Even though  I already have a boatload of books to read in January, I still am on the quest for new reads. So I checked out the new releases scheduled for the first three months of 2018. The following twelve books are written by authors whose works I have previously read and enjoyed. The ones that I have written about can be categorized as “must reads” While the others are should-reads and would be read, if there were enough hours in the day!!! JANUARY RELEASES City of...

Anti-Aging, Books, Music

A Recap of what has been happening so far in 2018

Ok so I haven’t yet written a post in the new year, but that doesn’t mean that things haven’t been happening. The big news is that in  three days our third grandchild will be born. The first son of our third son, Peter and his wife Missy will be delivered via c-section on Wednesday morning. Now that should make babysitting very interesting! I actually won’t have to worry about babysitting for a newborn and a three-year plus old for a while. Anti-Aging Activities Need to Be Initiated Now while this year does not find me as out of shape as...

Books

A Recap of My 2017 Reading Challenges – A Great Year of Reading!

Recapping My 2017 Reading Challenges So this morning I finished The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. It is the 63rd book  that I have read in 2017. I will write about it and book 62 Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda soon. For now though, I want to review my performance on my various Reading Challenges. I will also provide some thoughts about my 2018 Reading Challenges. Here are the final statistics regarding my 2017 Reading Challenges..... 2017 Reading Challenges Goal Total % of Goal 2017 Literature Reading Challenge    ...

Books

Don’t Let Go Another Winner from Harlan Coben

Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben Since I reached my 60 book goal earlier in the month, I have finished two addition books. The first book I finished was Don’t Let Go. The latest thriller from Harlan Coben. The second was Visitation Street by Ivy Pachoda. Both books were really good reads. My take on Don’t Let Go follows: About Don’t Let Go  Don’t Let Go is another fast-paced thriller from Coben. In this episode New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas.... ....hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found...

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Shut Your Eyes Tight – John Verdon

Shut Your Eyes Tight - John Verdon So yesterday I did it. I reached what I thought was an unreachable goal. When I finished Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon, I reached my goal of reading 60 books in 2017! Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon is the second book in his Dave Guerney series. The main character in the book, Dave  Guerney, is a retired New York City homicide detective. He is a gifted detective and is the most decorated detective in NYPD history.  An intriguing Case Comes to Dave Fellow NYPD detective Jack Hardwick brings the case that forms the plot for Shut Your...