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An Old Bicycle

I gave away my bicycle today. I haven’t ridden it in 17 years. It was a mountain bike that I had since college, a very nice, very expensive model at the time. It occurred to me that I must not like riding a bike much since I’ve never even considered putting new tires on it and riding it again. Then it occurred to me that most of the reason is because I’m old. WHEN DID I GET OLD?????

It’s weird how one day after we moved to Austin, I rode the bike around my new neighborhood. Then I mounted hooks on the ceiling in the garage and hung it up. I didn’t ever imagine it would be the last time I’d ride it. I blinked and 17 years later, it was still hanging there, unused. WHEN DID I GET OLD????

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Posted: November 12, 2017

Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 17

As the holidays close in, reading time gets thin. (I’m such a poet.) I’m not sure if I’ll be reading this week or not as I have chores lined up that are 6 deep in every direction. That doesn’t keep me from keeping an eye out for bargains and good reads.

I love a good mystery with my romance:

Stationmaster’s Cottage

Whispering Pines

In other news, Year of the Mountain Lion and Snitched, Snatched are now in KU. If you are a subscriber, you can read either or both for free!

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Posted: November 12, 2017
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A Mystery Kind of Weekend

For this month AND next, author Renee Pawlish has been collecting great mystery reads on sale for 99 cents. Here’s the November list--cozies, mysteries and thrillers! All in one place, all 99 cents for two days (today and tomorrow, November 11 and 12).


Note: I’m working on this week’s book discussion, so I floated the old one down the page–you can still comment. I’ll have the new one up tomorrow as usual, pending any natural disasters that I don’t know about!

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Posted: November 11, 2017

Bargain: Mystery

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree If you’ve fallen behind on this series, now is your chance to pick up book 16 at $1.99. These are normally quite expensive books~

After a dizzying time Down Under, Lori Shepherd returns to Finch and finds that her wealthy father-in-law, William Willis, Sr., has just purchased a splendid ten-acre estate nearby. While William fends off local ladies intent on romance, Lori oversees the painstaking restoration of a peculiar painting found during renovations. It’s nothing Lori can’t handle-until moving furniture, strange sounds, and the theft of the painting prompt her to call on Aunt Dimity for help uncovering the estate’s shadowy past.

And something a little more thriller style:

Night Hush: Duty and Honor

When Army Intelligence officer Heather Langstrom’s military convoy is ambushed and she’s taken prisoner, she knows she’ll need all her strength and courage to survive, escape her captors, and report the whispers of unrest brewing in the Middle East.

Delta Force Captain Jace Reed isn’t one to throw caution to the wind, but when his team stumbles upon beaten and weak Heather fleeing the terrorist training camp they’ve been dispatched to destroy, he’ll risk everything to get her to safety.

Once back on base, they learn her convoy’s ambush was no accident … she’d been targeted. As the evidence of an impending attack mounts, Jace and Heather uncover a deadly terrorist plot that could kill hundreds of civilians.

But Jace’s protective instincts and Heather’s fierce independence put them at constant odds. And as they close in on the extremists, they must learn to trust one another in order to save innocent lives … even if it means sacrificing their own.

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Posted: November 10, 2017
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Home Depot and Sears Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek at the Home Depot black Friday Ad.

Nearly the same washer/dryer combo can be found in the Sears BF Ad for a bit cheaper, but so many Sears stores have closed, you may not have one in your area! Make note that to get the Sears deal you have to be there before 2 in the afternoon on Friday.

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Posted: November 9, 2017

Walmart Early Deals and Ads

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC The Walmart ad for BF has been sighted! And this weekend a few of the items are on sale early (just as with the Best Buy post below). I noticed that the KichenAid mixer is $199 at both Walmart and BB. There are tvs, xbox consoles and phones on sale. The Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) is on sale for $79 as it was last year.

If I see anything of particular note, I’ll add it to this post. If you tell me what you are looking for, I’ll also try to post when I see a good deal!

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Posted: November 9, 2017

Best Buy Black Friday Ad

I’m not an affiliate for Best Buy, but they have had some good Black Friday deals in the past so I always check their ads. They have “pre-announced” many of their deals. You can peruse the deals now and be all prepped for Black Friday week.

I’ll put up a few more black friday deals if/when I find good ones. It’s been off to a really slow start this year if you ask me. No one is jumping the gun and offering early coupons yet that I can find. I keep an eye on soap suppliers, coffee, a few department stores and so on. Stay tuned!

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Posted: November 8, 2017

Bargain: YA Fantasy

Trickster’s Choice – One of Tamora Pierce’s most popular books is on sale! (The second in the series is also on sale). I haven’t read this one, although I’ve read other books by her. I tend to like her earlier stuff and Tricksters would qualify. (I did not like the Beka Cooper series although the first in that series was excellent).

Aly is from a family known for great deeds. She is the daughter of Alanna, the famed knight and King’s Champion of Tortall. But even though she is bold and brave, like her mother, her true talents lie on her father’s side, in the art of spying.

When Aly is captured by pirates and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Isles, she strikes a bargain with the trickster god. If she can keep young noblewomen Sarai and Dove safe for the summer, then he will return Aly to her family. The task should be simple, but Sarai and Dove are anything but. It’s a time of murderous plotting at court, and Aly will need to rely on her training and the insights of a strange young man named Nawat to survive in a world where trust can cost you your life.

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Posted: November 8, 2017
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Book Discussion: Pinned Post Week 16

I may have featured this one before, but I don’t know if it was on sale. It’s on sale now and it looks like a good historical mystery.

Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante

December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States’ entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt’s inner circle—as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.

And what looks to be a cute cozy fantasy!

Death Retires

Death’s not taking a holiday, he’s retired.

Or he was, until murder intrudes on his quiet retirement plans. Geoff’s stalked by ghosts, and his former bosses have saddled him with the care of a possessed bobcat. With his beautiful neighbor Sylvie and his cat’s help, can he solve a fiendish crime?

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Posted: November 5, 2017
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Fonts! Nine of them!

Here’s a GREAT set of fonts for only $9 — less than a dollar each font!

I like that they are thick fonts–nice and visible on book covers!


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Posted: November 4, 2017
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