Next Squidoo goal met, but need some motivation

Well, with the publication of my lens on Amanda Seyfried (of Mamma Mia and Veronica Mars fame), I have passed my goal of 125 lenses. Rah. I thought I’d be more excited than this. But you know, as the list has gotten longer (and the competition keeps growing!), I’m finding…

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Facts:Date finished: 7-28-08Author: Madeline L’EngleCategory: Children’s, fantasyPublished: 1978Pages: 278Rating: 4/5 Basic Plot: My assessment:I didn’t realize when I picked this up that it was part of a series that included A Wrinkle in Time. I remember (vaguely) reading/being read that book when I was a kid, but I don’t remember…

Sherlock Holmes Through Time And Space

Facts:Date finished: 7-22-08Author: Multiple – collection edited by Isaac AsimovCategory: Mystery, short storyPublished: 1986Pages: 355 Basic Plot:Collection of short stories by well known science fiction writers that either build on the Sherlock Holmes cannon or use it as a jumping off point for creating new characters. My assessment:Some of these…

How to Boil Eggs

So I never really learned the “how” of how to boil eggs as I was growing up. Not that my mom never boiled eggs – we had them in our tuna fish all the time. But her method pretty much consisted of put the eggs on the stove and come…

The Iron Hand of Mars

Facts:Date finished: 7-17-08Author: Lindsey DavisCategory: Historical fiction, mysteryPublished: 1992Pages: 305Rating: 5/5 Basic Plot:Despite his best efforts, Falco finds himself on a quest to Germany for the emperor Vespasian in search of a lost legate. Along the way, he discovers a second missing legate, uncovers corruption in a pottery contract and…