Good day to be a geek!

Felicia Day, female geek

Felicia seems to fit with this post about celebrating being a geek. May you be flattered, Felicia, and not annoyed!

Now to the reason for this post: I just had a delivery of a convertible notebook, and on the agenda later is picking up a tablet waiting at the post office. Thank you, Amazon.ca, for making this more affordable!

I’ll have to distract myself with schoolwork and non-computer tasks because I promised the oldest boy he could help set up the new tech. Like mother like son… 🙂

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How ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ warps science

Star Trek: Discovery still photo of two stars drawn into each other's gravity

https://theconversation.com/how-star-trek-discovery-warps-science-84503

I say “Bring on the entertaining warping!” 🙂

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Words to Live By, Monday edition

Let this be our goal and our driving force today!

(Image from YouVersion app)

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Review: Better Than a Crown (Valerie Comer)

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Book Three of the Christmas in Montana series was so good! I enjoyed seeing another Miss Snowflake competition come together, this time told through Heather and Levi’s behind-the-scenes experiences. Their shared time also included caring for Levi’s niece Shelby, who stole the spotlight every time she appeared. Loved her!

Other highlights of the tale (in random order to avoid spoilers): the symphony, brownies (yum!), a fancy restaurant, and two adorable Chinese girls!

Check out the entire series and enjoy all the excitement in Helena, Montana!

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Currently reading and recently read…

Currently:

The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer – Going slowly to soak it in, really good!

Not sure what to read for fiction. Started Scoop by Rene Gutteridge, and wasn’t hooked. Same for Deep Dixie by Annie Jones.

And recently:

Island Girl by Sandra Byrd – picked this for school and enjoyed it so much! I’ll post my review that was a class activity.

To Get to You by Joanne Bischof – also for school, loved it! I need to make a video for class to promote it, so I’ll post that in the future!

Happy reading!

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“It’s a run-by quoting!”

Pardon me, but I think the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire” is asking to be watched. And I discovered one day while looking for clips of it that it’s not appropriate to share with the young viewers of my house. Bummer.

Anyway… I never thought I’d mix Robin Williams with PEI’s own Lucy Maud Montgomery, but now I have, because this post is actually supposed to be about Maud’s words! Here they are:

“It’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.”

And… think about it for a while. Let that one settle in to your mind and change your worldview. I dare you!

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Review: Crisis Shot (Janice Cantore)

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Janice Cantore’s new series (The Line of Duty) starts with a setting change from her recent books, moving the main character from California to rural Oregon. Cantore does well with the different setting, proving that she can set a suspenseful tale anywhere she chooses. Unfortunately, Tess O’Rourke seemed slightly one-dimensional for the first half of the story. More interesting for me was the pastor in the small town, and it was his part in the tale that caused me to want to continue reading. By the end of the book, however, I wanted another story with Tess to be waiting for me. She had progressed to a more realistic and intriguing personality than I felt had been there in the beginning, so perhaps I simply needed to let Cantore do her work and reveal Tess as the plot progressed.

I look forward to what Cantore has in store for her readers next!

Book description: Tess O’Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way . . . until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.

Winning over the residents of Rogue’s Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new role as police chief in the small, backwater town. Especially when her closest friend, the pastor’s wife, goes missing and the woman’s cousin is found shot. Tess finds an ally in sheriff’s deputy Steve Logan, but as they track down Rogue’s Hollow’s first murderer, she worries that she’s breaking one of her rules and getting too close to him.

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