Stuff Seen Around The US

I’ve amassed a collection of photos of stuff from traveling all over the United States, and I though I may as well share some photos now and again. It’ll break up the monotony of books, right?

Frownies from King's

Pet and I were in Pennsylvania, at a truck stop, and we didn’t want to eat there. There was King’s across the street, which is not a restaurant we have out here. So we went, had a good lunch, and discovered these guys. They’re called frownies, and that day all our loads were screwed up, so we bought a container. Cabezon DinosaurI’ve always wanted to stop and see these dinos, out in Cabezon, but we’d usually go through too late or early to stop. One night we ate at the casino down the road, and decided to hit up the dinos before we went into east, towards Missouri.

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2014 Q & A about Books

This is a swap on Swap Bot, so I thought I’d go ahead and make it a post as well. Why not? It’s questions centered around what I read in 2014. I already posted about my reading goals of 2014, so some of this might be a re-read, if you read that post.

2014 Reading stats:
78 books read
30 Re-read
Fantasy most common genre, followed by YA
Longest book: Cress, 550 pages
Shortest book: The Laundry Dragons, 24 pages

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2014 Reading Goals – Summary

Well, 2014 has blown past, and I have to say, it was not as bad a year as 2013. I can’t say it was a fantastic year, but it really could have been worse. I thought I’d recap my 2014 reading goals.

Originally I’d done them as part of a swap, but when people stopped signing up, I just kept the goals for myself. I probably didn’t pay as much attention to them as I could have, given that I wasn’t reporting to anyone, but I still kept them in my thoughts.

#1 – Read 60 Books

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December Reading Log

So I thought that December would be a better month than November for reading. I was wrong. Three books was all I managed, and the third one was only because I knuckled down on the 30th and read the last 100 pages. I had one I thought I’d finish, but I’ve been off work since Christmas Eve, either because we have no work, or because I’ve been sick.

Competitions –Sharon Green

Book 2 of the 5 part series. In a world where everyone has a magical talent in one of five aspects: air, fire, water, earth, and spirit, those with the highest talents are brought together to be tested and trained. Every 25 years, a major competition is held, and groups made up of one of each talent compete. The winners are crowned the rulers of the country for the next 25 years.

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