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June Read of the Month Update

I realize today is the final day of June, but I just wanted to give a brief update on my June 2013 Read of the Month, Tell No One.   I started off strong and then took a break mid-month.  A few notes as I get close to the end of this thriller: I did not realize how old this book was when I first selected it to read.  It was published in 2001 and it shows.  Mentions of AOL's "You've Got Mail" and using Netscape Navigator as a web browser really dated this book for me (being a tech geek and all).  Not a big deal or anything, it just surprised me. I still have a hard time getting over Harlan Coben having so much crazy "stuff" happen to normal, everyday people.  Part of me loves it, but another part of me is like "come on, how much can happen to a regular guy?" I will share more in my full review, but Dr. David Beck (the protagonist) really annoyed me at points in the novel (especially the second half of the book).  Once this happens, I have a ha

Mr. Mom is Back, Summer 2013

It seems every year at this time I write my  Mr. Mom posts.   Having the summer off means I am in charge of my two little ones at home.  As they get older, I am starting to find that the summer is no longer lazy, wide open days with nothing on the schedule.  For example, this week has been crazy (the second full week of summer vacation)!  Check out this schedule for Monday and Tuesday: Monday: 10:15 - 11:00 Swimming Lessons, Brownstown Recreation (both kids) 1:00 - 4:00     Carlson Marauder Basketball Skills Camp (Chloe) 7:30 - 9:00     T-Ball, Brownstown Recreation (Nate) Tuesday: 10:15 - 11:00  Swimming Lessons, Brownstown Recreation (both kids) 11:15 - 3:00    Swimming at Grandma Chris and Pap Pap's Pool (Chloe only for an hour) 1:00 - 4:00      Carlson Marauder Basketball Skills Camp (Chloe) 5:00 - 7:30      Team Gymnastics at Downriver Gymnastics (Chloe, I have no clue how she made it) Last week was not that different, as the kids are involved in a number o

June 2013 Read of the Month

Summer is here which means I have a little more time on my hands.  No teaching or coaching gigs; only one job until late August, "Mr. Mom!"  I may have to write an entire post on that job in the near future, but to kick off summer I had to select my Read of the Month for June! I usually like to kick off my summer with an exciting read.  In the past I have selected true crime or mystery titles.  I browsed though the true crime section and nothing really caught my eye.  I also considered Dan Brown's new release, Inferno, but I will save that for July or August.  I decided to look back on my March 2013 Read of the Month review to pick my title for June.  I loved Harlan Coben's Gone for Good back in March so I decided to choose another of his titles this month.  For June 2013 I am reading Harlan Coben's Tell No One. I decided to purchase the eBook version as I needed something to read before heading off to my daughter's two hour gymnastics class.  I am alre

May 2013 Read of the Month Review

I really enjoyed my May 2013 Read of the Month 100 Things Tiger Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die by Terry Foster.   Terry Foster is a local columnist for The Detroit News and afternoon radio host on 97.1 The Ticket.  He has been selling the books at local book stores and restaurants/bars in the local area.  I was able to pick two copies at the Allen Park Barnes and Noble (and have them signed by Mr. Foster). I enjoyed Foster's book.  It is a great read for any Tiger fan.  I also loved the book as a fan of local history.  I really enjoyed how the book was a "history" text in disguise.  Not only did I learn a great deal about the Tigers (the book covers a larger period of time) but I also was able to read quite a bit about the history of Detroit. The book is a really quick read, with a page or two dedicated to each of the "100 Things."  This means you can pick up the book and read a few sections here or there when you have time.  I think book would be