A cinnamon chipotle chicken salad sandwich on cranberry walnut bread served with tomato basil pasta salad. For dessert, add homemade key lime or strawberry rhubarb pie.
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In Duck News…when the hen got off her nest, I had 8 ducklings. The next day 2 died. I now have 6 happy, healthy peeps running around, and the other hen is still on her nest. At night some of the peeps snuggle up with the fake mom and it is the epitome of cuteness to see the little peeps poking out from under the mom ducks.
In Kindle News…I’ve been reading a lot of self published authors. While some stand out, others need to work on verb agreement, formatting, spelling, and grammar.
Scales of Justice–J. Dane Tyler. This is an excellent book about a dragon hunter. I’m not into the fantasy genre, but this book was more of an action/adventure/mystery with a background of fantasy and apocalypse. I didn’t spend my time correcting grammar or getting lost on verb tenses or wondering where paragraphs began. I fell into the story and had a hard time finding a place to turn off the Kindle so I could go to sleep.
‘Scuse Me While I Kill this Guy–Leslie Langtry. This is about a family of hit people. It is funny, clever and cute. However, she has a really hard time getting her verbs to agree. She bounces between past, present and future tenses, sometimes all in one sentence. I spend a lot of time correcting this in my head. The formatting sucks. There aren’t any clearly defined paragraphs, and it’s nearly impossible to tell who is speaking. This is a bad thing for someone as easily distracted as I am.
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell–Tucker Max. How this guy made money AND got a movie deal out of this book is beyond me. The stories are less funny than disturbing. Tucker Max is a selfish, puerile, douchebag who thinks his life of misogyny, abuse and irresponsibility is amusing. Sadly, so do a lot of other people. He also needs to work on verb tenses. I managed to read about 6 stories before I wanted the $5 purchase price back. What a piece of shit.
Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary)–Jeff Strand. Apparently, this book was self published many years ago and when e-publishing became available, he just batted it out there with a note to readers to ignore outdated things such as pagers and VCRs. Hey! How about doing a quick rewrite to include cell phones and DVDs. Just a thought. Overall, it was a slightly humourous book with a completely implausible plot.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter–Seth Grahame-Smith. I don’t think this was self published, but I wanted to give it a one word review. BORING.