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» Friday, January 18, 2008

Help! My house is falling apart!

Don't know what's up with my house lately - one friend suggested a poltergeist. All I know is that for the last couple of weeks, things have been breaking all over! It started with the oven catching fire. This was not due to my cooking. The electric element at the bottom of the oven just snapped in two while the oven was in use and huge flames shot out. It was kind of scary, because even after we turned the oven off, a small fire kept burning at the break. The fire extinguisher did nothing - apparently it doesn't work on electrical fires. Finally, my husband flipped the breaker to the oven circuit and the fire went out. By that time, the police and fire department were there.

After that excitement, it seemed like other parts of the house felt left out and wanted more attention. The powder room toilet stopped working, then the garage door spring snapped (with an extremely loud bang). Things come in threes, right? Wrong. The next day I opened a kitchen cabinet and the hinge sheered right off, leaving the door swinging crookedly by the one remaining hinge. We also have two faucets that need replacing - one drips and the other sprays, but those don't count as recent casualties since I've been ignoring them for months.

On the upside, we just had our first ground-covering snowfall last night and everything looks really pretty outside.

Uh, oh. I'd better go check on the furnace....


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» Friday, January 11, 2008

Just finished reading...

Music of the Night
Nancy Herkness

Redburn Press
trade paperback
romantic suspense
ISBN 10: 1598991027
Available at

Another fantastic book by Nancy Herkness! I loved her previous books, A Bridge to Love and Shower of Stars, so I was soooo glad when I heard about Music of the Night.

Once again, Nancy displays her wonderful flair for giving us an unconventional, non-clichéd romance hero. (Anyone remember Nancy's meteorite hunter hero from Shower of Stars?)

Nicholas Vranos is a hot (and I mean hot!) world class symphony conductor. When his orchestra's brilliant French Horn player is murdered in a practice room in Carnegie Hall, Nicholas is the prime suspect. Despite that disturbing fact, police detective Anna Salazar can't stop the sizzling attraction that draws from the first moment they meet. As their relationship progresses, she tries harder and harder to prove his innocence. But Nicholas is undeniably mixed up in a scheme involving the supposed discovery of Beethoven's legendary Tenth Symphony. Is the newly discovered score the real thing? Or just a clever forgery? And who, exactly, is murdering to protect it?

The plot starts out moving quickly and only picks up suspense and momentum as the pages turn. You won't want to put this thriller down until the final, crashing crescendo!