Saturday, May 14, 2011



my week
Oh my! The weather this week has been FABULOUS! I am loving it! Sunday was Mothers Day and this is what my wonderful kids gifted me with!
From Matt~ A delicious Cookie Cake!

And from Brittni~These beautiful flowers!

The rest of the week I spent riding my bike (19.9 miles!) and getting my few tomato plants in. I haven't read much, mostly listened to audiobooks while I'm riding or working outside! How was your week?


Friday, May 13, 2011

Termination Orders: Code Name Cobra
By Leo Maloney

Leo Maloney, former Black Ops contractor, penned this action thriller novel as a quasi-memoir about the dark but arguably necessary side of intelligence that the government officially denies. The book spans the late 1960's through 2001 depicting events witnessed first-hand by the author embodied in the hero, Dan Morgan. It is a masterly blend of Black Ops intrigue interwoven with imaginative sequences of fiction. The reader must guess which accounts are real and which are merely storytelling.

Termination Orders: Code Name Cobra races the reader through a twisting plotline, populated by memorable characters who make their way through a tangled web of ethical questions, personal priorities, and suspense. The storyline is comprised of counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and target reconnaissance, in a crescendo of events set across three continents from a fireside ambush at a Kandahar village pig roast, to the vast inner halls of the CIA, to a window-ledge view through a sniper scope aimed at Gaddafi in Libya.

My thoughts:

I really liked this book. From page one, it kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering what was going to happen next. The characters were believable and easy to like or hate, depending on whether or not they were the good guys. I would love to see this book made into a movie. It was an easy read with chapters that weren't too long, and written so that someone who doesn't know a lot of "military speak" could understand.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa's House of Night.  Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side – and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow.But is Zoey really safe?  Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness? Find out what’s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312650256


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (05/10/11)

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading! It's a great way to check out what your fellow bloggers are reading. Anyone can play! Here are the rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from the page. PLEASE DON'T INCLUDE SPOILERS!
  • Share the author and title of the book so that others can add it to their TBR list if they want.
my teaser~
Devlin's gaze met mine again and I felt a deep shudder go through me. "Then we'll have to let her lead us to the killer." 
"The victim. The dead have a lot to say if you're willing to listen."

The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
pg 57 (eBook)


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