Saturday, July 08, 2006

Book Review

The Secret Supper
by Javier Sierra
I have heard some people dismiss it as a rip-off of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, believe me it's not.

For one thing the story takes place in 1497. When Father Agostin Leyre is sent to solve a puzzle.

  • First who is the Soothsayer and why is he sending messages to Rome denouncing Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Why is the Soothsayer killing pilgrims to San Francesco il Grande in front of the Maesta.
  • Does Leonard da Vinci's Cenacolo have Cathar symbols in it leading one to the Church of John.

And Father Agostin Leyre delivers a few surprises of his own after discovering the answer to his puzzle.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Ok, I'll Play

You can blame Natalie of Ramblings, Rants & Remedies for this.

Five things in my closet

1. Too many clothes. Hubby's need to go somewhere, so I can actually find my outfits without taking most of the clothes out first.
2. Shoes, some that need repairing; because who knows when I will be able to find a pair I like in my size.
3. Hats I NEVER wear; because I look terrible in hats, but I am suppose to wear them to prevent sunburns.
4. Hubby's lose change.
5. Belts (some of which I have had since High School-yeah I know it's time to clean out the closet)

Five things in my refrigerator

1. A watermelon. Wouldn't you know I would buy one, and it would start pouring down rain here. Making it impossible to eat on the picnic table.
2. Yogurt
3. Leftovers, that no one will eat, except me.
4. Eggs
5. Carrots

Five Things In My Car

1. XM radio play list
2. Cell phone recharger
3. Umbrella (unless the kids took it out, whenever I need it; it has vanished)
4. Halo Cd's; because Hubby and boys can't bear to be without Halo for any length of time. (they wouldn't mind being without me).
5. Jacket, in case I get cold (it's leftover from soccer season).
This is so weird I had to add it to the list electrical tape. Why it is in there I don't know. I suppose Hubby left it there.

Five things in my purse

1. Keys, at least they better be there.
2. Pocket book
3. Pens
4. Scraps of paper
5. Ummmmmmmm a monster that eats things that I know I put in there but can't find (mainly my keys and cell phone).

Now to announce the 5 victims I have chosen to tag
1. PolyitiCalypso (who I know is really busy, so if she can't play I'll understand)
2. Stonewall
3. Lord Epa
4. Sheila
5. Vida

Monday, July 03, 2006

Book Review
On Off
Great murder mystery, the serial killer remains a mystery until the very end. I also suspect a sequel as the book had a surprising ending.
For all you history buffs, I recommend her series on the Roman Empire, starting with The First Man in Rome.