About Karen

I am a voracious reader. I like to think my tastes are ecclectic. I also love to sew/quilt. I home school my daughter, and I buy and sell on E-bay occasionally.

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  • Karen shared from Too Big To Miss (The Odelia Grey Mysteries) by Sue Ann Jaffarian
        From the first time Adam noticed shrinkage and explained it to Eve, men have been trying to tell women that size didn't matter when it came to their manhood. Small penis. Big penis. Made no difference. Both were good. The same men have been telling women that size does matter when it comes to breasts, butts and hips. To add to the confusion, big and small could also be good and bad at the same time. Big smile good. Big ass bad. Small waist good. Small tits bad.     It was a puzzle.
    Note: I think I'm going to enjoy this book
  • Karen shared from a Personal Document
    EVERYTHING IN western Washington is draped in moss and smells of earthworms. Rain falls more often than not. Cars are rust flecked from the salt breeze coming off the ocean.
    Note: ha
  • Karen shared from a Personal Document
    “My mother likes to quilt. She doesn’t wear makeup. She cans beets and pickles and tomatoes. She reads a book a week, usually something historical or political.
    Note: I resemble this
  • Karen shared from The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March
    Early Tuesday morning, the seagulls woke June, but it was worth it for the pink sunrise over the bay. She moved to the balcony and breathed in the salty air, the fresh scent of flowers and cut grass, which
    Note: aw sweet
  • Karen shared from The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March
    Meryl says that just when she thinks she can’t endure another moment of pain, she remembers how good things once were, and when she’s sure she can’t handle another second, she goes another second more and knows she can endure anything.”
    Note: I think I'm going to like this one
  • Karen shared from The Humans: A Novel by Matt Haig
    There are other questions too that humans have in bookstores. Such as, is it one of those books they read to feel clever, or one of those they will pretend they never read in order to stay looking clever? Will it make them laugh or cry? Or will it simply force them to stare out of the window watching the tracks of raindrops? Is it a true story? Or is it a false one? Is it the kind of story that will work on their brain or one which aims for lower organs? Is it one of those books that ends up acquiring religious followers or getting burned by them? Is it a book about mathematics or—like everything...
    Note: Alien comes to Earth-his take on books/reading-funny
  • Karen shared from a Personal Document
    Sylvie was pleasantly surprised by her elder daughter’s capacity for monotony. It would stand her in good stead for her life to come.
    Note: So true!
  • Karen shared from 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
    Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the average work week in the US was around sixty hours. At the time (in 1905, to be more precise), it was a country in which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a New York state law limiting the working days of bakers to ten hours, on the grounds that it ‘deprived the baker of the liberty of working as long as he wished’.
  • Karen shared from Elephants in the Tea by Barbara Ball
    Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for thirty-some years, we had grown accustomed to gray skies and endless drizzle. Not really rain, just perpetual drizzle.
    Note: So true
  • Karen shared from a Personal Document
    Mr. Byers said unexpected things in class. One day, one of my classmates raised a hand and asked, “What is heaven going to be like?” Mr. Byers got this far-off grin on his face and blurted out: “Heaven is going to be like an eternal orgasm.” After a long, awkward pause, he added, “But you’re not supposed to know what that is.”
    Note: Teacher in Christian school in Fl, made me chuckle
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