Tonight: Book Carnival, Orange CA

Spence will be talking and signing PAW AND ORDER at 7. Meanwhile, here’s last night at Vroman’s, Nana(Plunderer extraordinaire) and Spence:


Welcome cool dude; Darcy.


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58 Responses to “Tonight: Book Carnival, Orange CA”

  1. B.Stover
    11:52 am on August 8th, 2014

    Three cheers for Nana and Spence!

    Good morning all.

  2. B.Stover
    11:56 am on August 8th, 2014

    Macy: The “Jewish Roots of Christianity” class sounds interesting.

  3. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:02 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Nana!…And Spencer!…Woooooo!Hoooooo!…I wonder if MollysMaw took that fuzzy foto?…heh!heh!

  4. Siber-H
    12:19 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Spence and Nana! We are so happy Nana made it to see Spence.

    Macy, Good for your mom for signing up for those classes. Texas History would be our favorite class. Maybe she can knit you a sweater. My mom would flunk knitting.

  5. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    1:28 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Go, Nana, go!!

    Regarding last night’s discussion of reading material, I was a voracious reader of series growing up, including some more obscure ones in addition to the more standard ones. I ready the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift Junior (and some of the original Tom Swift ones from the 1920s), Tom Corbett, Digby Allen, Rick Brandt, Ken Holt, Bronc Burnett, Chip Hilton ( the last two being sports series), as well as Nancy Drew (which I borrowed from my cousins) and Trixie Belden and at least a few of the Tarzan series. I also read a fair amount of science fiction, including a series put out by Winston of science fiction books for young readers; while I liked them a lot, science fiction just never took hold for me the way that mysteries did. I do have a confession of sorts though, I think of all the series I read, I actually liked the Trixie Belden ones the best.

  6. Princess Sam
    1:39 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Upright, alert and professional?

  7. Siber-H
    1:47 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Princess Sam, That is so cute. lol Thank You.

  8. Billy's Buddy
    2:19 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Nana and Spence: Two gorgeous people!

    Speaking of series, have any of youse read Hazel Holt’s Mrs. Malory books? I suppose they would be classified as English cozies. I love reading the description of rain, wind, and fog, especially when it is almost 90 degrees and humid where I am living. Sometimes she describes “fine” days, also. And the relationship between Sheila and her dog (Tris) and cat (Foss) seem to me just right. We all know who has the upper paw:

    “Next day the sun was still blazing down. The animals, who in the winter, always crouch pathetically close to whatever source of heat they can find, now shunned the sun and both lay stretched out (Tris panting from time to time and Foss expressing total exhaustion by the occasional wearily lifted eyelid) on the relatively cool tiled floor of the kitchen, rousing themselves only to lap noisily from the various bowls of water I left around the house for them, and all the time regarded me reproachfully as the obvious author of their misery.” — from Mrs. Mallory and No Cure for Death

  9. Martha
    2:59 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Here is an old series: Elsie Dinsmore. By MarthaFinley
    The first book was published in 1896. My grandmother read them because it was thought to be good for girls. My mother read them because her mother said to. My mom said she thought I would find them interesting. They are a hoot. Elsie’s mother died when she was young. She is being raised by her father. She ponders good and evil often, crying over how evil she is.

  10. Dawson
    3:08 pm on August 8th, 2014

    From the Mud Sharks Coffee Bar (free wifi).

    Hat tip to Nana and OFA. Hooray! Nana, were the pop quiz questions hard? Did you win a prize?

  11. Staff
    3:37 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Yay Nana! Yay Spence.

    So far my favorite part is on page 108.

    This is not a spoiler..

    What was going on? All so complicated. Sometimes I simply turn my face to the sky and howl. This turned out to be one of those times.
    “God almighty,” Bernie said.

  12. B.Stover
    3:55 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Not a SPOILER: I like the several times Chet says, “Didn’t Suzie have somewhere to go?”

  13. B.Stover
    4:03 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Not a SPOILER: I also like the scene when Chet wants to go up the ladder first: “Him first? Meaning…whoa! Not me? How could that possibly make sense? Going first was part of my job.” And he thinks about nipping Bernie’s ankle. “Just the lightest possible nip, as a way of continuing our conversation about who goes first…” (167).

  14. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:52 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Snort!…I can’t wait to get my paws on PAW…chorkel!…All those snippets are hilarious!…heh!heh!

  15. Buddy and Leno
    5:00 pm on August 8th, 2014

    I’ll have lots of fun to look forward to this weekend!

    Kind of a downer, but I’m left wondering about our priorities as a society. Like, they’re all screwed up. Just had this customer who, well, she didn’t call about this, but she seemed pretty upset, so asked her what was wrong. Seems her husband, who has Alzheimers, has to move into a nursing home, and his family is pushing her to divorce him. You know, so he has fewer assets. Or something. seriously? Money. an’t take it with you. 35 years of marriage she’s just expected to throw away and leave? Is money really that much more important than people and relationships? So sad…really…what has this world come to?

  16. Herd of Hounds
    5:14 pm on August 8th, 2014

    B&L some aren’t meant to be caregivers…know our mom has issues with someone who can but doesn’t want to…otherwise she is there.
    STILL waiting for PAO, it better get here soon or mom will be PO’ed.
    /good luck in Orange tonight, TM… 🙂

  17. Buddy and Leno
    5:35 pm on August 8th, 2014

    I mostly meant the family. OK, if he has to be moved to a nursing home, as if that isn’t bad enough to have to take in, she’s expected to divorce him for financial reasons. Yeah, she was pretty upset. I’m pretty upset for her. I won’t say I can exactly identify, except that I can really get behind her upset. Melanie’s health isn’t great. Fortunately this isn’t a decision we’ve had to make, and hopefully won’t have to make ever, but it’s one that potentially could be in our future. Progressive genetic conditions suck. But woe to the person who suggests I divorce her over it.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    5:42 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Box arrived today from 8 Cousins…wonder whar>?????????? Fotos to fo;;ow from Chattanooga. G-Son and mom had fun today 🙂

  19. Buddy and Leno
    5:53 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Ooh! Loves getting boxes! Happy reading :)Oo

  20. Mollypop's Mom
    6:58 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Rio, what’s wrong with that picture of Spence and Nana? They don’t have their heads cut off, either one of them!

  21. Wose-the small and meek
    7:12 pm on August 8th, 2014


    How lovely Nana looks next to the handsome Spence! I wonder if Nana got her little passport stamped.

    I have not read as far in PaO as some of youse, but I am having a great time reading it, and laughing out loud. My hardcover is expected to arrive. On Momday.

    THIEVES! If youse are around, I need a question answered. I was watching a bit of a show, I think it is called “Alaska in the Wild”. I know your Lady has had the wretched moose head stew, but has she ever eaten porcupine ? The folks on the show were sautéing up a big old pan of it. And how does one skin a porcupine?

  22. Tupper's Mama
    7:23 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Wose – carefully. Very, very carefully

  23. Wose-the small and meek
    7:49 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Royal Mum, you are making me laugh!

  24. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Porcupine!…Now I have heard everything!…grunt!…What’s next, Skunk? Opps, don’t tell SiberH there is skunk anywhere near here…heh!heh!

  25. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on August 8th, 2014

    MollysMaw!…If their heads had been cut-off and it was out of focus, then I would not have to ask who took the photo…snorkel!

  26. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Lonely!…I have this feeling that everyone but me and maybe HoHo are snuggled in a cozy corner reading Paw And Order…sniff!…I’m out here all alone and Paw-less…wuffle!…What’s a pug to do?…grunt!

  27. Buddy and Leno
    9:13 pm on August 8th, 2014

    If there are photos with heads cut off, I’ll take the blame. … LOL

  28. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Box!…Oh wait, now even HoHo has her book and is busy reading in a cozy corner…sniffle!

  29. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Excuse!…Yeah, but Buddy, you have a hell of an excuse…heh!…MollysMaw, not so much…snort!

  30. Mollypop's Mom
    9:15 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Rio, I do not take pictures that are out of focus!

  31. Siber-H
    9:17 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Humans have a history of eating porcupines. Humans have also eaten skunks. I don’t know a Siber that has eaten a skunk, but it could have happened. Coyotes eat skunks.

  32. Wose-the small and meek
    9:21 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Siber-H, Please don’t tell me it tastes like chicken! GAH!

  33. Wose-the small and meek
    9:23 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Maybe the THIEVES can fill us in on porcupine. How would one prepare it? Stew, burgers, chops…..urp. I am making myself sick.

  34. Tupper's Mama
    9:24 pm on August 8th, 2014

    All this stuff that is supposed to taste like chicken….?

    We say to heck with it- just eat chicken!

    (Sorry, Fern)

  35. Wose-the small and meek
    9:25 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Time to take pills and go to bed.

    Night, night, sleep tight.

  36. Siber-H
    9:33 pm on August 8th, 2014

    I think the reason Sibers don’t eat skunks is because their moms are rushing out the door, waving their arms, and screaming leave the skunk alone.

    Rattlesnake actually does taste like chicken.

  37. Herd of Hounds
    9:34 pm on August 8th, 2014

    How about creamed opossum with sweet potato garnished in ‘coon fat gravy for the hard to satisfy gourmet palate!
    Waiting for Sunday and Rock to leave to start PAO…hard , Hard, HARD! BUT, we will do it 🙂 Now, off to beddy bye, Nighty night!,

  38. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Coon Fat!…gurgle!gasp!…I need some Shine with my coon fat gravy. Actually, I think I finally figured out why Shine was created in the first place. A spoonful of Shine makes the Gravy go down, the gravy go down!…heh!heh!burp!

  39. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Walk!…In the nick of time…gasp!…I think I am going to splort any minute now…gag!spit!…Coon Fat Gravy…yeeep!

  40. Buddy and Leno
    9:49 pm on August 8th, 2014

    While it’s true that rattlesnake tastes something like chicken, the texture is quite different. Also, please pass the fried alligator. I want some fried alligator right now. Haven’t had any in years.

  41. Staff
    9:55 pm on August 8th, 2014

    A neighboring lady and I went to Girl’s Night Out at the quilt shop. We had a good time, mostly. The part where she threw up in the bathroom could have been skipped.

    It also kept me from reading my new book. (Not the throwing up but the other) (Sorry Rio) But YOU get to meet our favorite author so therefore…

    BStover I like those two snippets you gave us also. I haven’t gotten that far yet, but the night is young.

  42. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Fried Gator!…I wonder how that would taste with Coon Fat Gravy and bisquits….gah!…I need to go outside again!…gasp!

  43. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Staffie!…I liked your snippet a lot…snort!…I am trying to concentrate on it so I won’t splort over the coon gravy over fried gator forming in my mind….gah!

  44. Staff
    10:29 pm on August 8th, 2014


  45. Staff
    10:34 pm on August 8th, 2014

    The blog is always quieter when a new Chet and Bernie is out. I expected that. I wonder if we will get to 50 posts today.

    Rio, isn’t there a ball game you should be watching? Mr.Staff (who is at a Bluegrass Festival)

    said that Tulowitski wants to be traded. He said that will be bad for the Rockies. Have you heard of this?

  46. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Staff!…I think I mentioned (above) that the blog is quiet because everyone who is lucky enough to have a copy of PAW is hunkered down reading it right now…grunt!

    Tulo!…Regarding Tulo, it would be devastating to me and my friend if he left the Rockies….sob!…But a guy with that much talent needs to be on a winning team, not a basement dwelling team like this one…sniff!….I know in his heart he wants to be like Todd Helton and stay with this team his whole career, but the way things are going who can blame him for jumping ship…sob!sob!sob!….Yes, it will be very, very bad for the Rockies. Just ask SiberH…wheeze!..It will stink big-time like a skunk cornered in one of SiberH’s big holes…gasp!wheeze!

  47. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Game!…We, me and my friend, are watching the game right now…heh!heh!…The score is 3 ta Nil…grump!…The Arizona Snakes are ahead right now…sniff!…We may just finish watching “Saving Mister Banks” in Green and Red…grump!

  48. Siber-H
    10:50 pm on August 8th, 2014

    about Tulo, very well said, Rio..sniff

  49. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on August 8th, 2014


  50. Staff
    10:54 pm on August 8th, 2014

    That’s what Mr.Staff said. sucks big time, grump.

  51. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Baffling!…I love this team because there are SOOO many Excellent players on the Rockies team. BUT there are NO really good outstanding pitchers….grunt!…So why doesn’t the “management/scouting/in-charge” guys fix this?.. snort!…It is not an ‘over-night’ problem. They have had years to figure this out and yet they have NOT….grumble!spit!and Kick!

  52. Siber-H
    11:17 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Night All

    sob, sob, sob

  53. Siber-H
    11:23 pm on August 8th, 2014

    I read an article by a sportswriter that claimed there would be all these changes made in the Rockies organization this off-season. We’ll see.

    The odds makers are forecasting the Superbowl will once again be the Seahawks and the Broncos….whatever

    Night All again

  54. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on August 8th, 2014

    SiberH!…I can tell he is as frustrated as I am by his sob, sob, sobbing….grunt!…GAH! It is so frustrating. (((sigh)))…Me and my friend are sad tonight because of this situaltion. But the really good news is She gets to go to the Aug. 17th game where they will celebrate the retirement of Todd Helton’s Number …snort!…The first ever ceremony, I believe, for the Rockies franchise…sniff!…There will be bobble-heads or gnomes, not sure which yet..heh!heh!…Someone is really looking forward to being there for this event…chuffle!…Very appreciative of being able to go. Very Very Appreciative!…snorkel!

  55. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:44 pm on August 8th, 2014

    Broncos!…I am so OVER the Broncos…grunt!grump!…I will not be watching even one game this season. We here cannot believe that was not a “pay-off”, “set-up” type of thing last year…gurgle!…It makes us sick to our stomachs. And therefore we will not be watching any Broncos football this season, NO MATTER WHAT….grump! …Beau will be sad, but that is that…grrrrrr!growl!

  56. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:14 am on August 9th, 2014

    Goodnight!…All…Enjoy your PAW reading and your vacations…snort!…Speaking of vacations – My friend recently bought a brand new blue suitcase…grunt!…What the HELL!!!!

  57. Buddy and Leno
    9:10 am on August 9th, 2014

    Oh no! Is it a continuity error, or did Susie change her mind? I thought she was a vegetarian…or she was in Dog On It, but, and this might be a spoiler, she’s eating….bacon?! I want a bacon tree.

  58. Herd of Hounds
    9:26 am on August 9th, 2014

    SPOILER ALERT…..BUDDY…some of us aren’t reading yet. Know Chet & Bernie are to be shared but wait a bit if’n you can 🙂

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