Monday, February 13, 2017

DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING


I want to thank those of you who stopped by and commented on my last post. It was for me a serious public service announcement trying to prevent "death by toilet".   I knew some of you would be appalled by my delving into bathroom functions and would just move on. I totally understood and actually recommended that you do that. What I didn't see coming was the actual response.

I normally get about 150 hits on my individual posts. I'm sure a lot of that is from accidental check ins as well as lurkers who actually read the posts but don't comment. When you spread that amount over a week, it isn't that much. Most of you probably get that many every day.

However, I was stunned to see that my last post on poop had garnered 785 hits all by itself. I did not see that coming. Who knew poop was a key search word. I thought only sexy key words brought out the strangers.  I just hope a small portion of those 785 actually profited by the post and are now practicing exhalers. One can hope.

Another thing I didn't see coming.  Fran at Fishducky Finally  recently recommended a book written by a good friend of hers. It was only 99 cents and along with Fran's recommendation, downloading it was a no brainer.


Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer  is a crime thriller that is normally out of my preferred genre.  I was a little surprised to have thoroughly enjoyed it.  The first chapter is hard to read because of  the subject matter but is what makes the whole book turn. The last sentence in the first chapter jolted me and I muttered aloud, "Whoa---- I did not see THAT coming."

Throughout the book I found my self repeating that same phrase.  The author never lets you get comfortable in your assumptions.  It is easy to figure out "who" done it. Figuring out which of the characters the "who" actually is as a grown up is where the challenge enters. The main characters have mostly undergone name, physical and personality changes since they were children.

Just when you think you know which character the adult "who" is, the author tosses in a wrinkle that makes you think once more,  Humdidn't see that coming. Lots of twists.

An easy read?? Nope, nor is it a short read--- but you won't be bored and you dare not skip over anything.The author keeps you on your toes  It was a fun challenge and a page turner. I really, really enjoyed it and hope you give it a shot. You have to love the price.

Hope you have some surprises lately that you didn't see coming but were fun and pleasant also.

32 comments :

  1. Maybe you should write a book and call it "50 Shades of Poop". Sounds like it will be a best seller!

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    1. Joey,
      Ha,ha. Putting 50 Shades in a title is golden these days.

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  2. My surprise this week was to have one of my guinea fowl fly into the barn pen through the window. Problem was the window was closed. Glass everywhere. Guinea was fine. My wonderful son came here this weekend and boarded up the window.

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    1. Annie,
      You obviously keep the windows too clean:) Glad the guinea was good and it was cool of your son to close the gap.

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  3. 785 hits! Wow, that is impressive. I guess poop falls in the "greatest hits" category :-)

    Thanks for the book recommendation. Will definitely check it out.

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    1. Carole,
      It definitely goes into the best single showing so far. Hope you enjoy the book.

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  4. I will check out that book, too. It sounds very interesting indeed. And although I haven't had the opportunity yet to exhale in the manner you described, it's been filed away for future reference. As I said, you may have saved my life. Now off to take a look at the book. :-)

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    1. Djan,
      It will keep you guessing and on your toes for sure. Hope you enjoy.
      Keep that method in your memory file. That would be no way for an adventurous gal like you to go:)

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  5. The exhale technique is a definite public service.

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    1. Joeh,
      Hope all the extra visitors took heed.

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  6. I bet most of American would be interested in your poop post because of their horrible diet. They are probabl unaware they are causing their own bowel problems by eating a diet of processed food. It was a great post and most likely an eye-opener for many.

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    1. Belva,
      Thank you and I agree that what we eat affects our health. We all know what to eat, we just don't. I have gotten so much better and it has paid off.

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  7. Anything scatological will generate lots of visits. Take care and have a terrific week.

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  8. Ha ha, love that term. I sure didn't know there were so many scat aficionados out there ready to pounce.

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  9. I'm not surprised. For some reason 'poop' is a favorite topic these days. Lots of children's books about pooping and about animals pooping. Farting also seems to be a favorite subject, lots of greeting cards about farting.

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    1. Linda,
      I just had no idea poop was such a popular term. I can see where it would make kids giggle but adults? Oh well.

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  10. I don't think I have that many hits in a year. Maybe I should write about poop.
    No, I don't think so. I usually include photos when I post, and, well, no.

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    1. Linda R,
      Ha ha ha, that is funny and I guess it would be out for you:))

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    1. Fran,
      Yes it was. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

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  12. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones. We are enjoying this special day in Arkansas at our special little cabin on the mountain! BUT --you didn't use your magic and make sure that we wouldn't have RAIN.... Rainy and cold here today --but the next several days look GREAT....

    Amazing how much reaction you got from that last post.... We don't talk about it much --but hey, we all DO It.... ha ha
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy,
      Happy Valentines day to you and George. Think of the rain as a gift. It keeps you in by the fire snuggling with your sweetie, helped with our drought conditions and washed the dust off everything for you. You're welcome:))

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  13. Indeed it can be fun when you run out of one usual reading preferences and stumble on something really neat or fun. Think me and Jane Austen...:)

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    1. TB,
      Ha ha, that really was a leap for you. It is fun to try a different genre now and then.

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  14. Thank you, Patti! I just bought it and will look forward to reading it. I love book recommendations!

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    1. Kay,
      I do the same thing when people recommend a book. I'm pretty sure you will enjoy this one.

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  15. i am not smart enough to give comment without reading the post so enjoyed reading it and your earlier post abut toilet too.
    happy valentine day and hope you share some views of your gorgeous are friend!

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    1. baili,
      Thank you so much. I checked out your blog and it is REALLY well done.

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  16. Thank you for another book review- I will have to go find it on kindle. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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    1. Terri,
      Hope you like it. It kept me turning pages.

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  17. Thanks for the book recommendation, I will check it out!
    Poop talk is always a big hit with the elderly, just ask one "did you have a BM today?" and they can give you every single detail you did not want to know...

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  18. Brig,
    It can become the highlight of a persons day--sadly.

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