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My Favorite . . Restaurant

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I love restaurants – I admit it. It’s so hard to pick a favorite though. There’s Lidia’s, which I’ve only been to once but was delicious. There’s my favorite take-out Chinese place – Hong Kong Chinese. There’s my favorite pizza place – DiCarlo’s – but that probably doesn’t count, since you can’t actually eat there. There’s my favorite quick, close American food – Murray’s. My favorite Greek place – Theo Yianni’s, even though I haven’t been to their new building yet. And so many Italian places I love – Olive Garden, Naples, Mario’s.

I think my favorite though might be La Cucina. It’s close enough that we can eat there whenever we want. It has delicious pasta and desserts. I’m told the pizza and calzones are good too. It’s also the only place I’ve ever had Eggplant Timbali, which might be my favorite dish of all time. Below is their Italian trio. Yum!

This photo of La Cucina Restaurant is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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My Favorite . . Bookmark

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I don’t use bookmarks. I’m one of those monsters who dogears the pages. The cute fuzzy kind of monster.

I do own lots of bookmarks though. Below are some of my favorites. My brother brought the one on the right for me from one of his vacations. Amber made the one in the middle years ago, and I bought the one on the right for myself. (Sorry the picture isn’t great but I was in a hurry.)

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My Favorite . . Fantasy Novel

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My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

I have enjoyed many fantasy novels over the years, from the Narnia series to The Lord of the Rings to Claire North’s Gameshouse trilogy. Why are all my favorite fantasies series? Does it give the author more time to fully develop the world, to make me fall in love with the place and the characters?

One of my favorites is City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett, the second of the Divine Cities. (I haven’t read the third entry yet. I own it, but I’m a little afraid of what’s going to happen.)

A couple of bits from my review last year:

“Our main character this time around is retired General Turyin Mulagesh. she may be one of my favorite heroines. She’s over-50, an alcoholic, one-armed (due to an incident in Stairs), a bit lonely, and full of regrets. But, man, she is tough and smart and caring and tenacious and totally capable of killing you in multiple ways. She is awesome, period.”

“There are losses and betrayals and grief. Characters I love are hurt. These soldiers and spies have done the best they can over the years, made tough choices, some right, some wrong. They’ve fought and killed and suffered, and they don’t get any breaks here in Voortyashtan. The young and innocent and idealistic are not the heroes here. Those who have lived and lost and keep going regardless are the ones who carry the day, who have the needed resolve.”

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