Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday 9 and I finished another book!!

1. Your phone rings. Who is the most likely caller?

Some girl for our son!!! and if it isn't a girl then it is one of his buds. The phone never rings for the big people!!

2. How long to you chat on the phone each day?

Not a lot. Just to my hubs when he's working!!

3. Who do you speak to the most?

My husband is the one I talk to the most and runner-up would be my cousin Renee

4. Do you often not answer if a certain person comes up on your caller id?

I don't have caller id on the house phone but I've been known to let the answering machine pick it up. I do have that feature on my cell. I usually pick it up.
5. Do you phone friends at work?


6. Do you make personal calls at work?

Very rarely and if I do I use my cell.

7. Who do you always say “I love you” at the end of the call?

My hubby!!

8. Do you use a landline or cell more often?

My cell, it just seems easier

9. Who in the blogosphere that you haven’t chatted with but would like to?

I'm not sure but I'm always looking to make new connections and friends via the blogosphere. It keeps life fun!

I almost always get up with my husband when he works days so after he left this morning I curled back up in bed with latest book and here are my thoughts.
Cross Country by James Patterson

From the inside jacket:
When the home of Alex Cross's longtime friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, he is devastated. The destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend Brianna Stone begin the hunt for the villain responsible for the killings, they quickly find themselves entangeled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C.. What they discover is shocking: a strongly organized gang of teenage thugs headed by a powerful, diabolical man-The Tiger.
As the killing spree escalates, Alex and Brianna realize they are not dealing with any ordinary killer, but one who has brought his personal war of vengeance to America's capital. But just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Unable to let the killer get away with this narrow escape, Alex makes it his duty to bring the brutal butcher to justice. He knows that he must follow The Tiger. Alone.

When Alex arrives in Nigeria, he discovers a world where justice is as foreign as he is. Unprotected and alone in a strange country, bombarded on all sides by the murderous threats of The Tiger, Alex must draw on his fiercest instincts just to survive in a lawless world.

My Review:

Well, what can I possibly say about this book except that I've been in love with Alex Cross from the very first book I read ages ago. Saying that, whenever a new Cross book comes out I read it no matter what. I really like the short chapters. I don't read it for the amazing dialogue, complex story plot, or the top-notch writing. Yes, I'm being a little sarcastic here :). I read them because I am a passenger on Alex Cross's bus of life. I want to see where he goes, what he does, and if he will ever be happy with what he has. Another reason that I read these is because I'm always satisfied with the story, I don't set myself up for being disappointed, and I never have to invest more than a day or two reading them. So now I sit here eagerly awaiting the next Cross book because I have a feeling our old twisted buddy, Kyle, is coming back into the picture!!!


  1. I am glad I use my cell phone for everything...that way my son's friends wont drive me insane.

  2. I'm with you on Number 9! blogosphere and the people behind it makes life fun..

    enjoy! =)

    i love your blog too. cute background.

  3. oooooooh thanks for the review. I'm a huge Alex Cross fan, too! I can't wait to read this one.

  4. You are such a book dork. {That's payback for correcting my correcting english!}

    I can't read your review very well so I'll have to check it out on Goodreads.

  5. I love these little Saturday 9 memes. I may have to think about joining in. :-)

    I am not really a phone person and being on the phone most of the day at work, makes me want to avoid it at home as much as possible. I don't get a lot of telephone calls at home. I can usually guess who is calling by the time and the day.

    It's been quite a while since I last read a Patterson book. Thanks for the review!

    Have a great week!

  6. My answers are so similar. Yikes, I still have to do mine. LOL! This catch up is so hard. I feel like I lost a week of my life.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoy the Alex Cross books too. I asked James Patterson a question on Barnes and Noble forum and he suggested reading What is the What by Dave Eggers to learn more about what's going on in Africa.


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