Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book 2 of 2011 Kitchen House

"Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.

Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk.

The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail."

Sunday, February 20, 2011

#19 - Get a pernament job..

Goal accomplished! I accepted a pernament job in the Operating Room as a ward assistant, which is where I was working as a casual employee, in November. The job is pernament, however I am only guaranteed 6 shifts a pay (which is every 2 weeks), but I still have the opportunity to pick up more shifts in that department plus the other departments that I work casual in. Im still job hunting though, as come summer time the Operating Room is doing closures to save money, and with my low seniority I won't even get near 6 shifts a pay, and will be needing more income :( But fingers crossed, at least I have something!

Monday, January 3, 2011

:( A goal not completed.... yet?

One of my goals is to read 50 books in one year, which I started January 2010 and unfortunatley only made it to 30! I am all set and ready to go for 2011, starting with the book "Saving Max" by Antoinette van Heugten which is off my books to read list. Hopefully it will be a good start to reading for 2011!

"Max Parkman—autistic and whip-smart, emotionally fragile and aggressive—is perfect in his mother's eyes. Until he's accused of murder.

Attorney Danielle Parkman knows her teenage son Max's behavior has been getting worse—using drugs and lashing out. But she can't accept the diagnosis she receives at a top-notch adolescent psychiatric facility that her son is deeply disturbed. Dangerous.

Until she finds Max, unconscious and bloodied, beside a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death.

Trapped in a world of doubt and fear, barred from contacting Max, Danielle clings to the belief that her son is innocent. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her son really a killer?

With the justice system bearing down on them, Danielle steels herself to discover the truth, no matter what it is. She'll do whatever it takes to find the killer and to save her son from being destroyed by a system that's all too eager to convict him."