Introducing Faulty Fridays


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I love to read. It really doesn’t matter what. I’m partial to suspenseful fiction but I also read the daily newspaper, signs as I drive down the road, web articles and I’m a real sucker for print magazines. I love ’em.

One thing that really aggravates me to no end is to see a mistake in print. A self-described grammar nerd, I really am bothered by this stuff. I see errors in the books I read – whether in DTB (dead tree books) or on my Kindle. I see TONS of oopsies in our local paper who shall remain nameless and in signs advertising businesses.

There may be a variety of reasons for these mistakes. It could be that someone didn’t catch the error when copy editing or proofreading. This does happen. No one is perfect. It could be that someone is a terrible speller and doesn’t realize it or even worse, a bad speller who knows he is a bad speller but doesn’t bother to look up something anyway. It could also be that a person truly believes something is written/spelled correctly when it’s not.

Anyway, after seeing thousands (or more) of these mistakes over many years, I thought it might be fun to share some of these on a weekly basis. I now photograph the errors I see (if it’s safe to do so) and will publish them here on ReaderJots in a post every Friday that I plan to call “Faulty Friday.”

Feel free to contribute  in the comments section or, if you have a blog, you can participate there, too, by joining the Faulty Friday movement.

Look for the first post on Friday, March 7. I’ve got a couple doosies up my sleeve. Just wait.

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Books Read 2013


1. 1-1-13 Camping and Woodcraft ~ Horace Kephart

2. 1-4-13 The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom (A) ~ Carrie Wilkerson

3. 1-5-13 Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business (Did not finish – it was OK) ~ Thor Muller and Lane Becker

4. 1-10-13 Defending Jacob: A Novel (A) ~ William Landay

5. 1-17-13 Alex Cross’s Trial (A) ~ James Patterson & Richard DiLallo

6. 1-19-13 Les Miserables ~ Victor Hugo

7. 1-21-13 The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (A) ~ Timothy Ferriss

8. 1-23-13 The Most Successful Small Business in the World: The Ten Principles (C) ~ Michael Gerber

9. 1-30-13 The Boy in the Suitcase (B) ~ Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

10. 2-5-13 In the Night Room (A) ~ Peter Straub

11. 2-11-13 Folly (A) ~ Laurie R. King

12. 2-15-13 Sharp Objects: A Novel (A) ~ Gillian Flynn

13. 2-19-13 Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel (A) ~ Janet Evanovich

14. 2-20-13 Dark Places: A Novel (A) ~ Gillian Flynn

15. 2-23-13 Down the Darkest Road (A) ~ Tami Hoag

16. 2-24-13 Greedy Bones (A) ~ Carolyn Haines

17. 2-25-13 Phantoms (A) ~ Dean Koontz

18. 2-26-13 The Glass Rainbow (A) ~ James Lee Burke

19. 2-27-13 The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line (A) ~ Kari Chapin

20. 3-6-13 After Dark (A) ~ Phillip Margolin

21. 3-8-13 Icebound (B) ~ Dean Koontz

22. 3-10-13 Shattered (A) ~ Dean Koontz

23. 3-13-13 And the Soft Wind Blows (B) ~ Lance Umenhofer

24. 3-14-13 Hero at Large (A) ~ Janet Evanovich

25. 3-16-13 June Bug (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 2) (A) ~ Jess Lourey

26. 3-19-13 May Day (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 1) (A) ~ Jess Lourey

27. 3-22-13 Knee High by the Fourth of July (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 3) (A) ~ Jess Lourey

28. 3-25-13 August Moon (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 4) (A) ~ Jess Lourey

29. 3-31-13 The Knightmare (A) ~ Deborah Valentine

30. 4-4-13 The Passage: A Novel (A) ~ Justin Cronin

31. 4-10-13 The Disillusioned (A) ~ D.J. Williams

32. 4-14-13 The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel (A) ~ Justin Cronin

33. 4-18-13 September Morn (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 5) (A) ~ Jess Lourey

34. 4-23-13 The Cuckoos of Batch Magna (A) ~ Peter Maughan

35. 4-30-13 The Storm Protocol (B) ~ Iain Cosgrove

36. 5-18-13 Flush (A) ~ Carl Hiaasen

37. 5-22-13 October Fest (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 6) ~ Jess Lourey

38. 5-25-13 November Hunt (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 7) (A) ~ Jess Lourey

39. 5-29-13 Star Island (A) ~ Carl Hiassen

40. 6-4-13 The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense (A) ~ Dean Koontz

41. 6-8-13 Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel (A) ~ Jonathan Kellerman

42. 6-13-13 Inferno: A Novel (A) ~ Dan Brown

43. 6-18-13 Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages (B) ~ Dean Koontz

44. 6-22-13 Odd Interlude #1 (An Odd Thomas Story) (A) ~ Dean Koontz

45. Odd Interlude #2 (An Odd Thomas Story) (A) ~ Dean Koontz

46. Odd Interlude #3 (An Odd Thomas Story) (A) ~ Dean Koontz

47. Odd Apocalypse (A) ~ Dean Koontz

48. Murder for the Bride: A Novel (A) ~ John D. Macdonald

49. Murder Passes the Buck: A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery ~ Deb Baker

50. Breathless: A Novel (A) (re-read) ~ Dean Koontz

51. Murder Grins and Bears It (A) ~ Deb Baker

52. Murder Talks Turkey (A) ~ Deb Baker

53. Murder Bites the Bullet (A) ~ Deb Baker

54. Revenge (A) ~ Christine Carminati

55. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (A) ~ Michael Scott

56. The Magician (A) ~ Michael Scott

57. The Sorceress (A) ~ Michael Scott

58. The Enchantress (A) ~ Michael Scott

59. The Necromancer (A) ~ Michael Scott

60. The Warlock (A) ~ Michael Scott

61. Walking Across Egypt (A) ~ Clyde Edgerton

62. Dance Hall of the Dead (B) ~ Tony Hillerman

63. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (B) ~ Muriel Spark

64. The Appeal (A) ~ John Grisham

65. The Floatplane Notebooks: A Novel (B) ~ Clyde Edgerton

66. Joyland (A) ~ Stephen King

67. Sunset Limited (A) ~ James Lee Burke

68. Dr. Sleep (A+++) ~ Stephen King

69. Fatal Burn (A) ~ Lisa Jackson

70. U is for Undertow (A) ~ Sue Grafton

71. The Bad Place (A) ~ Dean Koontz

72. Hide (A) ~ Lisa Gardner

73. Time Bomb (B) ~ Jonathan Kellerman

74. Servants of Twilight (A) ~ Dean Koontz

75. The Face of Fear (A) ~ Dean Koontz

76. Skinny Dip (A) ~ Carl Hiassen

77. Secrets to the Grave (A) ~ Tami Hoag

78. Wicked Game (A) ~ Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush

79. Heart and Soul ~ Maeve Binchy

 

Books Read in 2012


12-29-12

The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King – A Nonfiction Thriller (A) ~ James Patterson and Martin Dugard

12-25-12

The Art of Non-Conformity (A++) ~ Chris Guillebeau

12-17-12

Gone Girl: A Novel (A++) ~ Gillian Flynn

12-6-12

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home (A) ~ Lucy Worsley

12-3-12

Water’s Edge (A) ~ Robert Whitlow

11-29-12

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future (A+++) ~ Chris Guillebeau

11-26-12

Blood of the Prodigal: An Amish-Country Mystery (B) ~ P. L. Gaus

11-22-12

The Breach (A) ~ Patrick Lee

11-21-12

E-learning 101 (A) ~ Dr. Liz Hardy

11-16-12

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake (A) ~ Anna Quindlen

11-12-12

13 Steps Down (C) ~ Ruth Rendell

11-5-12

Paris in Love: A Memoir (A) ~ Eloisa James

10-30-12

Black Friday (B) ~ James Patterson (Note: The Kindle version has an extreme number of typos and a severe lack of punctuation)

10-29-12

Calico Joe (A) ~ John Grisham

10-25-12

Private (A) ~ James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

10-22-12

Haunting Rachel (A) ~ Kay Hooper

10-18-12

I Still Dream About You: A Novel (A) ~ Fannie Flagg

10-15-12

Miracle on the 17th Green (B) ~ James Patterson & Peter de Jonge

10-13-12

The Fire – Witch and Wizard Book 3 (A) ~ James Patterson

10-11-12

The Gift – Witch and Wizard Book 2 (A) ~ James Patterson

10-9-12

Witch and Wizard Book 1 (A) ~ James Patterson

10-5-12

Sarah Smiles (B) ~ Seanpaul Thomas

9-25-12

The Broke Ass Brigade (B+) ~ Don Romonov

9-21-12

Powder Burn ~ Carl Hiassen and Bill Montalbano

9-18-12

Dead Ringer ~ Allen Wyler

9-12-12

Cloak ~ James Gough

9-8-12

77 Shadow Street ~ Dean Koontz

9-6-12

The Accident: A Thriller ~ Linwood Barclay

9-2-12

The Coppersmith ~ Michael J. Scott

8-28-12

Dark of the Eye ~ Douglas Clegg

8-23-12

Chomp ~ Carl Hiassen

8-20-12

Contrails ~ Robert Anderson

8-13-12

The True Detective ~ Theodore Weesner

8-9-12

The Power of Happiness ~ Timothy McKinney

8-7-12

My Name is Joe ~ Stefan Bourque

8-4-12

The Hour of Predators ~ Lane Stark

8-1-12

The Blooding ~ Joseph Wambaugh

7-18-12

Handling Sin ~ Michael Malone

7-16-12

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid ~ Bill Bryson

7-10-12

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

7-4-12

The Litigators ~ John Grisham

7-2-12

Bittersweet ~ Nevada Barr

6-27-12

If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name ~ Heather Lende

6-20-12

The Shop ~J. Carson Black

6-18-12

Sandman ~ Morgan Hannah MacDonald

6-14-12

The Sex Lives of Cannibals ~ J. Maarten Troost

6-12-12

Scat ~ Carl Hiassen

6-10-12

Love Works ~ Joel Manby

6-2-12

Under the Tuscan Sun ~ Frances Mayes

5-30-12

13 1/2 ~ Nevada Barr

5-25-12

Basket Case ~ Carl Hiassen

5-18-12

The Puppet Master ~ Jan Coffey

5-15-12

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving ~ Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins

5-8-12

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back ~ Todd, Sonja and Colton Burpo

5-7-12

Riversong ~ Tess Hardwick

4-30-12

Betrayals ~ Carla Neggers

4-21-12

The Constant Gardener ~ John Le Carre

4-12-12

Skin Tight ~ Carl Hiassen

4-8-12

Cold Fire ~ Dean Koontz

4-2-12

While I’m Still Myself ~ Jeremy Mark Lane

3-28-12

Roadwork ~ Stephen King

3-23-12

The Wicked Wives ~ Gus Pelagatti

3-18-12

The Night Circus ~ Erin Morgenstern

3-14-12

The Earthquake Machine ~ Mary Pauline Lowry

2-29-12

At Home – A Short History of Private Life ~ Bill Bryson

2-25-12

Drift ~ Andrew Hudson

2-21-12

Reel Life Crime ~ Cary Pepper

2-20-12

re-reading Thinner ~ Stephen King

2-7-12

In a Sunburned Country ~ Bill Bryson

2-2-12

Five Weeks in a Balloon ~ Jules Verne

1-30-12

StreetCreds ~ Zach Fortier

1-27-12

The Lovely Bones ~ Alice Sebold

1-27-12

Roderick Blackwood and the Demon Stone ~ Ralph Rathbone

1-23-12

Hostile Witness ~ Rebecca Forster

1-17-12

Frankenstein ~ Mary Shelley

1-16-12

Explosive Eighteen ~ Janet Evanovich

1-11-12

The One You Love ~ Paul Pilkington

1-9-12

CurbChek ~ Zach Fortier

1-8-12

Smokin’ Seventeen ~ Janet Evanovich

1-4-12

Dracula ~ Bram Stoker

1-3-12

The Truth About Us ~ Dalene Flannigan

New Favorite Quotes


Smoky Mountain Sunset

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself. ~ Benjamin Franklin

If you think the whole world is wrong, remember it is filled with people like you. ~ unknown

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. ~ Doug Firebaugh