An interlude

It’s been awhile since I rapped with ya. What can I say? All is going well. My birthday is tomorrow; I’ll be 29. Presents are starting to trickle in. Dad got me the Sims 4 game in September as an early present. Michael and his parents have given me their gifts: he got me a copy of Shoah and they got me a pair of shoes.

I know it’s been several days but I promise I’ll update tomorrow. The breaking news with Sharon Marshall being identified means I’ll have to make some major changes to her son Michael‘s casefile. That case is about as complicated and sordid as I’ve got on Charley. I’ve also got to do the Lyon sisters’ cases. The police are saying they think there’s a good chance they can recover the girls’ bodies. Me, I’m not holding my breath.


And here’s most of the books that I own but have not yet read, that I’ve resolved to get through by the end of the year. You can click on the picture to see a bigger version and read all the titles. After I took this photograph I went out to get the mail and three more books arrived, used books that I’d ordered cause they cost only a penny on Amazon. (Plus $3.99 shipping. So really, $4. Still a bargain.) Some of these books are gifts — some of which I’ve had for years and haven’t read yet. *guilt* Others I got for free from book publishers in exchange for writing a review of them — another responsibility I’ve neglected. *more guilt* But there’s nearly three months left in the year and I figure I can manage to get through all twenty — or rather twenty-three, now. The main problem is that I keep making trips to the library to check out books which I feel obliged to read first because I have to return those.

If I stick to my promise it shouldn’t be all that difficult to get through the books by the end of the year. But who am I kidding? Next trip to the library, I’ll come determined to just return read books and leave, but then I’ll tarry in front of the new arrivals shelf and wind out walking with a stack…

That’s all I’ve got to say.

17 thoughts on “An interlude

  1. hennylee October 4, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    Have a happy happy birthday! I hope it’s a great one – and a fabulous year ahead!

    The Sharon Marshall update was pretty remarkable… Now to figure out what happened to her little brother. Still questions about a lot of it – BUT at least she now has a real name and some closure.

  2. dedekeene October 4, 2014 / 5:56 pm


  3. Angie October 4, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    Happy birthday!

    This is an amazing development. I never thought in a million years they would identify her. I’m glad her family members were still alive to get closure and find out what happened to her daughter, even though the news was awful. What a horrible, tragic story for all the victims involved.

    RIP Suzanne and Michael.

  4. Becky October 4, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Wow. Big week! Happy birthday and thanks for the updates!

  5. Crystal October 4, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Happy birthday!

    I’m hoping for definitive closure in the Lyon case–if they were indeed victims of these suspects and they were buried on the mountain, the police could still find bone if the soil conditions are right.

  6. Cattt October 5, 2014 / 12:22 am

    Happy Birthday, Meaghan! ❤

  7. Andrea622 October 5, 2014 / 3:37 am

    Happy birthday! My little one will be 6 at 7am 🙂 did you know it’s the most popular birthday? It’s like exactly 40 weeks away from New Years Eve 😉

    • Meaghan October 5, 2014 / 3:59 am

      No, I did not know that. Makes sense though.

      I think I was born around ten-thirty at night.

  8. Lauren October 5, 2014 / 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday!

  9. Mo October 5, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    I’ve heard about the Sharon Marshall case, but I never knew there was another child involved. Wow.

  10. William Baraby October 6, 2014 / 7:18 am

    Happy Birthday (day late). I hope you had a wonderful day!


  11. Lois Lydon October 6, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    Happu birthday, Meagen and thank you for mentioning Matt Birbeck’s book “A Beautiful Child” recently. Requested it from my library and am on the last chapter. Decided to Google Sharon’s name and was shocked when I discovered she’d just been identified. Thank you again –

  12. Christine October 6, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Sweetie!

  13. Liz October 8, 2014 / 2:02 am

    Happy birthday. I hope that you enjoy A Long Way Down. It’s one of my favorite fun reads (despite being about suicide).

  14. Kat October 10, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Happy Belated Bday Meaghan, I just got my internet back (modem gave up, finally)! I hope you had a good one. I am glad to hear that the Sharon Marshall case has been solved although I am shocked that it hasn’t, as far as I can tell, received more attention in the news. It has been a stumper for years. What a sad tale.

  15. Julie October 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    I’m amazed. I definitely was resigned to the fact that we would never find out her true identity. I’m shocked.
    Happy Birthday by the way!

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