August 30, 2014

Incoming Mail--Barbara

Card and letter from Barbara in South Carolina.

Incoming Mail--Penny

Postcard and a letter arrived today from Penny in Canada. 

August 28, 2014

Current Little Pleasures

Some of the things I'm currently enjoying.

Many thanks to Kym for sending my first InkJoy pen to me.  Cool styles, smooth writing, and good prices.  I'm officially addicted!

Ask a Manager is on my daily checklist.  Along with Alison Green's great advice, just reading through the comments is also interesting.

LibraryThing is something I'm using to get my hospital library collection online.  This is also something you can use for your home collection.

The reality show Married at First Sight.  Go, Jamie and Doug!!

Vincenzo's Italian Ristorante, especially their mozzarella sticks.  Although no longer on the appetizer menu, you can still request them.

I'm spending way too much time browsing houses on Zillow, but it's so fun.

What's on your list right now?

August 22, 2014

Random Photos--July/August 2014

Maya's first day of fifth grade.

Muffin using Maya's stuffed dog as a bed.

Maya with two of her cousins during her South Carolina visit. 


August 20, 2014

Recent Reads

Anyone else using Amazon's Kindle Unlimited?  I'm currently on my free one-month trial period.  At first, I didn't think I'd continue with the service, though now I plan to continue because the price is more than worth the amount of use I've had so far. 

Lafitte's Treasure by Joe Corso (2014).  Historical fiction about the search for Jean Lafitte's buried treasure.  Interesting enough that I now want to read a biography about Lafitte, who fought on the side of the colonists during the American Revolution.

Devil's Fall by Britten Thorne (2014).  Dust Bowl Devils MC series.  I didn't think anything could make me tolerate, let alone like, Gunner after his portrayal in Old Man's Ride, Gunner's father's story.  Wrong.  Thorne's description of Gunner's relationship with Senna, plus the background information on his military experience, changed my mind.  This is one of the stand-out MC reads, a subgenre that's becomingly increasingly saturated, I've come across recently. 

Carnival by K.B. Nelson (2014).  Feeling trapped, yet not wanting to head off to college in the fall as expected, small-town girl Charlie becomes involved with carnival worker Blue.  Ultimately, I'm not sure which of them is more messed up and confused, though they make an interesting, almost obsessive, pairing.  I wasn't completely comfortable with the drug use and amount of drinking in the book.

Midnight Vengeance by Lisa Marie Rice (2014).  Squee.  Rice finally has another book in her Midnight series.  Midnight Man, the first book in the series, is one of my all-time favorite romances.  The focus this time around is on Jacko and a woman hiding from the drug cartel kingpin stepbrother who wants her dead.  Although the characters are in a circle of friends, the books in the series can be read individually.

August 16, 2014

August 14, 2014

Incoming Mail--Tami

Card and letter from Tami in Oregon.  Her blog is A Mother's Musings.

Tami always makes her envelopes pretty.