Showing posts from August, 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.

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?

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. 

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…

Incoming Mail--Sue

Card from Sue in North Carolina.

Incoming Mail--Tami

Card and letter from Tami in Oregon.  Her blog is A Mother's Musings.
Tami always makes her envelopes pretty.

Incoming Mail--Barbara

Sparkly Mary Engelbreit card and letter from Barbara in South Carolina.

Incoming Mail--Sherri Kay

Envelope for card and letter from Sherri Kay in Wisconsin.

Recent Reads

Find You in the Dark (2012) and Light in the Shadows (2013) by A. Meredith Walters.  The author's experience as a counselor working with abused and troubled children and teens shines through in this two-book series about young, obsessive love and mental illness.  Although dark and emotionally difficult to read, Maggie and Clay's story is interesting and thought-provoking.  I like the fact that there are no easy answers, and the "solution" to mental illness isn't magically meeting The One any more than the road to happiness is finding The One, earning more money, or whatever goal you think you want to reach.  Books must be read together and in order.

Breath of Life by Christine Pope (2011).  While the first book in the Gaian Consortium Series, this is a short, stand-alone read.  This is basically a decent retelling of Beauty and the Beast in a futuristic, harsh setting.

Forever My Lady by Jeff Rivera (2013).  Despite the romantic title, this is really the story of a…

Incoming Mail--Jen

Cute booklet letter from Jen in Texas.
Plus stickers.