>> Sunday, August 11, 2013
Since my last update:
It was a busy week for me this week so I only read one book. I finished Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber last night. I enjoyed another visit to Cedar Cove. This new series of hers is set in a B&B in town and the stories mostly revolve around the visitors. It’s kind of Love Boat in a B&B. It’s light heartwarming stuff and just what I was in the mood for.
I’m not sure what I’m going to pick up to read next today. I have a couple out from the library that I really need to read rather than renew. I also have a couple that have been looking longingly at me from by To Be Read shelf. Then I got a copy of Night Film by Marisha Pessl in the mail the other day and I’m finding it hard to resist starting that one.
I’m feeling a bit of short attention span syndrome today so maybe I’ll start two or three and rotate among them for a few days.
On audio I’m enjoying listening to Miss Julia Renews Her Vows by Ann B. Ross narrated by Cynthia Darlow. This series is a light and humorous one and I enjoy them in audio format. It’s been great for listening to on my walks this past week.
Links I Like:
I thought this was a good addition to my weekend update last week so I’m keeping it (at least for every week I have some links to share).
- Bout of Books - I’m signed up for this weeklong event. For me it’s not so much a readathon but a week to try to read more than I normally do. There are lots of challenges, chats and giveaways planned for the week. I won’t be participating in all of them because for me the way to get more reading time is to cut back a bit on social media time but who knows. I’m leaving it flexible and mostly I’m looking forward to a week of choosing to read. Check it out – join in.
- I made this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad this week. Oh my goodness is it delicious. Makes a great side dish or lunch and it will be making regular appearances at our house.
- I mentioned my friend has revived her book blog last week but now she’s got a few posts up and you can get a feel for what her style is like. I strongly encourage you to subscribe to The Surly Bookseller. My favorite line in this post was “any book you have not read is a new book”. This is exactly why I don’t limit myself or my blog to new releases. By the way she doesn’t have a link to her Twitter profile on her blog but you can follow The Surly Bookseller on Twitter here.
We went to the zoo last week. Had a great chance to see the baby elephant Lily out playing with her older brother Sam (he’s 5).
|Sam and Lily|
Last night we went to a baseball game. We have a new local minor league team this year. The Hillsboro Hops are a class A short season team so it’s a lot of recent college grads and second year players.
It's been a very busy week at our birdfeeders.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!