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Thursday, December 31, 2020
The Same River Twice by Chris Offutt (library) another, "I got away from my hill-billy upbringing" story. Guy "squanders" his youth (his words), but brings it together when he gets married and has a kid.
Leave Yesterday Alone by Richard Matheson (library) an autobiographical story and the addition of a journal that Matheson kept make this very interesting.
The Cracker Factory by Joyce Rebeta-Burditt a female type "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Published in 1977, so that era of psychological treatment.
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult (library) what if you had made a different choice and it changed your life? That is basically the story. This character experiences a plane crash and survives and goes back to change her life from that choice she made in her youth.
The Writer's Library by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager (library) interviews with authors about the books that they love. I really enjoyed it and I now have a HUGE list of books to read! LOL
The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (library) I really enjoyed it. The mini series stays very true to the book. About a chess prodigy who happens to be a girl.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary (library) Reminded me a lot of a Man Called Ove. Same kind of thing, someone decides to commit suicide, but then is thwarted by life happening around them.
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham (audiobook) (library) 2 women are pregnant and one has a secret. And actually both are living lives that are a sham.
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni (library) A woman becomes a cop after her sister is abducted and missing for years. As the book begins, they find the body and the case is fresh again. I enjoyed the PNW locale.
Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara (library) The book that the movie is based on, I liked it and I want to read more John O'Hara
Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle (library) I really enjoy this author and I read everything she writes. After surviving a plane incident a woman leaves her family and goes off to reconnect with the life she left behind during college. It is about the choices we make and what would we do if we could go back and get back on that track to another life?
Monday, December 28, 2020
If you have enjoyed my postcards of Wrightsville Beach and would like to learn more about the history of this beach town, some good resources are the books “Land of the Golden River” by Lewis Philip Hall, “Cape Fear Beaches” by Susan Taylor Block and “Tide and Time: A History of Wrightsville Beach” by Virginia Whiting Kuhn. The Wrightsville Beach Museum is at 303 West Salisbury St., housed in an old beach cottage. It is a great place to visit.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Some ornaments that I collected this past year
A Nancy Drew themed star that I created myself
A gorgeous mountain on a spool
big foot in copper
Felted wool ornament