Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: Postcards from Mom

My mom sent me these postcards from a trip to Madrid and from Wrightsville Beach to remind me of home!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday's Postcards 2014: Holiday Inn

When I was a little girl, we only had one car and we would drive to the airport in Wilmington, NC to pick up and drop off my Dad when he would go fly a trip. At night, the neon lights from the Holiday Inn sign would fascinate me! I would beg to go along just to see the starburst lights on the Holiday Inn Sign. So these postcards remind me of those night time trips to the airport when I was 4 years old. I got them from relatives traveling in the 1970's.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Monday's Postcards 2014: Postcards from Ex-Boyfriends

Before Ryan, I did date other boys and they would send me postcards from their travels too!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

September Reading

Yeah, I was a teenager and wore a bikini while tanning in the islands....and I read a lot too!

Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear (library) a Maisie Dobbs I liked the mystery and I am not sure about the direction that Maisie is going with her personal life....will have to see how the author addresses this in more books
Double Feature by Owen King (library) Stephen King's son a very good book! Lots of talent in that family
Longbourn by Jo Baker (library) Pride and Prejudice, the Downstairs version!! Love love love it!!!
Philomena by Martin Sixsmith I saw the movie first. The book has a lot more about her son. And less about her search for him... It really was more about him I thought, so this title is a little misleading I think. It was more about his struggle with his identity and his search for her. I think the original title of the book was The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, which is more accurate.
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson just made into a movie with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. It was pretty good, but I predicted the ending
The Book of You by Claire Kendal (library) great if you like Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) you might check this out. About a girl and her stalker
I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy (library). Great book about a bigamist. When his wives find out about each other they ban together to kill him.
The Rubber Band by Rex Stout (library)I am finding these Nero Wolfe Mysteries pretty convoluted 
A Death in Summer by Benjamin Black (library) more from this author
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear (library) Ms. Winspear does like her Suffragettes. And if you are a foodie, you might enjoy this one.  A husband and wife exchange letters during WWI.  She describes meals to raise his spirits.
You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried by Susannah Gora (library) About the "Brat Pack" and movies by John Hughes that shaped the 80's Loved this book and really enjoyed it.
Sammy Keyes and The Kiss Goodbye by Wendelin Van Draanen The last Sammy Keyes book.
Baggage Claim by David E Talbert (library) Made into a movie, about a single flight attendant looking for love
Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell. (Library)  fictional story about author Shirley Jackson. I liked it
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (library) interesting about a poor girl spending the summer with the rich family of her college roommate....

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday's Postcards 2014: Greetings from Letterboxers

My letterboxing friends send me postcards from all over the country! Maryland and Oregon represented here!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday's Postcards 2014: So Exotic!!

Some of my friends get to the most exotic places!!

Iceland and the Far East!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday's Postcards 2014: My Grandmothers

My Grandmother Arkebauer did not travel as much as my Granny, but she did make it to Munich to send me this postcard. Granny sent me so many cards from so many places, and this one is from Cypress Gardens, Florida