Friday, February 28, 2014

February Reading

It started a couple of years ago as a New Year's Resolution to keep track of the books I read each month. So here I am again in 2014 with a list of the books I read each month. If you subscribe to my posts, they will come directly to your email inbox --just enter your email address into the box on the right hand side of the screen. And now for the books:
Reading aboard boat, we spent a lot of time in the summer on board boats and I spent most of that time reading.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (library) Love love loved it! Recommended!!
Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell  the hero reminded me of a Holden Caulfield type.  Modernized and set in the Ozarks, so-so
The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (library) Enjoyed this one --I am not always a huge fan of the Fannie Flagg books. But loved Fried Green Tomatoes and Loved this one too
One Summer by Bill Bryson (library) love Bryson's books, enjoyed this one alot!!
Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen (library) loved this memoir related to the food in her life
The Affair by Lee Child only one more Jack Reacher book to go!! (and this one was so-so, not my favorite)
American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser --This is my Flashback book this month, I must have read this a dozen times. Loved it and loved the movie A Place in the Sun with Elizabeth Taylor, based on the book.
A Wanted Man by Lee Child Hurrah, my last Jack Reacher, and I really liked this just waiting for Lee Child to write some more ;-)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson I had not read this one in years
The Railway Man by Eric Lomax (library)  WWII POW story and they have made this into a movie with Colin Firth
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (library) witches and vampires and demons...recommended to me, but it was just okay, some might like it more than I did
The House Girl by Tara Conklin a slavery story, I liked the old stuff better than the modern stuff, I wanted more Josephine and less Lina
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (library) highly recommend. Fictional with a great historical premise. I really enjoyed it
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (library) YA Vampire thing, it was okay
Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean (library) I definitely have a reading habit :-)
Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller (library) a memoir by the daughter of hoarders, I'm cleaning the kitchen now....
Road Fever by Tim Cahill I kept recommending this one to folks, so I thought it was time to revisit it. I stick by my recommendation. Love it
The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres fun, I would read more by her
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan memoir by the daughter of a famous father and their battles with cancer

19 books read this month

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: Quirky Art

Some postcards are just interesting artwork!!

A Steampunk Owl and Brushwork Cat

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: History Lesson

Teach me about something. Show me something I have never seen before...theses postcards do that, and I love it!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: Don't be homesick!!

When I was a kid, I went to summer camp a couple of times and when I did, I would get postcards from home to keep me from being homesick. Just a note from the folks back at home to let me know that they were thinking of me. It was wonderful!

Monday, February 03, 2014

Monday's Postcards 2014: Flight Attendants

Everybody knows I love airplanes, airline memorabilia and flight attendant memorabilia, so I love to get these kinds of postcards! Thanks so much for thinking of me!!