Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: State Pride

Some folks are very proud of their states!! I got these cards from friends who live in Kentucky and Georgia

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: Caves

Here are a couple of postcards from caves and/or caverns...what is the difference anyway? And you know what, these also count as places I have NEVER been! Thanks you guys for these cards
From Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota

This week, this post is very timely because I hope to visit Colossal Cave in Arizona!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: Zoo and Aquarium

I get lots of postcards from Zoos and Aquariums!

The North Carolina Zoo and the Monterrey Aquarium are represented here with these postcards.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Monday's Postcard 2014: Places I have not been YET

Hard to believe, such great destinations here in the USA!! And I have still not been

maybe this will be the year!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

March 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:
Surly Teenager Reading...(and if I am not mistaken, that is Flowers in the Attic that I am reading in this photo!!)

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson  given to me by a passenger, this is a Longmire novel (made into a series for A and E TV) so there are more and I really liked it, so I will be getting more from this author. He has been called Louis L'Amour with attitude.
The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell (library) a crime story in a small town, the author also wrote Winter's Bone
The Martian by Andy Weir (library ebook) loved it, highly recommend!! an astronaut stranded on Mars
A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith (library) enjoyed it and recommend it. a mother who lost a son in WWI goes to visit his grave in France
The Wild Girl by Jim Fergus (library) loved it.  I think I liked it even better than 1,000 white women.
Scruples by Judith Krantz this is my Flashback book this month and my edition is dog-earred and was read multiple times. definitely a guilty pleasure :-)
Death Without Company by Craig Johnson (library) enjoyed it and will continue reading this author
Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (library) YA about suicide and I enjoyed it
Stories by O'Henry a collection of short stories by O'Henry love these!
The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit (library) I really liked it but the writing style is a little gimmicky
Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson (library) another Longmire novel
Dark Horse by Craig Johnson (library) really liked this one!! recommend to my horse loving friends
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin  thanks Suzi for letting me have this one, enjoyed it
Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus (library) I enjoyed it and I'll be looking for more by this author
Assignment in Brittany by Helen MacInnes (library).  This book as written in 1942!!! And it is a fun spy novel.  I am just discovering Helen MacInnes
The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen (library) A YA time travel/holocaust story
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (library) I thought this one was fun !
The Giver by Lois Lowry (library) I never read this as a kid...
Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell (library) Sad, but in a good way and it ends well
The Returned by Jason Mott (library) basis for the TV show Resurrection

20 books

For those folks who would like to read more often, the Huffington Post has an article about committing to read a book a week. This is a great goal!