Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I am still reading the book I "teased" about last week  -- Aunt Dimity's Death.  However, I have also started a non-fiction book called Heaven is for Real:  A Little Boy's Astounding Story by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. 
In the passenger seat, Sonja turned so that she could see our son, whose car seat was parked behind mine.  I pictured his blond crew cut and his sky blue eyes shining in the dark.  "Do you remember the hospital, Colton?  Sonja said.  "Yes, Mommy, I remember," he said.  "That's where the angels sang to me."

So, there it is -- my Teaser  Tuesdays.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Musing

It is Monday Musing time over at Should Be Reading so here I go.  The question is "Describe the last time you were stumped for something to read and you took measures to remedy  that -- either by going to the bookstore, the library or shopping elsewhere.  What book did you choose?  Did it get you out of the your slump?"

I have been an avid reading ever since I learned how to read.  My parents bought me books on a regular basis and we went to the library regularly as well.  I don't remember having this problem but once.  It was when I was first married, in 1972.  Being before cable, DVD's, VCR's, internet, etc. I filled my spare time with needlework and reading.  It didn't take too long to clean that tiny apartment so I had quite a bit of time when I wasn't working.  Well, one evening I found myself bored out of my mind -- nothing on tv or new sewing projects and, for the first time that I could remember, I found myself without a book.  So, I grabbed the new hubby and headed for the grocery store around the corner and grabbed a paperback book.  I don't remember the title but I remember it was a Larry McMurtry work. Yes, it got me past the slump and it taught me to never be without at least one book to read. Of course, these days, it is really easy to have a book with you at all times thanks to e-readers, computers, ipads, even iphones.  So, that is how I solved the problem.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Teaser Tuesday

I am behind -- on everything and tonight I have just emerged from the "safe room" aka the bathroom as we watch tornadoes plague North Texas.  Nothing quite like hearing hail pound the roof and tornado sirens while you sit in the bathtub with the computer watching doppler weather.  Such an exciting Tuesday evening.

So, it is time for another Tuesday Teaser and I think you will enjoy this one.  It is from "Aunt Dimity's Death" by Nancy Atherton.  This is a nice little mystery series which I began in the middle of the series -- just my style.  So, after I finished the first book that I read I decided to start the series with the first book.  It is a page turner -- sort of a grown up Nancy Drew -- and I am enjoying it immensely.  Let's see if my teaser can get you to take a look at the series.

"There was no way Bill could have known about Reginald.  Not even Meg knew about Reginald.  Having a stuffed bunny as a confidant isn't something a thirty-year-old woman readily admits to.  But someone had known about him.  Someone who needed to get my attention.  I put the shoebox back into the wardrobe and gently closed the door.  I descended the staircase in slow motion, stopped at the doorway of the study, and peeked in.  The fire was snapping, the rain was drumming, a book  of some sort was lying on the ottoman, and Reginald was sitting beside it.  He had moved."

Okie doke -- nothing like a little mystery there -- it is good -- check it out.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

W.W.W. Wednesdays from Should Be Reading

Three questions for W. W. W. Wednesdays

1.  What are you currently reading?  I am currently reading "Family Affair" by Debbie Macomber.  It is very short -- I should be finished -- very light romance -- I should be finished -- and it is about a cat -- should be finished as it is only 100 pages!

2.  What have I just finished reading?  I just finished "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane".  Great book, couldn't put it down.  Just goes to show that sometimes you can just a book by its cover -- especially if you read the synopsis on the cover!

3.  What will you read next?  I will be reading Aunt Dimity Snowbound by Nancy Atherton.  Have sort of already started it but haven't really gotten into it because of the cat book -- I am not able to read two books at one time -- I failed multi tasking a LONG time ago.

Wordless Wednesday 4 May 2011