Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Deja Vu All Over Again and Let the New Year's Reading Begin

Meet H and C.  They are "best friends".  Their mothers, B and C, were best friends at the same age.  C looks just like her mother and H looks just like hers so, for me, it is like deja vu all over again! They were at my house yesterday afternoon visiting and they were so much fun to watch.  This was the best moment!

H (on the left) and C -- New Year's Eve 2014

New Year's Eve was spent at home.  We enjoyed a chuck roast I had put in the crock pot almost twenty four hours earlier and I can't tell you how good it tasted.  I had roasted veggies and scalloped potatoes with it.  After dinner we settled down to a bowl game -- Texas A&M vs Duke University.  I only watched with one eye because I had already started on my 2014 Reading Challenge.

I am drawing my books from four sources -- The Elm Creek Series, The Aunt Dimity Series, my Nook queue and the Nancy Drew series.  I also have a couple of biographies to enjoy as well.  The first book I am starting with is one from my Nook -- I am just starting with the first in the alphabetical library list.  However, with that said, I am dismissing any that may have sounded like a good idea when I acquired them but no longer hold any interest for me.  I have no plan to spend my time reading books I am not interested in just because I have them.

The book is "90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper.  It is a short book, less than 200 pages and it is packed with a painful account of how Mr. Piper was in a horrific automobile accident, sustained horrific injuries, died for 90 minutes and came back to tell the tale.  I don't know why I am chosing to read a book with so much pain involved but I can't put it down.  Do I believe that he actually saw heaven?  I don't know yet but his story sounds an awful lot like the one my brother in law has retold when he had a heart attack a year ago.  So, I will continue and review when I am done.

I am not good at reading more than one book at a time but I think I am going to jump into the John Lennon biography.

I never had a favorite Beatle but I now I think that John Lennon is the most interesting.  Of course, I still believe in the Paul Is Dead Conspiracy so what do I know?

I did buy a new book for my personal library.  I have read quite a few Dorothea Benton Frank books and have decided to add them to my own bookshelves.  So, when I visited Half Price Books a couple of days ago I picked up a brand new copy of "Folly Beach" for only $5.98.  I listened to this book on audio book for my 2013 challenge but I might just have to read the actual book.

So, that is the beginning of my new year.  Relaxing day reading and stitching today, dinner with daughter tonight and getting on with the rest of my life tomorrow.

Have a good one!