Bedside stack with yarn. Reading and knitting are two of my favorite hobbies.
Stayed up past midnight to finish - loved the book!
Ann Patchett does it again. A beautiful book with interesting, deep, and real characters that stay with you. Maeve and Danny are siblings that grow up in a beautiful mansion, only to be thrown out by their stepmother shortly after the death of their father. This is also the story of their mother, who is mostly absent through the book, but her choices leave marks on everyone she loves.
Highly recommend this one!
These four books have been on my nightstand for too long. I‘m going to try to finish them before the end of the year. Reading Britt-Marie today - I set it down so long ago that I don‘t even remember where I left off!
I had this book on my list for several months. I‘m not sure why I waited so long to read it - SO GOOD! The characters read like real people and I kept looking up the inspiration and photos from the 70s. Really loved the story and the documentary format of the characters being interviewed. Highly recommend!
Cooking my way through A Homemade Life - today was the butternut squash and pear soup with vanilla bean infused cream. A feel like a full-on rock star - this is so so so good! Made with my own homemade veggie stock and I added a little pumpkin I had left from making muffins. Excuse me while I eat a vat of soup! 😋
Our local library has been closed for remodeling and just reopened this weekend. I went with my bookclub friends to check out the new space and OF COURSE checked out a few books. A BRAND NEW NEVER BEEN CHECKED OUT COPY!!! I‘m so happy just holding it!
My dog wants me to put down my book and pay attention to him.... but it‘s so good! It took me awhile to figure it out, but now I am really interested in the story.
This book is a very slow start. Too many characters to keep track of, and a whole world to figure out. Add to that a dead child, a missing child, and the end of the world.
I‘m not even 100 pages in and I‘m not sure I‘ll make it.
At least I have today off to read! Happy Labor Day 🇺🇸
Wow. Read this in one day. I haven‘t done that in a long while. I laughed at the flirty new romance at the beginning of the book, then got sucked in by Lily‘s story. So good.
And now it‘s past midnight and I have to work tomorrow. Great. I‘ll need the venti latte for sure!
A quiet morning.
I am enjoying this book! It reminds me of Handmaid‘s Tale, with long descriptions of domestic life. It‘s also very introspective, with dual narrative from Grace Marks and her psychologist, Dr. Jordan. Fascinating since it is based on real events!
I spent the weekend devouring this book. It‘s fascinating! Anyone tried intermittent fasting?
I put my #audible on hold for 90 days, but not before I spent all my credits! Which one to listen to first? Such a great problem to have!
Re-reading The Rossetti Letter for my bookclub and knitting this hat with my favorite yarn, Malabrigo Rios.
The story of Leni, a young girl who moves with her parents to Alaska to live off the land. I hated this book because Leni‘s dad suffered from PTSD and was violent and abusive, and Leni‘s mom was a victim. However, I loved the twists in the story, the cast of characters, and the setting of Alaska. This picture is from my recent trip to Alaska. It is beautiful there, perfect for daydreaming about escaping your life.
A bright, cool morning.
Sitting outside with my coffee and my dogs.
Starting a new book.
This book ticked all the boxes for me - interesting characters, secrets, mystery, and a little teenage romance. I did figure out part of it in the middle, but not the whole thing until the very end. Nicely done! (Finished reading this afternoon while my dog took a nap. I‘m happy to be back at home!)
I was in Seattle this weekend! I flew home today (to Southern California) and started this book on the plane. Hooked already! I‘ll read while I do all the vacation laundry tomorrow 🤓
The library on our cruise ship is beautiful. I just love looking at it! Celebrity cruise to Alaska this week with my family - loaded up six books on my kindle! Might be enough...
Victoria (the main character) is bounced around from foster home to group home until she turns 18. What‘s next? And why is she so seriously damaged? And how does she know so much about flowers?
I enjoyed this book, but in the middle I thought it might break me, but then the story turned and I liked the ending.