Sooooo…it’s Monday…it’s snowing…it’s making me lazy. I want to walk outside but I would need to haul out my Uggs, my mittens and my newly knitted scarf. It’s overwhelming!
View from our yard…
I bought these shoes in black. When I can actually wear them is the big question…but the big old bows just called my name! I think I am in the midst of a big shoe fetish. When I buy a pair for me I get Den a pair…except for the bow ones…of course!
What I am reading now…I am dabbling among all three of these but now I am all in to The Advice Column Murders…even though I didn’t read the two that came before it…this one is very good…a murder next door and a very investigative/nosy neighbor. I don’t want a serious book right now. My spelling of nosy doesn’t look right…
What came from NetGalley…loved the first Vanderbeekers so much! A big wonderful multiracial family living in NYC…it’s one of my faves…and now there is a second one…yum! I have to tell you again that I love MG books! They are so hopeful and forgiving! Just look at the beautiful cover of The Orphan Band Of Springdale!
What came from Edelweiss…more lovely luscious beautiful books! I can’t choose just one and I can’t say no so I just pile them on and read as much as I can until this system doesn’t work for me any more…I am not organized, I read what I want, I hate deadlines…I have decided that my blog and my thoughts and my reviews are reasonably BOHO…the way I am. Sigh! I love Alex Gray…I want to read Honey Moon quickly and Three Days Missing sounds incredible.
From the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie comes Three Days Missing, a gripping and captivating novel of suspense about two mothers in a race to save a missing child.
How good does that sound?
I still can’t link from WP…I am finished trying to figure it out! I know the steps but it doesn’t link to the right post…incredibly annoying!
A good thing?
I often think of the stacks of books I would have to deal with if I didn’t love my Kindle Oasis so much.
But this week there was a book in the mail from Random House! A real book…not sure I remember how to hold a real book…and I can’t tap a word to find the meaning of it…yikes!
Yesterday…Easter Sunday…I can’t deny it’s sadness…when I was little it was one of the happy days when all of my cousins came to our house because my grandmother lived with us. Her bedroom was so lovely…handmade coverlets and throws and she had a little corner with a statue of Jesus where she would say her prayers every night. If we we lucky she would let me or my sister Paula spend the night in her room…all snuggled under handmade puffy quilts and throws…she was our baby sitter…and our protector when our mom was upset with us. Every time she went shopping she would always bring us presents. My grandmother made yummy big fat donuts and Polish cookies and an awful beet soup that I would never touch. I claimed her as more mine than any of her other grandchildren. She belonged to me! Our town was small and quaint and walkable…she had so many friends. When she was invited out for coffee or tea I would get to walk her there…I was always armed with a big book and I would sit and read and listen to her talk to her friends…sometimes in Polish…I loved it! I had goofy hair and big glasses and white ankle sox that fell down into my shoes but all of her friends fed me cookies and clucked about how much I read. I don’t know if it’s because of cancer I get sad at Easter or it’s just life in general. I don’t get to see my brothers very much and that’s sad, too. When my parents were alive we saw everyone all of the time but that time is past. My mom died on Palm Sunday so nothing about Easter is comforting to me…I just want it over with. It was dim and dismal yesterday…and snow today…and I think I am talking myself into a slump. But not to worry…I can and will talk myself out of it…soon. Sometimes a little sadness is a good thing? Sigh!
Ok…off to unslump and walk and then read.