Saturday, July 20, 2013

No Longer "Betwixted"...LOL!

Finally honing in on the book that perfectly suits me to a the cure for being befuddled about what to read...this one remains yummy...I am nearly finished with it.

Up next? I think any of these...hopefully all of them...

My goal is to have these finished by that I can read three of my own...
I read everything Elin Hildebrand writes...I don't even care what they are about or what reviewers say...

I have to read this one by J.K.Rowling!

Maine! Blueberries! know me so well!

Buona Lettura!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Betwixt And Between...

Have you ever not known what you wanted to read next? I am at that spot...I am not in the mood for anything so I am starting and stopping. I hate starting and stopping...I rarely do that...and when I do...I seriously hate it. I am not a starter stopper...I am a read one good/ great book at a timer!

Actually...I am reading this...sort of Southern...and really good...I am quite happy and content reading it! It suits me now. There have been some sad parts begins in the 1920's South...and lots of people weren't exactly nice then...and some pigs were turned into ham...and a little boy tried to buy fabric for his sister that was reserved for "whites only" and his grandfather has to hide him and send him away to relatives in the North so he stays safe...and now I am in the 1970's South...where a sweet little boy likes glitter and pink and is teased by others...and teased by his brother because he iced cupcakes with pink icing and his dad said that he meant to "make them red but didn't add enough food coloring" as a way to protect we know where this is headed... The writing is lovely...just sweetly lovely.

I hate to say it again...but it is so hot! I have no clue what to make for dinner...Den was gone until yesterday so I mostly ate lettuce sandwiches and cucumber cooling and so good! Today is supposed to be the most intense day of heat! We actually had a "brown out" last night. Everything electrical stopped instantly! Amazing!

Buona Lettura!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Did You Know...Part 2...

Did you know...

that the dress that I craved all summer long and thought I totally missed out on...miraculously came back to Free People? Is it scary that they let me know it was back? I love clothes way too much...way too much...and I love Free People...way too much...when I am 90 I still want to shop!

Did you know...

that Bucket Bags are back? I have two from years ago...see Den? You don't have to give everything away! There is a reason to hold on to some things!

I actually have a sort of gold colored one and this black one. I love finding things!

I really need to make one of our extra bedrooms into a closet...OMG...such a great idea!

Did you know...

that I just now finished this book? Quite unputdownable...whew!

Did you know...

that Lucy rarely spits, hisses or growls at Roxie any more? But Roxie maintains a healthy lingering respect/fear of Lucy...the problem is that Roxie's next move will be a roll onto Lucy...and then they will chase each other!

Here is what I am reading next...I think...

Buona Lettura!

Did You Know?

Did you know...

that a Kindle Single has been released by Amor Towles and Penguin to sort of further tell Eve's story? I just read it and it's wonderful...I only wish I remembered more of Rules...sigh...that's a side effect of my over reading! Lol! But the story starts out in a lovely way with a woman on a train...and it's quite yummy!

Did you know that... won this! Email me and it will be sent to you!

Did you know that...

I am reading a scary chilling yummy sort of knuckle biting mystery? The kind that you just can't put down? The kind where a creepy character who had a totally dysfunctional childhood comes back to town with an agenda that involves murdering almost everyone...OMG...this book is freaking me out! I haven't read a book by this author in ages...this one rocks!

Off to water and get some food...

Buona Lettura!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


This book was originally published in 1986 and has recently been rereleased by the author. It's been described in this way...

From the Back Cover...

Whether Macgregor is describing Geelong, the cold recesses of Westminster Abbey, the voodoo trail in Haiti, or buttering crumpets in Mullumbimby, the flowing assuredness of his prose sucks the reader in...
John Macgregor won the Adelaide Festival National Manuscript Award for Propinquity and there is plenty of evidence here is a talent worth watching. Escapism with intelligence.
Andrew Stokes, The Australian

Of course you can find it at Amazon! What can't be found at Amazon? It is in my reading is different enough to appeal to me!

Have you ever been sort of between books...even for a minute? I read this late into the's such a sad profound series but I think I have to stop at the second book...for now...

Now is my time to totally switch out for a fantasy or book that can carry me away and that I don't have to think about!

I need some witches, wizards, slightly evil plots of world dominance by an evil being...talking helpful animals and other slightly odd yet kind creatures and maybe...just maybe...we need to toss in a fairie or two! Werewolves with a good streak and kindly vampires will be considered! Yum!

Buona Lettura!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hot! Hot! Hot!

The rainy days are gone...for a while...and now we are smack dab in the midst of a heat alert...temps in the 100's? And our lovely East Coast high humidity! The air is so thick and wet that you almost can not breathe.

Plus after so much rain...I will need to actually go outside and water! My pots will dry out in seconds.

This weather cries out for early watering and tons of glasses of iced tea and water and salads for dinner! Cold crisp chilled salads! And Popsicles! Yum!

I love to get anything I need to do done early so my day is free to read...and watch Big Brother After Dark...sigh! And now I am slightly hooked on The Hero...double sigh!

I am in a YA kind of reading mood...and Edelweiss had a plethora of irresistible are a few titles! Love you, Edelweiss!

I "borrowed" this from Amazon Prime and it was so wrenching...Emma struggles with an the first book...and there is healing of a sort in the second book and there is a third book,'s called The Breathing Series. I can't put down the second book now...

Stay cool!

Buona Lettura!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sundays! I Love Them!

Ok...I didn't go to church this morning...we had dinner at a friend's house last night and we were tired. I was lazy and I woke up with this little one snuggled in my arms...she totally put herself there...little tiny head on my pillow and everything! Roxie are too cute!

and this little one meowowowing to get her out! Lucy Grace...I love your face!

I am the sought after object...where I go they go...when I leave a room...they follow...we are a team! Lol! They both love and adore Den but only when I am in the room with is too funny!

Reading either this or this...I think...I finished both of the books that I needed to...and another one that I was supposed to read never came so I am in a " must read this now free zone". I must say I love it!

So...again...this or this...hmmm...both mine without strings...

Buona Lettura!