Monday, March 20, 2017

A Bevy Of Books!

Over the weekend...

We watched Doctor Strange...so good...Big Little Lies...so good...and various basketball games...not so good! We were cheering for Villanova but...they lost!

Over the weekend...

We made this fish dish...so yummy with the first of the season's wild caught soho salmon...actually I think it's coho? It's called Saucy Skillet Salmon from the kitchn...

 

Over the weekend...

I finished The Simplicty Of Cider...loved it but I loved it while it annoyed me. First annoyance...character names...Sanna? Einers? How are those pronounced? Sheesh! Second annoyance...what father does not tell his 10 year old son that his mother just died? But instead takes him on a trip to prolong his childhood...and then decides to work in an apple orchard. Double Double sheesh! And yet I still loved this book!

Over the weekend...

I started this one...I loved this author's last book so hopefully this one will follow in its footsteps.

Over the weekend I organized a few of my newest books...

This one is from Edelweiss.

Description from Amazon...

"New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to her beloved Isle of Palms to tell the poignant, charming story of two women, one summer, and one very special beach house."

This is also from Edelweiss.
Description from Amazon...

"From the author of the acclaimed Jinx trilogy comes a spellbinding fantasy, perfect for fans of the School for Good and Evil series, about a young heroine fighting to save a world that would dare to tame her."

This is Edelweiss, too.
Description from Amazon...

"Spindle Fire is a lush fantasy set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines."

This one is from NetGalley.
Description from Amazon...

"A sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California"

This is from NetGalley.
Description from Amazon...

"Many women have walked the line between career and love, family and self. Raintree handles the balance with grace and wisdom. Her writing is clear and crisp, the emotion raw and without melodrama. From family secrets to heartbreaking lost love, the characters felt like old friends by the end. Highly recommended." -New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti


This interesting looking one is from Amazon.

“Beguiling . . . Longworth evokes the pleasures of France in delicious detail—great wine, delicious meals, and fine company.” —Publishers Weekly

Today...

As soon as Roxie leaves my lap I am joining Den for some time in the basement...he is putting together shelves...I am working out and also randomly opening bins to look for a missing blue quilt. It makes no sense at all that it's missing...all quilts go into the same place all of the time! I have the pillow shams but the quilt is missing! Repeated requests to St. Anthony...the Saint of lost stuff...have not made my quilt reappear! Sigh!

Has this ever happened to you? You know where something is supposed to be but it's just not there?

Hugs,

Patty

 

17 comments:

  1. Oh, yummy food! I am also eager to get The Widow of Wall Street, and Beach House for Rent.

    I wanted Woman No. 17, which sounds so good...but so did her other book, California, which I just didn't like enough to finish.

    Maybe I should give her another chance?

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Hmmm...I do love giving an author another try!

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  2. Salmon and saucy sauce to me do not go together. I almost always have to have some lemon based sauce to go with my salmon.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean but coho salmon was whiter and lighter so it worked really well but I would make this fish again with a white fleshy fish...it was really good. The sauce cried out for chunks of French bread for dipping...whoopsie...sorry! We had fresh bread from our neighborhood bakers.

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  3. That dish looks so yummy and with squishy tomatoes. We don't eat salmon enough here. The beach house, Miss Elliot's school, and the fae books look good. Gonna check them out.
    Thank you for your comments about the tween's jumper. She's wearing it today which makes me really happy!

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    1. We had two boxes of tiny tomatoes on the Vine...the fish was amazing!

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  4. And yes, I am one who needs to keep her hands busy. I know some ppl listen to an audiobook while walking. I love how it's a great accompaniment to my knitting. Hope you're having a good day.

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  5. It really bugs me when I'm unsure of how to pronounce a name. It's an unnecessary distraction. I'm really hoping to get a chance to read the new MAM book. I enjoy her books. When I was a kid I always said a prayer to St. Anthony when something went missing ;-)

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    1. I still can't find my quilt! I think I put it in a bin in the basement...I just have to open all of them in an orderly fashion to find it. I need to pray harder.

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  6. The Simplicity of Cider sounds quirky but in a good one. I hate when something's missing like that!

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  7. Are you going to do the A-Z challenge? You could do books! About that quilt? St. Anthony does help. Really.

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    1. I have a difficult time sticking to challenges.

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  8. Yes, it is coho... and it looks delicious!! I don't know Mary Alice Monroe had a new book. She's always so much fun.

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    1. From Weggieman's...of course! Are you home?

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    2. No, in FL until early May. There's still a ton of snow up in our neck of the woods!!
      (took a reading/blogging break for longer than I intended)

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