Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday's Fancies?

More of my flowers around the deck...

A close up of the pots...we tried to put some mosquito repellent plants in the pots since we are so close to the pond! But basically we just overstuff them and let them go crazy!
The only things we put in the ground...tons of wave petunias...have been grazed, eaten and devoured! By baby bunnies?
Some freed from school little boys on scooters racing around the pond caused the ducks to flee into the pond!

This book has started out really great...hopefully it will stay that way!



I am out of here until Monday!

Enjoy your week end!




Thursday, June 9, 2016

We Got Ducks And Lots Of Them!

This is our back yard...nearest to the pond!
The top part of this photo contains baby geese...the bottom...ducks...we see them walking every where! In the driveway and in the front yard! We are overrun with ducks. They are really sweet ducks!

Finished this and I really don't know what to tell you about it! I reviewed it and I am still thinking about it. A disastrous relationship that somehow seems right? It was good just sort of different...I think...probably not for the timid...just teasing!

Up next...

Okie dokie...

Off to finish off a few chores and treat myself to a few Diagnosis Murder episodes! Get this...I was lucky enough to catch the Christmas Special the other day...Dick Van Dyke's entire family was singing! Thrilling! Heeheehee!

I might be binge watching Murder She Wrote next or perhaps even Hart To Hart!


I truly don't know how this happened to me! Oh yes! Netflix!




Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday's Whimsies!

A few of my flowers! I had to dash outside in between bouts of rain!

I love Spring Rolls! These are Spring Roll Bowls from SkinnyTaste!

Plus I get to use my complicated spiralizer!

Try saying Spring Roll Bowls three times fast!

Just starting this! It's rumored to be "magical, smart, witty, hilarious, raunchy and irrisitible"...all of these descriptive words are from the back cover.

Off to read...




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

More Book Thoughts...


The Graces was really an awesome book. It sort of reminded me of the witchy books of Deborah Harkness...which I loved...only we need to subtract 10 to 15 years off of the characters in The Graces. And kind of expect them to be moody..slam doors and wear tons of eye makeup.

So...I sort of stepped away from my book schedule today and spent most of my day reading this cozy mystery. Maggie Dove is a mystery writer who hasn't written a book in twenty years. She lives in a sweet town on the Hudson River...teaches Sunday seriously can't get more cozy than that...and has to deal with an obnoxious neighbor who wants to cut down her beloved oak tree. Quirky characters and fun writing made me devour this one! It's at NetGalley if you are interested!

That's all for me today...Den is making dinner tonight and I am sort of relaxing!




Monday, June 6, 2016

My Bookish Ways!

Reading this and loving it...but I am in the mood for YA Fantasy and lots of it!

A small town outside of London, a family of witches, and a girl who desperately wants to be in this family...lovely writing and a great story and of course their are tons of secrets in Book One of this trilogy!

Plus every Grace girl wears incredible Indie clothes...and has arms filled with lovely bracelets...sigh!


New books!

These are from various publishers through NetGalley!

From Amazon...

“Sometimes there is a novel so strange and beguiling it makes you give up your world for another world, all the while that you are reading it. Such a story is Tiffany McDaniel’s tale of an enchanted boy―who might be the devil―welcomed into a family with no right to their name, Bliss. It will frighten you, and charm you, and break your heart if you allow it . . . and you will allow it, because once this world has hold of you, it won’t let you go.” ―Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author The Deep End of the Ocean and Two if by Sea...

'Dear Amy sets up a terrific, tricky premise and then delivers the suspense thriller readers hope for-a tense plot, imaginative twists, and smart writing' Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestselling Black-Eyed Susans

“An original and entirely authentic love story…Midge Raymond takes us, physically and emotionally, into an unfamiliar world—a world that has much to teach us…It's a mature novel, one that recognizes that love is seldom simple or exclusive, and that the things that bring us together can also keep us apart.” (Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect )

Praise for State of Wonder:

“An engaging, consummately told tale.” (New York Times)

“Emotionally lucid. . . . Patchett is at her lyrical best when she catalogues the jungle.” (The New Yorker)

“This is surely the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer.” (Washington Post)

“The book is serious, but also so pleasurable that you hope it won’t end.” (NPR)

“Extraordinary. . . . Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can’t do?” (Boston Globe)

Off I go!