Good Morning Readers
Sitting here with a warm comforter, hot cup of coffee and 63 degree indoor temps this chilly morning. I think I need to flip the gas fireplace switch and get the chill out. Columbus Day weekend has always been a favorite weekend of mine. I am off from work on Monday, plus I'm taking Tuesday off, so a 4-day weekend makes me happy.
Yesterday dh and I took a ride to the Berkshires for some leaf peeping and a stop at the outlet malls. My (3) favorite stores: Ann Taylor, Talbots and Eddie Bauer had everything in the store on sale for either 60%, 50% or 40% off (imagine how much $$ they make when there isn't a sale). I got some great bargain and who doesn't love new clothes.
My oldest granddaughter (2.5 years-old) was a flower girl in a wedding in the Berkshires yesterday. I haven't seen all of the pictures yet, but here are a few taken with the iPhone.
sisters - October 11th 2014
precious E - 3months
Today we will be visiting my son, DIL and precious E above and will get in even more leaf peeping as they live in a beautiful wooded area with nothing but trees. Tomorrow is a trip to the apple orchards and hopefully I'll be making apple crisp tomorrow night, and then Tuesday another day trip and out for lunch somewhere or if it rains, maybe we'll go and see Gone Girl.
About a week ago I finished Jodi Picoult's new book, Leaving Time, which releases this Tuesday, and I just loved it. It's a very emotional story about a 13 year-old girl who is trying to find out what happened to her mother, a scientist who disappeared while studying the plight of elephants and their emotional attachment to their young. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive this far. This may be my favorite book of the year. No review yet, it's one I've made lots of notes on as I read.
I'm also listening Edge of Eternity (Book 3); Ken Follett which I am loving and also listening to A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron (narrated by a dog) which is good as well. I'm also reading a non fiction book called Purr Therapy; Kathy McCoy, which is making me very angry as I read. (I'll share my reasons when I review this one).
- Five Days Left; Julie Lawson Timmer (Putnam and Amazon Vine)
- Edge of Eternity; Ken Follett (Penguin Audio)
- The Mill River Redemption; Dancie Chan (Ballantine/paperback swap)
- A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and the Quest to See it All; Luke Dempsey (Bloomsbury/paperback swap)
- Love Me Back; Merritt Tierce (Doubleday/paperback swap)
Have a great weekend everyone!