I'm a stay-at-home mother of two. Despite the insanity of my life, I always find time to read...it is my outlet and my passion. I also love to cook and appreciate a good glass (or bottle) of wine. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Sunday folks! Our first week in Indiana was a combination of action and laziness, which is fine by me. At the beginning of the week, we spent a couple of days at Turkey Run State Park, a beautiful and small park with rugged hiking trails that wind their way along creeks (pronounced "cricks" here) and under large rock formations. I grew up camping and hiking here, and I'm always nostalgic when I come back. But then there was the HEAT. I never knew I could be so totally disgusted with myself. But I guess somehow I have to work off all that butter I put on my sweet corn. We also did some horseback riding. We came back home exhausted.
After that, it was all sloth...watching movies, reading, sleeping. Aaaaahhhhh. My daughter has decided she wants to ride horses somewhere beyond a trail, so we found her a place to take a few lessons before we go back home. We also drug ourselves off our duffs and went to see Harry Potter on Friday. So bittersweet to see it all end. And the part when Snape's memories are revealed in the pensieve? Just freaking RIPPED my heart out truly. *sigh* Snape is love.
Yesterday my husband flew up to spend a few days with us. We had to take him on an obligatory shopping spree for Purdue merchandise, and he had to test-drive my dad's Corvette. Those were his goals upon visiting. We started the dialogue of MAYBE spending Thanksgiving at our favorite beach in the panhandle. We are having a yearning.
So what of my reading frenzy? I finished Wendy Wax's "Ten Beach Road", which as I said last week, is what one needs on a summer vacation. Then I read "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty for the August Skype book club. Did you know that this was an Amy Einhorn book? I loved the story down to the tips of my toes. I obsessively read...I couldn't stop. No reason for the fervor to stop, so I picked up Gayle Forman's "If I Stay", read it in a day and now am finishing up the sequel "Where She Went". Methinks I'm going to need a Nesbo fix after that.
Audio has been less frenetic. That is the way on family vacations I think. My audio time has been isolated to my walks, so it has been a slower pace. I did finish "Clara & Mr. Tiffany" by Susan Vreeland, and I'll warn you that there will be some gushing with this one. Now I am several discs into "Faith" by Jennifer Haigh, a book that people have been raving about.
So how is it going for everyone today? Anything exciting going on, or good books that you are reading?