Friday, June 8, 2007

Congrats on 50, Kate Walker

Kate Walker's having an international blog party to celebrate 50 books! Join in the fun and get in touch with favorite authors from all over the world!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Finally, Da Vinci

I may be the last person on earth who hasn't read The Da Vinci Code, and I'm finally catching up with the rest of the world. My girlo recommended it a couple of years ago, but for some reason, I've just put it off. Recently, another friend suggested it with the same enthusiasm so I'm finally wading in. I'm trying to resist losing myself in it because I have this deadline, but I definitely have to put it out of reach during work time.

I love amazing ideas like this. In fact, under ideas I have envied, I'd have to add Terminator and Medium, ideas that challenge the "facts" we accept.

But, speaking of work... Tonight, I'm a night owl!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Must-Read Book

Last week I read a most distracting book. I bought it simply because I loved the cover. I'm fascinated with the first half of the 20th century and love stories (and movies) set in those years. If you have some time to read a book you will not be able to put down, rush to find The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice. What a beautiful story--and I was hooked from page 2. In fact, I'm ready to read it again!

We chose lights for the pool deck today. I'm intimidated by any form of decorating. I love to do it, but I'm never sure we don't have the worst taste in the world. You know? When you're looking for a house and you visit, and you ask yourself--after the shock begins to dull--"What are these people thinking?" That may be my house.

Gotta get some work done. I'm feeling a little like I'm decorating this book, come to think of it. I always hit the no-confidence wall head on!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The slogging blogster

I'm almost embarrassed to show up again it's been so long. Still dieting. The folks behind me are having sandwiches. I'm longing for a sandwich but I'll try not to lean my chair back and snag a bite! I'm longing for a pimento cheese sandwich, and I don't even like the stuff.

Pool's almost done. My girl and I are so excited. Yay--I can't wait to swim in our own back yard!

Book's fighting back, but I've started the do-over, and this time I at least knew the characters well enough that I didn't have to do the do-over didn't five times before I could get past page 100.

So--not much else to say, cause summer days just fold into each other, don't they? I don't remember that as a child. My summers then were punctuated by Tuesdays. My grandmother never learned to drive, so on Tuesdays in the summer, my mom and Grandma and I would all go to the library, check out as many books as they'd let us haul out the door and then mosey home past my elders' favorite shopping places. My fave was the store that had both Teaberry gum and my favorite brand of sunflower seeds. Oh, those were lovely Tuesdays!