Days Of Our Lives

It has been so busy here, I have’nt had time to post. I’ve had meetings everyday, businesswoman_-_stressed.gif and then there is the usual everyday stuff        cleaning_lady.jpe                 1823076thc.jpe.I’m afraid not much knitting has been done,  ca-knit6.jpebut I will have some to post soon. I have been reading and here are some of my Summer Reading Books.

*UNHINGED by Sarah Graves: This was one of the suggestions that Stumbling Over Chaos  gave me. I enjoyed this one , it is a quick read and I also have a couple more in this series that I checked out from the library.

*BLIND SIDE by Catherine Coulter: I broke my summer reading rule with this one as I was only going to read books by authors that I had’nt read before, but I do enjoy her books and this one was no different. After reading so many of her books I feel like I know some of the main characters.

*ISLANDS by Anne Rivers Siddons: This was a completely different type of book for me as I usually just read mysteries, but this one has everything, friendship, love, family, and that secrets can have a terrible effect on all of these. I surprised myself by enjoying this book.  Have a great day.            

         

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All About Nothing

OK so no knitting completed, lots of work in progress though. We have just been hanging out, swimming, relaxing, reading, the kids friends over playing and lots of sleepovers. With 3 kids at home and all of them having sleepovers it feels like I have a kids summer camp in my house, but it has been fun. Now to reading, my summer reading goal was to read only works by authors I had never read, I’m proud to say I have kept this goal (although I have been tempted many times by my fav authors). I get my books in the library mainly, so last week I went with my kids to our local library with my list in hand. This list was comprised of all the suggestions you have posted on my blog, thank-you. D#1 came out with a bigger bag of books than me, it seems like that is the one and only gene she got from me, her love of reading. She is only 8, and sometimes I have to limit the amount of time she reads. She will curl up in a chair and read for hours. Anyway I have’nt started my bag of books yet, as I bought about 10 books on clearance in one of the book stores, so I’ve been reading those first.

1) WINDFALLS by Jean Hegland: Completely different from what I normally read. It’s about 2 pregnant teenage girls, the choices they make and how it affects their lives.Their stories are interwoven, and eventually they meet. It is a profound look at motherhood, choices we make, and the impact we can have on one another. I enjoyed this one.

2)NIGHT FALL by Nelson DeMille:  Conspiracy at the highest level centered around a TWA flight exploding in midair. Full of suspense and action but the ending left me hanging in midair.

3)The First 48 by Tim Green: Corruption, revenge and kidnapping. This was a slow read for me, I just could’nt get into it. It was kinda all over the place.

4)LAWYERED TO DEATH by Michael Biehl: Murder and curruption which is considered business savvy in large organisations. Attorney Karen Hayes has to defend her client first from a sexual harassment suit, and then the murder of his wife. It was a quick read, has many twists and surprises, keeps you guessing.

Finally, BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell

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This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. I have been reading it to my daughters this summer. We finished it this weekend, they too seem to have enjoyed it as much as me. Well thats all for now, hopefully I’ll have some knitting on the next post. Have a great day.

Books and more Books

I finished A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber, it was a quick, fun read. Here’s the next 2 books I’m going to read. Not sure which one I’m going to read first. Now if only I could knit and read at the same time.

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Summer break bliss is still here, grocery shopping with the kids was not the horror I imagined. I even wondered if they were really my kids. Time to bring them for a swim, they would spend hours in the water, it sure does tire them out. Have a great day.

ANGELS & DEMONS

No I’m not talking about my kids, Angels & Demons by Dan Brown is the first book I’m going to read for the Summer Reading 2006.

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My kids joined their local library’s summer reading program too, so it looks like everyone will be reading. They get prizes for every hour of reading they do, so its a great incentive for them.