Thursday, August 27, 2009

It is late,,and I am still up....

Again it is a late night and here I am posting on my blog...oh well...I am addicted to reading blogs especially book blogs..I love seeing and reading about what everyone is reading..I have gotten alot of great recommendations off of them..I finished reading Oolong Dead by Laura Childs and loved it,,,it is the 10th in the series of Tea Shop mystery books of hers...I love the characters and little tea shop she owns and the description of Charleston...and there are so many twist and turns in the story that you don't know who did it till the end..up next on the reading is a 4th in the series that I love also,,Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning the series is so good that I picked up the next in the series as soon as I finished the one right before it..If you like paranormal stories then I would highly recommend this has alot of action in it and the story line is full of surprises....

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought-and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust. As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V"lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister's diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac's greatest enemy delivers a final challenge...It's an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth-about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons...and about the world she thought she knew.

Well we have heard on some news about our move to Florida,,the paperwork for the transfer is signed and in the hands of the people that set up the move and travel section of it,,my husband heard from his new boss in Florida that he wants him down there by the 18th of Sept,,that is only 3 weeks and 2 days away...which means I have a whole bucket load of stuff to do like get our house ready to sale..I am looking forward to moving and being by the ocean...and living somewhere new...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hello my friends,

Well it is the first day of the week, and I am working today..but before I run off to work I wanted to make an entry on my blog,,I have finished reading South of Broad by Pat Conroy, and really liked it. It was my first Pat Conroy book that I read and it won't be my last. Between the characters that he built in the story and the description of Charleston South Carolina it was hard to put down to sleep..There is still no knitting or stitching going on here,,just work and hoping for a date as when we will be moving to jacksonville, Florida..

Up next on the reading list is an all time favorite author of mine. And in keeping with the Charleston scenery I will be reading the lastest book in Laura Childs Tea Shop Mystery series, called Oolong Dead, I really like this series and have grown to love the characters in it,,and on top of a cozy mystery story the description of Charleston is very inviting..if you have not read any of the Tea Shop mysteries I highly recommend them..they will have you longing to take a visit to Charleston South Carolina and a sweet bonus is she has put recipes in the back of the book,,,
Delicious recipes, tea-time tips, opera, and murder—in a national bestselling mystery series that's "quickly become a favorite of readers."(Mystery Reader)While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What's more, the victim's brother is Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder? Theodosia's investigation takes her from the Lowcountry thicket to the backstage maze of a darkened theater where a maestro of murder waits for the next cue. All proving that when it comes to high drama, Theodosia can give Verdi a run for his money.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Calling all Quilters and Crafters..
I wanted to let you all know if you are in or around Show Low Arizona,,then you would love good friend Barbara has a house up there for retreaters,,,she is an awesome quilter and has built this beautiful house to host crafter/quilters ..she has a web site it is on my sidebar just click on it and it gives all the information you need...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Here I am,,,

I know its been a couple of weeks since my last post,,alot has been going on. Work for one just keeps getting in the way of things, oh well if it was'nt for work then I could'nt get all the great books or stitching projects I wanted now could I. And hubby and I went on a little vacation, we went to Southern California for 4 days to visit my side of the family. We stayed at my brothers house and had a fabulous time, went to antique and thrift stores and had a blast I finally found me a glass flower frog for the scissor collection,,well take pictures soon. And the high light of the trip was to the beach there was 9 of us and we had a blast,,I finally got to put my toes in sand and smell the sea air and play in the sea. I cant believe I have lived in the desert for 14 years. I am a water person. As for reading well I am in a slump I have started many books but none have caught my attention I didnt even finish Rebecca and I have been wanting to read that one for a long time..oh well maybe next time..

This past week at work 2 ladies from South Carolina came up to me and said they know Pat Conroy the author and both ladies had the sweetiest southern accent I have ever heard and were so sweet to talk to. And both loved his books, so when I saw we had an advance copy of his lastest book in the break room I jumped on it, now I am reading it and so far I like it. Maybe that is what I had to do to read was move outside my box of what I ususally read and so far it is working, as I have not heard of Pat Conroy before his new book came out.

After this week I dont what I like more British accents or Southern accents those to ladies just made my day at work by stopping by and talking to me..We are still planning on moving to Jacksonville Florida hopifully we will get some information this week about when we will be going,,I have lived in Georgia before and we fell in love with Savannnah and cant wait to get back there to see it again..and Charleston South Carolina has always been a city I would love to visit..Well I have ramble on enough, I will keep you all updated on the reading,,since there is no stitching going is the Pat Conroy book I am reading.

The publishing event of the season: The one and only Pat Conroy returns, with a big, sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston and to lifelong friendship.Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, South of Broad gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints. Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death, and Leo, lonely and isolated, searches for something to sustain him. Eventually, he finds his answer when he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe, glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison-escapee father; hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead; socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X; and an ever-widening circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades-from 1960s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The ties among them endure for years, surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, and Charleston's dark legacy of racism and class divisions. But the final test of friendship that brings them to San Francisco is something no one is prepared for. South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest; a long-awaited work from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.