September 8 2019:
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
First of all, I fell in love with the title of this book. And, after reading the synopsis I just knew it was for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey with Arthur Pepper as he gets to know himself, his late wife, and his two kids while embarking on the adventure of a life time. An adventure that has him following one clue after another as he heals and discovers much more than he anticipated. Loved it! Phaedra has two other novels currently which I’ve since devoured!!
August 30 2019:
Sometimes all it takes to bring back the mojo is hearing the perfect music while running errands. Billy Idol, Queen, The Cars, Aerosmith, Men Without Hats, and I’m sure a few I’m forgetting.
Brings back memories of the 80’s and those teenage years, full of energy, smart a** attitude, knowing all the answers, not giving a crap about the rest, and all the time in the world (I may still have one or two or a few of these attitudes … Hmmmm) ….. Ahhhhh … I LOVE Music!! 💜💜💜
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September 3 2019:
Am reading …. One is a reread, one I had to check out from the library again as I didn’t get finished, and the other two are first time reads.
September 5 2019:
One more task fully checked off the list yesterday! Closure on this one! Yes!!
August 12 2019:
Got to see the new place this afternoon .. styling with the orange vest and hard hat!! Less than a month now … We will lose a few great aspects of this place and community; yet, will gain great aspects that this one does not have. 🎉🎉🎉
August 13 2019:
Making my way through the “to do” list for this month and September. With Lillian turning 18 in September and our move in September, there’s much that needs addressed.
After two days spent educating myself about the qualifying aspects of SSI, I think I can check that one off the list. What a relief and weight off my shoulders for that one!
Now to address a call today that due to an agency losing paperwork that I followed instructions for submitting, and for which Lillian has received services for 2 months; they have decided she has to get on a wait list since they lost the paperwork the first time around. Tomorrow. I will deal with you tomorrow. I’m on a roll!! Bring it!
August 15 2019:
Currently reading. One is the second time around. I have different books for different times of the day. Two for early morning reading and one or two for before bed. How about you? What are you reading? Do you read different genres for different times of day? Or is that my special thang? Haha!
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
The third in the time quintet series, I began to get confused with who was who! I enjoyed reading it all the same, and it seems as though the foundation of the story continues to be similar as the first two. A Wrinkle in Time, the first of the quintet, remains my favorite. Onward to the fourth book, Many Waters …. maybe!
July 14 2019:
Currently reading. Two of them I’m reading for the 2nd or 3rd time. I am so much enjoying Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone!
July 15 2019:
One more swim with Samantha yesterday. She left this morning headed back home to Louisiana. I think she was incredibly happy to meet her cousins.
A Wind in the Door
The second of the time quintet by Madeleine L’Engle was nearly as good as the first. There were just a few areas where I wanted the story to move on instead of lingering on certain details. I’m enjoying the development of the characters also. Still committed to reading the remaining three.
One of my favorites from this collection:
Poems arrive ready to begin.
Poets are only the transportation.
April 27 2019:
Books I’m currently reading. One is a reread (times about 3). I’m a minimalist who loves reading. I also prefer the feel of the book in my hands. So, my books come from the library. 😘 Do you usually have more than one book at a time going?
The Old Man and the Sea
Another I cannot remember having ever read. My interest has been peaked over the years to read this story; yet, it never moved up on my list.
I checked it out from the library after reading “The True Secret of Writing” by Natalie Goldberg and the way she speaks of the book, the story, and Hemingway.
Blessed and happy I did. Beautiful story of courage and friendship. I felt like I was there in the boat with the old man. Wonderful and powerful writing.
The True Secret of Writing
This is the third of Natalie Goldberg’s books that I’ve read. By far, my favorite. Loved it so much I wanted to sleep with it next to my pillow and soak in every morsel.
The subtitle is “Connecting Life with Language”; one indication of why I find this book to be so powerful. It did my writer’s soul good to read that I am already doing some of what she shares and to learn of how much more I can be doing. Inspiring, moving, beautiful …. xoxo