well you don’t blog apparently if you are me.
I have logged in. Started entries. Never finished them. I just deleted seven that were started.
It’s just busy! I don’t know why the phone has been ringing off the hook. But, it is! Did you know there are people that are engaged and planning weddings for 2016? I have had two calls in a week like that! I say get married in 2015!!!!
Just as quickly as I started off on a reading binge I have finally come back to a normal reading level. I have probably read ten books in two weeks. I’m like an addict when I get a good book.
My favorite new site is Good Reads. I wish this had been around when I started reading novels at the age of…..eleven I think. Maybe twelve. My first novel was “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” It changed my reading forever!
If you are on make friends. I’d love to see what you are reading:
RSVP Shindig on Goodreads.
I am not great at reviewing books. And I can’t even come close to adding every single book I have read. I started out adding children’s literature. But, realized I need to start the kids on their own little accounts. So I spent an hour deleting as many of their books as I could from my list. I love books. So I am totally caught up in this whole ‘dreamy idea’ that my children will follow my lists of books one day to read Then we’ll have these long discussions about Sister Carrie or Rebecca.
When I was little I’d spend my days at the pool all summer long. Rarely did anyone know that I read a Nancy Drew book a night. I didn’t want anyone to think I was a nerd. How dumb is that? When everyone started reading the Adventures in Babysitting books I was sneaking books like Animal Farm. My parents didn’t really tell me I couldn’t read anything I got my hands on. My mom likes to read, but not like me. My dad was not a big reader that would sit down with a book. He was literary though if that makes any sense. He would give me a word a day in the summer. We had a blow up the year he gave me the word jejune.
Have you EVER in your entire life used that word in a sentence? Of course not. But, my dad was adamant I use it. I remember the sentence I made up was completely misusing the word too. We never really spoke of the word jejune for years. Because it was a word that could start a war in our house over how ridiculous the whole idea of word a day was……
But, after my father met someone one day I asked him his thoughts and I was hoping beyond hope he was going to have something nice to say about this one person because my father is pretty perceptive about people. Usually he will even pretend over some people. To make nice. But, on this one day he said he didn’t have a good feeling and then dropped the sentence that would forever and still can ring in my ears at times. “they are embarrassingly jejune.” If you look up the word you can decide why they were jejune. Because it has pretty broad meaning……that all go back to being a sad person.
I was always the girl that crossed her fingers we would be given a summer reading list.
So you could say Goodreads is the best new site in my life right now.
I’ve been reading complete trash though. It’s been mindless trash. I just got a new book and if I can get all my ‘to do’ items knocked down I’ll be stealing a few hours for it. I am really sad to look at my list of past authors and see that I no longer have the stomach for one author that I use to love and adore. She’s local and her name is Sandra Dallas. Her books are amazing. Only problem is that she always works in the death of a child in her books. In her words in an interview I read she says that in her mind is the greatest pain you can suffer. Um. Yes it is. I’ve experienced it. So I can’t read her books now. But, I highly recommend them to anyone that loves that ‘pioneer’ woman type story. She is a very talented artist.
I’m busy getting ready for a Sip and See for my friend that will be having her 2nd baby soon. Since we don’t do showers for 2nd babies usually I thought this would be a fun get together for all the girlfriends. I have been trying to decide on my menu. I was shopping yesterday for a few odds and ends and decided that I would not buy a single new platter, plate, dish, etc.,. for this party. I am going to use every single thing I own!
I was surprised to see so much burlap decor in a few stores yesterday. I’m so over burlap!!! Aren’t y’all? If not. Then try to be. It’s been done too much.
I am looking for a to die for pumpkin recipe to use the 90 cans of canned pumpkin I have in my cupboard. So please send any recipes you have.
We have had rain. A little more rain. Oh and then some rain. I keep hearing predictions where we may get snow soon. Of course we will. Because I doubt if we didn’t get a very hot summer that we are actually going to get a fall. I’d take a boring fall! Wouldn’t you? Boring meaning leaves turn, crisp air, and days in the 60s or 70s. Yes please!!!!!
Ready for fall!
Happy Fall Y’all. Thank you for reading my all over the board post!