Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Teaser Tuesday...

 Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's my teaser:

"Well I have to go.  It's almost four thirty, so my mother might drive up.'(little girl)
"what time will you be here tomorrow? (old man)
School's out at two forty.  so about quarter after three. (little girl)
Where do you go to school? (old man)
Gatzert.  (little girl)
Isn't that a long walk? (old man)

O.K. so I'm reading along, thinking "too much information" little girl and my heart is pounding.

Now just to be clear this is very early in the book, but still... scary.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday Snapshot...

I'm continuing my study of cows... I'd like to do a watercolour and cows are in the field.  They don't like to pose for me.  Our photography instructor told us to lie in a field and the cows would come over, as they are very curious.  Not happening, I'm not lying down, I'd never get up.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday 56...

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice,  (congratulations to Freda, she's getting married).
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

  Here's Mine.

I remember as a child thinking it perfectly normal that complete strangers joined us for meals.  Sometimes, we were surprised to see they were even wearing our clothes.  Mum would invite passersby in for tea.  Dad would pick up hitchhikers and bring them home for dinner; if they had been standing out in the rain, he'd give them a dry shirt.  When the minister at church announced that a runaway teenager needed an adoptive home, Mum was the first to put up her hand.

This is my first non fiction for the year, and I'm struggling with it.  They Left us Everything, is a memoir by Plum Johnson, a heartfelt story of what parents leave behind.

Monday, June 15, 2015

It's Monday what are you reading?...

It's Monday what are you reading? Sheila at Book Journey hosts this weekly event where we celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Finished reading Garden Spells, what a good story.  Sarah Addison Allen deals with a very serious issue here, and underlying current in her novels, from my readers point of view. All handled with the everyday adventures of a magical family.  Good reading.

I recieved (Amazon.ca delivered) They left us Everything.  If you read my blog you know I'm dealing with the estate of a relative and finding it an increasingly a more challengeing affair, both physically and emotionally, as in I fly off the handle frequently at persons I'm married to, so this book will give me support? Maybe I'll just forget about the dirt in the house and sit down and read, it'll be a slow reading week this week, as I'm "spring cleaning" my own abode.
 They Left us Everything, is a heartfelt, funny memoir about what parents leave behind. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

It's Monday, what are you reading?

It's Monday what are you reading? Sheila at Book Journey hosts this weekly event where we celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

 I use this this weekly meme as a way to give short, concise thoughts on the books I've read. I abandoned Gone Girl, just didn't like where it was going, maybe not the right time to read it for me.  So I picked up from my pile Garden Spells, I'm only a little way into the book and I already love it.  I always love the quirky characters in Sarah's book.  You know there will be some sadness, but also a great deal of family dynamics.
June is audio book month?  haven't quite mastered that technique yet, so this is a paperback.  Happy Reading.  My dryer is acting up and I have a  great deal of washing, and it's raining,... so it may turn out to be a toilet scrubbing day.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Look what I brought home...

After a rather big job, I'm happy to say I'm done.