I had a wonderful visit from a girlfriend earlier this month and I haven’t seen her for several months. Carol and I worked together at Virginia Tech and I love her dearly.
Celebrating my birthday the year before I retired from VT.
We always have so much to talk about including our kids, grandkids, her work and my part-time work and home. We both love to read and we started a book club soon after we met at VT.
She bought me a new book and a wonderful tin of cookies for Christmas. I’m hoping we’ll have more visits like this in the near future. I fixed lunch for us and we talked and laughed for several hours. We talked about gardening, her work, my work, families, and of course, our cohort in crime that she still works with, Gwen. I miss you guys so much!
Christmas tin of goodies from Carol.
I’m pretty sure she told me there were no calories in this batch!! 😉
Carol, I hope we can get together for lunch really soon because we have a lot to catch up on! I’ll call you soon, I promise!
The new book that I guarantee she will finish before I do!
Do you ever get caught up in something that you just can’t seem to stay away from and then it seems to take up all your “free” moments???
My hubby got me an Android tablet in 2013 for my birthday and I’m absolutely addicted to it.
Android Nextbook 2013
So much so that I’ve neglected my blog and my quilting and my HUSBAND. We watch TV together at night but now I read while he watches TV. Android is the name of my “kindle” and I add new books to it every week while my “paper” books are gathering dust on the shelves upstairs.
Easy to charge and quick.
There’s over two hundred books on it currently.
Thanks hubby for my wonderful gift and I’ll try very hard not to neglect and ignore you from this moment on. I’ll also devote more time to my blog and my quilting before I forget how!!!
Nora Roberts does it again. It’s a wonderfully romantic, thrilling and grab you by the seat of your pants book. I’ve read the entire trilogy and couldn’t put them down!! Love, romance, witches, fantasy, it’s all in this book!!
Check out my GoodReads list to see more of my favorites and lots that I want to read.
I’ve just recently finished this series of Nora Roberts books and as always loved them all. Love, mystery and lots of humor in all three make them a treasure!
I’ve also in the last few months read and love Karen Whites, “The Girl on Legare Street”, “House on Tradd Street”, and “The Strangers on Montague Street”. Just recently a fourth book in the series has come out called “Return to Tradd Street” but I haven’t started it yet because I’m two-thirds into “The Atlantis Gene” and three-quarters into another Nora Roberts goody called “The Dark Witch”.
Our bookclub is reading “The Mermaid Chair” and I’ve got to get started on it as well. The Atlantis Gene and Dark Witch are the last two the bookclub read. As usual, I’m so behind that eventually I’ll catch up to myself 😉 ! All of these books are good reads but my problem is finding time to read and if I read at night I get through a few pages and fall asleep!
It seems the only time I really get to read a lot is when I go to my deer stand and take the books with me. I can read a whole book in a couple days in that quiet, serene setting and not fall asleep and get to watch wildlife at the same time.
Eight ladies that I work with have become members of a newly organized book club about a two months ago and we will have our second meeting the second week of May. I’ll be expanding friendship with some of the girls, getting to know some ladies that I’ve met but don’t know well, and meeting ladies I don’t know but hope to add to my friends group.
When we first met we each were to bring a list of books that we would like to read. Those books were put on slips of paper, folded and put in a hat to draw the name of the first book to read. The first book in my opinion was fantastic and the name of it is “Love Lies Bleeding” by Jess McConkey. I highly recommend it for all women!! It has a great story line, not too many characters and a strong woman as the main character.
I’ll blog each month about the books we read and hope it’ll give you some choices for your reading enjoyment. My list of books to read is constantly growing as you can tell if you hook up to the “GoodReads” link on my blog page. I love to read and have a very hard time finding the time to do it.
I am so enthralled with the new book I’m reading that I wish the evening to fly by so I can have an excuse to go to bed and read myself to sleep. It would be hard to convince most of my friends that a quilting book could have love, mystery, suspense, history and comedy all rolled up in one book. The Quilter’s Legacy is a combination of present day and early 1800’s and the time of the slaves. Old quilts and a journal tell the story of slavery and quilting. The story revolves around a family that comes to America to find a new life and . . .
Oh well, I don’t want to spoil the mystery so I’ll stop there but Jennifer Chiaverina is a wonderful author and the quilts described in the book are gorgeous!