Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer is Flying By

Greeting on this hot summer day. My Summer Reading List Continues...

I had finished up the George R.R. Martin Series (Game of Thrones books)  in the spring.  I loved book 5 and I am waiting for book 6.  I have a few of his other books but I haven't picked those up.  After reading those huge meaty books I have switched to some lighter stuff.

I read a wonderful book called Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani which I loved.  I was happy to find that this book is part of a series.  I have to add her others in this series to my reading list.  It was touching, sweet & funny.

I also read Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks which was a good romance thriller novel.  This was my first novel by him. 

Love in a Nutshell was given to me by a fellow commuter and I enjoyed it so much that I had to look up Janet Evanovich's other work.  I started her Stephanie Plum series and now I am totally hooked.  These novels are sometimes called the numbers series because most of the books have numbers in the title.  I have made a good dent in the 19 or so books in this series they are like popcorn.  This summer I have read:
 One to Get Ready (they made a movie out of this one, skip the movie)
Two for the Dough (Grandma is in danger)
Three to Get Deadly (Uncle Mo's Candy store)
Four to Score (Sweet Sally first appears)
High Five (Uncle Fred goes missing)
Hot Six (Bob the dog enters & Ranger is wanted)
Seven Up (Mooner & Dougie)
Hard Eight (killer Rabbit)
To the Nines (Vegas trip)
Ten Big Ones (Junkman killer)
Eleven on Top (Kan Klean Dry Cleaners)
Twelve Sharp (more Sweet Sally )
Lean Mean Thirteen (Dickie goes m.i.a)
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (BBQ cook off)

Visions of Sugar Plums (Diesel first appears)
Plum Lovin' (more of Diesel)
Plum Lucky (a visit to AC)

On the home front, we added two little kittens to our family in May.  Heddy & Murphy join Amy & Sammy so our fur babies now out number people.

In June I was able to take some vacation time and I attended the ILCS Retreat in Colorado.  This was the first 2 week get away trip that my husband & I took without our son since before he was born.  We've done long weekends but never more than a few days.  I had a nice time and increased my stash in leaps and bounds.  I got to meet a few on line friends & catch up.  We got to see those wild fires first hand and it was sad to witness the damage to that lovely area,

On the work front, things are going well.  I completed a major milestone on my project this Friday so that was a nice end to a stressful week.  The timing was pretty good because reviews are being done this month and this is my first half year review at this job.

My stitching mojo sort of sizzled out in this summer heat.  I do have a few photos I can share but they are things completed in the Spring or Winter.