The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….
Good morning everyone and Happy Memorial Day. It is a 3 day weekend here in the U.S. and the unofficial start of summer and it is really needed. Yesterday was gorgeous out and the temps were in the upper 80’s. I headed out early to meet with my girlfriend for a walk at the gardens I like to visit near home so that was a nice way to start my Saturday. It is very picturesque there and I am lucky to live close by enough that I can drive out there often.
The rest of yesterday was spent tidying up the yard and my the garden and I re-potted a few of my houseplants that sorely needed it. I love this time of year and spending time outside in my yard is therapeutic, I find it very relaxing. I spend alot of my free time during the summer lounging out there on a lawn chair in the shade either reading or crocheting. Hubby is usually out there with me as well and we use the grill often during the summer. I forgot to take a pic, but my son’s friend brought her Pug over yesterday afternoon and he is so cute and funny. Otis was not impressed …lol. He was not interested in having puppy company but the 2-year-old Pug, Rocco, was just hanging out wanting belly rubs and being amusing. Their little scrunched up Pug faces are very cute. I’ll have to remember to snap a pic next time they visit.
Book-wise, I am still immersed in Needful Things this week and have been enjoying taking my book outside lately.
I finally got my daughter to watch Interview with the Vampire this week, which I think is wonderful in every single way. She is not a Brad Pitt fan and so far we watched Legends of the Fall and Fight Club which are both fav Brad Pitt films of mine but she didn’t like those. She thought Interview was good, but still doesn’t like Brad Pitt. She did however really like Meet Joe Black when we watched it a few months ago. She believes that every actor’s true personality can be seen in all the movies they make if you look closely. And she says Brad seems like a jerk in real life. Maybe she is onto something….lol. It does make sense, although I could watch Brad Pitt movies all day long and be one happy camper.
Onto my mailbox:
The Body in the Ballroom: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery arrived via PICT. It sounds very good, I’m looking forward to reading it as part of a book tour in late July.
“President Teddy Roosevelt’s daring daughter, Alice, leaps into action to exonerate a friend accused of poisoning a man just about everyone hated.”
Technically not in my mailbox, but my girlfriend gifted me two Stephen King paperbacks to add to my shelves The Mist and Thinner. They are older used copies but in good condition and I happily added them to my King collection. I enjoyed the film and tv mini-series versions of these two books but haven’t read either yet.
That wraps up my weekly updates. Hopefully I will have a review post up this week. I am very slow with my blogging during the summer especially but I will do some blog hopping today and see what everyone has been up to. Thanks for stopping in and for your comments! I always enjoy reading them. Have a great week 🙂
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