Sunday, September 28, 2008

A New Book of Poetry

It's foggy and rainy here on the coast of Maine this morning. Hurricane Kyle is just supposed to graze us later. A good day to read!

I'm still working on Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline and have about a quarter left. It's a very exciting and fast-paced book.

Yesterday, I had to buy some cards so decided to go to the Nonesuch Bookstore since half of the store is a Hallmark store and the other half is the bookstore. This little book of poems caught my eye. It's about a journalist, Thomas F. Flynn, living in Manhattan who was riding his bike to work on the morning the World Trade Center was attacked and decided to head toward it. These poems are his way of writing an eye-witness account. I've only read the foreword and introduction so far and am looking forward to the poetry.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Keepsake

I just love how Tess Gerritsen manages to keep death fresh!

In this novel the murderer preserves his victim's bodies to make them look like they're ancient mummies. Very interesting how it was done.

This book features some old favorites(Maura Isles, Jane Rizzoli and her partner) along with the main character who has a hidden past, of course.

In a way the book was predictable, but the historical background was fascinating. Definitely worth the read.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Last Sunday of Summer!

I'm sitting on the couch in a puddle of morning sun. It's only 48 degrees here on the coast of Maine, but is supposed to warm up later. I'm hoping to ride my bicycle to the beach this afternoon to read for awhile.

I'm still working on The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen and am about half way through. I'm enjoying it but just haven't had much chance to read this week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pass the Kleenex!

I'm so glad I didn't finish this book at school in front of a class during Silent Reading! That would have been very embarrassing!

I really enjoyed the characters in this book; I want them as my friends! And I definitely want Dakota in one of my classes!

I haven't knitted for years but this book made me want to take up the hobby, again.

Even the cover is tactile. I kept running my fingers over the yarn expecting to feel its softness. Instead I felt the raised title and the name of the author. (No relation, unfortunately!)

If you haven't read this yet, go for it! But be prepared to spend a whole weekend with these girls.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


It's a cloudy, spitty day here in northern NH.

I'm really missing my own computer!

Since I have my annual start-of-school cold, I went to bed early last night and read for a couple hours. I am sooooo enjoying The Friday Night Knitting Club!

There is nothing like a good book to help make you feel better!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Computer Woes

My computer crashed Wednesday night. It's presently in the hospital and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a full recovery! Thus, no image of the book. I'm using a school laptop and it doesn't have the features I'm used to. For example, if I pull up an image from Google, I can't right click to save it. Idon't get it!

Anyway, I finished 12 Sharp by Janet Evanovich and, as usual, I guffawed embarrassingly several times. Once I was in front of one of my classes during Silent Reading. Of course, the kids wanted to know what was so funny but, since it wasn't school appropriate, I couldn't tell them.

The other time, I was sitting in the beauty parlor waiting my turn with tears running out of my eyes, trying to control my mirth.

These books are just too much fun!

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Quick Book

I finished this book last night and it was a light read. The ending was kind of a let down, though, since I'm used to more action from Grisham. All in all, I enjoyed it and would recommend it for anyone who likes football and food!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Italy, Here I Come!

Good morning. I see little patches of blue through the pine trees this morning after Hanna went through during the night.

Yesterday was cloudy and foggy but I biked to the beach anyway and sat on the sand in my nifty seat reading Playing for Pizza by John Grisham for a couple hours.

This is a light-hearted tale of a failed, down-on-his-luck football player who ends up playing in Italy. It's not Grisham's usual but enjoyable, just the same. The food descriptions are the best part. It makes me want to visit Parma.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Sci-fi Pick

This isn't my usual genre but I enjoyed it! It was comical and I even burst out laughing at one point.

Matt Fuller accidentally creates a time machine that will only go into the future and each time it time travels, it's 12 times longer than the time before. He gets into all kinds of jams and has to keep jumping forward.

It's good that the writing is light hearted because the view of the future is quite bleak. All in all, it makes me glad to be alive in this era!