Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 2014 Books

Welcome to the world of summer reading. The watchword is fun! Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and sit outside for a bit. (Best done with no electronics.) There are even themes!
- Water
- Magic
- Madness

Sadly, on the last weekend of June, in anticipation of the 4th of July, my eyes may have been bigger than my time budget. (Re-new is my favorite button on the library webpage.) The books I actually got to - in terms of time - were:
- The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison  - next to last in the Hallows saga
- Five Minutes on Mondays by Alan Lurie - read Thursdays this month
- And I finally finished The Lost City of Z by David Grann
- A Little Night Magic by Lucy March
- Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell (the journey is a familiar road - but I always learn something new.)
- Mad Hungry Cravings by Lucinda Scala Quinn  - a little heavy on meat and dairy, but I love her no-nonsense approach to food.

This month's fascinating stuff?

Take-away - Share what you love and why. People will be mesmerized. 

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Scent of Summer

I passed a pleasant few hours Sunday afternoon at Bunny Haven Manor East watching the lawn bunnies frolick and blue jays swoop through the yard. A contented part of the afternoon was spent lounging in the shade of an outdoor swing, reading. A cabbage white flew by. The cardinal pair tree-hopped around the yard. I spotted a flash of black and blue butterfly wings - likely a swallowtail - black or spicebush I couldn't tell at that distance and speed. Then I wandered over to the new garden for a spell where the tomatoes are flowering and fruiting - giving the air a distinctive scent I associate with summer.