Recent Pages I Have Turned

*insert contented sigh here* There is always SO much to read, from books and magazines to blog posts and online articles. What an amazing time to live, I tell ya.

Recently I read J.D.  Robb’s latest in the ‘In Death’ series, entitled ‘Indulgence In Death’. As I have mentioned before(click there to read ‘before’), I enjoy this series—have been smitten with Eve Dallas and her man Roarke (Just Roarke…so cool…) for several years now. Smitten to the point that I bought this latest book hot off the presses and read it in one evening…I rarely buy hardcover books hot off the presses.

This book did not disappoint in good Eve/Roarke interactions, yet it would likely not be called one of my favorites of the series. It did seem to be a bit lightweight—but because I like the characters so much, I liked the book. Make sense?  I do know that the writer of this series, Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb cranks out a lot of books in a short period of time and, for many authors, sometimes that can make for less than ideal stories in the end…and that’s kind-of-a-little-bit-like what I felt with this one, that it wasn’t quite given enough development. But, in the end, I was just glad to see Eve and Roarke again, so success must be declared on all fronts.

I am fixing to give in to the urge to buy another book that I really want to read, Nicole Krauss’ ‘Great House’. I see no signs of it at my library and I know I’m going to want a copy of it anyway. I read ‘The History of Love’ by the same author and had to buy myself a copy immediately. That book was so.good. So good. (Go read it and let me know what you think.)  I have yet to post about it because it was…just. so.good…I haven’t managed to articulate or express coherent thoughts out of the feelings. Isn’t that what makes a book amazing–the feelings it evokes?!?

Happy Sunday in November!  🙂


Dust and Cobwebs and Sneezes…Oh My!

Whew…this is one dusty blog space, huh?!?

Life has been a wonderful, insane ride around here these days—a ride upon which joy abounds and yet some things go flying off or at least fall into dusty, neglected corners–you know this ride?  I’m enjoying family, cooking, writing, reading, becoming a Blackberry junkie…among many other things on this ride these days. That being said, let the freshening up of this space commence today! (opening wide those windows, sweeping out cobwebs…)

*windmills seen on a recent fall drive...I had no idea these were less than 2 hours from our home...


Mentioned on this blog or not, I’m always reading something. I hope you’re enjoying good book, magazines and the like these days—there’s so much out there to read!  I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading lately. My latest reads have been magazines, most recently the latest issues of The Saturday Evening Post and Food Network Magazine—must check out those Thanksgiving recipes, ya know!

In addition to my magazine fixes, I have the latest J.D. Robb to pick up later today. I’ve been waiting for this one since I read last May’s release of Fantasy In Death.

If you’ve a mind to do so, click over to my articles page where I’ve listed a few places you can find other things I have written online–check back often, tis a work in progress as I love to write about as much as I love to read– and do so often!