Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Summer Fun and Reading

We spent the 4th of July weekend at my parents house in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It usually the hottest weekend of the year but this year the weather was pleasant with temps in the 80s with a few thunderstorms throughout the weekend.


The kids had fun playing in the wagon full of rain water..





Between the crying and fussing in the car I did a little knitting...no picture, but lets be serious in progress knitting photos are not nearly as good as in progress quilting photos.

The local (small town) library where my folks live, was having their yearly sale, all the books you can fit in a bag for $5. I picked up an eclectic group of reading materials including

A Brave New World, Brant has never read it and I would like to read it again...






The Passionate Vegetarian, I picked out some great recipes to try. I think it would be great to have a few vegetarian dinners a week beyond just a salad. The first will be a Spicy Thai Tofu...(and yes by hubby said he would give the tofu a try)



throw in a little historical reading....





I am currently reading A is for Alibi, hasn't really excited me. It is an ok story, but I doubt I will continue on to the next in the series.


And the next book on my list is...

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

I'd be interested in your review of the "team of Rivals" book. I got through "E" in the Grafton series and found them to be repetitive and boring. There are so many better books out there! I am reading "Never Tell Our Business to Strangers" now and it is horrible.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I loved "Founding Brothers"...a group portrait of the authors of our country's Constitution. Would be a great follow-up to "Team of Rivals"....
And that Abby has grown so much! Wow!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I too was bored with Sue Grafton. I love your blog!! I just started reading "Year of Wonders" - Geraldine Brooks' first novel. The next one won a Pulitzer. So far it is a beautifully written thing - great prose.