"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Salon...May 20th

We did NOT see an eclipse today because the weather was so overcast, though we may be too far North to have seen it anyway.
Weather today... Overcast and rainy. We couldn't see the eclipse at all.

I'm reading: Me and Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. See the opening paragraph on my Book Beginnings post from Friday.  So far this book is quite funny, in a teenager male sort of way.
I'm listening to: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for people living with a disability.  It is quite enjoyable in the audio format.

Book finished this week:  
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.
  • The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
Scripture lesson in church: Acts 1:7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority."

I'm praying for: A student who is having some depression related issues and for my ability to talk to her compassionately.

Our backyard is so lovely in the Spring
Around the house: More flowers in the yard. The wisteria is blooming.  The yard is so lovely right now.

From the kitchen: Birthday dinner for my husband was a hit: BBQ steak, foil-wrapped potatoes, stir fried mushrooms, zucchini, and onions,  lava cake for dessert.


  1. Dinner sounds great and happy birthday to Don! You've already read next month's BC selection? What about Snow Child? Glad the shower went so well.

    1. I listened to Shanghai Girls on an audio book. I request them from the library and read/listen to them when they come in even if it is out of order. I start Snow Child tonight!

  2. So envious of your yard! I love the wisteria...just looking at it makes me happy. I have some lovely chaste trees I've planted, but they don't smell too lovely;(

  3. I loved Running Dream and Shanghai Girls so hope you do too. I want to read Earl, et al this summer.

    The first wedding shower, I hope there are many fun wedding-related events to come!


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