Thursday, September 04, 2014

August Books and Gratitude

I kinda got my reading groove back in August thanks to some short reads. In  Book 43-48 were done!

43. She's Gone Country by Jane Porter: A fun and quick summer kinda read. It had enough drama and hot cowboys to keep me entertained.
44.Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla: I think I have read everything this man has written. This book was told in order of the houses that he lived in. I love his straight forward no b.s way at looking at things.
45. Landline by Rainbow Rowell: ARGHH I loved this book. Last year I read Eleanor and Park and loved it. I read a few more of her books and was not as impressed. I am happy to report that this book was Eleanor and Park good! I even recommended it to 2 librarians! yes my nerd status is at a level where I give book recommendations to librarians.
46. My Wish List by Gregoire Delacourt: This best seller from, France was a really quick read. The story was really interesting. A woman wins the lotto and keeps it a secret from everyone. While she tries to figure out what she wants to do with the money her husband takes off and changes everything.
47.Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf: I picked up this book off the shelf because my sister is Little Mercy. This was another quick and good read that revolves around a social worker who leaves her infant daughter in a hot car, and a young runaway.
48.Actors Anonymous by James Franco: thank goodness he has acting to fall back on. This book was no bueno, but it was so bad that I could not put it down. I just had to know how much worse the book was going to get.

I'm Grateful.....

8/1/14: for my clever husband and his fix for the mower
8/2/14: for visits from my brother
8/3/14: rain in the desert
8/4/14: last movies in the park
8/5/14: my friend Karla from coming to our meeting to teach Zumba
8/6/14: bedtime
8/7/14: that they love library days as much as I do
8/8/14: it's friday
8/9/14: for the opportunities my cousin Ashley has ahead of her
8/10/14: silly Louie
8/11/14: the laughs he leaves behind
8/12/14: free wifi in waiting rooms
8/13/14: my healthy new great-nephew Artie the One Man Party
8/14/14: that they are daddy girls
8/15/14: tajin and fresh fruit
8/16/14: a sweet bottle of wine from Tia Picos
8/17/14: being there to witness family history
8/18/14: dinner with Kelly
8/19/14: my awesome new coffee mug (Thanks Karla!)
8/20/14: preschool workbooks for Louie
8/21/14: that she may want to dance one day
8/22/14: 8 years of life for my Twinsies!
8/23/14: a day with my family celebrating
8/24/14: a relaxing day at home
8/25/14: that she is into fruits
8/26/14: for my troop co-leaders
8/27/14: the opportunity to homeschool the kids
8/28/14: an opportunity to practice vocab words
8/29/14: chicken and waffles
8/30/14: a delicious and fresh start to the day
8/31/14: a sunny Sunday in Santa Barbara with smoothies.

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