Archive for June 21st, 2013

What is this “High Five for Friday”, you ask?  It is another great link party that I want to try to participate in at least every other Friday if not every week.  Lauren who authors the blog, Lauren Elizabeth, hosts this neat event to showcase 5 of the favorite things that happened this week.  I think we all sometimes need reminding to enjoy the small things in life and to look on the bright side.  Hopefully this will help me do that and if you read this little speck on the interwebs, maybe it will help you, too.

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1.  Finally got to watch Oz The Great & Powerful Wednesday night and loved it!  I am a big Wizard of Oz fan so I try to catch any movie in the genre.  The actors were great and the scenery/effects were awesome!  Image courtesy of Google.


2. I took advantage of an interlibrary e-book loan to read “The Templar Legacy” by Steve Berry and it is really good!


3. Finally found a drugstore brand mousse with some hold.  Thanks, Tresemme!


4. C & I saw this cute car on the way to lunch, but sadly it was stranded on the side of the road.


5.  Finally, we are going to a Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball game this weekend.  Go, Hot Rods! I may or may not wear this stylish bucket hat to the game.  Probably not!


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Thanks for joining me today for Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader.  If you love books, hopefully you will find your new favorite in the list over at Rose City.  My book today is Maeve Binchy’s latest “A Week In Winter” and here are the first lines:

“Everyone had their own job to do on the Ryans’ farm in Stoneybridge. The boys helped their father in the fields, mending fences, bringing the cows back to be milked, digging drills of potatoes; Mary fed the calves, Kathleen baked the bread, and Geraldine did the hens.”

Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite all time authors.  In fact, she is one of the few writers that I will purchase the hard back editions of her books.  This one I found at my local library and I wasn’t even aware that Ms. Binchy had a new book release.  Once again, she has filled the pages with characters that we grow to love and care about along with happy endings.  That is another thing I love about Ms. Binchy’s books…usually there is a happy ending of sorts for everyone even if it is not exactly what the character would have wanted.  This is a lovely entertaining read.

Sadly, I learned that Ms. Binchy passed away after writing this book. This hurts my heart because I always enjoyed her stories and characters.

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