Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm Back!!!

I'm back from a very relaxing week in Rhode Island! I actually went kayaking for the first time in my life....loved it when I was kayaking with the current, not so hot when I was going against the current. Phew! My son perfected a hilarious impression of me attempting to get into the kayak without tipping, and plopping my big fat ass down into the seat! The whole family roared with glee at his antics....grumble, grumble. Well, I didn't tip, did I? Anyway, my bag o' books for vacation reading included The MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy by Kresley Cole (If You Dare, If You Desire, and If You Deceive--liked them a lot), 2 installments of the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, One Foot in the Grave and At Grave's End (loved them a lot), and finally Eloisa James' A Duke of Her Own, which was shockingly, amazingly, ridiculously wonderful. So good in fact, that I read it twice. Other books in this series have been a bit uneven for me, but this book was close to flawless. Reviews coming soon....

Big thanks to Victoria Morgan for her reviews of Love Walked In and The Time Traveler's Wife. It's always fun to get together with The Quirky Ladies and exchange books. We bring tote bags filled with books and share the love. Coming up this week....the forth book in the Huntress Series (Destined for an Early Grave) and the new Karen Marie Moning book, Dreamfever.  And, of course, back to school shopping. Last year when I took my daughter clothes shopping for kindergarten, she turned to me in the dressing room and said, "Mom, this is the best day of my life." Which basically does not bode well for my checking account this week.