I'm Not Really All That Bloggable
I did not make up a recipe today. I didn't even buy organic vegetables at a hip outdoor market.
I didn't re-purpose a thrift store find into something to pin.
My mothering skills are less than terrific, so I don't have a parenting tip that will save your children or your sanity.
You might want to refrain from looking for a theme or color scheme in the decor of my house. You know that phrase "exercise in futility?" It would come to mind. Yes, I do guarantee that.
Well, actually, I like to bake. I appreciate it when friends and family (and mere aquaintances) like it back. So, I do have two things I can do.
I can bake.....and I can read.
I mean, like, really read.
After years of thinking that maybe I should blog about books, I am finally sitting down with a beer and chips and salsa to do it. This is the first entry in my blog about what I am reading, what I am planning to read, and why....
Chris and I had been trying to decide, with no success, what to read aloud together next. Then, while we were out walking the dog, Chris said, "Let's just re-read The Hobbit." For a fall back position, that's not so bad.
So, at the top of the list and for the read aloud-
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
In the stack by the desk, waiting to float to the top:
- The Landlord at Lion's Head by William Dean Howells
- The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
- Beginner's Greek (it's a novel) by James Collins
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
- 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
- The Gargoyle Code by Dwight Longenecker
My favorite verse in the bible is in Genesis. "A thick and dreadful darkness fell on Abram" Gives me the shivers every time.
It's been four or five years since I last re-read Bram Stoker's Dracula. I've read it 6 or so times since my first reading of it in high school. I can feel it pushing in on my consciousness to be read again. Really, I can. And, no. I didn't read the Twilight books.