Welcome Friends! Do you have a Coffee? Or a Tea? Then sit down and chat a little bit about your week with us!
Like every week, Heather, Pushy and Danny are sharing what they read this week and what other exciting things happened in their lives!
*image from the wonderful Seth MacBeth
I’ve been on vacation plus my birthday was this week, so I’ve been doing things close to home with my son and nephews. We’ve had a picnic at Matheissen State Park and watched the Fourth of July parade back in my hometown. Plus, we watched the fireworks in our current city as a family. The kids loved them and it was a good time.
I did find some time for reading, finishing up The Redemption Key before digging into a new book that’s been burning a hole in my to be read pile. I finished Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones, and it was fantastic with some great character development in this one.
Television wise, I’m still watching True Blood (ho-hum so far), Beauty and the Beast (excellent as usual), and Teen Wolf (definitely worth watching). I’ve also started watching the new series on HBO, The Leftovers. In this new show, 2% of the world’s population disappeared suddenly, and now three years later, everyone is still trying to figure out what happened. According to HBO.com, it’s “Created by ‘Lost’ co-creator Damon Lindelof and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta, the series is executive produced by Lindelof, Perrotta and ‘Friday Night Lights’ executive producers Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner.” After watching the pilot episode, I will be tuning in for more to see if the series is good or not.
What a great week for me!!! I’ve been on vacation with my sister and mother in England and we’ve been having a lovely time! I got to do some great reading while I’ve been traveling (although not a whole lot as we’ve been doing a ton of sight seeing).
I finished up HP’s Chamber of Secrets and moved onto The Prisoner of Azkaban. This may be my favorite of the series!!! Plus, I’ve started reading a book which is the first in a series of mysteries set in the Lake District (where I’m visiting) and inspired by Beatrix Potter’s life! They’re a recommendation by my mother and I’m very much enjoying the first one, Tale of Hill Top Farm.
And on the flight out I got to watch a couple of movies I haven’t seen yet. Yes, I’m aware that I’m the last person on the planet to NOT have seen these movies, but….I hadn’t. But now I have! WOOT! They were interesting but chock-a-bock filled with insane folks. But still interesting. And I thought it was funny that American Airlines apparently had a Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence thing going on. Wonder what our return flight movies will be….
I had such a busy week! I was teaching a class with 20 students and in between I was running from one meeting to the other. So after this horrible week I treated myself with some retail therapy and went shopping! That always makes me feel better! Oh and of course, I couldn’t go home without yet another scarf!
So tell us about your week, what are you reading? Do you also love to go shopping to make yourself feel better?
Any Tips for Pushy and her England Trip??
What summer television are you watching?