Sunday, June 5, 2011
Blue Monday and What are you reading in June
It's Monday and time to share what we are reading with Sheila's Monday Meme at
Book Journey - It's Monday what are you reading? This is a great way to meet new book bloggers and add to your
list of to be read titles.
I am listening to "Certain Girls" by Jennifer Weiner and reading on my Nook,
the book "The Inn at Eagle Creek" by Sherryl Woods.
Her are the covers and a blurb about each..
From Publishers Weekly
Following the story collection The Guy Not Taken, Weiner turns in a hilarious sequel to her 2001 bestselling first novel, Good in Bed, revisiting the memorable and feisty Candace Cannie Shapiro. Flashing forward 13 years, the novel follows Cannie as she navigates the adolescent rebellion of her about-to-be bat mitzvahed daughter, Joy, and juggles her writing career; her relationship with her physician husband, Peter Krushelevansky; her ongoing weight struggles; and the occasional impasse with Joy's biological father, Bruce Guberman. Joy, whose premature birth resulted in her wearing hearing aids, has her own amusing take on her mother's overinvolvement in her life as the novel, with some contrivance, alternates perspectives. As her bat mitzvah approaches, Joy tries to make contact with her long absent maternal grandfather and seeks more time with Bruce. In addition, unbeknownst to Joy, Peter has expressed a desire to have a baby with Cannie, which means looking for a surrogate mother. Throughout, Weiner offers her signature snappy observations: (good looks function as a get-out-of-everything-free card) and spot-on insights into human nature, with a few twists thrown in for good measure. She expends some energy getting readers up to speed on Good, but readers already involved with Cannie will enjoy this, despite Joy's equally strong voice. (Apr.)
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It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage and energetic twin daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess's dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point.
But saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her own fractured family, but also with Trace Riley, the man Abby left ten years ago. Trace can be a roadblock to her plans…or proof that second chances happen in the most unexpected ways.
It's time for Monday's Meme with Smiling Sally ~ Blue Monday.
I love the shades of blue that everyone posts and really enjoy making more blogging friends with Blue Monday. This weekend I was surfing for some storage idea's and came across this neat slide show on the Better Homes and Garden web page. I like the pottery in the one picture and the shades of Blue in the second picture.
From Flea Market Finds to Savvy Storage