Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Blues Time and What r u reading??

Joining in on Smiling Sallys Blue Monday Meme ...
This Monday I thought I would share my little blue tin basket and flowers that I got
from Michaels. It has Mary Engelbreit artwork on it with a cute little friendship saying. I also keep my bookmark collection in my little letter basket with
the blue liner.

This week I am joining Sheila again at One Persons Journey through a world of books.
I am reading two books, one on audio and one in print.
On Audio Cd is Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.

Amazon Best of the Month, April 2009: It's the beginning of a lazy summer in 1950 at the sleepy English village of Bishop's Lacey. Up at the great house of Buckshaw, aspiring chemist Flavia de Luce passes the time tinkering in the laboratory she's inherited from her deceased mother and an eccentric great uncle. When Flavia discovers a murdered stranger in the cucumber patch outside her bedroom window early one morning, she decides to leave aside her flasks and Bunsen burners to solve the crime herself, much to the chagrin of the local authorities. But who can blame her? What else does an eleven-year-old science prodigy have to do when left to her own devices? With her widowed father and two older sisters far too preoccupied with their own pursuits and passions—stamp collecting, adventure novels, and boys respectively—Flavia takes off on her trusty bicycle Gladys to catch a murderer. In Alan Bradley's critically acclaimed debut mystery, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, adult readers will be totally charmed by this fearless, funny, and unflappable kid sleuth. But don't be fooled: this carefully plotted detective novel (the first in a new series) features plenty of unexpected twists and turns and loads of tasty period detail. As the pages fly by, you'll be rooting for this curious combination of Harriet the Spy and Sherlock Holmes. Go ahead, take a bite. --Lauren Nemroff
On Folly Beach by Karen White.

Product Description
Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own...

To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.

Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner's difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard.

For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance...

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Auntie E said...

Very nice blue basket. What a great place to put some flowers.
My Blue Monday link for you

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

very pretty tin for Blue Monday

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I really want to read both of these! Hope they are wonderful and enjoy your week :D

SmilingSally said...

I like that welcoming blue basket, Joy.

Happy Blue Monday.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I loved the book, Sweetness at the Bottom of the pie! Great always! ♥

Melinda said...

Cute basket--not reading anything right now...Have a ton to read but nothing interests me.
I'm sure that will turn around soon.


heather said...

They both sound very good.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Joy! Happy Blue Monday to you!

Love your cute ME container, and your books look like good ones. Thanks so much for sharing the reviews.


Sheila :-)

Ann- Making fun family memories with childrens toy tea sets said...

Hi, I just popped in to say a Blue Monday hello - and Oh how cute! I love Mary Engelbreit! Thanks for a delightful visit. :)

Kim, USA said...

Your door decoration is so cute. I think I have to change mine ^_^ kind of very old already. Thanks for sharing!

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