Waiting On Wednesday ~

Can’t wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released. This is hosted by Breaking The Spine.

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The Legacy, is the third book in the series Secrets of the Shetlands, by Michael Phillips. I read the first two books in the series, The Inheritance and The Cottage. I liked both of them, especially The Cottage, so I am eagerly awaiting this third book. According to goodreads, the expected publication is in July. YAY!

“Loni Ford’s unexpected inheritance of substantial real estate – – not to mention a title – – in the Shetland Islands has caused more than a stir in the quiet fishing hamlet of Whale’s Reef. How is life ever to be the same with an outsider – – and a woman, at that – – playing such a pivotal role in the life of this conservative community? But it isn’t just the locals who have deep misgivings about the current situation. Loni herself never imagined this in her wildest dreams.” ~goodreads

Happy Reading!

My Favorite Place ~

Good Day! 🙂 We live in a moderately size city and in our humble town, we have what is called, The Outdoor Campus. It’s my favorite place in the city. It’s really for children, but since I am a child at heart, I love it and I go there whenever I can.

There are archery lessons for children.

Canoeing lessons. Yes, they do have a small lake or pond. It has fish and turtles and ducks.  I love it there.

They have a garden with healthy plants and flowers

There is a hiking trail. We have seen deer from the trail.

We went to the Outdoor Campus yesterday after church and strolled around. I’m going to share photos, but the photos are from last year.  I’ll take more photos in a couple of weeks. Enjoy!

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This is the amazing garden. Everything is hands on for children.

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I love butterflies!

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It’s beautiful here. I love it.

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Tulips!

My neighbor is a wonderful gardener. She has the most beautiful flowers ~ such a variety ~ purple, red, white, yellow ~ vibrant with color year after year. Well! Just a few minutes ago, she gave me a bouquet of red tulips fresh from her garden! I am so excited. I thanked her again and again! 🙂

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My Awesome Photography!

Classic Movie Friday!

It Happened One Night.  Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert.  My very favorite old movie.  CLASSIC.  Hilarious.:

It Happened One Night (1934)

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Claudette Colbert

Ellie, a feisty, spoiled rich girl (Claudette Colbert) is newly married to Wesley King(Jameson Thomas). Well, Ellie’s dad (Walter Connolly) snatches said daughter and takes her to his yacht to protect her from the new groom.  Daughter manages to escape and meets Peter (Clark Gable) a reporter. And of course, reporters normally want a story. Ellie wants to travel to New York to meet up with the groom, but doesn’t seem able to take care of herself. So, Peter decides to travel with her. Daddy is rich and has a long arm! Ellie and Peter have quite the adventure together. 🙂

Grouch grouch grouch! Peter (Clark Gable) is a grouch! LOL! I really like Clark Gable and I do like him in this movie, but he’s still a grouch. I walked around in a swoony cloud the first time I saw, Gone With The Wind. haha. But, I digress 🙂

Love is in the air! 🙂

It’s a fun movie. I enjoyed the music and singing on the bus ride and I loved the bride fleeing in her wedding gown. If you haven’t seen this movie, you’re probably wondering, why would a bride flee in her wedding gown??? Good movie! 🙂

Have you seen It Happened One Night???

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

 

“An Incomplete Revenge,” by Jacqueline Winspear.

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An Incomplete Revenge is an audio book I listened to ~ Maisie Dobbs number 5.

James Compton, the son of Lady Compton asks Maisie to investigate certain disturbing activities which are occurring on some land he wishes to purchase, including a brick factory. There are some fires and thefts etc. which are causing some concern. She travels to Kent during the “hop-picking” season and soon discovers something is not quite right in the community. It seems to all point back to a Zeppelin raid upon the village during WWI.

I thought this mystery was much more mellow than the previous mysteries. There was also a considerable amount of tragedy, loss, sadness, and grief throughout the book. I thought more so than in the previous stories. Maisie perseveres and solves the puzzling mystery ~ I thought it was a mystery with several facets.

I liked the gypsies. I thought they were a nice addition to the story. And it’s always nice to visit with Frankie Dobbs, even if the visit is brief.

I know I’ve said this before, but I do like Maisie. I think she’s interesting. She has a difficult past, to say the least. I would like to see her smile more often. She needs a few friends, other than Priscilla. I love Priscilla and her brood. What a funny family! Maisie needs to get out and have some fun occasionally!

I gave this book 4**** stars on goodreads! Happy Reading!

Waiting On Wednesday ~

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released. This is hosted by Breaking the Spine, but I discovered it at ~

http://www.rissiwrites.com

Check out Rissi’s blog. She’s got a great blog!

I really like this idea, so I thought I would give it a try/ I don’t know if I’ll do it every week. I’ll see how it goes. 🙂

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I love kids books! They have so much adventure and they are fun! Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker is going to be released in just a few days and I am looking forward to it. I pre-ordered it! 🙂

Cynthia Mackey is the author and you can find her at ~

http://www.cindyscreativecorner.wordpress.com

Paula Nasmith is the illustrator and you can find her at ~

http://www.tinyvioletstudio.com

Teaser~

“Katie is to young to use the stove so she dreams of making her very own pancakes. Join Katie and her friend Baxter in this fun story as they use their passion for collecting and building to find a way to realize Katie’s pancake dream.” ~goodreads

Let me know your thoughts. Do you read and enjoy kids books??? I’d love to hear from you. Happy Reading!

Life is Interesting.

As my grandma would say, if it’s not one thing, it’s another!

I am scheduled for eye surgery on May 16th! This isn’t a surprise. My eye doctor has kept a close watch on my right eye and she told me last year I needed to start thinking of surgery. Well, I visited her a few days ago and she scheduled me to see a surgeon. blah.

So, off I went to the surgeon. And! There seems to be so much to do, medically, before the surgery. Our family practice doctor is in charge of the pre-op physical. I have an appointment with her. There are three different types of eye drops I need to put in my eye the day before surgery. It’s crazy and I hope I get everything correct. After surgery there are instructions. Always instructions!

I do wear glasses and I will continue to wear glasses after the surgery, but the prescription will change. I have the most awesome glasses. The frames are purple and I really like them.

I won’t be reading for awhile after the surgery!!! Whatever will I do??? I don’t think I’ll be blogging the last two weeks of May. Please don’t leave me!!! I love all of you!!! I’ll be back.

I am in the Cozy Mystery Challenge, however, I’m ahead of schedule so that shouldn’t be a problem. I don’t think they would be to tough on my anyway. 🙂 I have the first ten sub-genres finished. I just need to read the 10 additional cozies of my choice. Well, I’ve read three ~

‘”Smugglers and Scones,” by Morgan C. Talbot. This is a Moorehaven Mystery.

“A Scone to Die For,” by H. Y. Hanna

“Tea With Milk and Murder,” by H. Y. Hanna

So, I have seven cozies to read. I can do this, no problem.

Enjoy the spring. It’s beautiful here!