Wednesday, June 2, 2010

An Unwelcome Visitor and My Latest Reading

Hi All!

Skor has been busy most evenings around here with this unwelcome visitor.

Luckily, the squirrel (or it might be two who alternate for the evening shift) hasn't figured out the bird feeder yet. He (or she) has done some chewing on the wire holding the bird feeder up though!
I would love to get a photo of this little bugger when he/she is just hanging by his/her feet from the gutter without touching the feeder. However, each time I get the camera ready, the squirrel retreats to the roof!

Here are the latest books I have read. As per my new habit, I won't tell you about all of them but, I decided I would tell you all of their titles.

From left to right - Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns; Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts (the third in the Brides series); Hating Valentine's Day by Allison Rushby; Undue Influence by Steve Martini; Trouble With Angels by Debbie Macomber; Look Closely by Laura Caldwell.

Interestingly, all of these books was what I consider a "good" book. Any of them would be good reads. Undue Influence and Look Closely are about lawyers chasing down facts in unsolved mysteries.

Trouble With Angels is a light read about three angels helping people on earth in their own, peculiar, bumbling way.

Hating Valentine's Day is about a wedding photographer who hates Valentine's Day until she meets someone special.

Savor the Moment is one of Nora Robert's newest books and it is one I enjoyed. This is the third of four chronicling the lives of four best friends who run a wedding establishment. One woman does the planning, one does the pastries, one does the flowers, and one does the photography. This is a good read which departs slightly from the usual Nora Roberts formula. I am looking forward to the fourth book!

Cold Sassy Tree is a work of fiction written from the perspective of a young boy in the south at the turn of the century (the 20th not the 21st!). His family experiences ups and downs and the boy narrates the action. I was leery when I picked this book up but I found that it was a good read and it certainly held my interest. The story is filled with interesting details and the voice of the narrator sounds almost like he is talking only to you.

Well, that is my latest reading. All good books which I would recommend to you.


P.S. I just updated my records and from May 31, 2009 to May 31, 2010, I have read 59 books. A slow year for me!

Voice Update: Still doing okay. I got back on the reading "horse" last night and am struggling my way through 1Chronicles. All those Biblical names!!!!! I think I am past most of the genealogy and into the stories now though. I think my voice is pretty strong now. I am concentrating more on trying to get those last few sounds worked out!


Mental P Mama said...

^%^%(*^*^ squirrels. It's a good thing they're so cute.... And I am going to check out those books for my nook!

Diane said...

Squirrels drive the Brute Squad bonkers! Sounds like Skorr too!

Love your photos from the previous post. I'm a sucker for sky pictures.