In case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, today marks the beginning of a feature here on the site. Each month, I will be picking a book that has been on my dream list for years, and I will read a chapter or two each night. Then, once a week, I will post my thoughts, without spoilers. If you are interested in a title, I invite you to read along with me and we can discuss the book each week.
August’s selection is: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. There are 63 chapters, which means 2 chapters a night.
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
It has been a bitter cold week for much of the United States. I actually dug out my scarves and gloves that I hadn’t seen in close to four years! I saw this quote and it reminded me of the peaceful, snowy nights. For me, snow always meant magic was happening. It was some rare, beautiful and serene. To experience such cold temps this week without any snow, seemed wrong. However the cold gave many a great excuse to stay indoors, snuggled up under a blanket and reading a good book! (As if we ever really need another excuse to read!)
Stay safe and warm during this winter day!
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
Happy New Year everyone! Four years ago today, I packed up my boys and we hit the road to begin our new life in South Carolina. It has been an interesting four years, but I am grateful for all of them. I have high hopes for a very happy 2015 for us all!
Thank you again for all of your continued support.
Cheers to 2015!
“Yesterday is history, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a gift.”
Yes, the quotes are returning to this site! Yay! And this is a fabulous quote and my motto for the new year.
Have a wonderful night everyone!
I want to wish a Happy Belated Birthday to America!!! I hope each of you had a wonderful and safe 4th of July. As for me, well my little Ozzy is terrified of fireworks, so I was up all night trying to keep him calm and since it is a weekend again, there is sure to be more fireworks each night. However it is officially summer and I would like to know what everyone is reading… Do you have plans for summer romance books, heated action and mysteries, or are you keeping it light-hearted and funny? Is it just me or does it seem that each season tends to have a different genre of books to be read? Summer has always been about the vacation-esque books, the easy-to-read and the ones that give your mind a relaxing break. Do you have any favorites you like to read during the heated, long days of summer? As for me, I plan on reading several books this weekend. As of today, I started reading a romance book from The List and a beach novel set in France from the My Sister’s Books List.
If you are a fan of memoirs, you are in luck. Taking Flight is an emotional and riveting memoir and it is currently this week’s featured book. The author, Sarah Solmonson, has been generous enough to donate a paperback copy of her book for this week’s A Year in Review. So head on over to the post and leave a comment for your chance to win. Contest ends at 11:59pm EDT tonight and winner will be announced tomorrow. Good luck to you all!!!