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currently reading

So somehow almost all of the holds I had placed at the library became available within a week or so of each other.  The stack of books on my shelf is now 8 books tall (and that’s after I returned 2 that I just wasn’t into reading right this moment). At least the weather is cooperating; grey, rainy afternoons just beg to be spent curled up in a cozy blanket with a hot drink and a good book. In no particular order, here are the books I’ll be reading in the next month.

  1. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  2. Loving Frank – Nancy Horan
  3. The Midwife – Jennifer Worth
  4. The Baker’s Daughter – Sarah McCoy
  5. Happier at Home – Gretchen Rubin
  6. The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
  7. Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
  8. Family Driven Faith – Voddie Bachman

And there are still 5 more on hold…

  1. Bones of the Lost – Kathy Reichs
  2. Cooked – Michael Pollan
  3. Life after Life – Kate Atkinson
  4. Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
  5. Allegiant – Veronica Roth

And Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist on my list as well…

What can I say? I love to read! What are you reading?

Not alone

“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis

Though what I read has changed over the years, this quote still holds true for me. Especially on grey, rainy June days when I can found with a cup of coffee and a book.

Book Giveaway

My friend, Ariel K. Price, is hosting a book giveaway on her blog this week! Go check it out! http://arielkprice.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/book-giveaway/

This giveaway is to promote her new business website arielkprice.com (which my husband designed!). I’m proud of both of them!

Five Favorites

Today was a lazy day – you know the kind of day… jeans and a hoodie, hair pulled into ponytail, eating breakfast for all three meals (cinnamon rolls, eggs & hash browns, and cereal respectively) kind of day.  Despite that, I did manage to both get some work done as well as write this post of five favorites from my week.

Cranberry Peach Pecan Scone at Bipartisan Cafe

Leftover sunflowers from a photo shoot that I put into wine and champagne bottles.

The African violet my husband surprised me with!

Personalized wrapping for a baby shower gift that I thought of all by myself.

Daffodils that brighten my day despite the Portland gloominess 🙂