When I started reading "The Bronze Horseman" I didn't realize it was book 1 of a trilogy. I loved the book, and book 2 "Tatiana and Alexander" will arrive from Barnes and Noble.com tomorrow! I can literally "lose myself" in this book....I feel like I'm right there in Russia with them.
I have so many new books on my nightstand just waiting to be read, but I had to put them all "on hold" so I can continue the adventures of Tatiana and Alexander!
I'm in the middle of this book (it's a LONG one---800+ pages), but can't wait to pick it up and read every night! Set in the Soviet Union during World War II, it is the story of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, and their family. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia. I love historical fiction...and mix in a love story between Tatiana and a young soldier in the Red Army, Alexander....a great read!
We have been having sunny days with blue skies for over 5 days now and it's been wonderful!!! I can do winter when we get to see the sun occasionally! :0)
I've been doing a little Design Team scrapbooking for Paper Pals. I'm thinking "Valentine's Day!!"
And, on my nightstand now is "The Paris Wife"...so far, so good!!
Barnes and Noble's synopsis:
“A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and as one’s own woman.”—Entertainment Weekly A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.
Wow, life got in the way of blogging and I just plain haven't taken the time to sit down and write anything!! In could be that in the span of 2 months we were in Las Vegas; Amelia Island, Florida; Lansing, Michigan; and Chicago!! Busy, busy, busy...but, oh so fun!!! Now it looks like we are settled in for a while---it's called "tax season!!" :0)
Christmas was great....a little different this year, but still great! I did, indeed, finish all my "projects" aka "gifts" that I was making! Whew!!! Now, I just have a baby girl scrapbook to make for a friend, and since the baby was born in October I am already behind, so no need to rush! :0)
I long ago finished those two books on my last post---both were a great read. I am about to finish this book, also a great read:
This book, "The Shoemaker's Wife," was recommended to me by my friend, Nancy. I have loved every book that she has ever suggested to me, and this book was no exception. The book was inspired by the author's family and is definitely a page-turner!
Next up is "The Light Between Oceans." It also comes highly recommended!
Our Saturday morning "tradition" is a walk around the Farmer's Market in our downtown. It's fun to see your friends and neighbors and check out all the food, crafts, produce and plants. Today the live music was a Dad and his two sons playing the banjo, guitar and violin--they were fantastic!! Living in a small university town is fun, and one of the highlights of our town is definitely the Farmer's Market!
We just returned from a trip to Seattle to get our "Seattle Fix" for the year! :0) We both love Seattle and spending a few days there every summer is something we always look forward to. This year was especially fun because we had dinner two different nights with old friends. Again, I forgot to take my camera, but my phone camera didn't do too bad a job at capturing some highlights...
The wind turbines in central Washington on our drive over.
A new wine store in Bellevue..."Total Wine." It was huge!!
The fresh flowers at Pike Place Market are beautiful! If I lived close, I would have fresh flowers in my house every day of the year!!!
The view from our table at Anthony's Home Port in Tacoma.
More Pike Place....there is nowhere on earth that has more beautifully presented vegetables!
The flower baskets along the waterfront were incredible!