Monday, September 28, 2015

Missed Sunday Salon...

Sunday Salon, or should I say Monday, finds me finishing up Anne Rivers Siddons, The Girls of August.  I didn't get to the beach this summer, at all... so I thought I'd read about others who did.

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Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.

I don't usually read this type of book, however,  I needed some enjoyable reading, with not so much catastrophe, although this did "spark" in more than one spot.

What's next, I'm going to give Gone Girl another go,  I abandoned it earlier this year.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sunday Salon...

Sunday Salon finds me completing "the Night Guest", Fiona McFarlane.  What a good book, a little out there, but then again so am I.  I wonder. will I be Ruth, with two sons?  I know I won't have the $ Ruth had, so perhaps I won't be such a tempting target.


Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside of town. Her routines are few and small. One day a stranger arrives at her door, looking as if she has been blown in from the sea. This woman--Frida--claims to be a care worker sent by the government. Ruth lets her in.
Now that Frida is in her house, is Ruth right to fear the tiger she hears on the prowl at night, far from its jungle habitat? Why do memories of childhood in Fiji press upon her with increasing urgency? How far can she trust this mysterious woman, Frida, who seems to carry with her own troubled past? And how far can Ruth trust herself?
The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane's hypnotic first novel, is no simple tale of a crime committed and a mystery solved. This is a tale that soars above its own suspense to tell us, with exceptional grace and beauty, about ageing, love, trust, dependence, and fear; about processes of colonization; and about things (and people) in places they shouldn't be. Here is a new writer who comes to us fully formed, working wonders with language, renewing our faith in the power of fiction to describe the mysterious workings of our minds.

So if you are elderly or have an elderly person in your life, check on them... before Frida comes to stay.

Thank You Annie for suggesting this title, it was a very good read.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday is floor washing day...

Today I've been washing floors,  yuk... in my break moment, I clicked on this youtube video just to have a short laugh.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday 56... PFF

It's been quite a while since I posted PFF hosted by Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy mostly because my paper arts room is such a disaster that I have no idea where my cards are, but that doesn't mean I've stopped liking to see what Beth and others post.  I do however, faithfully continue the creation of cards.  One of my favorite sites for these adventures are the wonderful creations at  Amazing Paper Grace.  I don't spend nearly as much time as Becca does on my greetings, but the inspiration is essential. I'm clearing off my desk, time to do my October
birthday greetings.  And if I ever get the scanner going again, I'll send a PFF post your way too.

In the mean time I'm posting Friday 56

Here it is...

Frida believed she had a secret, Ruth saw, and it was this: that Ruth and Richard were innocents, that they were old, older than old, and that while they might still be capable of a sweet, funny romance, any physical possibility was extinguished for them both.

from The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sunday Salon...Tiger Lily

Finished, Tiger Lily, Jodi Lynn Anderson this evening.  I've always liked Peter Pan, and so I really enjoyed this view from Tiger Lily, or rather Tinker Bell.  Hook was not such an powerful figure in this version, Smee was a little bit creepy.  This was a recommendation from The Road goes Ever on,   
Thanks Kelley.

Up next... The Night Guest , yet another recommendation from books please.

Happy Sunday

Snapshot Saturday...

A cat and his boy...