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Friday, July 2, 2010


It's been a while, huh?  Almost a week.  Geez!!  When you're busy I guess it really shows.

There really isn't much going on here other than my girls in camp and school and me sewing mass amounts of orders, spending time with my family, and reading.  See.  Like I said.  Nothing new.  :)  haha!  I love my life.  As per usual in the summers and beyond here in Arizona it is unbearably hot.  Today it will be 115 degrees and there is a heat advisory in place until 8pm tonight.  Meaning - do not spend excessive time outside unless you want to get heat poisoning or exhaustion.  And by excessive time outside I mean more than 15 minutes.  ;)

Anyhoo.  I have a few book recommendations for you all.  I have read almost 20 books this year so far.  Most in the last month.  Here are some that I loved immensely.

The Girl in the Arena - Fantastic!!!  I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

The Fallen #1 by Thomas E. Sniegoski - Very good.  There's a talking dog in it too.  :)  I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa- One of the best books I have ever read.  I absolutely LOVED this book!!  5 out of 5 stars for sure.

Winter's Passage (Iron Fey #1.5) by Julie Kagawa - A great novella to hold us until the next books comes out in 1 month.  :)  This one you can ONLY get on the Kindle.  But.  If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can get the FREE Kindle App and then you can read it.  Winter's Passage is free.  5 out of 5 stars

The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (Forest of Hands & Teeth #2) - Loved it!!  Can not wait for the next one!  5 out of 5 stars

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting - This book caught me by surprise.  I found it very good... especially if you stayed up til 5:15am in the morning because you just could not put it down.  I'm crazy.  I already know that.  ;)  4 out of 5 stars

13 to Life by Shannon Delany - I just finished this one today after starting it last night.  It was awesome. 5 out of 5 stars

Speaking of reading.  Since I was told about the free Kindle App, I have decided that I will be reading books on my iPad from now on.  Just so much easier.  My husband has been trying to get me to switch to an e-reader for some time now, and I am just stubborn.  But finally I have changed my mind.  The sheer amount of books I read and buy are filling up my office VERY quickly.  I will likely be donating to my husband's office's library for other's to enjoy.  :)  I only keep the books I figure that I would like to read again.  Now, I can bring a million books with me without actually bringing a million books with me.  All stored in my iPad.  So easy!

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And because I like to add pictures... here is a picture from my *Shey*[B] product shoot I shot a month or so ago... not sure about this one.

How is everyone?  Have anything outrageous planned for this 4th of July weekend?
We don't.  I think relaxing is in major order!
Have a great one!!


Becca said...

Wow, you have been prolific in your reading! Did you shoot some photos of your laptop bags?

As for the 4th? We are going to visit family..nice to get out of dodge for a bit..

Anonymous said...

Awesome reading! I am in the middle of Poisonwood Bible...

Yeah, the pic is super cute, but a little stragely racy {does that make sense?! No offense intended at all, promise!}

Jenni said...

a reader after my own heart! i love my kindle and wouldn't trade it for the world! i am going to download some of your recommends now! i think 13 to life sounds fantastic!

have you read shiver? if not, highly recommend that one for your ipad!

and this az heat, tell me about it...i took lola out for about a 10 minute shoot last night and thought we were gonna roast! thank goodness our pool is in the works, gets dug on tuesday and i can't wait to enjoy a few months, a perk for sure for living in az!

off to check out your store!

Finley and Oliver said...

Blasted AZ heat!! Our AC went out yesterday so we're moving over to the Hyatt for a few days :)

I just finished reading Little Bee - a very emotional, interesting read. Two thumbs up. I look forward to getting your opinion on the kindle app.

I can see why songskatesang thinks it's racy - I think it's the pose and the fact that it looks like she's bound by the straps. Cute picture though with a cute model and gorgeous straps.

Celeste said...

You crazy reader you! (fabulous!!)

Nope. nothing too exciting planned for the 4th here. It's ridiculously hot and the humidity kills. ugh.

Maybe we'll be able to go to the beach?? maybe??

Anonymous said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

kheaney said...

Thanks for recommending The Iron King. Just read it along with the novella. I really liked both.