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!!