I took this photo last night after swimming in a 70*F pool in 72* weather and limited sunshine. Love those kids. It was my reward for that and picking up a friends mail. It has nothing to do with this post, but feel free to sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow if you’d like.
I was going to blog about donating blood, but decided that although I find the subject to be fun and meaningful, I was told I can’t post the awesome photo of the bag of my red blood cells hanging when I was all done.
Kill joy. Apparently people are squeamish about such things.
Instead I bring you a Thursday Three of books I’ve recently read or am currently reading.
Oh books. I do love you. I have always been a reader. Growing up, it was a means of entertainment and escape. The pages of the books had the friends I needed but didn’t have at the time so I was never alone. I have kept some of my child hood favorites all these years because I still open them to see my friends when I’m having a hard time in my head.
Since I’ve started blogging, I haven’t read as much as I used to, but I’m getting back to it and loving it. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good story and interesting people. Even if they’re not real.
So what have I been reading lately?
- Coming Clean. by Kimberly Rae Miller. I loved this book. You can read the description on that Amazon page and other reviews, but if you want my two cents, here they are: If you have any sort of addiction, OCD, hoarding etc issue in your family, you should read this book. Kim has painted a painful but beautiful story of love in telling us about her life growing up. Her family’s specific challenge was hoarding, but I can see it applying to many other issues as well. Also, it’s a little weird and totally interesting to read a book you already know parts and the end of.
- Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things: Mister Max . I can’t currently tell you more about this book other than it’s by Cynthia Voight (wrote Homecoming and Dicey’s Song which are two of my favorite childhood books) I received a pre-release copy to review through NetGalley (who I’ve been hooked up by Red Letter Reads)
- Sign of Four. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I’m reading this one because it played into the plot line of Criminal Minds. I have a feeling there was meaning there that I’m not picking up because I haven’t read the book. Yes, Criminal Minds can have more meaning than Shemar being beautiful and Matthew being geeky adorable. When I finish it, I’ll let you know what I think.
So what are you reading currently. I am about 12 deep in books I have to read right now so if you recommend any to me, it’ll be awhile!
I’ve recevied no compensation for posting about these books today. Either they were given to me to review or I paid for them myself.