Monday, June 12, 2017

NYC Weekend - Dale Chihuly Exhibit NY Botanical Garden

Master of Glass - Dale Chihuly

Sapphire Star

Red Reeds on Logs

Blue Polyvitro Crystals

Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower

This is a great article on Chihuly and the Botanical Garden Exhibit
Are There Glass Snakes in Dale Chihuly's Fragile Eden?


Monday, June 5, 2017

What I Read, May 2017



Hi Reading Friends.  
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my May Reads:





1.  The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg - Quick read.  I was able to learn a bit about the "hygge" lifestyle.  It sparked my interest!  3***

2.  Thinking Differently - This was a very good resource of information for parents who have a child diagnosed with a Learning Disability.  I learned more about Dyslexia which helps me in my job as an education advocate.  Highly recommend to families new to the journey. 3***

3.  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - I loved this book!  This is a book lovers dream.  Lots of books mentioned throughout.  It is a story with twists and turns though which keeps your attention throughout.  4****

4.  The Most Beautiful - WOW this book surprised me.  I didn't really know what to expect.  I have loved Prince's music for a long time.  When Mayte talked about seeing Prince on stage I related.  I was lucky enough to see him during the Seven Tour years ago and it was amazing.  Mayte shared her heart and information about their relationship in a respectful and loving way.  5*****

5.  They May Not Mean to But They Do - Interesting story about siblings dealing with the aging of their parents.  It was a tough topic but the author made it very readable and relatable.  I am at this point with my own parents and I totally connected to this book. 3***

6.  The Magnolia Story - I enjoy the show Fixer Upper.  It was interesting to learn more about Chip and Joanna's history and how the show came to be.  There were some parts that dragged for me but overall a fun read.  3***

7.  Ginny Moon - I was on the fence with this book honestly.  I have two young adult sons on the autism spectrum and I was confused about Ginny's character.  It seemed as though she was more impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than Autism. She was a quirky character you wanted to root for.  Just wish there was a little bit more happiness in the story for her.  3***

Coming up in June:  A Sun is Also a Star, This is How It Always Is and One True Loves

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial Day, May 29, 2017

 “Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial” 
Roger Williams Park



Sunday, May 7, 2017

What I Read April 2017

I had a pretty good reading month.  Work does pick up this time of year but I continue to stay on track and enjoy my reading time.  My husband and I are still reading one book a month together and that has been fun!  

I participated in Erin's 6.0 Challenge from January to April reading 10 books that fit into specific categories.  It was fun and I look forward to the next challenge.  



1.  What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast:  by Laura Vanderkam - 3 stars.  
      (Library-Overdrive)

2.  Grandma Gatewood's Walk:  The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian
     Trail by Ben Montgomery - 4 stars.  (Library-Overdrive)
   
3.  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - 4.5 stars.  This was the book my husband and I
     picked to read together this month.  (Own-Hardcover)

4.  Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur - 3 stars.  This was a short book of poetry. (Library-Overdrive)

5.  One Plus One by Jo Jo Moyes - 3.5 stars. (Own-Paperback)

6.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 3.5 stars.  (Library-Overdrive)

7.  Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel 3 stars.  (Library-Overdrive)

8.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 4.5 stars.  (Library-Overdrive)

9.  It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover - 3.5 stars.  (Library-Paperback)




Sunday, April 9, 2017

What I Read March 2017


March was a very good reading month for me.  I read 5 books and listened to 7.
Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagan
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

These were my favorites out of the bunch:  These all rated a 4.

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger
Columbine, by Dave Cullen
The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware

What I'm currently reading:  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

What I'm currently listening to:  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

If you want to join in on the book sharing fun:  I'm linking up with

http://www.lifeaccordingtosteph.com/2017/04/show-us-your-books-april-reading-report.html

I also link up with:  http://modernmrsdarcy.com/quick-lit-april-2017/  Modern Mrs. Darcy's Monthly Quick Lit