Weekend Coffee Share: 7/23/2016

If we were sitting down over a cup of coffee you’d see me drinking my Tim Hortons coffee out of my Starbucks mug, while eating peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes. A very American breakfast.

Of course I would offer you some; whatever you would like. I’d tell you that I’m getting ready to go on vacation in a few days. I’m headed to Madeira Beach, Florida; a small beach town on the Gulf of Mexico. I leave Tuesday, but I’m nowhere near being packed yet. Nearly all of the things I want to take with me have made their way to a single chair in the living room though, so that’s a start right?

In my defense I have other things on my mind right now. I’ll tell you that I went to a birthday party for my friend’s son last night. He turned 3! She is one of very few people from my middle school/high school days that I am still friends with, and I am grateful for it. I had a great time at their house as usual. It’s always nice to spend time in good company. The days and months since I’ve gotten back from France have flown by, and even though I’ve been making an effort to catch up with everyone I missed while I was gone, I still feel like I haven’t spent nearly enough time with friends. I guess we’ll always feel that way though.

The other thing on my mind is what book I’m going buy for my vacation! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I absolutely love to read. As a kid, during the summer, I would go to the library and check out the maximum 7 books. After devouring them in no time, I’d be back at the library picking out more. While I don’t have nearly as much time to read now, I still try to do so as often as I can. For those of you who have Amazon Prime, and a Kindle, did you know you’re eligible for a Kindle first free book every month? Each month I get an email with a small selection of next month’s releases, and get to choose one to send to my Kindle for free. I try to be a good reader, not just judging the books by the images of their covers in the email, yet every time I read the descriptions of each book I end up torn between two. It’s hard to choose just one! The decision has been made though, and this time around I chose Midair by Kody Scheer. A novel about four girls’ suspenseful trip to Paris. Fitting right?

Finally I’d ask you about some of the great books you’ve read lately. What are they? I’m always on the lookout for new material! Until next time ..


15 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: 7/23/2016

  1. Hope you have the greatest time on your vacation. Currently deciding on what to read next. A friend of mine gave me Drew Brees’ memoir Coming Back Stronger months ago but I still have two books that I listed as ‘next’ on my list (A Painted House by John Grisham and Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath). And I’m still planning to go to the bookstore this weekend! Talk about the troubles of being a bibliophile!

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        1. Two books that I enjoyed are THE DARKNESS KNOWS by Cherly Honigford. This one is set 1938 aand is about the early days of radio. The other one is BORROWING DEATH by Cathy Pegau another history of early Alaska. This the second one in the series. I recommend both.
          Have safe and fun trip.

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  2. Kathleen Howell

    Wow, thanks, I didn’t know about the Kindle deal.. Right now I’m reading Badlands by C.J. Box. I went and got a LIBRARY CARD last week! LOL I haven’t had one in about 35 years. I love to read as well and have to make time for it.

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  3. Hope you have fun on your vacation! If Florida weather feel anything like Louisiana weather, you’ll want to spend a lot of time in the water. 🙂

    My husband says that I eat books for breakfast. He isn’t wrong.

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  4. I recently read AMERICANAH and was absolutely blown away by it. And an unexpected hit was a book called SAFEKEEPING about several different characters on a kibbutz in Israel. I really want to read Emma Cline’s THE GIRLS. I have a very low key online book club on my blog, check out what we’re reading the next couple of months and feel free to join in the discussions whenever you want 🙂

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    1. Americanah has been on my list for way too long – I need to read it! I’m happy to hear how much you liked it. Thanks for the heads up about your book club – I think I’ll check it out 🙂

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