Showing posts from June, 2011

Back Porch Reading Take 2

The back porch/deck is where I read all summer.  Me, my Kindle and a glass of green ice tea.  It's the life. 
****-4 star review
I finished last weeks read,Lot's Return to Sodom: A Liv Bergen Mystery and it kept me up all night.  Sandra Brannan is defiantly an Indie writer to watch.
Here's a little blurb from Amazon:
"The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is no place for button-downed citizens--unless they're trying to hide a murder. Sharp-witted Liv Bergen can't avoid becoming embroiled in murders, it seems. Her family's hometown of Sturgis, South Dakota, is quickly becoming the Sodom of the Black Hills during the dog days of summer as it hosts the infamous rally of grizzled hard-core motorcycle bikers--half a million of them. Crime comes too close for comfort when Liv must solve the mystery of a beautiful young townie to clear her brother's name."I am weirdly interested in the 1% motorcycle club ideology, thanks 'Sons of Anarchy.'  Loyalty i…

Back Porch Reading

What are you reading this week?  I am reading

Lot's Return to Sodom: A Liv Bergen Mystery  By: Sandra Brannan
The second in the Liv Bergen series, the first being In the Belly of Jonah.
Liv Bergen is a strong female lead (yeah girl-power!).  Indie author Sandra Brannan shows great promise with this series and I can't wait to read more!

Water for Elephants
BOOK CLUB!  I have to jump on this months Book Club selection.  I have heard nothing but good things about this book, although I have heard it starts a little slow.
Have you read Water for Elephants?  What did you think of it.

Other book suggestions:
How I Learned to Love the Walrus by Beth Orsoff
The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark
and The Last Block in Harlem by Christopher Herz

Happy reading!

Summer Binders

I try to start our summer off with some sort of:
1. Plan for activities and outings
2. Organization for all the classes/sporting events I have to take the children to.
Of course by mid-July- oh all right 2 weeks into summer vacation- all my organization and planning falls apart.
I will not be deterred this year.  I will plan and organize and pray to the goddesses of whatever goddesses are meant for domestication, that all my hard work is not for naught.
This year I am testing out "The Summer Binder."  All my children's summer needs contained in one white, organized book.
Here is how it looks inside:
Binder pencil cases are the GREATEST things ever.  I purchased mine at the dollar store than went to Wal-mart and found them for $.97 and when I got home one of the dollar store pouches zipper broke.
F-U dollar store F.U.
In the pencil cases are pencils (duh) and dry erase markers.

The first page is the oh so dreaded CHORE CHART! NOOOOOOOOO!
I have all their daily chores liste…