Today I got a sweet surprise from my parents. They have this big ole chest that has been stored away in their house for years that’s full of family photo albums and things from our past. Well, they came across some old books from my childhood! Knowing how much I love books, they knew I’d be excited about this. One of the books they found was THE LAZY AUTOMOBILE. Apparently it has my name in it and states that I was 7 years old when I got that book. Oh my! That was 1971, so you do the math!! Or not! Another book is from my 4th grade class and it’s called ROADS TO EVERYWHERE. It’s a collection of short stories and poems for children. As a kid, I was sick a lot and I spent many hours curled up reading while my sister was outside having fun riding our horses with the neighbor kids. I would escape to the worlds of my books and I didn’t feel left out. I can’t wait to see what else they’ve discovered!
Now on to new books. There’s a grog (that’s a group blog for those who aren’t familiar with the term) that I visit several times a week called The Lipstick Chronicles. It’s hosted by six ‘Book Tarts’. Five of them are authors and one is a book seller. These women are so funny! They’re writing interests are women’s fiction, mystery, chick lit, romance and suspense. One of the authors is Nancy Martin, who writes The Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series. I love those books and have all but the latest one. If you have a minute you should visit their grog. It’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Sarah Strohmeyer is another of the authors on this grog. She released a new book on June 17th called SWEET LOVE. Read all about it here. The book is even being featured in this week’s People Magazine and described as a ‘sizzlin’ summer read’. I know many of you may not read a lot of chick lit, but if you’re looking for something light and funny to take to the beach or on a trip, this would be perfect. I actually haven’t read it yet, but I’ve read other books by these women and I’m never disappointed. Sometimes I need a break from all the serious books out there. I’m hoping to get my copy of SWEET LOVE soon and then I’ll post my review here on my blog. It’s officially Summer and its time for a sizzlin’ summer read!
Also, here’s a reminder about my book giveaway of THE RICHEST SEASON. You have until June 28 at 9:00 p,m. to enter by leaving a comment here. Also, Julie P. at Booking Mama is having yet another giveaway! This time it’s DRIVING SIDEWAYS by Jess Riley. Leave a comment here on her blog to get entered. Good Luck!