Monday, September 6, 2010

My new Reading List…and a few festival pics!

I have always wanted to add a reading list to my blog and write reviews and maybe even show a photo of the book…but I have not found a gadget that will help me do that, so for now….it is just a list! I put it on the left of my text at the bottom. I listed some of the books I’ve read this year. ( I left out the ones that weren’t good! lol) I hope you’ll take a look and see what kind of books I like and give me some recommendations! I would love to know what you’re reading! I just finished Runner by Thomas Perry…it’s GOOD!!!


And here are a few pics of the Apple Festival!


Churning homemade Ice Cream…..


I always tell hubby….lets take a photo of each other before I get caught up in the fun…


and forget!


This is what I bought! I have always wanted one of these wrap around silver spoon rings and this one was perfect! I love to wear silver!


Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday! Have you read a good book lately? Let me know! Thanks!


Stacey said...

An apple festival sounds like so much fun. Your silver ring is perfect. Is that one of the spoon handles? Love it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks Stacey! My hubby just told me to add that it was a silver spoon ring! I should have you help proof read my posts, too! heehee! Hugs! ♥

Dianne said...

Very lovely ring!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Looks like you had fun at the festival. Last year I bought a bracelet made out of old silverware and I love it. I know you will enjoy your ring. I have not read a whole lot this summer, but I did read, Eat, Pray, Love and I also read The Help. Love & blessings from NC!

Vee said...

Would you believe that I'm still wading through the same biography I started last spring? It's not the author's fault; it's mine. I can't settle down to read unless it's from a computer screen.

Oh I hope that you tried some homemade ice cream. Was it good? What flavor?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Diane!
We went to the apple fest on was sooo crowded!

Love your book list. I see you read books by Sarah Allen Addison and Elizabeth Berg. I have read all of their books and loved them all. A few other books I loved recently were:
The Help
Shanghia Girls
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

The entire Outlander Series (read in order) by Diana Gabaldon

The Mitford Series by Jan Karon (read in order of pub date starting with At Home In Mitford.

I am reading Eat, Pray Love right now...

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I'm reading a Dorthea Benton Frank book right now. She spoke at our book club and was a hoot. I had never read any of her books before.
I believe she's from the Carolinas.
I just finished Water for Elephants. I happen to be on the lot they were filming the movie and the giraffe trotted over to me and rested it's chin on my shoulder! It was a fabulous experience...I loved that giraffe!
I usually like mysteries. Loved Robert B. Parker.

It's Just Dottie said...

You look lovely and the fest looks like so much fun. I have a ring like yours and I love it.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Lovely to see your apple festival photos and your silver ring is really pretty.

Happy week

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your new ring is very pretty! An apple festival sounds like fun. We used to go apple picking upstate NY every fall when our children were young. I miss it!

The only books I've read lately were ones to help me prepare for our vacation. I'm going to the library tomorrow to look for some new books. I've read every book Elizabeth Berg writes, and also Anita Shreve.

Did you read "Water For Elephants"? It is a historical fiction about the early circus days. Very vivid!

Anonymous said...

Love your silver spoon ring!! I have a bracelet made from two silver spoons that I purchased at a craft show a few years ago.
Been to busy getting ready for my Fall show to read any books here lately, but I sure do love to read.

Becca said...

Apple festival! How fun! Someday I hope to live somewhere that has fun stuff like that. I love your silver spoon ring. I like silver, and that looks nice on you! I'm terrible about reading. I love, it, but get caught up doing other things. I like Dean Koontz and I'm still in the middle of Strangers, but I'm also reading a photography book called Visual Poetry.

Juanita Tortilla said...

Oh, I wish I could go to an apple festival. Makes me miss my time in New Jersey...
That silver ring is adorable! How did the ice cream taste? :)

Madame Samm said...

HI much for the festival pics .lol...but you both look good and the ring..I like that..silver is my fondness as well..strike another "common thingie" lol
blessings ms

lila said...

I love fall festivals too! Probably the food....that homemade ice cream would be VERY tempting!
I have a spoon ring have such good taste as always!LOL!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, love the festival pictures. How much fun this would be!!!! Your ring is lovely.

I am mostly reading cookbooks right now. I am so excited about Fall cooking.

Barb ♥

Anonymous said...

There is NOTHING better than small town fun in the sun meeting new people is there? It looks so inviting. Love your ring. How inventive! Hugs. Tammy

Lallee said...

It looks like the Apple Festival was a fun time. The weather sounded perfect! Your ring looks very pretty. Do you come over for the Homosassa Seafood Festival in the fall? I have had to miss it the past few years due to schedule conflicts. Maybe this year!

I haven't been reading any fiction lately--too busy reading books to prep for Bible study starting this week.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You have such pretty hands. Mine look a thousand years old. Why don't you sign up with TLC Book Tours? They send me free books, I review them. Win, win situation.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You have such pretty hands. Mine look a thousand years old. Why don't you sign up with TLC Book Tours? They send me free books, I review them. Win, win situation.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I'm sorry my comment was left twice. WHAT on earth is wrong with Blogger this morning??? I've had trouble on so many comments!

Happy@Home said...

The apple festival looks like a lot of fun. Was that apple ice cream they were making?
Your new ring is very pretty and looks nice on you.
I'm currently reading (& loving) The Help. I am also a big fan of Elizabeth Berg.

Freckled Hen said...

I like your book list and how you rate each book, Thursdays are my library days--thanks for the recommendations! The apple festival looks great, it's still pretty warm here, it's hard to envision apples and fall!
I have never seen a ring like that, it's very pretty.

Janet said...

Love your spoon ring. I have one made from the tines of a fork but I don't wear it too's huge!

Homemade ice cream sounds so good right now.

Jemm said...

I love It's a gadget I have on my sidebar. You can write your own reviews there. It's fun to add "books" to your shelf too. I just finished "The Help" and "Left to Tell" both were fantastic!! I love books :)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
You two look so cute and ready for a fun day. I love your spoon ring and I also love to wear silver. I have a spoon ring in copper.
The pics of the apple festival look like it was so much fun.

Great idea for your reading list. I just finished the book Roses by Leila Meacham. It was her first novel and it was great. I hope she has more in the works.

Have a great week my friend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Cyndi said...

Hey Diane! Looks like you had a beautiful day for the apple festival. And the ring you bought is perfect....I have a spoon ring, too...somewhere in all my stuff! LOL!!!

I absolutely love to read - mostly mysteries and fantasy stuff - but haven't had much chance lately due to getting ready for the Craft Fair. But look out this winter because I'll be reading up a storm!



Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your ring is so neat! I always enjoy these fall festivals. You and your husband looked so cute there. Thanks for sharing the fun. Have a nice day! Twyla

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

YES! I am late on this comment...but it's been ..never mind. I am just LATE! I have posting issues..or did have.

I just wanted to tell you that I am reading a wonderful book..and after I read it the first time I immediately started it over. I LOVE historical novels, factual ones..and I am reading "We Two."
It is about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert...and I love it.
It may not be your cup of tea..but I found it amazing.
Is that a spoon ring you are wearing? I would love to have one of those and I have been looking at them.