Sunday, June 12, 2011

When it’s HOT outside...

it’s nice to be in the lanai!

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I love the sunbeams in the room as long as the AC is running and the ceiling fan is whirring! It’s the perfect spot to read!

And for a fun summer read...

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I love Sarah Addison Allen and her latest book, The Peach Keeper is a fun and easy summertime read! It only took me two days to read it!

My husband is just finishing New York by Edward Rutherfurd. It’s 860 pages...if you want something to last ALL summer! It is one of my MOST favorite books and well worth the time it takes to read it! You will NOT want it to end!

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We went to a little book sale Saturday morning and I found The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. I just about jumped up and down with joy when I saw it...but I tried to control myself!

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This book, as well as Cross Creek was written about the area that I live in so it was a GREAT FIND! (if anyone ever finds a copy of Cross Creek please let me know!)

I’m joining Mary from the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

What are you reading this week?

42 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've added these two books to my reading list. I am currently reading Jemima J by Jane Green. Just started it so can't tell if it's good or not. I love to read and during the summer I do a lot of it during the hot part of the day...yeah Air Conditioning!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have the Peach Keeper coming from the library someday.

Right now I am reading Jodi Picoult.

Love her, any book by her.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Vee said...

Oh I love Cross Creek...can you find one on Abe books that wouldn't be too much? They have lots of vintage books. I'd be happy to split the difference in temps with you (I think) 51F here today...100F there? That's 75.5 for an average? Willing? Sounds good to me!

Pondside said...

I don't know Cross Creek, but I'll keep my eye out for it.
I'm reading The Postmistress right now.

Snap said...

It's too blooming hot! I wish I had a lanai ... in Hawaii!!!!!!!!! Trying to decide what to read next. Today i read a crochet pattern ... trying to figure it out!

podso said...

Thanks for the book recs, and your lanai looks peaceful!

eileeninmd said...

They both sounds like great books. I will have to look for them myself.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Sound like two great books, will mention them to my book club, thanks for the recommendation!

Genie said...

People who do not read miss out on so much. I cannot imagine my life without books, and I feel like you and your husband are the same way. Your summer 2 day read sounds nice. I will need to check into it at the library. Now, the one about NY, I think I will pass on. Love the mosaic. It worked out well. HMM. genie

GrandmaK said...

Sounds like a grand weekend, indeed! Should have a wonderful week,too! Cathy

Incipient Wings said...

oh, i love love love to read!
New York is now on my list, i love extra long books:)
have a good one!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! Great reads! I am interested on the Peach Keeper.And I have to admire you and your husband's fast reading skills. It's a wow!

A Garden of Threads said...

Have never read any of those authors, the books sound interesting. I am reading The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry.

Lavender Cottage said...

Great book recommendations and you know a blogger somewhere will have, or find Cross Creek for you. :-)
So many people are switching to Kindles and other readers like it; I don't know, I still like to hold a book in my hand and right now have a pile that was just given to me.
Judith

Cindy said...

You and your husband sound like my hubby and I - very big readers. I'll try the books you showed. I just got done reading the latest Luanne Rice book. Her's are good summer books. They always take place at the beach!

Have a great week.
Cindy

Daniella said...

Sounds like you had a marvelous day!!
Enjoy!!
xxDaniella

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Glad to see you were sitting on your lanai, you have been gallivanting all over Florida and I was sure you needed a rest!LOL

Carol

Mamarazzi said...

sounds like the perfect spot to curl up with a book!!

Jemm said...

The Peach Keeper sounds interesting. I read The Sugar Queen and have Garden Spells on my shelf to read. I just read Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah and it was wonderful! It was 479 pgs and I thought THAT was long :) I'm reading Chez Moi by Agnes Desarthe now. It's only about 220 pgs, ha! Always good to talk books.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

There is nothing like a good book and a comfy chair as you enjoy the summer weather. V

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Summer is a wonderful time to relax and read. How wonderful to find The Yearling and interesting that you live in the same area as the in the novel.

Ames said...

You lucky girl. I don't think her books are in print anymore. She is one of my favorite Florida authors.And I love her homestead. Been there several times. I have a lot of her books. I started a stand alone page on my blog titled "The Library Geek" and featured her books.
http://rivahchick.blogspot.com/2011/04/library-geek.html ~Ames

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Now why haven't I read "New York" as yet? It sounds like my kind of book! I remember reading "The Yearling" --Vee's suggestion was a good one --I've bought from Abe's Books web site.

Stay cool!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am reading Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello.

GardenofDaisies said...

The Yearling... OH that was such a wonderful book! I loved it when I was a kid!!! I"ll have to look up these other books and see what they are about. I'm always looking for good books for our book club to read.
Be sure to stop by my blog. I'm having a little giveaway!

Lorrie said...

I love Cross Creek, and have a copy downstairs - one that came from my Mother-in-law. It's a book to be savored and reread. I'll keep my eyes open at the used book stores for another one.

Karen said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I saw the peach Keeper two days ago and should have picked it up!...

Della said...

Those angel wing shells in your lanai are so pretty! You always decorate so nicely!
I'll keep my eyes peeled for a copy of Cross Creek. Right now I'm reading The Land of Painted Caves. If I would stay focused on it, I would have it finished already! Once upon a time I could read a 900 page book in two days!(I think my current book has 700 something pages)
Hugs sweet friend <3

Crafty Gardener said...

There is nothing better than reading in the shade on a hot day.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

The only thing I'm reading these days are blogs! And I barely have time for that. Well, actually I don't but I'm doing it anyway. I long for some lazy summer reading days! Enjoy!

quiltingnana said...

I just finished two books by Richard North Patterson...Balance of Power was the latest one. I am really into fiction that has intrigue. I picked these two books up at a thrift store....a great find

Rajesh said...

Nice mosaic.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I don't see how you get all the reading done... books, blogs... you're a fast reader... Must be the lanai!!! :)

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi,
Thank you for the book recommendations. So nice to hear about some good reads that others enjoy. Great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. I know your lanai is a great place to read! I'll have to keep my eye out for the book you are looking for. If I ever see it, I'll let you know! Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim

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These books seem very interesting to read!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Looks like a lovely place to sit and read and many thanks for the book recommendations.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Kasia said...

Hey you!

Ahhhh books! I love books! CANNOT pass one up when I see something that promises to be a good read!!! Thanks for sharing these, Ill look for them for sure! :)

Hugs,

missbmckay said...

Great reads. I might have to read "New York." We're going there in August, and maybe that would romance it a little more. I'll keep my eye out for the "Cross Creek." My mother and I pour over used books everywhere we go.

Toyin O. said...

These sounds like great reads, I am reading my bible mostly this week.

bj said...

I've just started Michael Lee's book, GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN, and can't put it down..it goes to the potty with me, the dinner table with me and...ooops...gotta stop typing so I can turn the page...:)))

Love of the Sea said...

I love The Yearling. I just picked up a vintage copy on Etsy...what a coincidence. Hope you enjoy reading it. take care...have a great rest of your week.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

We have Edward Rutherford's Sarum on our bookshelves, but I must look out for this one. My husband reads a lot more in the summer and quickly so I am always on the look out for big fat novels :)