Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Bookticipation

Here are a three books publishing in July that have piqued my interest and landed on my library reserve list or have **s next to them in my "Check This Out" notebook.

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice (July 2)
From the author's website:  Set in the sea and citrus-scented air of the breathtaking Santa Monica mountains, The Lemon Orchard is an affirming story about the redemptive power of compassion and the kind of love that seems to find us when we need it most.

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms (July 9)
The publisher of this book (Thomas Dunne Books) promises this "debut novel about luck and love, and winning a sweepstakes...will charm readers from the very first page.

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole (July 9)
From Amazon's description:  A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole's atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love and celebrate the power of the written word to stir the heart.

Elaine of Random Jottings reviewed Letters from Skye here and says the book is "sheer delight from start to finish."

What books are on your July Bookticipation list?

Friday, June 28, 2013

In the Library Bag

The library bag is somewhat manageable this week.  Finishing everything before the looming due dates almost seems possible!
...and on Kindle via the library's Overdrive connection

All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

And for anyone wondering what my library looks like, here it is!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Coming Back

A lot has happened since December 2011, but I won't clog up the works with old stuff.  Rather, going forward, I'll drop in from time to time with something bookish, maybe a photo or two, a favorite quote here and there, some music to my ears, or just a mention of something that caught my interest.

As Melanie, the main character in Claire Cook's Time Flies, says...

...maybe I needed to dabble in my past to recognize my future, and who didn't love a good stroll down memory lane, but life was way too short to get stuck there.

Looking forward to dropping a few owl's feathers here and there and welcome your comments!