Join my email book club. Over 350,000 people read 5-minutes a day. To see what books I'm featuring this week, go to: http://www.dearreader.com/
Bailey, my 15 year old granddaughter, has been visiting for 10 days and she headed back to Wisconsin yesterday. It was a fabulous visit; cooking, designing and printing drawings on t-shirts, making gummy bears and bubble gum, visiting the library, going to the beach, shopping (on several occasions,) baking cupcakes, making potholders and searching Sarasota for more loopeys when Bailey ran out, (loopeys are the pieces of material you use to make the potholders,) taking pictures and putting them in a photo album for Bailey to take home, inviting relatives over for a family dinner, getting soaked at the water park and then getting soaked at Sea World. We sat in the Soak Zone and Shamu didn't let us down. My husband and I took Bailey and 2 1/2 year old grandson Paul, on a three day Sea World excursion. We even ate dinner with Shamu and were treated to a VIP show. It was a memorable vacation, but this Grandma is pooped.
So starting this very minute, Grandma is off duty. I'm heading out to my screened-in front porch to do a little lounging with a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, (light on the sugar) a couple of books, and a notebook and pen (in case I'm inspired) and my bottle of colored bubbles. If you haven't entered the colored bubble giveaway yet, today's the last day to enter. Go to: http://www.emailbookclub.com/photo/avocado-072809.html
I hope you enjoyed this week's book. I'll talk to you on Monday and next week I'll share some photos.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
SEARCHING FOR YOUR NEXT BIG THRILL? Read the "Between the Lines" feature interview with Jonathan Kellerman then read about great thrillers from: Brad Thor, JoAnn Ross, Heather Graham, Debra Webb, Joan Johnston, Nate Kenyon, Kathleen George, Phillip Margolin, April Star, Karin Slaughter, David Liss, Jeremy Duns, Ann Parker, P.D. Martin, Karen E. Olson and Steven M. Thomas. Go to: http://www.thrillerwriters.org
* This month's Penguin Classics book is The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields. To comment on the book and enter the Penguin Classics Drawing, go to: http://tinyurl.com/JulyClassics