I’m linking up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog. This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.
Hello. I hope those of you who are in the US with me and who are mothers had a lovely Mama’s Day yesterday. How did you celebrate?
Saturday, the crew and I got up early and headed out to Brentwood to Nunn Better Farms to get there around 9am, when it opened. And what did we pick?
The husband told me to follow them on IG so we’d know when they were opening. My honey carries this big, paint bucket while the dames and I carry kid-sized, sand buckets. We went on the first day and tried to pick dark ones. You see here 24 lbs. $84.
I’ve been texting neighbors to come over with a container to get some. Sharing the wealth.
Do you go fruit picking? If so, what’s your favortie fruit to pick?
“A book feels like a thing alive in this moment, and also alive in a continuum, from the moment the thoughts about it first percolated in the writer’s mind to the moment it sprang from the printing press — a lifeline that continues as someone sits with it and marvels over it, and it continues on, …”
Shades of Earl Grey (A Tea Shop Mystery #3) by Laura Childs
I needed a change after the last couple of books I had read so I turned back to this series. Reading this third installment reminded me of how much I liked these books.
The tea content in this series is plentiful. I never get bored reading about the different types, where they come from and how they taste. Theodosia has sense of purpose to find out the truth. Her compassion for fellow, city members and her curiosity are what drives her to sleuth for suspects and to ponder on how they’re related to the murdered victim. There is no rushing of the plot, everything making sense and easy to follow.
I wish my library had all of the series. There are missing installments which can be irritating. I may start buying these books so I can keep up and read them. Four stars.
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
This book is the last of its series. I read this one whenever I could, a bulk either in the car before pick up or when my neighbor’s dog would sit on my lap (we dog sat three times) or on the couch next to me. This installment is epic. It’s all about war with everyone separated in groups in different places. There are surprises in this one, ones I didn’t see coming. I felt they brought recognition to the characters involved, a complete circle and had set up the future. Four stars.
I know there are fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses who weren’t impressed with this series. I can understand why as I wasn’t impressed with the first book of Throne of Glass. But you know what? It slowly grew on me. I think in the future I will buy this set so I can slowly read through it. I already know what happens but I can then savor each book and most likely glean details I have missed.
Have a good Monday. Happy reading to you and TTYS.