There's always an excuse to leave the dishes, dusting, scrubbing and especially yard work for later. My favorite excuses are sewing, reading, cooking, and now decorating my new house with custom projects. Getting away from home in our new camper is also a great excuse -- although that's just another house to clean! Here's what's going on with me and my favorite hobbies.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I finished True Colors and absolutely loved it. What an epic tale, following three sisters, basically for about 25 years. The setting was beautifully told -- a ranch in Washington State. The characters each had such distinct personalities, and through many tough trials, continued to return to each other. I really had a hard time putting this one down, and it was a little bit longer than an average novel. Well worth it. I cried several times, but not uncomfortably (I quit reading Nicholas Sparks because I couldn't stop crying all the way through his novels -- ruining contacts and giving me a headache.) The emotional journey through good times and bad with this family was a very satisfying experience.
Now I'm reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. I read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan a few years ago, and really loved that book, so I'm looking forward to this one.