We are big time book readers around here. One of the things I really want to do this summer is spend more time with my nose in a book. I'm getting a good start. That book on top? The Ghost at the Table? Just don't. I don't generally have a lot of time to read so I'm bummed when I finish something that leaves me dissatisfied. My favorite books of all time take place in small towns, Midwest and New England are always lovely but bonus points if it takes place in the South (saying Hey to my roots Y'all!) and have quirky characters. A few faves that come to mind Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Where the Heart Is, The Help, The Secret Life of Bees, Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood, and Saving Ceecee Honeycutt. I also love a good small town, quirky character story set in Europe, Chocolat and The Matchmaker of Perigord come to mind. Now that I've shared some of my favorites, I'm hoping you will share some of yours with me.
I intend to spend a good bit of time this summer plunked right here reading. I'm going to be needing a great escape this summer. After finishing the ceiling demo on our porch project yesterday, we discovered we have quite a roof problem. So not only will this project probably linger through the entire summer but I'm guessing that just blew our budget big time. I, of course had just splurged on some new porch furniture, and in my experience, no good splurge goes unpunished. So now we likely have a new porch roof in our future and as a bonus Millie needs some dental surgery Thursday. Thank goodness for the library which will likely keep me sane through all of this.