Month: July 2015

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

The Campbell sisters never had what you would call an easy life.  Living with a mostly absent and when present, abusive father, the girls did their best to stay out of his way.  Teenagers Jess, Courtney, and Danny worked on a ranch to earn…

Morning Meanderings… STRENGTH

Thursday. Isn’t it funny how even when you think things will slow down they do not?  I was sure this week was going to be a quieter one.  Monday was filled with library activity but I thought Tuesday I would just relax and nope…

Fever by Mary Beth Keane

The amazing story behind “Typhoid Mary”,  truly had no idea.  ~Sheila   Mary Mallon was 15 years old when she left Ireland to come to New York.  Mary ha a stubborn streak and she knew what she wanted and how to get it.  She…

Morning (nope!) Afternoon Meanderings… Lets Talk About What You Are Reading

I feel…. wiped out. Drained. A long weekend with the bike ride, a long week with the funeral prior to that, a long two weeks of my friend Connie in the hospital before that…. and yesterday a full morning of Wine and Words prep…

ARMADA by Ernest Cline

Zach Lightman takes after the father he has never known…. he is a gamer.  Living alone with his mother, when he is not at school he loves to hang out on line playing war games with his friends.  Escaping the reality of his own…

Morning Meanderings… So, About That Bookish Connection

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ~Alice IN Wonderland Where oh where have I been? It is a great question… As I mentioned on Saturday my good friend Connie has passed away.  This bit of events put me in…

Let’s Talk About The Queen

I love this picture.  This is my book club this past Tuesday after we had a great potluck dinner, talked books, and had our Queen event.  We look happy.  We look fun. Even me. Every July for the past hmmmmm… I don’t know how…

Morning Meanderings…. Words Are Sometimes Not Enough

I almost want to say, “welcome to the sad/depressing blog Book Journey.  I may or may not talk about books.  I will be your host today.” Ugh. I last posted on Thursday morning talking about the business of life even when the last thing…

Morning Meanderings… I Didn’t Mean To Go ______________________

Good morning. I didn’t mean to go…. what? Away? Awol? Under cover? I don’t know.  I guess I just didn’t mean to go. The past two weeks have been so out of my control that I am just doing what I have to do…

Morning Meanderings… Day 100. Really?

Imagine taking all your emotions – everything you could possibly feel and putting them in a blender. That’s the way I feel. I can not even believe it has been 100 days since I lost my beautiful son.  It is a crazy mixed up…

Morning Meanderings…. I Am Listening

Good morning. Thursday already.  I feel like this week has been a cluster of activity that fits in so many different areas of my life that I feel like it is a box of puzzle pieces that have been dumped on the table to…

Movie: Jurassic World

On July 4th Al and I were keeping our day pretty low key.  We stayed close to home and then in the afternoon decided to go and check out the movie Jurassic World.  I grew up around the Jurassic movies and remember the excitement…