Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Where is Your Book Mark? (06/25/2013)

When I was first introduced to my husband's grandmother twenty-something years ago, I liked her instantly.  She was funny and smart, kind and spunky.  She was who I wanted to be at her age.  Over the years, I grew to love her as if she were my own grandmother.  And so it was with great sadness that we learned of her passing a couple of weeks ago.  She was an amazing woman, one who led a full and good life.  I feel lucky to have gotten the chance to call her family.

In addition to that, work has been extra busy.  It's been a mix of bad and good.  I won't bore you with the details other than to say skipped lunches and working later than usual have a way of wearing on a person.

Saturday was the beginning of the new soccer season.  We followed it up with a visit to the library, which is adjacent to the park.  Mouse was especially taken with the book Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  She had me read it to her three times, along with a few other books.  There were tears when it came time to leave.  Mouse wanted to stay and read some more.  I cannot blame her.  I do not like leaving the library either.

I have not had much time to spare online, hence my absence from commenting and blogging last week.  I hope this week will be better.

With the start up of the new season of HBO's True Blood (why do I watch it again?), I have been feeling in the mood to finish the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.  I am not too far behind, just two books to go.  Maybe just one by the time this posts.  I keep begging my coworker to tell me what happens in the last book; so far she refuses to tell me.  The truth is, I would rather find out on my own anyway.  It's fun to tease though.

What are you reading right now?



Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts 
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where  
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a 
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.

I cannot believe I am almost done with this series.  I began reading Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series (Sookie Stackhouse) books years ago and have come to really love her characters.  These books are my go to books for comfort and reading the opening of Deadlocked was just like visiting old friends:
It was hot as the six shades of Hell even this late in the evening, and I'd had a busy day at work.  The last thing I wanted to do was to st in a crowded bar to watch my cousin get naked.  But it was Ladies Only night at Hooligans, we'd planned this excursion for days, and the bar was full of hooting and hollering women determined to have a good time.
Would you keep reading?


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16 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother. My condolences to you and your family :(

    I have yet to read the Sookie series, but maybe I should give it a try since I do like the show. Maybe I'm too late to start it, though?

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    1. Natalie - Thank you. She was quite the firecracker, and she'll be greatly missed.

      It's never too late to start reading the Sookie books! They are very different than the television show. Not nearly as sexy and sometimes downright silly. I enjoyed the series, some books more than others.

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  2. I'm so sorry about your grandmother-in-law's passing. As we slowly say goodbye to that generation, I'm saddened by all the life lessons, stories and love that this world loses. My last grandparent passed years ago, but there isn't a day that I don't still think of them. And BAH to work. Hopefully it will lighten up and you can enjoy the summer. I've not read any Sookie. I just didn't jump on that bandwagon, but never say never. I think the only thing keeping me from it at this point is just not enough time to read period.

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    1. Sandy - Thank you. I was thinking something similar the other day. All the stories that will be lost . . . I have one grandparent still living, although I haven't seen her in years. She lives in Pennsylvania and we just haven't been able to make it out there.

      Work has been better this week. I hope it lasts and isn't an anomaly. I'm so ready for my vacation next week. I hope you are enjoying Poland right now!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's so hard to lose special people like that.

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    1. Kathy - Thank you, Kathy. She wasn't in perfect health, but this was totally unexpected.

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  4. Sorry about the loss of your husband's grandma. I am so far behind with Sookie.

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    1. Nise - Thank you.

      At least now you know you can catch up anytime with Sookie. No more waiting for new books in the series to come out when you do reach the end. :-)

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband's grandma. She did make a big mark on you though and I'm sure you will be much like her when you enter those golden years!!! I hope to be like my own Grandmother's...miss them so much.

    I do want to read the Sookie series and knowing that it has ended makes it much easier to jump into them because 13 really isn't too many!!

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    1. Staci - Thank you so much. She really is the kind of woman I want to be more like.

      Yes, now you can read the Sookie books! They are quick reads so you should have no problem reading them all. When you find time among your other reading! Will we ever read all the books we want to read?

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  6. Sorry to hear about the death in your family. I love when grandmothers inspire us. One day that will be us :)

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    1. Stacy - Thank you. If I can be even half as wonderful as my grandmother or my husband's grandmother, I will be happy.

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  7. Sorry to hear of your loss, she sounds a lovely woman.

    I'd keep reading because I have the series on my shelves so I kind of have to. My next will be book three. That's such a good thing about Mouse not wanting to stop reading :)

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    1. Charlie - Thank you. She really was. I wish we'd lived closer, especially in the last couple of years so she could have gotten to know Mouse better.



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  8. I'm so sorry for your loss! I'm sure you have lots of wonderful memories of her.

    Hope your work gets a bit returns to a more normal pace. I had a super hectic job for almost two years. I'm so glad I moved on.

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    1. Iliana - Thank you, Iliana.

      July has gotten off to a good start. I am hopeful it will last through the rest of the summer. Hopefully!

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