It's been hot. It is summer after all, so time spent indoors has been at a minimum. I'm all about sitting on the deck, cold beverage in one hand and a good book in the other. In the cool early morning, I do a little piecing. This is my latest attempt to use up some bonus half-square triangles.
This one was one of the free blocks that Lisa Bongean has been posting on her blog. You need to search around for them but you can find them all here. This is block number 11.
Like I said before, most of the time I have been reading. We took Lucy Two (our motorhome) out for a little excursion this week.
As the photo shows, water is at a premium in August. This is one of the largest reservoirs in California and it is extremely low.We drove in a big loop up to Calaveras Big Trees, then on over the Sierra Mountains to the Nevada side for a little fishing. I'm ashamed to say that even though I was born & have lived my entire 63 years in Northern California, I had never been to Big Trees. It is a lovely place and well worth the visit, although the $33 (with senior discount) fee to camp is pretty ridiculous. Why does it cost so much to camp in California State Parks? Every uniformed person we saw was a volunteer!! Anywho......while Honey was fishing, I was reading.
I love to read. That is my idea of vacation...uninterrupted reading time. No phone, no computer, no TV, no sewing machine. Just a good book. Here are my reviews.
Book #1: Fifty Shades of Grey. Well, my goodness. I'm certainly no expert on good prose but I gotta say, I'm not impressed. Erotica can be good, some is very good. This one? Eh. Not so much. I only made it about 1/3 through the book and grew board. I really don't care what happens anymore. These young people are acting like they discovered SEX and you can not convince this old lady that any real live sweet young 21 year old virgin is gonna let that power freak dominate her. No way, no how. And, I'm sorry to burst your bubble but the First Time is almost always a huge disappointment. Period. I'm not going to waste more time reading this drivel when there are billions of books on my to-read list. I give it 2* only because some women may find it interesting. I didn't.
Book #2: 11/22/63 by Stephan King. Okay, first off, I'm NOT (capital letters) a King fan. I have read 2 in the past and both left me feeling really creeped out for weeks. His books read like someone's horrible nightmares. No thanks. But a friend whose opinion I value said I would like this one. And she was right. I enjoyed it very much. Hubby is reading it, too, & also liking it. I will say that you probably should be a certain age to really find it entertaining. If you were around when Kennedy was elected you will probably enjoy the whole premise of the story. It is a time travel tale and all the reminders of your youth are there. I give it 3 *.
Meanwhile, while sewing I have been "watching" Brothers & Sisters on Netflix. Very liberal, topical drama. I doubt it plays well in the bible belt.