June 28, 2009
It is due to be a scorching day in Northern California. My sister and her daughter are here visiting – they flew into San Francisco and I drove down to spend a couple of days with them there, then we drove back up here last night. Today we are taking it easy before starting what promises to be a busy, but fun week!
I am just finishing up my current read: The Local News by Miriam Gershow. My reading stalled out because of my sister’s visit, but I hope to finish it today. My review and a wonderful guest post by the author will be posted on July 9th, so do come back then to see what I thought of the book (I can tell you this is a terrific, beautifully wrought novel about growing up, the impact of siblings on our lives and loss).
I have decided to read The Elegance of a Hedgehog next. I have been hearing such great things about this book that I cannot wait to start it.
In non-reading news, Raven had a bad experience last Tuesday when she approached an adult dog to say “hello” and with no warning, he lunged at her and bit her in the face. She suffered a deep puncture wound below her right eye and on the left side of her snout which although scary looking seems to be healing well with antibiotics. She seems none the worse for wear – has not shown any fear around other dogs and continues to be her funny, happy-go-lucky self (thank goodness!). This pup has such a wonderful attitude about life. She just rolls with the punches and keeps right on going.
I hope you are all enjoying a fantastic summertime read (if you’d like some suggestions, visit my Summer Reading post).
I am trying to convince my talented fifteen year old neice to write a book review of her current read: Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Krauss. If I am successful, look for her review by next Sunday!!