31. July 2015 07:50
On our recent visit to North Carolina, my family was invited to visit Hollywild Animal Park. Hollywild is just over the state line in South Carolina, so a quick drive from our cottage in Lake Lure, NC. My oldest daughter Haley went to Hollywild with her grandma and great aunts 3 or 4 years ago and loved it! We knew it was a MUST do activity for our annual family vacation.
While we waited for the park director to meet up with us for our private tour the kids enjoyed looking at the peacocks... [More]
29. July 2015 07:37
Here we are, another Wednesday.
What am I reading this week?
Last week I said I had several books to choose from, but I decided to go with an "older" book. Not a classic, but a book published in 2012. Gone Girl.
I read the book in 2012, and while I liked it, I didn't LOVE it. Most of my friends loved it so I seriously wondered if something was wrong with me.
Then the movie came out in 2014 and I really really liked the movie. It's not like me to like a movie more than a book. In fact... [More]
22. July 2015 09:22
Wow, it's Wednesday already.
So, what have I been reading?
I finished The Goldfinch. I LOVED it. 5 stars. I can totally see why it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. I loved the character of Boris. Yes, Theo was good too, but there was just something about Boris and I was so glad to see him re-emerge later in the story. It's a long story, 700+ pages, and I broke it up by listening to the audio version in my car and on my walks, and I read the hard copy at night on the couch while ... [More]