I tend to read books in waves. Sometimes turning hundreds of pages in a day for weeks, other times letting my books collect dust for quite a while. I guess it's like a marathon runner carb-loading before a big race. I let my pile of books built up until I am ready to jump in head first and devour them all.

It really surprises me that I enjoy reading as much as I do. As a child my mother couldn't get me to read anything except teeny bopper magazines like Teen Beat, BOP, and Seventeen. Oh, and the occasional comics strip from the newspaper. I had read a lot but had never really enjoyed my books. That is until I was in my early 20's. Not sure what changed, I think it may be that I had experienced enough about life at that point to connect with the characters I was reading about. 

Since it is one of my book devouring phases I thought I would share a few of my latest favorite reads:

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture 
By: Shannon Hayes

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen 
By: Syrie James

The Passage 
By: Justin Cronin

There you have it, a few of my recent reads. I jump around a bit in my page turning types. Keeps me on my toes, ha ha. I tend to always return to works about nineteenth century England though. I LOVE Austen inspired novels, so romantic! 

What have you been reading recently?

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time... 


A Beachy Kind of Weekend

Last week the kids and I shoved off for Myrtle Beach, SC. Both of them have been so good and doing so well at school i thought they deserved a special night with me at the beach. They had a great time exploring the aquarium:

The next day my parents came and picked the kiddies up for some fun at their home. Thus began my girls weekend away! And what do most ladies do when they are alone with out their hubby's or kids??? They go to Alligator parks of course :)

Well OK, there may have been a few fruity cocktails and mischief mixed in as well ;) One can not go to Myrtle Beach with out a stroll on the sand... (we even found sharks teeth!)

It was a a nice weekend away. We all had fun. Now I'm back to reality, my son is home sick... so am I :( Good thing I had a little mini-vacation to break it up a bit.

What is your favorite place to go for little mini-vacations?

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...