"It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey where readers share what they are currently reading, recently read, or plan to read next.
I just finished reading Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. Such a beautiful book! I loved how the characters lives intertwined as the story progressed. It is definitely a book that I would recommend and one that will stay with me for a while. We have been having gorgeous weather here in West Virginia but a massive storm recently hit our region, leaving thousands to experience a long-term power outage. We were fortunate that our electricity was only out for one day. The heat remains and can be stifling at times but I can't remember summers with weather this nice since I was child. I have been trying to focus more on being in the present and taking the time to stop for a minute and enjoy nature's beauty. Prodigal Summer was a wonderful reminder of why I love living here and am so blessed to call it home.
|A doe coming out from the woods in my backyard|
|This photo was taken at Barboursville Park in Barboursville, W.Va. where we regularly walk our Sheltie.|
|Chloe on a trail at Barboursville Park|
|A Carolina Wren on my teacup birdfeeder in my backyard|
|Flowers in the rock garden off of my back patio|
|Looking Up: A view of some treetops in my backyard|
Up next I am reading:
My book club just selected Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express as our next book pick. I love being a part of a reading group because you are often reading material that you wouldn't initially select for yourself. Our last pick was Fifty Shades of Grey- from erotica to a classic murder mystery. The variety of genres is a good challenge for creating a well-rounded reader.