Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pages read, travel and pictures...

                                          Packers and Lions and Cowboys...Oh, my!
                                A bike repair stand with tools for every imaginable fix. Vero Beach
Sand man + grands on Atlantic Ocean beach

Flower child, sand man and Granny on the beach

Packer fans in Florida

Frame tree on Indian River lagoon

Food truck with tofu

January has been a month of interesting pictures. I spent time in Vero Beach with my daughter 
and family on the Indian River lagoon. I sat with a cup of tea on the dock. Pelicans, flying mullet and dolphins crossed my vision. A tree that is a picture frame. I read part of Captain Rodney Smith's journal. Enjoying Life on the Indian River Coast. I enjoyed the beauty and peace of this bio diverse boundry water. 

My most notable books read in 2014

January 2014 I read: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Voyager (Outlnder#3) by Diana Gabaldon,
February favorites: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, Swamplandia by Karen Russell, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry March #1's: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and the Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larson April: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, Nightwoods by Charles Frazier, May: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick, Drums of Autumn by d. Gabaldon, Shotgun Lovesongs by Nick Butler, I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron, Arcadia by Lauren Groff, The One and Only Ivan  June: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King  July: The Interestings by Wolitzer, Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlan, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell September: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth, Americanah by Chimandah Ngozi Adichie October's best: A Breathe of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon November: Euphoria by Lily King December: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

These are the best of the many books I read in 2014. I hope I find books equal to these special reads in 2015. 


  1. Looks like you guys had fun in Florida! Love the sandman on the beach. It was good to see you at the family Christmas! We finally took our tree down.

    1. I just took mine down when we got home...ugh. We had a great time with you and your lovely girls.

  2. what a beautiful place. so glad you're spending time with your family!

    1. Thanks! We have to travel to see our kids now but I loved spending time with them on the beach.

  3. I read the Joshua Ferris novel -- very strange, but parts were enjoyable.

    I loved that you shared so many great pics with memories are great

  4. I agree, Diane. So quirky but cool.