As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been reading on my phone a lot. Like a lot, a lot. Online Libraries like the app Libby just make it so convenient (especially because I love having a book on me to read at all times). The downside is I don’t get any cute book photos that I also love to take.
The Huntress by Kate Quinn ***
The Woman Before Wallis by Andrew Rose ** (This is a nonfiction based book that I saw after adding Bryn Turnbull’s new book to my list to read. FYI both about very different woman that had relationships with Prince turned King Edward).
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi *** Never has a book made me so angry and then turn around and have me agreeing with the next sentence.
With so much going on this month, it proved more difficult to not only to find time to read but to focus as well.
That being said, I think I tended to be more appreciative of books that helped me escape the crappy month of July than I would otherwise. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading the hard topic, non-fiction books, but I think I really just needed to escape this month.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson *** (I’m really excited to finally talk about this one in our Ashes’ Tea Room Book Club.)
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum ***
So yes the coffee here is great, but what surprised me (I’m not sure why) was how amazing the food was. I guess part of that is because I didn’t know they served food, but dang- some of the BEST eggs I’ve ever had in my life!!!!
Love this place and trust me, I’ve already been back!!!
Today would have been Joe, my stepdad’s birthday. It feels surreal that it’s now been a month since he passed away.
Tonight a few friends and family plan to gather for food and drinks to celebrate him. But it’s not the same. Obviously. He should be with us tonight. And sometimes when that wave of sadness hits it can be overwhelming.
Please keep my momma in your prayers. Last week we celebrated their anniversary without him and tonight we celebrate his birthday without him and it having only been a month since he left us, I can’t even imagine what it’s like for her.
But on a happier note, here are some great memories we’ve gotten to share these last 2 decades together…..