Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Anna, Kathleen, and Deb
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.
Slicing about Summer Reads
I reach to turn the calendar page,
but I'm loathe to hide this picture that I savored during August.
I retrieve Book Fiesta! by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael Lopez
so I can see more of these exquisite illustrations.
I revisit this favorite illustration,
perfect for lazy summer evenings.
"Our families tell us stories
while we listen and play."
I add my latest book finished to my Book Journal
and meander through my summer entries.
Two chicken books
Love Ruby Lavender
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Many wonderful picture books
My top five (so far)
Sleep Like a Tiger
Three Bears in a Boat
This is Sadie
Hank Finds an Egg
Boats for Papa
Thanks to #pb10for10 and #IMWAYR,
my holds shelf at the library stays full.
I add a basket just for picture books
beside my favorite chair.
Three adult books for my book clubs
The Orphan Train
Go Set a Watchman
Another Day as Emily
Two audio books
Echo (still in progress)
And my favorite books of the summer, drumroll please!
Lost in the Sun
The War that Saved my Life
These words taped in the pages of my writer's notebook
sum up this meandering slice and my feelings about books:
They're like the world's
most engaging people
all lined up to meet us ...
to tell us their stories,
explain things we want to know,
show us places we want to go.
Our favorites ~ they're destined
to be endearingly dog-eared
from love & good use!
As I searched for the source of these words, I was thrilled to
discover cardthartic and received permission from them to
share these words I saved from a birthday card.
Island Books, our independent book store, carries their cards,
but you can find more than 600 cards filled with
relevant, intelligent, and soulful sentiments on their web site
and discover retailers who carry their cards in your area.
And now it's time to think about fall reading, and the search for a perfect cozy title
to enjoy while wrapped up in a quilt and sipping a mug of hot chocolate!