Well, didn't get much done today. I maybe read about 30 pages and that was only from one book and I haven't even gotten to Macbeth or Hound of Baskervilles or Catherine the Great. The main problem is that these three are on my ereader and its not great in the sun. Now if I had an ereader that allowed me to read it in the sun, I would be working on the three of them. Oh well, guess I will be staying up late tonight working on Catherine the Great and possibly the other two and that's not to mention that I should be starting Bleak House this week. But with a plane trip on Wednesday, I will possibly get a good chuck of the freebies (Catherine the Great needs to be returned by then and I plan on getting it finished before its due and has to be returned) while I head home from my vacation or maybe I will just sleep. I am thinking I am going to read Sarah's Key next weekend, as I would like to not rushing to finish the book before my bookclub on the 10th.
I hope everybody has had a good Saturday and I will talk to you in about 24 hours from now. Toodles.
I love podcasts. I love the information that I get to learn and how specific they can be. They are my connection to something that can be explainable in a world that is somewhat not explainable.
And ever since Books on the Nightstand announced that it was saying goodbye at the beginning of June, I have thought about my favourites. While I enjoy my bookish podcasts and they are generally the first to go if I don't enjoy the first couple of episodes, the vast majority of the podcasts that I listen to are history related (big shocker here), with a smattering of sports-related podcasts.
I have included links to the main pages of the various podcasts, so that if you aren't an iPhone user, you can check them out. And yes, all that I mention here over the next 3 days are all available in iTunes.
Title: Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured
Author: Susanne Bellefeuille
Source: I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Description: Lucas Clarkson is a
simple man, a family man, and a hard working farmer's son. From a small
town in Eastern Ontario, the author, Susanne Bellefeuille, brings us on
Lucas's journey through the trials and tribulations of his life. Lucas's
path is not as simple as the man he's portrayed to be. From the days
spent working on his dad's farm to becoming a successful mechanic, with a
genuine heart and his incredible strength, Lucas faces many difficult
decisions. The choices he makes may be the difference between realizing
his dreams and keeping his family together. (via Goodreads)
Title: Dreaming Sophia: Because dreaming is an art
Author: Melissa Muldoon
Source: I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest revew
Description: Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy, language, art, and culture. It is a story about turning dreams into reality and learning to walk the fine line between fact and fantasy. When tragedy strikes, Sophia finds herself alone in the world, without direction and fearful of loving again. With only her vivid imagination to guide her, she begins a journey that will take her from the vineyards in Sonoma, California to a grad school in Philadelphia and, eventually, to Italy: Florence, Lucca, Rome, Verona, Venice, and Val d’Orcia. Through dreamlike encounters, Sophia meets Italian personalities—princes, poets, duchesses, artists, and film stars— who give her advice to help put her life back together. Following a path that takes her from grief to joy, she discovers the s…