Well, hello September. It came out of nowhere, so it seems. I do love this time of the year though. My daughter took a video of Springfield the other day and the trees are already changing color. That will be new for her.
Isn’t my little friend to the left cute? I snapped that while my son and I visited the Dickerson Park Zoo in Missouri. My daughter was getting settled on campus so my son and I hit the zoo. It happened to be our hottest day there. Oh boy!! The humidity was no joke. My hair looked like a Chia pet. But look at this guy! He was so chill. Just hanging out. That was a very small but nice zoo. Right afterward we hit Sonic for a Diet Vanilla Cherry Coke with Lime. My new fave drink.
The students returned to my campus this week. I was informally told that I probably won’t be back until October. So far, the week has been busy but good.
My review of Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty posts this Friday. It doesn’t come out until 9/14 but there was no way for me to wait. I had to read it right away. Today I am starting We Were Never Here, the current Reese pick. Anyone else reading it?
I managed to watch the premiere of American Horror Stories: Double Feature over the weekend. It is so good!! I hope the rest of the season holds.
This weekend is my birthday weekend. I think we will hit Montecito and then Santa Barbara just to walk around, take in some good food and gaze at the ocean. That sounds good to me.
Have a great week!!
Good morning! My post is late today because I once again forgot what day it was. Actually, it was just a really busy work day yesterday so I didn’t do my normal blog prep. So instead of breakfast reading, some of you will read this over lunch.
Next week is THE week that we leave for college move-in. We leave on Tuesday. I will not be posting on the blog that week unless I manage to get some reviews scheduled. To follow along on the adventure, follow me on Instagram @TiBookChatter. I plan to post updates there and will post one big update once I return. Good thoughts, prayers, all of that is appreciated. It’s supposed to rain on her actual move-in day.
I finished King’s new book, Billy Summers. It was SO not what I was expecting and I will include a trigger warning for rape in my review but it was very good. I am now reading Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I love this duo. I have been reading them since Relic. I am about 25% into the story and it’s delivering on all counts.
I was very surprised at the line of cars at the elementary school and high school for drop off yesterday. It appears that they are fully back in the classroom. On the one hand, it was so nice to see those littles heading back to the classroom. Most had masks and I do believe our districts up here are requiring them. It feels weird to not be a part of the high school back-to-school stuff but it also feels kind of nice. The first weeks of school were always a blur with choir, theatre and everything else ramping up. Hope they all have a good year.
Today is a little gloomy and the news said there is a possibility of thunderstorms. That would be nice if we got a little rain out of it. Dry lightning? Not so much. Not with how dry it’s been. The photo I included in this post is my neighbor’s fence. I took it the other day while on our walk. I think they are Morning Glories, right? As we stood there admiring them, the owner came out with her pup, Tiggy so The Otter Pup got to meet a new friend. Tiggy is young and Chloe wasn’t having it but she knows most of the pups in the neighborhood now.
Hope you all have a lovely week filled with some excellent reading. I will be taking Apples Never Fall with me on the plane next week. I also have a long layover in Colorado on my way back so my Kindle is stocked and ready. Check out this swag I received from Henry Holt:
Talk to you all soon.