Instead of kicking off What I'm Reading with Frappuccinos, let's get it started with other good stuff: flowers, brownies, and why my kids rock. :)
When my daughter and my husband were out running errands last weekend, my daughter wanted to bring me flowers just because. These are the ones she picked out for me.
She knows I love orange. Aren't they beautiful?
On Sunday, my son volunteered to bake something for my critique group meeting on Monday just for fun. How sweet is that? He made Mini Brownie Cups from a Hershey's cookbook.
They had a mocha glaze, and he added chocolate shavings to be creative. OMG, people. If love has a flavor, I think I've found it.
Okay, now. Let's get all literary...
I just started GRACELING by Kristin Cashore, and so far it's soooo good! After the premise, the writing itself was the first thing to grab me. I immediately noticed and liked her verb choices in the very first chapter. Does it mean I need to get out more when verbs get me wound up? Probably, but let's not dwell on that.
I'm only on page 110, and I'm glad it's not a short book--it has 471 pages to savor. Don't let that discourage you if you're in the mood for a quick read. I usually enjoy reading books slowly, but I'm flying through this one. It definitely has an addictive quality.
The reason I picked up GRACELING is it's a suggested read for a workshop I'll be attending in November. Now I'm suggesting it to you!
Your turn. What are you reading?