Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Coffee Talk

Hello - my name is Kerri and I have been a coffee addict for 30 years.  It is the last vice I have left and I don't see any reason to change my ways.  I have switched to iced coffee lately because of the  never ending triple digits here lately but that is just my afternoon fix.

My dear husband is off on a trip to India but was thoughtful enough to send me the pic below that I wanted to share with you.  Especially nice since he took my camera with him and I can't update my stitching progress until this weekend. 

There is a Starbucks in the Dubai airport!  I doubt I will get a mug or a trinket from this exotic place, but at least now I know if I ever have the burning desire to go to United Arab Emirates at least I can get a cup of joe.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am off to finish my morning Venti before it gets cold.


Monday, August 15, 2011

A juicy read!

I  just finished reading "Girl with a dragon tattoo" by Steig Larsson.  It took me forever to get through and I guess that type of mystery just isn't my thing.  It was a good book and I totally didn't expect the twist at the end, but it didn't inspire me.  I wasn't anxious to get to the end and I have the next book in the series but don't know if I want to start it.

Now I am definitely not a book snob.  Give me a trashy romance novel any day!  The trouble is by the time you get involved with the characters and the plot, the book is over.  I like my books big and juicy.  If you like them that way, then I would recommend the one I just finished.  "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness. 

It had some threads in common with both the Twilight series, although on a more adult level and one of my all time favorite series "Outlander" by Diana Galbadon.  I curled up in my favorite stitching chair and spent a whole evening enjoying this book.  I couldn't put it down and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The writing was intelligent without being stuffy and the character development was excellent.  The best part is that the next book in the series will be coming out sometime in 2012. 

If you are interested, you can read an excerpt here:

If you are interested in the Outlander series, you can find the details here:

Reading enriches my mind and my life.  If you have read something that you thoroughly enjoyed, let me know.  I am always on the lookout for a good book.

Make yourself a cup of coffee and stay up late with a good read!
Until next time!