Finding something special

by | Jun 23, 2018 | Uncategorized | 2 comments


As I’m writing this, I am at a resort in The Woodlands outside of Houston. Since this is a business trip for my husband, I am alone in the mornings and loving it. I spent the morning by the lake reading an informative, exciting book–Loving Luther–by Allison Pittman about Katharina von Bora, charting her journey from 1505 as a child taken to convent. Anyway, I’m enjoying the water, the sun, the ducks, and the “Me” time. I’m really not concerned about being with just me.

IMG_2093My trip last week revolved around family, lots of people and a special quaint bookstore where I found a perfect surprise. A corner bookstore in Black Mountain, NC where I could have spent a few hours, the same but different from my perch by the lake. And to my surprise, there was a captivating display of the 100 books of the Great American Read. I added two books to my collection of the 100 books–The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole–plus a fun bookmark.img_2365.jpgIMG_2363

Have you read either of these?

I plan on finding many other special somethings on a daily basis for the rest of my summer.

What inspires you at home or on vacation?


  1. Katie Gray

    Your lakeside mornings sound great! I know you’re enjoying that! I have been meaning to read The Confederacy of Dunces, as it is placed in New Orleans and is a city favorite. I love small bookstores with hand-chosen collections. When I went on a 2-week book tour in 2017, I visited small bookshops in 7 cities and added a book from each one! I just read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It is a thrilling historical fiction set in 1940’s Barcelona. Enjoy!


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