Thursday, October 30, 2014

Windinggggggggggg downnnnnnnnnnnnnn... ,-)

Autumn is winding down now.  It feels like time to get ready to "hunker-down" and draw inside.  The weather becomes less hospitable.  We can't just pop out the door, without some protection.  A sweater, a jacket, a hat maybe, gloves perhaps, etc.
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And oh how nice it feels, to come back in!  After some time out in the crisp air.  Especially if there is the aroma of a stew simmering in the crock pot.  Or the left over scents of previously baked cookies.  Mmmmm...  Wonderful....
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Do you look on late Autumn, as the beginning of hunker-down-time?  Does Summer feel like do-do-do-time?  And does Winter feel more like draw-into-one's-self-and-into-one's-abode-time?

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"Pumpkins in the cornfields
Gold among the brown
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down
Birds that travel southward
Lovely time to play
Nothing is as pleasant
As an autumn day!"
~ John Muir
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The lure of cover art... ,-)

by
Stefanie Gaither

"When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement. Like nothing had happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth—which means this new Violet has the same smile. The same perfect face......"
From review on Good Reads

The cloning drew me to this book.  The cover art is compelling.  But...  Too much teenage dithering.  And too much one-on-one violence.

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This looks like way out of my "comfort zone".  ,-)  But look at that Cover Art..  Wow!!!!

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by
Tasha Alexander

"After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar."

Now this is more like it!  :-)  Lovely cover art.  A non threatening story line, I'm sure.  And another book by Tasha Alexander.  This one, I want to reserve.  :-)

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“Indian summer comes gently, folds over the hills and valleys as softly as the fall of a leaf on a windless day. It is always unexpected. After a sharp cold spell, we wake one morning and look out and the very air is golden. The sky has a delicate dreamy color, and the yet unfallen leaves on the bravest trees have a secure look, as if they would never, never fall.” 
Gladys Taber,  Stillmeadow Seasons

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