|Double Wedding Ring Quilt Block|
This month, I've been reading Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards. It's July's selection for the online Quilters' Book Club.
I enjoyed the book very much. The author has worked as a relationship counselor, and this was very evident in the book, which realistically explores themes of loss and family relationships. Here are several posts related to this book.
I'm in a local book club, Raspberry Mountain Readers, and so have been reading A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron. We'll be discussing it at our August meeting. It's written from the dog's point of view, which always makes for an interesting read. In a previous month, we read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, also from a dog's viewpoint. It should be interesting to compare the two books!
|My granddog Royer as a puppy|
I've been relying a great deal this month on the Wildflowers of Colorado Field Guide (by Don Mammoser with Stan Tekiela) to help me identify the wildflowers I see on my walks. I just purchased the Rocky Mountain States Wild Berries and Fruit Field Guide by Teresa Marrone to help me identify the berries I see. Both books have excellent photographs as well as good descriptions of each plant.
I purchased both books at our wonderful local independent bookstore, Covered Treasures, celebrating it's 20th birthday this month. When I was a 3rd-4th grade teacher, my students wrote reviews of favorite books that were then kept in a notebook at the store - to help grandparents, aunts and uncles choose appropriate books for their young relatives. The store celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day each April and hosts author talks and signings. The owner and staff are wonderful there!
Finally this month, a teenage neighbor/friend and I listened to and discussed The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. She had read the play in her Language Arts class and then visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. with her school earlier this summer. When we finished listening to the book, we watched the 1959 movie The Diary of Anne Frank and compared it to the book. It was really fun for me to revisit both the book and movie.
What have you been reading this month?
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.