Friday, June 30, 2017

Things I love about June

Oh Emma, Emma, Emma, why is it you always begin composing blog posts past 10:30 p.m.?  Why can't your brain comply with regular office hours?  Why do you insist upon opening all of your recent posts with these odd soliloquies?


I didn't have any grand plans of blogging tonight.  In fact, all I had in mind was curling up in my pajamas and finishing The Great Gatsby (which I did indeed complete).  Anyway, somewhere between the last page and Hamlette's closing remarks, my brain said something like, "Hey, let's write a blog post!"  I was like, "Why?" and my brain was like, "Because June 30th is such a pretty looking date, that's why!"

So here we are.

 Unfortunately for me, my over zealous brain didn't offer any brilliant suggestions as to what I should write about, so this is the best I could muster on my own.  I present to you,

Things I loved about June~

A poem to June. 
Beginning with this poem I found on *shocked gasp* Pinterest.  I know, right?

all the sweet prettiness of life
 I always feel like June is simply bursting with flowers, as though to make a bright show of fanfare to usher in the summer!  Because of course, Summer is yet another something I love about June.

 Meet me at the farmers market!
Also the month when fresh produce becomes more readily available.  Fresh peaches, plums, strawberries, and cherries!

Greek // Am I the only one who finds thunderstorms completely fascinating? ceraunophilia - loving thunder and lightening and finding them intensely beautiful
To all of those who suffer from a fear of this beautifully incredible phenomenon, (which has a name by the way, astraphobia), I deeply pity you!  I will admit, in certain circumstances they can be intimidating, but I will never cease to be amazed at how much power is displayed during a real thunderstorm.

The month of June brought visits from family and many close friends, including my little niece (Oh right, and my sister ;) ), so that was particularly special.

...go feel a feet hints twice!
I think my favoritest thing of all, though, are all of the special memories of the past that are linked with the month of June.  The people, places, and things that make and have made this month special!

And thus ends my strange ramble for tonight! I hope my brain is satisfied because I have run out of ideas for this post.  I hope you all enjoyed your individual Junes!  

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Of piles, pages, and pussy cats

*Edit: I think I may have solved the issue with the pictures not displaying, please let me know if the problem continues.*

Oh wow, look at that.
It's June.

Well it is now June and I am home again and finally getting back into a routine.  *chokes on suppressed laughter at own hilarious joke*  Yeah, no, not really.  You want an idea of what life looks like presently?

Here, this is my desk. 

You would think the fact that the cat knocks at least one of those piles onto the floor every single morning would inspire me to find respective homes for them, but to no avail!  I am dreadfully skilled at ignoring such things and tripping over books is excellent exercise ;)

Ah yes! That brings me to the real reason I'm here, books!  There are so many book sales being held around here lately, it's really rather dangerous for me!

My treasures from book sale #1

  • Several American Girl books I didn't already own
  • Song of Years, Bess Streeter Aldrich.  I wasn't familiar with this one in particular but I have heard rave reviews on this author bantered about on you ladies' blogs, so why not?
  •  Irish Journal, German-Man-Who's-Name-I-Don't-Remember.  A descriptive work on Ireland by said German Man, pretty self explanatory.
  • The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Quite possibly the BEST book EVER.  I love it!!!  And bonus, not only was this an old copy, it had a pretty cover, and we all know how important that is!
 Book sale #2
  • Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes.  I finally found a copy that wasn't abridged!  (Have I mentioned how I loathe abridged editions?)
  • The Mill On The Floss, George Eliot.  Doesn't that look pretty?  The cover drew me in immediately, it harkens back to simpler times.

 #3 Not exactly a book sale, but from a used bookstore.  Anyone ever heard of The Book Barn in New London, CT?
  • The Victorian Nursery Book, Two-Men-I-Don't-Know (but I think one is named Paul).  Sweet stories, nursery rhymes, and Victorian prettiness.
  •  Looking for Anne of Green Gables, Irene Gammel.  The name caught me on the spot!  It is sort of a dual biography of both Anne as a character and LM Montgomery as her author, I can't wait to read it!
  •  More Perfect Than the Moon, Patricia MacLachlan.  The third/fourth? book in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series (that I love). 
  •  At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales, LM Montgomery.  One of her lovely short story collections, of which there are dozens!
  • Pat of Silverbush, ^^^^^^^^   I have the sequel, but I didn't want to read it until I read this one!  Ah, these are Summer books!
Aaaaanndd, yeah.  Those are my treasures! Oh, and this one from the first book sale that I'm reading currently.

 I've always wanted to read The Great Gatsby, so that is the first I have begun.  Terrific so far!

What good books are you reading right now?  Have you read any of the above?