Friday, July 14, 2017

Current Readings - July 14th, 2017

Hello Everyone!

I know I have been absent from the blog for a while. Things have gotten a little crazy in my life. My husband was in and out of the hospital for a while, but we are hoping to have his condition under wraps now.

I returned to school in May, so my window of free time has really narrowed down. I am lucky if I have time to eat or sleep.
I amazingly, found myself with some down time, this week so I thought I would stop by and update.

Summer is such a great time for reading. Especially for the kids who are suddenly so bored the second day of summer break. As a kid, I spent a good chunk of my summer vacations reading. The books took me to places, my family could not afford to go. It kept me out of trouble and kept my reading and comprehension skills sharp. So parents, I suggest many library trips this summer. Pack books for summer camp, or reading while traveling.

For those of us who don't have kids to contend with, summer is still a great time to read for us as well! Take a sunny day and find garage or yard sells and see what hidden literary gems you can find. Visit a good Samaritan or Good Will store, you can find some amazing treasures in thrift shops.
Curl up in your hammock or favorite chair, with a lemonade, sweet tea, or cold beverage of choice and let the book whisk you away.

Currently I am reading
Samson by Shawn Hoffman
The Practice of Creative Writing by Heather Sellers (My course textbook)

and I am sure by the end of the month I will have three more books added to that list.

What are you reading? What is your favorite summer reading memory? What is your favorite cold beverage, to enjoy on hot days?

Get in on the conversation in the comments below.
Happy Reading!!

~Ashley

Book Review #9 - The Underground Culinary Tour

The Underground Culinary Tour: How the New Metrics of Today's Top Restaurants Are Transforming How America EatsThe Underground Culinary Tour: How the New Metrics of Today's Top Restaurants Are Transforming How America Eats by Damian Mogavero
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I originally got this book for my husband to read, as he is really into the culinary scene. About three weeks after I handed him the book, I asked him if he had finished the book, or read any of the book I got for him. My husband has Dyslexia but has learned how to cope and reads quite well. However, he relayed to me, that some of the vocabulary in this book was hard for him to understand. He was really struggling to make out the words, and so he gave up.

I picked up the book and tried to read some of it myself, but it just would not hold my attention. I'm not really interested in the culinary arts, so it just didn't do it for me. I intend on finding a friend, or a friend of a friend who is interested in culinary topics and pass it on to them.

So, I would recommend it to anyone who is a culinary whiz.

* I received this book from Blogging for Books, free, in exchange for my honest review and opinions.*

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