Another update, this one non-TMI

First up – a book update.  It took me approximately 1 zillion years to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  For some reason, I just wasn’t into it for most of the book.  There were about 150 pages I flew through because I got really interested, then it lost momentum for me again.  I’ll probably pick up the second book, but I’m in no particular hurry.

In contrast, my next book was The Pillars of the Earth.  Amazing.  It’s about 1000 pages, but I pounded through it quickly since it held my interest the entire time.  I recommend investing your time in this novel.  Historical fiction really isn’t my cup of tea (minus Outlander…Jamie Fraser…swooon) but this one was incredibly well-written.

My plan was to start The Count of Monte Cristo next (can you believe I’ve never read this?  Even in school?), but my co-worker read a book she wanted me to read next, so I’m going to oblige.  It’s called A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White.  I’ve never heard of it, but I’m willing to give anything a try.  I’ll let you know what I think.

In other news, my baby brother graduated from high school last weekend (with honors, no less)!  Here are a few pictures:

Me with the graduate 🙂

The family.

The three sisters

My favorite pic of the day.

Also, June 13 was my mommy’s birthday!!  I’m so glad we were in town that weekend, because I rarely see my mom on her birthday and my older sister (who lives with her husband in Orlando) haven’t been able to spend my mom’s birthday with her in many years.  Here is a picture of my mom and me:

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3 thoughts on “Another update, this one non-TMI

  1. I can’t believe you’ve never read The Count of Monte Cristo!!!! Daddy recommended it to me when I was 12 years old and I’ve read it about a million times!

  2. I’ve never read The Count of Monte Cristo either, Ally. Don’t feel bad 🙂 Thanks for the tip on The Pillars of the Earth…. I will try and pick up a copy of that. I’m in need of a good book.

    Note: Tim looks super tall in your family photo! He’s a whole head taller than everyone else. 🙂

    (P.S. – your dress is so cute!)

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