What a crazy weekend! They all seem to be anymore. We run, run, run - try to get everything imaginable done and feel like we never get a moment to sit down and just appreciate life. Although.......on Saturday, (before I got serious about scraping and sanding adhesive) I actually downloaded and read a whole book on my Kindle. I lurched out of bed momentarily to use the bathroom, then lurched right back to crack the book and get rolling. I read it straight through in one sitting. Now, that's something I have done many, many times, but it feels like it's been a while.
I want to recommend the book to you. It's called On the Island by Tracy Garvis-Graves. It's her first book, but it's extremely well-written, and right now, it's a huge bargain for Kindle users - only $2.99 (regularly $11.99), delivered wirelessly. Now, you can see, off to the right there, that I'm an Amazon associate, but I don't get a thing for promoting this book - unless, I guess, you decided to click through that ad on the right to order it. Do that, if you're feeling generous. I really just want to bring this book to your attention. It's that good. A synopsis: Anna, a 30-year-old schoolteacher, takes a summer tutoring position with a family whose almost-17-year-old son has recently gone into remission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The teacher and her student are scheduled to fly a little charter flight into the Maldives Islands to join his family when their pilot has a heart attack, and their plane crashes into the ocean. They manage to make it to a deserted island, and there they are. The rest of the story focuses on their growing relationship.
Now, don't get ahead of yourself, imagining that it's a weirdo 'Mary Kay LaTourneau' kind of relationship. The author dealt with the age difference in a really smart and respectful way. I really enjoyed the story, and, although it's fiction, it rang true.
Let's talk about my favorite links from last week. Actually, there were two (What can I say? - it's a tie!):
The first was from Katie at The Crafty Blog Stalker whose Anthro-inspired necklace is bound to get her lots and lots of attention. Isn't it cute?
Nextly.... (I just made a word up for you. You are welcome to use it if you like. Nextly. Nextly.).... I have to tell you that it's been years, but when I was a kid, my mom made a killer chocolate sheet cake. She baked it on a cookie sheet, and frosted it up in lovely chocolateyness. (More new words, apparently. Help yourself.) And so did Alexandra at Talking Dollars and Cents:
Try not to drool on your screen!
For these two lovely and creative bloggers, my 'Featured' Button:
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