Welcome to Thursday, a day that once seemed lost, with nothing exciting happening anywhere. But then that changed, and today I am celebrating some of the bookish events around the blogosphere, like Lexxie’s Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts; Kimberlyfaye’s TBR Thursday; and Christine’s Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts.
Today’s featured “foodie” quote comes from Flight Patterns, by Karen White.
Estranged sisters Maisy and Georgia have reunited after ten years because Georgia is searching for a china pattern for a client. A pattern that might be one that their grandmother collected. Despite the tension, the sisters and the client are enjoying some meals together. Today, Maisy’s daughter Becky has joined Georgia and her client James at Aunt Marlene’s house. (Set in Florida, but Georgia lives in New Orleans).
Georgia (narrator): My stomach growled as I spied the food on their plates and smelled the bacon, forgetting my next question involving why James and Becky were sitting at Marlene’s table.
James stood and pulled out a chair for me. “Why don’t you eat first? Becky brought these biscuits. Maisy made them. They’re pretty good.”
“Are they as good as mine?” I’d meant it as a joke, but I realized it hadn’t sounded like one.
I slid into the offered chair as Marlene placed a full plate in front of me, along with a steaming cup of coffee. “I enjoy having all my limbs attached, so give me a moment to answer that.” James sat down. “I think both are equally delicious and different.”
“Good one,” Becky said, offering her clenched hand for a fist bump.
I’ve noticed that I find mostly breakfast foods for these excerpts. Biscuits are especially delightful, as they seem to be a major part of Southern meals. I would like some now, please!
My TBR book today is Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell, a book that has been languishing on Pippa since December 2014.
Synopsis: Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we’re 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.
I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.
I’ve enjoyed Fangirl, Landline, and Attachments from this author…so I’m not quite sure why I haven’t read this one yet. Perhaps I have to be in the mood to read about teenage misfits. What do you think? Have you read it?
- Finally I have arranged for a little trip up north to the beaches of Crescent City, along with my granddaughter Fiona. I thought we weren’t going to be able to go, as she wanted her puppy to come along…and that was not something I could imagine for a 10 hour car trip. Everything came together, though, she found someone to watch her dog and we’re leaving on Monday; we’ll be staying with my youngest son (Fiona’s dad), and his wife.
- So I have a list, have taken the car in for a tune-up, gathered up some luggage, and had a little celebratory brunch this morning at Mimi’s. Quiche and a Triple Berry Mimosa.
- This will be my first beach getaway in years! How is it that I’ve become such a stick-in-the-mud homebody? Oh, yes, blogging and reading. And Netflix. This week, I’m engrossed in a new series recommended for me, since I’m so fond of the British shows. This one is actually set in Cornwall, and it’s Doc Martin, which lots of folks have already seen, I’m sure. I just started Season II.
- Now that I’m actually going away, I won’t be posting from Sunday through Wednesday next week, most likely; I was going to take my laptop, but decided…no, I should unplug. I will have my iPhone, however, and can visit some blogs…maybe.
- My Kindle (Pippa) is coming, of course, and I hope to get started on my August NetGalley reviews: Damaged, by Lisa Scottoline, and The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena. Then again, I might not get much reading done.
That’s it for today, and I hope you’ll stop by and chat! I’ve been drinking iced tea this afternoon while hanging about visiting blogs.