Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Salon: Needing to be warmer!

I am so cold! You'd think that living all of my adult life and most of my childhood in either Indiana or Ohio that I would be okay with the cold winters. Well, I am not! I think as I get older, there's nothing that interests me in being outside during the winter. Nothing that makes me think winter is a good thing. Instead, I am ready to start walking our new neighborhood. I am ready to be outside and meet my new neighbors. And I am ready to stop being so dang cold all the time!!!

Okay, I am done whining. Remind me of this post when I am complaining in August of all the heat. I would love having 80 degrees, sunny, low humidity all year long. Course I'm probably not willing to be as far away from family as I'd have to be to live wherever I'd find that weather.

This week I joined a new book club. The local library has a book club that's been meeting for over 10 years. I was very excited to go and meet my first set of new people. There were about 15 ladies there, ranging in age from mid-40's to 60's. It was a good discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (see my review). We actually discussed the book for two hours. My previous book clubs were not so much 'on task'. LOL I will definitely be staying with the library's book club but will also be looking for one that has some social aspects to it too. The next book for the library's book club is Dearest Friend: A life of Abigail Adams by Lynne Withey. I am not generally a fan of non-fiction, but in the interest of being a joiner and not a whiner, I am going to attempt to read it. Wish me luck!

The other book I finished this week was Knit Two by Kate Jacobs (review). I am also working on a way to incorporate my other loves - photography and scrapbooking - into this blog. I started with some pictures and a page from our trip to Hawaii last March.

I'm not sure what I'm going to read next. I've got quite a few selections both from the library and review copies. We'll see what strikes my fancy when I go grab a book later today or tomorrow. Hopefully whatever I grab will help me forget the coldness outside!

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Hey - we're in the South and we're freezing too. I am so ready for winter to be over.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

We are having a rainy cold day here in California. I just finished The Book Thief myself. It was an interesting book - I'm having difficulty saying I actually enjoyed it. It was a difficult read but very very good. I'm not big with non fiction myself but trying to read more anyway.

stacybuckeye said...

Welcome back to Ohio and its snow and cold! We're in the Cleveland area and get the lake effect snow. Taking pictures outdoors in the snow is a great activity. Just make sure you bundle up :)

Alyce said...

Regarding your comments on the weather - Amen! I'm so tired of the cold, but I'm not a big fan of the scorching hot either. :)

Glad you found a fun book club!

Marie said...

I gave you an award :-)
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/03/award.html

Lenore said...

Hey Michele! Where are you? Come back - we miss you!