Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hot summer reads

Here is a sampling of what I have been reading.  Some are keepers and others? Well, they are entertaining.

First, I am currently staying up late reading The Farm by Joanne Ramos.  If The Handmaid's Tale caught your interest, you will find this novel thought-provoking.

Also taking up space on my Kindle is Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio.  The story follows a woman recently released from prison, where she served a sentence for murdering her sister.  Did she do it?  Somehow, I think she was unfairly accused :-).

On a serious note, this title was recommended to me and others on a forum.  We were discussing resolutions and goals, and of course, improved mental health.  I have started it, but it deserves quiet study and I have yet to give it much attention.  It is good and contains both scientific background and helpful information as well as ways to improve one's mood.
The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb
As always, I keep art and craft references close at hand.  Two books which are providing me some spark are Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces, and Traces in Textile Art by Cas Holmes and Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art by Claire Wellesley-Smith.  Both are beautiful and rich with detail and inspiration.  

What is on your nightstand or on your reader?  I am always looking for titles to add to my list.  
Tanque Verde Ranch, on the east side of Tucson
Wonderful place to visit, have lunch or stay on vacation.

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