Itchy and Scratchy


What’s Going On…

Soo…I’m pretty sure I have poison ivy! However it’s good news! Last year I had this mystery rash like three times and never knew what it was! This morning I woke up with an itchy red blister on my wrist.  OH NO! Not again with this!!  But this time I  knew specifically what yard work I’d done! Last Sunday I cleared vines and wayward saplings out from a flower bed and yep – those vines are poison ivy.  At least now this will be avoidable in the future!

Let’s participate in WWW again this week.  It was a fun little hook up last week!

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.  The three W’s are:

What are you currently reading?

The Alice Network

I’m currently reading The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.  It’s about a group of woman where were spies.  This alternates in point of view and technically encompasses both World Wars.  Eve is our first  main character, (and a spy recruit) in 1915.  Charlotte is a girl in 1947 looking for a missing cousin from France.  Charlotte’s search for her cousin, Rose, leads her (in 1947) to Eve.  We get Eve’s story told from her voice about the first war (maybe the second but I’m not that far along) and we get Charlotte’s voice in 1947 and her observations about Eve. It’s a chunker of a book at over 500 pages.  I’m around 150 pages in and I’m just truly engrossed in these women!  Eve is such an interesting and layered character!  It’s so good and I can’t wait to finish it.

What did you recently finish reading?

anything is possible

The last book I finished was Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout.  This novel is a follow up to My Name is Lucy Barton.  I wouldn’t say you HAVE to read Lucy Barton first but you will certainly enjoy and understand Anything Is Possible more if you do.  This book is the intertwining stories of characters from the first novel.  We get more insight into their lives – the who and how of what they became later in life.  It’s interesting and definitely fits in the category of literary fiction.  It’s a character study of sorts – it’s not a plot driven novel.  It’s somewhat short stories that all share common threads as all of the people originate from the same small town and have something to do with Lucy Barton.  If you enjoyed My Name is Lucy Barton then you will like this one as well.

What do you think you’ll read next?

This one I’m leaving blank this week!  I have a whole list of books in my TBR pile and I’m reserving the right to select the next one when I wrap up The Alice Network.  This one is so involved and such a big book that I’ll probably choose something a bit lighter and faster.  I can see potential for a book hangover and I’ll be picking my next read based on how that one wraps up.

Today I need to shoot some video for the You Tube channel!  I have an April Wrap up to get to and April Bookmail!  Lots of exciting things in both.  And speaking of the channel – if you haven’t yet then go check it out!  I’m thinking of doing another giveaway when I get to 100 subs.  At that point I can claim my channel name and that’s kind of a big deal so it’s worth celebrating when I get there.  Thanks for your support!

Hope you all have a lovely week!

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