Thursday, May 30, 2013

ahhhhh, the beach

The beach was awesome. I love the condo complex we stayed in. This is our second time there and it truly is one of the best spots in Destin. Great beach, nice place, not crowded...perfect. I had coffee every morning down by the water and spent the morning reading under an umbrella listening to the waves crash. I spent the afternoons on the balcony. It was lovely. Perfect. I'm ready to go back!!

I read two books while I was away. I had planned on reading what was on my Nook, but the oldest left the device on the floor of the guest room at my folks' house. So, it was off to Books a Million where I bought the latest and final Sookie Stackhouse book.

I liked it. I'm not sure what all the hullabaloo is about except some readers apparently feel that it is there right to tell the author how she should handle her characters. Look, when they've published as much as Harris has, and have put in the time and effort to write that many books, maybe they can complain about the ending. But, really, do they really need to get that nasty? They need to get a life. Was it my favorite book in the series? No. Was it a fun read? Yes? I was entertained. And that is what it is all about for me.

So, we say farewell to the barmaid from Bon Temps and I say "Thank You!!" to Charlaine Harris for providing me hours upon hours of entertainment.

I also read a Miss Julia novel that was left in the condo. Ann B. Ross writes this Southern cozy series featuring the ever proper Miss Julia. This time she is off to Florida to get back some jewelry that was stolen from her home and from others in her town. Hijinks. That is what Miss Julia is all about and this entry in the series didn't disappoint.

Off to work today. I'd rather be getting ready to hit the beach....but, it will be there the next time we can make the trip to Destin.

1 comment:

Kim Smith said...

I'm jealous. No vaca time until next year :(