Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Salon ~ what does the moon smell like?

Raegan:  "The moon smells good."
Her mom:  "What does it smell like?"
Raegan:  "Ladybugs."
Her mom (my granddaughter) wrote:  "I love the random way Raegan thinks!"  Two-year-old Raegan has quite a lively and imaginative mind, that's for sure!

For the writers among us
ABCs of how an agent works by Marie, the blogger-wife of a writer who just signed a contract.
Write It Right
I can see it now, a headline that says:  COMMA SAVES GRANDPA'S LIFE


The House on Olive Street ~ by Robyn Carr, 1999, fiction
The loss of their close friend draws four women together.  And a summer spent sorting through personal effects offers the perfect challenge — and the perfect escape.
Sable — her bestselling novels have made her a star, but the woman who has everything, in fact, has nothing but a past she is desperate to hide.
Elly — the intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone.
Barbara Ann — the talent behind twenty-six romance novels wakes up one day to discover she's lost control of her career, her sanity and her family.
Beth — her popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband.
In the house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something marvelous:  themselves.  And along the way they realize a dream.  For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own lives begin to change.
I came back from housesitting with another borrowed book — this one.  Have you read it?

Then Saturday, my friend Donna and I went out to eat, but first we stopped by Books-A-Million to pick up a couple of books she ordered.  Of course, I picked up a book from the sale table, adding to my overflowing TBR stacks.

Lady Macbeth ~ by Susan Frasier King, 2008, fiction (Scotland)
Married, pregnant, then quickly widowed, Gruadh, the last female descendent of Scotland's most royal line, is forced to wed her husband's murderer, the warlord Macbeth.  Determined to protect her interests and those of her infant son, she vows to preserve her family's legacy at any cost.
The novel starts with two things I love -- a map and a genealogy.  It's a map of Celtic Scotland, and the Genealogy of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.  I had never heard of this one, but it looks interesting and will represent Scotland in my Book Around the World challenge.

Letter writing challenge

I know you are anxious to hear from me, but remember:  "There's no mail delivery on Sunday."  If you haven't already sent me your address, email me and I'll add you to my mailing list:  emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com.  For the record, yesterday I received my first letter from a participant in the February Month of Letters — from Jan @ Yearning for God.  Thanks, Jan!

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Raegan is adorable! I love (and miss) that age. The wonder of it all.

Thanks for sharing.

I keep gazing at the books by Robyn Carr, and telling myself I MUST read one. The House on Olive Street sounds wonderful.

Gotta love Charlie Brown!

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Emily Franklin said...

I love the way she uses her imagination to find an answer.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I love that your great grand daughter thinks lady bugs (and the moon) have a smell. That is just priceless

LBC said...

That is the cutest little conversation up there. I used to substitute teach in a preschool and I loved talking to the three year olds. They are so incredibly creative.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

the book by Robyn Carr is okay so far, but not super-terrific. I'll let you know.

Emily, Helen, and LBC,
Raegan will be three in May, and she can be a hoot.

Marg said...


I have read Lady Macbeth but didn't like it quite as much as I expected to.

I haven't read the Robyn Carr yet, but I will as I really enjoy her romances.