I took a break for lunch and a quick trip to the post office. When I arrived downtown, I realized it was Frontier Day, sponsored by the Rotary, and National Oak Park was full of vendors. I had to park about a quarter of a mile away, then walked through the many rows of booths. (Ok, so I made a couple of purchases!) It was over 85 degrees. Thank goodness I had my walking stick and the Living Stones Church was handing out free bottles of water. (I spent all the cash I had in my wallet except for $1.50 in quarters.) When I arrived home around three-ish, I was exhausted and very warm.
What better way than to sit down under a fan and rest than reading a book? I finished the first book, of this year’s Read-a-thon:
I have marked several places to copy for “future use,” and I will place it in my Little Free Library this evening when people are out walking after supper.
In answering messages, my friend (former student) in Boston sent an image created by her artistic daughter to help me celebrate the Read-a-thon. Unfortunately it is not re-printable for “security reasons” (whatever that means). Their intentions were good, so thanks Jian and Juliana for the good thoughts.
WhenI checked my Literary Calendar this morning, I discovered that today is National Independent Bookstore day.
Brazos Bookstore in Houston is my favorite independent bookstore. They have amazing Zoom events by well-known authors that are feee to anyone who cares to watch. I have been to the bookstore once (It was on my bucket-list after years of reading about it in the Houston Chronicle.) and did my part to support independent bookstores financially. LOL
I read for a while on this novel,
and am enjoying it immensely. I hope to finish it before I quit reading for the day.
My Better Half has taken a break from reading to accomplish something on his Honey-Do List, plant a large plant that spreads in a spot where we had to remove a pittosporum the Big Freeze took out. I plan to give him a really nice supper as a reward.
BACK TO READING!