I have finished High Rhulain by Brian Jacques.... a wonderful Redwall tale! If you are not familiar with Redwall.... it is a fantastic series for younger people than I.. but I love them and want to finish reading the series! The protagonists are peaceful woodland creatures who endure struggles with warring rodents & carnivores of various types. The setting is a medieval abbey.... there is a peaceful commune of delightful creatures.. and a noble warrior or two, of course.... and then there are the cruel villains. I love these stories - they are chock full of 'feel good' scenes and leave me happy!
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, another one I am working through... Fearless Fourteen can be added to my stack of finished books this week. Fun and frivolous - quirky, with a bit of intrigue... I enjoy these too. A very quick engaging summer read...
The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney is taking a bit longer. I will finish
that one tonight or tomorrow. An Irish story with lots of description, it has a million different twists and turns... it's a bit like wandering down unknown paths. I don't think it quite qualifies as a quick read.. but I am enjoying both the story and the writing style. Frank Delaney has a way with his phrasing that makes you ponder!
And, finally, I am working my way through Michael Thurmond's 12 Day Bodyshaping Miracle... NOT because I believe in weight loss miracles... but I am definitely in a slump and need an intelligent BOOST to get me back on track. Physically I need to stop gaining weight (EATING junk) and I need to regain fitness! I need to re-condition to get ready to walk a 60-mile event in 10 weeks! This program sounds logical so I am going to try the 12 Days - watch for upcoming blogs about it! I can do anything for 12 days, right? Yikes!