Hey there! Remember me? Yes, I'm back from my break and am glad to have some things to share with all of you. It's summer! Did you know? Well, it might not be so bad where some of you reside, but in my part of the world it's hot, hot, hot. And, even worse, we are in an extreme drought. Our area normally has had about 12 inches of rain by this time of year, but in 2022 we've only had a little over 3 inches. It's getting a little scary. No rain in the spring means that the ground and environment is dry deluxe and that causes the summer temps to be higher. We've been having 'August level' temperatures in late May and early June. Not sure what will need to happen, but it sure would be nice if a bit of rain would come around.
No, the picture above is not from Texas. My husband and I just returned from a vacation (postponed from 2020) to Asheville, North Carolina. And I found our rain! It got mixed up and went to the northern parts. Who knew? Ha! Asheville was absolutely gorgeous - green and lush and cool and sunny and wonderful! I've shared just this one shot above and will tell you that if you follow that path for a bit, you'll come out to see a beautiful historical landmark. What is it? You guess and I'll tell you if you're right in the comments later.
I'm planning on a bunch of posts in upcoming weeks. In fact, I've got things scheduled until the end of this month. First of all, I'm sharing a review of a mystery I enjoyed last fall. It's entitled Never Try To Catch A Falling Knife and I'll also share a guest post by the author, Skye Alexander. She lives in my town here of Kerrville and her new mystery series is historical, set in the 1920's.
Next week, I'll share another review of a new book, The Woman In The Library, written by Sulari Gentill. I flew through that one and want to get it on your radar for reading later if you'd like. After that, I'm planning on 5 posts about our Asheville trip. Hope that won't be too many, but I have a bunch of pictures to share and also a lot of historical details from the area. Plus, I visited two bookstores in North Carolina and must, of course, share thoughts about those.Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson for this week's 'Mystery Book Group' and will be trying to quickly read Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann for next week's 'Talking Texas Book Group'. Whew! Oh, and I've got holds at the library coming in fast and furious. Don't you just love it when you have lots of books to read? Actually, I seem to be on a good pace with my reading and will be grateful for that.
I hope all of you are well and enjoying your early summer. Take care and please do stop back by and hear all about cool, gorgeous Asheville!