Closing out January today as I have so many books coming out tomorrow. So here is what I read for February.
A beautiful story of family and secrets.
A tale of race, poverty, hope, and family
A fictional account of Christie told by her husband’s mistress
Non-Fiction and Highly recommended
Can’t go wrong with Hester Fox. A really good one!
I absolutely loved this story of friendship, food, and love
Not as good as I had hoped
It’s Kellerman. It’s good!
Not my cup of tea
Another winner in this series
These are my February release reads. Most are long read before we get to this point. I’m on to August at the moment and was pleasantly surprised to receive ARCs from James Patterson, Harlan Coben, and Stuart Woods. James Patterson wrote with Dolly Parton and that was surprising.
We had that cold snap with horrible winds a couple of weeks ago but this week was sunny so all the cows decided to go ahead and pop those babies out. One after the other. All weekend. I felt so bad, I wanted to give them all an epidural. That big heifer on the left is trying like heck to deliver what looks like triplets! We did see a set of twins. So, yeah, farm life. No better place to be.
We also checked out the new Chicken and Pickle place. No, I thought we were going to be having chicken and pickles. Nope. Not a pickle on the plate. The place is huge! So many cars I almost didn’t go in. But there was plenty of space inside and out. We snagged a small sofa in its own niche and watched Kansas City lose. Still not happy with that one.
So they have Pickle Ball courts. Inside and outside. Plenty of stuff for parents with kids in The Yard. Corn Hole, and other games I am not familiar with. The food was good but that bowl is about the size of a salad plate and there were exactly four pieces of pulled pork. If you don’t have kids, you may want to go somewhere else for brunch because it is loud!
I received my government Covid tests in the mail. Now I have 6 of them. We have the Republicans coming to the hotel this week so I’m sure we will need to test after that. $5,0000 a plate. They are eating short ribs and baked potatoes so I think someone is making a profit. Much different than our favorite Cattlemen’s Association. Those cowboys ate T-Bones and eggs! For breakfast! That is a man there.
We are learning to live without Grandpa at the farm. He had that John Wayne presence. Grandma is still feeling a bit lost and unsteady. She allows herself to be emotional but she also has a steel spine and this will be a long journey for her. Luckily she has us to hold her hand through it.
We are supposed to get lots of snow and bad weather this week. They say this every week and still nothing. We are desperate for rain or moisture.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you are reading! Stay warm and happy reading!