Hello and happy Bagpipe appreciation day!
What’s new with me?
I don’t really do anything, save reading and hanging out with my family, life can get pretty boring. I found another local book store and am getting some graphic novels sent to my library for me from local libraries. That’s been fun. Right now I am mostly on a Batman kick. We have started watching The Flash on Netflix though.
What’s new in news?
- In Sacramento, California ten year old Leah Nelson spreads a message of love with hand made bracelets. She has made hundreds of colorful loom bracelets for her project “Becuz I Care” in hopes of battling the prejudice and politics that has everyone so worked up. The idea behind this is that she gives you a bracelet in kindness, you listen to her message of hope and kindness for 30 seconds; later you will give the bracelet to another and share the message. I love this idea, and the sweet girl that came up with it! See full story here.
- Meanwhile in Concord, New Hampshire, Liquor Commission officials saw $678-million in sales for the fiscal year that ended at the end of June. This is a 5.6% increase from last year. It makes me wonder, if we went back to every year that is gearing toward a presidential election would we find similar data? Just a thought… See Full story here
What’s new in Books?
First, can we discuss how excited I am about the new Harry Potter book? Today is the 27th and in TWO DAYS we have a new story! Every day that passes makes this more real to me. I want to see how everyone grew up, I want to see their kids, I want to see everything! I preordered the eBook months ago so it will download first thing in the morning.
Also, there is a bonus Bookshot that came out this month. The Witnesses is a really good suspense novella- and right now it is free! EBook only, of coarse, but it gives links to read it on line from James Patterson’s web site; or I got my copy from my Kindle app. My review is up here. The Witnesses, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. Seriously, I loved it!
Well, that’s it for now. What’s new with you?