A good Sunday to you! It has been a restful week around here. I was off from school for mid-winter break so spent time getting some cleaning done, sorting through papers and old files, and planning for my veggie garden.
The weather this week was cold for Seattle and we had brief snow showers. North and south of the city there was, for our area, some serious snow fall. On Friday Mr G and I took a day trip to Camano Island.
We were blessed with a beautiful day. The sun was out and the air was crystal clear, the mountains to the east and west just brilliant. I had my camera with me but the only photos I took were looking west over Puget Sound before we drove into the snow. We stopped for lunch in the town of Stanwood and discovered Snow Goose Books. When we travel we always try and visit independent bookshops, browse their shelves and, disregarding our “book buying ban”, sometimes purchase a book or two.
As for reading this week, I managed to stay with the TBR Dare right through Saturday. Then I went by the library and picked up Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!. I knew that book would be the one that had me break the Dare, I am fine with that and when I finish it I will continue to read from my own piles right through the end of March.
Again, I want to thank James for coming up with the brilliant TBR Dare idea. It has made a change in the way I add books to my TBR list, how I plan to borrow books from the library and how I plan to purchase books in the future. I have made myself a promise that I will read one of my own TBR books for every library book I read.
How about you? Did you take the Dare, and if so, how are you doing?