Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 4 - Pieces of Me 4 of the Beyond Layer's Pieces of Me Prompts is already almost over.  I've been gone all day so this is the first chance I have had to post. Today's prompts are (1) what I am currently reading  and (2) a light fixture....

I seem to be reading a multitude of things right now.  I have started 4 books and need to start a 5th & 6th for book clubs in September and October.  It's not that I don't like the books I have started, I am like the kid in the "proverbial" candy store when it comes to books.  There are just so many, it is hard to choose which one to read so I try and read multiple books and then end up having a hard time finishing them.  Pretty dumb huh?? Right now my started ones are:

  1. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister - a sweet lovely little book about a cooking school and those that attend.  
  2. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy - Our bookclub book for August.  Didn't finish it, but still reading.  Interesting story that takes place on the isle of Guernsey during the war.  Beautifully written.
  3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkenss - this received so much press and the author has just released the sequel that I thought I would see what all the hype is about.  Well written story of a modern day witch in Oxford, England along with her vampire, soon to be love.  
  4. Sister by Rosamund Lupton another English setting with a twin sister that has been murdered and the remaining twin desperate to find how and why.
And the two I need to get started are:
  1. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
Looking forward to reading both of those.  Any good books you are reading??

And the 2nd prompt is "a light fixture".  Well, I have to post this.  It is my 3rd and final bathroom re-do. I bought this little chandelier at the flea market a couple of months ago in anticipation of putting it in my new re-done bathroom.  

The color of the paint looks different in these two pics....I am sure it was the lighting.  But it is a lavender purple.  I love it.  Will show more pics later.  

I am now officially tired and need to go to bed...tomorrow is another busy day.  Be sure and hop over to my collaborative blog on Friday (Focusing on Life) to ride along with me as I go on another adventure.  

"Unlock your natural desires by doing what you enjoy."  ~  Hans Selye

Until next time....


  1. Your book selections sounds good, I am interested in the selection of The Soldier's Wife because of the setting and also because I loved the The Guernsey Literay and Potato Peel Pie book. I love anything English so anythig in that setting appeals to me.

    Just finished The Haunting of Maddy Clare really enjoyed it. Now I am reading A Place For Secrets by Rachel Hore an English arthor that Vic recommended. Enjoying it a lot.

    The new light looks great and also the paint.

  2. That Sister book sure sounds interesting, I'll have to keep an eye out for that one. I read The Language of Flowers not too long ago and loved it! I also just read The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. His books are always such an easy read.

    Your bathroom looks beautiful! Love the light :)

  3. Lavender and toile - lovely! I love the title of the one book: "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake". Have a most enjoyable weekend.

  4. My mom and I read The Soldiers Wife and LOVED. I would love to take us to Guernsey. We're into historical fiction. That little light fixture is perfect in the room.

  5. Pretty room...makes me want to change my rooms.

    What am I reading? Just finished Folly Beach (so-so)and am anxiously awaiting Sarah Gardner's book Beyond the Lens and My Heart Remembers. (i paid another $11 so I wouldn't have to pay $4 shipping!) Currently I am reading a fantasy book my son is writing...just finished Part I and should be getting Part II this weekend. Have a great weekend Deanna!

  6. That chandelier is BEAUTIFUL! I love it. I am currently reading Emily and Einstein and it's very interesting. Took me only two days to get 1/2 way through which is unusual for me. Yesterday I was busy too so I was trying to read it today, then I found out my brother-in-law and his wife are coming in tomorrow, so now I have to clean! Ugh. Have a great day!

  7. I feel like such a classic under achiever. I'm reading NADA right now :( I need to get my brain engaged SOON!

  8. Love your bathroom chandelier! Now that's something I never would have thought of.

    I'm laughing out loud. I'm the polar opposite of you when it comes to my reading. I read and concentrate on one book and one book only. Start to finish.


  9. Happy Saturday, Deanna! :) Lovely chandelier.
    Like you I always have 5-6 books on the go, for different times of the day. :)
    I just discovered Nicci French and Katie Fforde.
    Happy Sunday! xo

  10. Whew! my head's spinning thinking about all your books! I have two different series on the go but they are kinda on the back burner right now . . .


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