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Friday Finds: June 5th

FF2_MdFriday Finds asks:

“What great books did you hear about / discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!”

I actually seem to have discovered a ton of great books for my TBR pile this week – here are the results, according to my GoodReads account:

  • 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch – I actually won this book recently from Naida at The Bookworm.
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen – my church is planning to discuss this book in August – I’ve thought about reading it several times but now I have a great reason so I ordered it from Amazon and I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival.
  • Cinnamon City by Miranda Innes – My bloggy buddy Scrap Girl @ Serendipity reviewed this a few days ago – travel journals are a recent intrigue of mine and her review has me dying to read this one. Also on my list now is Getting to Manana by Miranda Innes – another travel journal by the same author, tells the story of purchasing her Spanish home.
  • Everyone Is Beautiful: A Novel by Katherine Center – 5 Minutes For Books just featured this book in their Tuesday Book Carnival and my friend Jean @ Working Momma 247 gave it a great review that has me dying to check it out!
  • The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz – I just read in her latest newsletter that Lisa Lutz plans to publish the latest installment in the Spellmans series this coming Spring – so exciting!
  • Valiant by Holly Black – Another book reviewed by Scrap Girl – an edgy young adult fairie tale that is nothing like normal fairie stories – sounds very cool. I’ve seen this book a gazillion times as well as her other book, Tithe – but I just added them to my TBR list after reading Scrap Girl’s review.

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Aloha Friday: The Weekend Forecast

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Right now I’m looking out my window at another beautiful, sunny day. We’ve had basically the same exact weather for two weeks straight now – but this weekend, of course, it’s going to rain basically all day. Which is kind of a bummer because we have all kinds of plans we wanted to do, most of which are outside. Not sure if we’ll abandon those outdoor plans or not – depends on how heavy the rain is / how cold it gets.

Anyhow, this week, I wanna know:

  • What has the weather been like in your neck of the woods?
  • What are your plans for the weekend?