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September Titles // 2017

not my built-in bookshelves...I wish!

This month was back-to-school and not terribly hard to fit in reading, surprisingly, just hard to get into the flow of reading. I was very distracted this month, and although felt I had a decent amount of margin, once your brain is worked up with go, go, go, it's hard to get into the quiet mindset of sitting down for an hour to immerse yourself without falling asleep! That happened to me on more than one occasion. 
This month I read a few quick little books, and the new Brene Brown title (!) I'd been waiting months for. Here's the list:
* Firstborn by Tosca Lee - Tosca Lee is an author from my hometown of Lincoln, NE, and I've loved her past biblical/historical fiction books that focus on a specific person in the bible. This is the second part of a purely historical fictional series set in present day Europe. It's fast-paced with high drama, but it's a fun little read. It's about the legacy of Elizabeth Bathory and the …

VASHON ISLAND // 2017

a lavender cart using the honor system
 My friend Susie and I tooled around a new-to-us place, Vashon Island in Puget Sound, this past weekend for a very quick (but very full!) girls' trip. Susie comes stateside once a year and I'm lucky to live close to her husband's family, so I often get a visit, too, though she's usually with her family in Nebraska. We had both heard about Vashon Island but had never been, and found really cheap accommodations through airbnb.com.

I read this article and this one in preparation and rented a car, while she communicated with our hostess. It worked out brilliantly. We headed down to the Faunterloy ferry in West Seattle and got there around noon, and although we had a bit of a wait going out, the price was so cheap! Something like $20 for the two of us and our car roundtrip. We had reservations at The Hardware Store for dinner that night and very little expectations for the rest of the time.

Lighthouse on Point Robinson 
I don't know…