"Come in out of the darkness"

Lately...

Lately...

I thought I'd share what I've been reading, listening to, wearing and all around enjoying. I love reading posts like these on other blogs - it always gives me ideas on what paperback to bring to the beach or a dress that catches my eye I wouldn't normally see.

I just read "The Perfect Neighbors" by Sarah Pekkanen. It is an easy beach read but there's some lyrism laced through the pages that were as sweet as the peonies that grow in the fictional Newport Cove. It's a story of four women living in Newport Cove and how they all come together but all harbor secrets. As I read, I wanted more initially - more intensity, more "juice" but found the characters to be all pretty safe and at times bland. I kept speeding up to read more about the mysterious Tessa.  I expected these secrets to be bombshells. As I made it mid way through the book, I started to like the safe, predictable characters and realized it was okay all their secrets (minus Tessa's) were pretty ordinary (not earthshaking as the book may advertise). I liked the comfort, the haven the writer stitched together and the strong and ultimately likable characters. I'd absolutely recommend it for a summer day. My wonderful husband just bought me "Truly, Madly, Guilty" by Lianne Moriarty so maybe that'll satisfy my lust for salciousness! haha :)  

I've been listening to an ecletic mix of music lately. I've re-discovered the beautiful "Differences" by Ginuwine. What a smooth, silky voice and gorgeous, heart melting lyrics. I do love R&B and have loved "V.S.O.P." by K.Michelle since it first came out. I love working out to it!! I also adore country music and one of my favorites right now is "If I told you" by Darius Rucker. That song just plucks my heart like a guitar string. The lyrics are pure poetry.  

The weather is warming up here and I love all the florals, ruffles, and sundresses I can find. I really have fallen in love with Eliza J dresses - they are all over Nordstrom! 

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What have you been reading? Listening to? Wearing?

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