I get to stay in the states for the Summer and I'm glad but miss Hubby.
While I am here I will be teaching at Yarn Explosion and hanging out at my other favorite places, Barnes and Noble, The Crooked Stitch, and Mosaic.
I was fortunate to be able to attend the Columbus TNNA (The National Needlework Association) show with the super nice ladies at Yarn Explosion and we had such a good time!! I met a cabbie whose name is Tom and was from Kentucky that called me Hillbilly, imagine that! I was able to sneak out on Sunday morning and go to a bookstore in the German Village in Columbus. It is called The Book Loft and contains 32 rooms of books. I am thinking about having my afterlife there! There were 4 rooms of bargain books and I managed to pick up a couple of lovelies. I got Le Morte d'Arthur complete edition for a mere $4.99, Out of Africa, Some Terry Pratchett, and Kurt Vonnegut all at steals! Long sigh-----I love books.
Also while I was there I picked up Shutter Island which was just a fabulous book. I read it on the way home from Columbus and finished it the next day still weary from jet lag and the weekend excitement. It was a wonderful book.
Hubby got me a Nook for Valentines Day this year and it went with me to China! I am enjoying it so much. I still shop around for the best prices as some of the books on the Nook use the trade paperback size for pricing and the mass market paperbacks are still cheaper. So I always compare prices first and, anyway, when I am in the states I still love that new book smell and feeling a nice tight spine. Wait a minute, I know hubby has been gone for a while, but this is a little ridiculous! (Fanning myself briskly!) Anyway, I have the 3G and Wireless model and I really do love it. Its MP3 feature is another of my favorite things about it and I have downloaded audiobooks on it to listen as I knit. I can plug it into the stereo speakers for the computer also and have real surround sound!
Before sweetie left we were able to take a long weekend to Chincoteague on the Eastern Shore and took the bikes and had homemade ice cream and fresh seafood. I just love it there. Not to mention the sea air is great for my sinuses. Click on any photo to embiggen. If you look carefully you can see the Assateague Lighthouse in the background of the center photo.
Talk soon!! All about knitting next time. Hope you are all enjoying your Summer!