Happy Friday! I hope this post finds you healthy and happy.

It’s been over a month since I’ve posted here and when I look back over my calendar it’s no mystery why. We’ve had four outdoor celebrations: Father’s Day, my son’s 25th birthday, my mother-in-law’s 88th birthday, and my dad’s 80th birthday.

We also made the decision to postpone my daughter’s wedding for the second time thanks to COVID. We had to go back to the drawing board for ceremony and reception venues so we’ve been doing a lot of touring. Our fingers are crossed that fall 2021 will be improved or at least more stable, virus-wise.

We’re headed to the lake this weekend for a change of scenery but before I go I wanted to share some things I’ve found interesting or entertaining around the web lately.

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How to transform any space into a home library. I’m a big fan of books in cabinets so this picture in particular caught my eye.

An abandoned summer camp becomes an eclectic family home.

Author Jane Green on storytelling through writing and design. (I love Jane’s home and how she incorporates the homes of her characters into her books.)

Novelist Ann Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning.

I just ordered this Monopoly Deal card game to take to the lake. I saw people raving about it on another site and it has a five-star rating on Amazon. Has anyone played it?

Kindle Deals

Here are some notable books that are Kindle Deals at the time I’m writing this.

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo. I keep seeing this book recommended so I took this chance to order it. It’s a family drama about a married couple and their four adult daughters (all of whom are going through something intense of their own) and what transpires when the teenage child placed for adoption by one of the daughters re-enters their lives. Amy Adams and Laura Dern are adapting The Most Fun We Ever Had as an HBO series.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. World War II historical fiction about an Italian teenager who enlists with the Germans but becomes a spy for the Allies, motivated in part by his love for a widow he meets while helping Jews escape the Nazis. Amazon recommends this book for those who liked All the Light We Cannot SeeThe Nightingale, and Unbroken.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!