Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's Back!

I'm pretty sure that everyone who loves pumpkin spice lattes already knows that they are back ~ YUM

Yesterday was a beautiful day.  I didn't have much on my calendar and that is always the first sign of a good day for me.  Home is my favorite place to be.  I thought I would drive through SB and see if one of my favorite coffee drinks was out yet, and you can see it was!  As a double bonus they also had pumpkin scones, which is my favorite combo.  I brought it home and settled in to finish the last 250 pages of my September Book Club book.  

We had our first meeting of the new year and enjoyed discussing Cutting For Stone  by Abraham Verghese.   It is a very good book, set in Ethiopia.  The narrator is Marion Stone, a twin, and he tells his story from birth {literally the womb} to age 50.  Marion is a surgeon, his parents are physicians, and he lives in a hospital setting in Ethiopia and in the US.

The book is beautifully written, taking you to Africa and giving us a feel for life there at the end of the 20th century.  I wish I could give you a better review, but that is not a gift I have.  I love to read, and read a lot, and I can tell you if I like a book or not, but I usually can not tell you why.  I recognize good writing, {usually;-) } but for the life of me I can't tell you what is good about it.  {plot, setting, character development, it's all there} 

I guess I'll end this the way I ended my book reports in elementary school ~ you'll have to read the book!!


Lori said...

I read the book. Very detailed read. But good. Yum, coffee looks good.

Kim said...

Sounds like the PERFECT day Sue - and might I add that I'm insanely jealous! LOL! That scone looks delish. May have to get one of those.

Debbie said...

I love them!! Maybe it's just me, but I like it that pumpkin stuff is "saved" for this time of the year. It just makes it more special.

And I'll pass the book review on to my sister who is currently looking for a book club book for October.

The Martys said...

Double YUM! Jealous that you have the time to read 250 pages in a day.

Rettabug said...

I sure wish I liked the taste of coffee, because all those specialty drinks really sound good! I'll have to try the scone...THAT is something I'd like!

We read that book in my FL book club & everyone loved it. I love getting lost in a good book!

The shots of your grandkidlets with their blue faces is a hoot, Sue. I've never heard of those sunscreen sticks but I know mine would get a kick out of them. ~~making a mental note for next summer~~

We're cooling down here...mid 40's overnight this week & LOTS of rain...brrrrr!
Wish I could send you some.


Love Being A Nonny said...

Ahhh, I love a Pumpkin Spice Latte', skim, no whip, extra hot. :)