I’m sharing a few of my favorite things today on the blog.

Happy fourth of July weekend to my American readers! Wednesday was Canada Day here. I honestly didn’t do much other than barbecue hot dogs for lunch. I kept thinking it was Saturday the entire day. Holidays during the middle of the week always throw off my days. Are you doing anything special for the long weekend? I don’t have much lined up for the next few days. I’ll probably just stick close to home and read. I have a few ebooks that I’ve borrowed from the library that I want to get through (more on one of them below). Since it’s Friday I’m sharing a few things that I’ve been loving this week. Share one or two of yours in the comments – I’d love to hear them!

The flowers in my backyard

It really does feel like summer is here with the flowers blooming in the backyard. With everything from the bright pink peonies to the purple geraniums to the yellow gallardias, it’s all so pretty. It rained a ton the day before I took the photos and I think that’s part of why they looked so vibrant on the day I took the photos. They’d gotten a good drink of water and were enjoying the sunshine.

The garden is definitely a lot of work, but it’s so worth it during the summer when there’s so many pretty things blooming. Most of the plants we have are perennials so they come back every year. Knowing that there will be beautiful flowers every year makes the long cold winters a bit less gloomy.

The Knockout Queen

This book was recommended by Carly on her blog. We have similar tastes in books so if she really liked it I figured there was a good chance that I would too. When I checked to see if my library had it as an ebook, I found that it was available so I grabbed it right away. While I’m only about halfway through The Knockout Queen (affiliate link), I’m really enjoying it so far.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

In The Knockout Queen two unlikely friends form an alliance—a slight, hyper-intelligent gay teen named Michael Hesketh and his next-door neighbor, the remarkably tall Bunny Lampert. Each is antagonized for their differences—Michael for being attracted to the “wrong” people (much older men from the Internet) and Bunny for having the “wrong” body, one with a strength she can’t always control. As their bond intensifies, an accidental act of violence leaves both characters, and their friendship, forever transformed.

Is anything pretty blooming in your yard right now? What’s the last really good book you read?

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