Monday, June 30, 2014

Our World Tuesday

Our World Tuesday Graphic

Our World Tuesday


With the lyrics

It's Monday! What are you reading?


It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. For this meme, bloggers post what they finished last week, what they're currently reading, and what they plan to start this week.
My comments are not meant to be recaps of the story lines as I include a link to Goodreads for their synopsis of the book. I am merely stating how I felt about the book without giving any spoilers.

A slow reading week but City of Ice was a long book.

1 not finished as it expired so I will have to borrow it again. The Nightmare

Becoming Josephine

Very loosely based on Josephine's life. It is described as historical fiction, however it is not that hard to get facts correctly. But is was the conversational sections that drove me crazy. Who said "end of story", not to worry"
in the 18th century??? And the one that grated the most was how many times the word vacation was used.

Ice Lake

As John Farrow's Ice Lake opens, a corpse, shot through the neck, is found under the ice in a fishing hut on a frozen lake near Montreal. It's the dead of winter in a region that Farrow (a pseudonym for literary author Trevor Ferguson, whose critically acclaimed novels include The Fire Line) knows like the back of his hand: its back alleys and distant suburbs, its ethnic diversity and big city evil, the long black nights and searingly bright days of its unrelenting winters. He also reveals intimate knowledge of the diverse power groups that drive the novel's plot: the biker gangs, the Mohawk Warriors, the Mob, the bigwigs in the lucrative pharmaceutical industry looking to cash in on an AIDS cure, the various police forces with their petty animosities and territorial conflicts.

After being exasperated with Becoming Josephine I thought I'd go back to another book by John Farrow.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Travel Photo Monday

Travel Photo Monday

Travel Photo Monday

August 2010 - Mackinac Island MI

Summer gardens in bloom. This island is a wonderful place for a short visit, stay overnight and experience the less crowded spaces when the day trippers have taken the last ferry back to the mainland. No cars allowed on the island!!!

Dreaming of France

 The rules for this meme are: Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.

August 2012 - Versailles France
Click here for some outdoor photos of Versailles.
Click here for some indoor photos.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekend Cooking

Weekend Cooking hosted by

Beth hosts Weekend Cooking where you can post anything food related.

June 2014 - Toronto ON

I'm continuing with my World Pride theme as I am so proud of Toronto. Add to that we recently elected the first openly gay premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne. 
AND Canada Day!!! July 1!!!

For more photos of World Pride around town click the links below.

What does this have to do with food? 

We went to the Loblaw's, a grocery store housed in the former Maple Leaf Hockey Arena, a historic building now shared with Ryerson University.

So much going on around town!!!
World Pride wraps up June 29.


FIFA - watching the world soccer cup on TV in the cafe. Flags are everywhere in the city representing the countries playing.