I hope you're all doing great! I had such a fabulous evening yesterday.
David and I were invited by friends of David's co-worker to spend the evening on their farm.
It is such a fabulous place, they have rescue horses and cats and a dog. Kids are able to spend time at their farm and enjoy the nature, have fun with the animals, they have bonfires etc. They can just be kids. Some of those kids are foster kids or kids with disabilities. They have the chance to just enjoy the time and forget about their problems.
I have spent time with the horses, the mini schnauzer Izzy, the numerous cats, I have seen rabbits and deer...but there was one animal that won my heart in a second: the little rescue kitten. I think she liked me too, she spent most of the evening in my arm.
Okay, that's not my arm but I had to take a picture.
The owners of the farm also invited one of their family members: an elderly lady who immigrated from Germany to America 46 years ago. She wanted to meet me so I got to speak some German which was awesome. They also made Sauerkraut for us. I loooove Sauerkraut!
I think David fell in love with their dog but he also liked the horses a lot.
All in all, we had a wonderful evening and we will definitely go back to visit the animals and the lovely owners for sure.
It's Friday so I am linking up with Heather from Blonde...Undercover Blonde for the book club.
Today I want to talk about a book I got last week from David as a birthday gift. He knows my taste.
It is called "The anniversary man" written by R.J. Ellory.
First of all: It is a book about serial killers. That's reason enough to buy it and read it in my opinion. But it is also very well written and intense.
I wanted to start reading immediately after I read the blurb. It is absolutely my kind of book and it is definitely a book that you just can't stop reading.
(My problem is that I always read a couple of books at the same time so I need to divide my reading time which can be very difficult sometimes.)
Twenty years ago, the life of John Costello dramatically changed when his girlfriend Nadia was killed by a serial killer named "Hammer of God" who terrorized Jersey City in the summer of 1984. The killer went after young couples and his plan was to "save their souls". John survived the attack of the killer but he was physically and psychologically scarred: he withdrew from society and hid in his house. He only emerges for his work as a crime researcher for a newspaper.
He is specialized in serial killers, he knows everything about them. So when more murders are committed in the city which seem to be random and unrelated, John is the only one to who can see the complex pattern that lies behind them.
A very dangerous and breath-taking hunt -with the help of NYPD detective Ray Irving- for the killer begins.....
I definitely recommend reading this book. My favorite aspect of it - except of the fact that it is a book about a serial killer- is the fantastic characterization.
I am very impressed and I definitely plan to read more books from this author.
What are you currently reading?
Have a wonderful weekend!