For those of you who don't know about Michelle O'Neil, let me introduce you. She is a beautiful soul, mother of two children, wife to a darling man, and brilliant writer. She is many more things than that, but I'll let you find her blog if you so desire. The purpose of this particular post is to draw your attention to her new book. She has written a deeply touching, funny memoir that anyone who enjoys memoir ought to read. Just in case you're looking for a book to wind down the dog days of summer, I suggest you head right to Amazon via the link above and buy this book.
The other link I found today, completely by accident, will be of great interest to those of you who love photography. Especially if you take gorgeous pictures and aren't much of a Crafty McScrapbooker (like me - I'm hopeless at it). If this sounds like you, or if you just have a few minutes on your hands, please go check out Blurb. They will help you put together a book (yes, actually bound) of your photos or artwork, add some text, and ship as many copies to you as you want for less than $3 each. You can sell them, give them away, line the chicken coop with them - whatever you want. What a cool gift that would be for a wedding party or a sweet sixteen or a 50th anniversary....Wait! Hmmm, I've got one of those coming up. Gotta go!