Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Music, Books, Miles, and Looks of July


Just Say Yes by Snow Patrol - la, la, love this song. I mean, who doesn't dream of a boy asking them to just say yes?

If I Die Young by The Band Perry - I'm not a huge country fan but I think this song is sort of "hauntingly beautiful" (that's how my friend Mandy described it)


Cover Her Face by P.D. James - this was the July book for my local book club. It's the first of a series of murder mysteries written by a British author. It was a short, easy read which was perfect for a summer book club meeting!

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson - I finally got around to reading the 2nd book in this series. I liked it just as much as the first one and look forward to reading the last book in the trilogy - maybe this fall?

The Last War by Ana Menendez - You can read my review of this book here.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - This was the July Blogger Book club book. It's a delightful children's book! I really wish I would have read it at a younger age!


Total miles ran = 114! I am really happy with this number - especially given the cartwheel injury that happened over the 4th! I am pleased to say that I am 100% healed from that ordeal... No more cartwheels for until after the marathon. Or maybe ever.


You can't see much of the dress in this photo because my cousin's beautiful baby boy is on my lap, but this is one of my favorite dresses that I bought this summer. It's super comfy and if I pair it with a camisole and a cardigan, I can wear it to work.

I treated myself to this top from Anthropologie. In addition to inheriting my father's inability to ask for directions, I also inherited his shape - ie I have NO curves. This shirt makes me look like I have some curves, though, so I had to get it. Also, I like how the shirt is longer - I sort of have a long torso so I hate how many shirts sort of run a little bit short.


Charbelle said...

Congratulations on the mileage, that is so awesome!! Love summertime dresses!! The baby is just too precious!!!

Becky said...

114 miles run?! Wow. AWESOME!

Mandy said...

I love that If I Die Young Song. Its been on repeat on my computer for a few weeks now. Also, you look fabulous, your hair is getting long! 114 miles is uber impressive.

Unknown said...

Whew, I get tired DRIVING 114 miles!!! Amazing, Lisa. Just amazing.

Amber said...

I really like that t-shirt! I totally agree, it's so hard to find LONG t-shirts and I really like them!

Both those songs are good! I hadn't heard them before.

Jess said...

I love that Snow Patrol song! I saw them in concert when they opened for Coldplay a few years ago and it was honestly the greatest concert ever. Such a great band!!

I love the Secret Garden and that shirt!

abbi said...

Great job on the miles! I really liked that The Band Perry song (both were good, just really liked the second). I had never heard it before.

Gracie said...

I'll give you some of my curves, but only the ones on my hips. I need what little boobs I have.

Nora said...

Way to go on the miles! You're a rockstar.

I've never bought anything from Anthropologie but maybe someday; I love that style though =)

I will listen to the songs shortly (darn coworkers milling around my desk during work hours... who do they think they are!? ;-))

Leigh said...

That's amazing that you ran 114 miles this month!! Way to go!

We watched the Swedish version of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo this weekend and it was pretty good, as long as you don't mind subtitles. I couldn't get into the books, but I quite enjoyed the movie

Emily Jane said...

INCREDIBLE mileage!! Seriously, you just blow me away. And can I just say how lovely that photo is? And yay for the stripes :)

Rachel @ MWF Seeking BFF said...

Sounds like a great month! I read the third of the Milennium trilogy this month and you won't be disappointed!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Super cute top and dress! Love anthro! I wish there was one closer than 2hrs away from me. For now it's just online browsing/drooling.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Congrats on all those miles! I can't wait to read the last Stieg Larsson book either, I need my family to finish it so I can steal it!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

my favorite songs this month are love like crazy (country) and the rihanna and eminem song. ;)

Stephany said...

Way to go on the 114 miles! That's amazing!!

I'm also more of a fan of longer shirts, even though my torso isn't all that long. They just feel better!

Abby said...

114 MILES! Wow! You could run to the lakes! That's so neat to think!

It's showing! You look great, Lisa!

I love that Anthropologie shirt. In fact, that inspired me to go window shop there today between interviews (ish...I'm so tired of networking after today - I could vomit)

Thanks for the musica suggestions!