I finished The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory. I have read several of her books in this series - The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Other Boleyn Girl, to name a few.
I read The Shack. So many people I know have read it and most love it. Some hate it. I found it monotonous. Must've been my mood. When I say some of my friends love it, they felt it was life-changing. I don't get it. I have a view of God that is pretty big and I know He is beyond my imagination, so maybe this is why I found the book dull.
I also read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It's one of very few self-help books I've read. I was intrigued by her quest, as a happy-person, to become happier. It really seems as though she just gained more self-discipline in the main areas of her life. But it gave me some great ideas in approaching, methodically, my goals and prioritizing them.
The purpose of our beach vaca was to celebrate my 50th birthday there! What a celebration, to relax with my family and get away from it all...now I'm off to junkin'! Adios!