I woke up this morning to very excited children taking a picture of a garter snake resting in the top of the flowers just outside the bedroom window. I’ve seen snakes in plants before, but never just snoozing there. As soon as the sunlight hit the area, the snake was off on its snake business.

For those of you who enjoy reading reviews, a new one of Phoenix can be found here. I’m continually amazed by book bloggers. The thought of reading and reviewing multiple books a week exhausts me. I tip my hat to them.

Speaking of book bloggers, Mera’s YA Book List is hosting the Euterpe authors this week. There are daily blog posts and author/character interviews, as well as chances to win Euterpe books. I encourage everyone to drop by and check it out.