Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday SNAPSHOT...

oH it's so cold all I can do is sit in the sun.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday 56...


The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link up at Freda’s site


"For a moment she wanted to hit him.  the blood was roaring through her ears: she felt herself quivering like a bell.  She'd supposed that he'd gone up to bed ages ago.  He must have been out here for --well, close on half an hour."

From the book The Paying Guest, Sarah Waters

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Salon...the Paying guests

On the night stand this week, is The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters, it's a big heavy book, many pages, too heavy to carry around, but... I started the Light Between the Oceans.  I had to stop, and went back the Paying Guests.  I'm a weeper, doesn't take much, just the weather has to change, so the Light Between was book best read in the privace of my own living room.

The Paying guests is a wee bit slow, but I guess I have a great deal more to read to get to the "drama".

It's about that time of year when all the challenges start appearing, I've not been very good at completing them, Except the war through the generations one,  I'm on target with that one, I have great intentions and ALL the books, just not enough days in the week, not to mention that I'm a slow reader.  So while Sunday Salon finds me washing floor, I'll crash later and read a little.  Heck if scrubbing floors is good enough for "Frances"*, it's o.k. for me.

*Frances is a character in the book.

I know it sounds awful that I'm washing floors on Sunday, but I actually find it very relaxing, the "on all fours" relieves the pressure in my back, and I love knowing my floors are really clean for at least 1/2hr. before the guys get home. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday Snapshot...

I love the growth on the crook of this tree, even though I couldn't figure out how to blurr out my background I took the shot.  If I were to paint this tree, the viewer would wonder what the heck that was.  I wonder what makes a mushroom grow in such a spot.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Top Ten Books to Read Again.


I have to say that as the birthdays glide by, the opportunity to re read a book doesn't present itself too favorably.  BUT, if I had to choose, like say if I was on a deserted island and the only books available were ones that I had read before, I'd hope these would be on the shelf.

Today the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish ask us to share some of the books we would like to re-read.


In no particular order...  Well this would be the first..

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

You are my only, Beth Kephart

Private Peaceful

When Will there be good News, Kate Atkinson

Perfect, Rachel Joyce

Trust You Eyes, Lynwood Barclay

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Any or All Agatha Christie Books, including Mary Westmacott (her pen name)

Code Name Verity

Tell the Wolves I'm Home



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Salon...

Sunday Salon finds me enjoying the sunshine, it's cold outside, but sunny, a perfect day to see that I missed washing windows... Ha Ha.  they'll have to wait for warmer weather.  

I finally finished reading Kindred, Octavia Butler.  As I said I'm not a big fan of time travel but, gave this book extra effort to finish.  Octavia's mentor was Harlan Ellison, which is "the word" around here, according to my son.  Well Harlan... I don't know?  It was o.k., but it didn't keep me turning the pages anxiously, had it not been for Harlen, I would have abandoned it.  I persisted, the end took too long to come and yet I wondered what happened to everyone in the book.  I do have to say that Dana and Kevin must have had a strong marriage, I'm not sure I could do that.  What you ask?  travel in time, an unpleasant dangerous time. How does one adjust?  Now I'm glad that Dr. Who is not my doctor. 

What's next, the Paying Guest, Sarah Waters.  

Happy Reading.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday Snapshot...

Say it isn't so... Please Mother Nature.