Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Reading Life: Another month almost in the books

This feature was inspired by It's Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and also by The Sunday Salon.

Listening To:  The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner. I'm really enjoying it (if my CD player in the car would stop rejecting my burned CDs, that is).

Book finished (since 5/6): 

Roses Have Thorns by Sandra Byrd (REVIEW)


Of Fathers and Sons by Evan Ostryzniuk (for review on Wednesday)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (If you are reading along with me on this book, I apologize for not posting the midway check-in. I'm so swamped right now with work and all. I will have a final post up this weekend)
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (for TuesBookTalk)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (read-a-long at Unputdownables)
The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry 
The Waste Lands by Stephen King
Silk Road by Colin Falconer
Archaeological Study Bible

Coming Up:  

Under the Dome by Stephen King (read-a-long)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (my Classics Spin book)
Wildish by Robert Parry
Wicked by Gregory Maguire (maybe???)
Watership Down by Richard Adams (for TuesBookTalk)

Watching:  A show I really enjoy started its second season tonight. That's Longmire on A&E. You should definitely check it out. The Voice is winding down and my contestant is definitely Michelle Chamuel. She is SO talented (and it has nothing to do with her having the same name...LOL)! Shows I'm looking forward to this summer are The Killing (AMC), True Blood (HBO), Dexter (Showtime), The Bridge (FX), Falling Skies (TNT), In the Flesh and Copper (BBC American), Primeval: New World and Sinbad (SyFy Channel) and the Under the Dome (CBS) miniseries. I also have to mention that I finished watching all the episodes of Hemlock Grove Friday and Saturday on Netflix. It was SO AWESOME! I really hope they are going to make another season.

Making:  Still cooking, of course. I have perfected my from-scratch sugar cookies so I think I will be ready to make the dough good for rolling Christmas cookies this year. I made a really good Hearty Hamburger Stew last week and some beef enchiladas. This week I'm making a variation on lasagna and some chicken enchiladas in the crock pot. Oh, and I made some fritters with frozen hash brown potatoes. I used my zucchini fritters recipe and just substituted the hash browns. Delicious!

Grateful for: Summer vacation! Because that means I won't be doing three hours of driving every day. If you lived in Nashville, you would need a break too. Whew!

Looking forward to:  having an extra three hours each day to work on my novel. I just hope I use the time wisely and don't fall into my procrastination trap.

Picture(s): this isn't really a pic, but I love the saying so I have to share...


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted by 4 the Love of Books this month. (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to read book descriptions on Amazon)

BookBox: embed book widget, share book list

from HFVBT--book tours--
Of Fathers and Sons by Evan Ostryzniuk

Equal of the Sun by Anita Amirrezvani...from Man of La Book

The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol

The Ptolemies by Duncan Sprott
The Iron Lance by Stephen R. Lawhead
The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
The Secret Life of Josephine by Carolly Erickson
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
The Wasps, The Poet and the Women, The Frogs by Aristophanes


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  9. Love Longmire as well!

  10. Read it with us! You can share your thoughts in the Goodreads group on your own schedule. We'd love to have you. =O)

  11. I wish I had the time for Tuesbook Talk because I love Watership Downs.

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