Monday, May 6, 2013

A Reading Life--May is here!

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:  Only six more discs to go of The Stand. What a great book! Next up is (hopefully--if I have enough blank discs to burn it off Downpour) The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner. I'm hoping I can finish it before school lets out on the 24th because I really only listen to audio in the car.

Book finished (since 4/15): 

Lifetime of Achievement by Jordan Maylea Ramirez (REVIEW)
The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau (REVIEW)
Blood Between Queens by Barbara Kyle (REVIEW)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (not reviewed yet)
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (not reviewed yet)
Night Demon by Lisa Kessler (REVIEW)
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (not reviewed yet)


Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Classics Club read-a-long HERE on this blog)
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

Coming Up:  

Wildish by Robert Parry
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (for Towel Day on May 25)

Watching:  Whether you like Tom Cruise or not, Oblivion is definitely a must see. I loved it! On TV, the new show on Sundance Channel, Rectify. It's a terrific show. Still loving Bates Motel, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who...really too many to list. Another stand out on BBC America is Orphan Black. Oh, and The Borgias and DaVinci's Demons, of course. Is anyone else looking forward to Dexter and True Blood. I know I am!

Making:  I'm doing most of my cooking in the crock pot now. Since it's starting to get warmer outside (and mom won't turn the air on until it gets really sweltering) it's much too hot to run the oven. I made a lasagna recipe in it the other day and it was really good. I'm going to try cooking my Mexican Meatloaf in it and see how that turns out.

Grateful for: my job! I was so lucky, after years of looking, to find a legitimate work from home job as a virtual assistant. I just got my first client and I know now things are going to look up for me and my boys.

Looking forward to:  Mother's Day. This will be my first one out of my marriage and at least now I know it won't be ruined like it was almost every year. Looking forward to spending it with my boys.

Picture(s):  Dickens kitty...gotta love it!


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--
The Secret History: A Novel of the Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton
Royal Mistress by Anne Easter Smith

Last Days by Brian Evenson...from Fantasy Literature

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

Byron: Complete Poetical Works
Devil Water by Anya Seton
Five Complete Novels Of Murder And Detection - Peril At End House; Murder At Hazelmoor; Easy To Kill; Ten Little Indians; Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie


Follow on Bloglovin


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. It means so much.

I apologize for word verification, but as soon as I changed the settings from only users with Google accounts, I started receiving a ton of spam comments...within one hour of changing the settings. The bots are on high alert apparently.

  1. What a lot you've got going on--w regards your Mailbox, I noticed the Anya Seton book--Katherine is on my list to read this year, and I'm hoping to find another historical fiction author that I love.

    Looking forward to chatting about The Physikal Book of Deliverance Dane, as well as Never Let Me Go.

    Happy Mother's Day and happy reading :)

  2. I really want to start something like this once a week too. Help get the thoughts out and keep track of my reading, etc.

    I'm so glad your Mother's Day will be better this year! Yay! Happy reading this week! :)

  3. Silver's ReviewsMay 7, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Nice Mailbox. CONGRATS on your job. ENJOY your Mother's Day!!


    Silver's Reviews

    Mailbox Monday

  4. Can't wait for True Blood. Also, the next Sookie Stackhouse book. I read somewhere that it's her last. Have you heard this?

  5. As a matter of fact, I have. Just read an article about it in Entertainment Weekly. The newest book is indeed the last. I haven't read any of them yet, although I own most of them. The first one is on my list to read this year...finally.

  6. I try to do this every week, but sometimes I skip a week if I'm not in the mood. LOL! A post like this can be daunting at times.

    Thanks! If you're a mom, back at you and happy reading too!

  7. I've been wanting to read Katherine too. I also own it. I've heard she's good so I try to buy her books when I see them.

    I will be putting some discussion questions for The Physick Book... in the Goodreads group. Katherine Howe herself shared where we could find them.

    Happy Mother's day to you too!

  8. Interested to see how you like Wicked and love all the read-alongs you are doing. I need to get on board with one but seems I am always behind. Congrats on the new job! Glad you found something legitimate and work from home :) Enjoy your mother's day to the fullest with your boys!

  9. Thanks, Tanya! Happy Mother's day to you too!

  10. I actually like to reread certain books. I've reread a lot of Anne Rice's books. Queen of the Damned four times!

  11. I got hooked on the audio books during the book blogging days. I think a reading challenge started it all. Anyway, I've actually kept up with the series and believe it or not, I'm thinking about re-listening to the series again. Can't say I've ever done that before. Not big on rereading. In this case, I think I'll make an

  12. I'm playing catch up on blog reading - didn't realize you'd found a new job. Congrats - the future is bright!

  13. I actually have been working for them as a Virtual Assistant for almost a year now, but I'm just now getting my own clients. Yes, I think the future is bright! Thanks, Lisa!

- See more at:
- See more at: