Monday, February 9, 2015

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?


I'm trying to read more and to do that I am going to bed earlier (as that is the only time I read usually)  and I am thinking of reading some audio books while I clean, knit, organize etc.
I am also wanting advice on what is the best method for listening to audio books while being active such as walking outside or doing outside activities like painting, gardening, etc.?  I'm not up on the latest tools for this so I would appreciate any advice and brand names that you endorse.
Meanwhile, I am almost finished but still reading Cold Sassy Tree on my tablet and it is very entertaining and an easy read for sure.  I have the next (and last that I'm aware of) book, Leaving Cold Sassy so I'll be picking that up as soon as I finish the first one.
I did finish this book by Sharon Short and it was darn good!  She's a good writer and it was a great story.  "A moving tale of exploration and love --human and canine--that dares to believe the impossible".  I'll be looking for more books by her.
I did finish Mud Season and it was a great non-fiction...loved it! So funny, this author is a riot!
"How one woman's dream of moving to Vermont, raising children, chickens and sheep and running the old country store pretty much led to one calamity after another."  There are also lots of great Vermont cheese recipes in the back.  I've already made the braised short ribs...yum!  And tonight I'm making the cheesy grits.  I can't wait for those!  Another author that is going on my "author watch list" to see if she has other books.
As most of you know, I usually read 1 fiction and one non-fiction and a magazine but hopefully that will increase when I start with the audio books.  Since I'm still reading the fiction book, I needed another non-fiction to replace Mud Season.  I chose this.......

Some of you may be familiar with it as it was made into a series for PBS.  It is based on the "true life adventures" of Jennifer Worth who was a midwife at a convent in postwar London's East End slums.
"an unforgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women."
 Until I get my audio gear for listening while working and active I have a few cds that I can listen too while doing handwork at least.  This one looks right up my alley! Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater - Captain Underhill Uncoils the Mystery
I also have a list I keep of books I hear about or read about that I want to read sometime and here is what I've listed so far for 2015:

1.  Go Set A Watchman  - Harper Lee
2.  The Eighty Dollar Champion - Elizabeth Letts
 3.  The Feminine Mystique - Betty Friedan
4.  Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed
5.  Back to Basics - Ina Garten

Please go over to Sheila's website if you want to see more book reviews by everyone that participates and if you love books and reading you will love her site!
I hope you are all reading and enjoying what you're reading!  Happy Trails!


  1. Love the cover of Mud Season.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I've gone to your blog and love it! I'll be "following" you from now on! Great blog!

    2. Thank you.

      Going to follow your blog too. Did you sign up for the giveaway?


  2. I love to get ideas for good books to read from you. We like so many of the same books. I checked out the book, A Man Called Ove at the library this weekend. I'm going to start it tonight! Hugs!

  3. Okay, I wrote that one down too as we do like the same type of books. So many books, so little time! LOL!


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