Monday, August 31, 2015

I'm "bookin" it!

I have several categories of reading and am trying to read from each:
1)  a library book
2)  a Kindle book
3)  a printed book I own
4)  an audio book
5)  a magazine and the above have to include at least 1 non-fiction and 1 fiction in any of the categories.

non-fiction ( a book I own)
I finished a book this week which is saying a lot since 2 of the books I'm reading are huge but not this one...............
This was a collection of newspaper articles Gladys Taber wrote the year she died in 1980.  In fact her last entry was March 11th and she died that month.  I enjoyed this book so much because it was like sitting and having a cup of tea with an old friend and conversing about some of my favorite topics; weather, nature, animals, some was great!  I'll be on the lookout for more of her books

non-fiction from the library..........the description of this book is lengthy and the praise and awards substantial.  I'll let you know how it goes.  I just started it last night.

non-fiction I own this printed book........have not started it yet.  I read A Country Year by the same author years ago and loved it...we'll see

fiction audio book from the library....Kate Morton is a great author but she writes BIG books!  There are 16 cd's with this audio and I am on far very good as was her other book, Forgotten Garden
fiction from the library........another Kate Morton and just as good............but I would not recommend reading 2 of her books at once....I am but I regret it...each should be savored as a "stand-alone" piece of writing.........
Kindle fiction The Innocence of Father Brown  I watch (or used to) the series on PBS and loved it as a good mystery series.  This is the first book in the Father Brown series published in 1911 by G. K. Chesterton.............I'm pretty sure it was free too..............
Magazine - Organic Life.....I canceled this magazine but they sent me another issue anyway.  I just started reading it last night...substance is good but their ads do not apply to me at's more for people who have "ways and means".....I'm retired and on a budget, lol!
 Well, that's  my reading lineup for this week and probably this month unless something happens where I sit a lot which I don't foresee.
Happy Trails!


  1. Wow! You got a lot of reading done!! I answered your comment on my blog post today but your email keeps returning to me. So I answered on your comment on the blog itself. Hope that was okay. Have a wonderful evening!

    1. My email is broke along with a lot of other things because I went to Windows 10! Don't do it! I can't believe I was such a fool to hit the "install" button. I've lost all my MS Outlook files and/or I can't open them, all my documents are there but I can't get into them. I have MS Office and I get a monthly charge for that but can't access or use it. Windows 10 has slowed my pc down and is just plain terrible! So sorry! I'm not getting any emails from people just corporations.....hmmm...seems fishy to me.

  2. Tabor is an author I have been meaning to read. I subscribe to Atlantic Monthly which always has some excellent articles.The cover story "Better watch what you say: how the new political correctness is ruining education" is brilliant.

    1. I have never read Atlantic Monthly and yet it has been around for years. I'm going to check the library and see if they carry it but I doubt it. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. That first book looks like something I would like to read:)

  4. I love to read too. And keep an open mind with a variety of genres is the best way to go about it though have favorites *mine are history and biography, doesn't hurt either....:)

  5. I love to see what you are reading. You do have a lot going on right now.


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