Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It's Tuesday! What are you reading, watching and listening to?

I am so loving this Fall!  I would like to step into that picture and live in that little yellow house!
Meanwhile though....back at the ranch.......I am splitting my time between maintaining the inside and working on the outside.  But I do still read in the evenings and do handwork....my reward!
I finished Big Magic and it was great!  It's a keeper for sure and such an inspirational book.  I highly recommend it!  5 stars!



I also finished this audio book which was really good and funny.  You get used to the British accent after a bit.
 I'll donate this to the library with a few others I've listened to.
I finished reading this magazine cover to cover and although the fashion part doesn't trip my trigger their recipes do.  They always have good ones which are usually fresh ingredients, healthy and quick.  I really liked the low-calorie snack ideas too.
I'm now reading this O magazine from March of 2015.  Usually, I try to read the month I'm in even though it might be a different year but this declutter issue caught my eye as that is exactly what I am trying to do right now.
I'm still reading The Railroad Children and it is a classic!  It's a reprint from 1909 and although it is a children's book I am thoroughly enjoying it and will be sending to my grandson, Sam when I'm finished.  He is 9 and an avid reader so I think he will really like it.  A very adventuresome tale!
Since I finished  Big Magic, my non-fiction, I decided to start this.  I guess it is considered fiction but it is based on the author's life as a veterinarian so I am going with non-fiction.  So far, so good!
My audio is P.G. Wodehouse.....one of his many books about Jeeves, the butler.  Also funny once you get used to the British accent.
I haven't watched much television except for alternative media like Democracy Now, Aljazeera and the BBC....that's where I get my news since the regular media is so "owned" by corporations they can't seem to report on anything but Drumpf and HC.  There are many other things going on in the world besides our elections which are a farse anyway.  I am able to listen to college football games on Saturday on www.freefootballradio.com     I like to listen to the Iowa Hawkeyes who beat Minnesota, Connie! LOL! Just teasing.  I also listened to the Northern Illinois Huskie game and Illinois who I think both lost, if I remember correctly.   I've mostly been listening to Paula who has a knitting podcast called Knitting Pipeline that I really enjoy!  So that's it for me this week on the reading, listening and watching front.  Please share what you have been up to this week.  Happy Trails!

13 comments:

  1. I would enjoy living in that little house too. I have mainly been watching podcasts while knitting a few baby hats, a hat for me and a mermaid tail for Piper. Not much exciting. We have the first snow up on Mt. Spokane which, I think, does NOT bode well for winter.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. We are supposed to get a rough winter with lots of snow from what "they" are saying. I love it because I do not have to go out in it if I don't want. I've seen those mermaid tales. I was thinking of making a shark rug for my one grandson but it would cost $60.00 just for the yarn! Yikes! Enjoy your fall. I bet it's beautiful there.

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  2. Love that first picture... it's so cute!

    Looks like you've had some good reading material there.

    I've been 'reading' Country Sampler magazine... the new Christmas issue.
    Listening to Kurt Bestor cd's, and in the evenings watching "Flash" on Netflix, though it's not my favorite, my hubby enjoys it. I'm just not a science fiction kind of gal :)

    Enjoy this abundant and beautiful season.

    ~K.

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    1. I'm not a sci-fi fan either unless it's something like Harry Potter which is more fantasy than sci-fi, I think. I've been watching Gilmore Girls and last night started watching Hart of Dixie which is a cute show but the main character is a doctor but they make her out to be a real bimbo for a doctor. But it's a cute show. You enjoy this beautiful season too!

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  3. Thanks for sharing. They all look great!

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  4. I started Big Magic while we were on a getaway, but that was last year. I never finished it and now don't remember what I read so need to start all over again. I have the O Mag about decluttering. Probably should dig it out as I have lots of purging and organizing to do. Right now I'm reading The More of Less.

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    1. More of Less sounds good. The problem living here is it is very hard to get rid of things. They barely recycle and not glass even. I have decided to stage it in the basement and then after I sell just have a big estate sale (hire someone to do it) for whatever doesn't get moved. I have to get back to reading The Magic of Tidying Up.

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  5. I have seen many book bloggers rave about this book. I put it off even adding it to my TBR because internally I felt it was just not in my interests. However, I've finally added it as I'd like to be a creative seller one of these days which I'd like to put on the front burner soon.

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    1. Stefanie, I think you would really enjoy this book and it is very inspiring but not like your typical 'self-help' book. I'm keeping it to re-read and I don't re-read many! LOL! You go girl!

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  6. Ha I don't follow football! I am watching This is Us and Timeless, both worth the time to watch...but you know me I love historical stuff:) I got a bunch of magazines in the mail and I was trying to read Odd Thomas...kinda out of my comfort zone. I read a cookbook yesterday :)

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    1. I like historical too. I'll have to check on those. Are they on Netflix? I enjoy cookbooks too.

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  7. I SAM,
    love your comments on my blog. you are funny. No I don't live in a high end area. just middle class, small cape house on an a street where house were built mostly in the 50's. Pretty sure I'm close to your age.
    Some of the books you posted I have read. Always interesting to see what you have been reading. I have about six books here to get to. Reading THE OUTLANDERS now.
    Talk to you soon.
    Nancy Jo

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    1. I've heard The Outlanders is good....I'll have to put it on my 'never-ending' book list! I love your house and I always like what you read and when you show a picture of one of your bookcases I get a stiff neck from looking sideways trying to read the titles! LOL!

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