Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday's Musings

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I did!  It rained and thundered.  It was so cozy and great for all sorts of indoor of which was reading......
 These are my current reads:
1)  Little Big by John Crowley -  I'm on page 240 of 530 and it's just as confusing now as when I started.  This man had to be smoking something when he wrote this.  Maybe that's why the main character's name is Smokey?  I will finish in the hope that it pulls out of this nose dive before the end.  And "so it goes" for  the critically acclaimed authors and their stories. Take them away I say...take them away!
2) Runaway by Lucy Irvine - (on page 50 of 255) I got this "bargain book" years ago at a Waldon book store I used to frequent.  This is Lucy's own story in her words of how at the age of 12 she ran away from home and school and her parent's failing marriage.  She returned at times but never again to the family that "was".  I've only just started this book but it amazes me that she lived to tell about it!  Although this took place back in 1966 when she was twelve and also in England.  She went on to write another book called Castaway which was a best seller about her year on a desert island.  This book is about her life before that.  So far I'm enjoying it and love her spirit!
3)  Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton - (On page 259 of 284) Thank goodness for Maggie!  Just a nice cozy mystery with the added bonus of a recipe and a knitting pattern and good writing...writing that doesn't give me a headache trying to figure out what the author is trying to convey!  Unfortunately, they put so much information on the back cover that they practically tell you the whole story!  If you get these books DO NOT read the back cover or inside flap whichever.  I'm on book #7 and I'm starting to figure them out anyway but she is a great writer and if you're a knitter it's a fun and interesting escape book and easy reading for when you're tired.
4)  Sam's letter's to Jennifer - James Patterson (audio cd 2 of 4) This is SO this the same author that writes those spy/thriller books that guys like so much?  Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to sit down and listen to it as company is coming in a few weeks and I have lots to do still.
BTW,  I will describe the story line of a new book/audio the first time I mention it but not week after week if I'm still reading/listening to it.  Suffice it to say, I'd love to just plop down with some handwork and listen to this one until it's done.  What a wonderful story so far.

I have to go see what everyone else is reading now!  Have a great day!


  1. Runaway sounds really good! I hope Little Big gets better for you!

  2. Hi how are you? Not dropped you a line for a while, I have moved blogs though.
    Quite a selection of books you have here, I like the look of Maggie Sefton, as it comes with a knit pattern.
    best wishes
    Julie C

  3. Runaway and Maggies book sounds good. I give you credit for continuing with the first one. Books for me are the same as movies. If it doesn't catch my attention within the first ten minutes Im done with it.

    Im still reading Little House On The Prarie -and a devotional book called "Listen To Your Mother".. I don't get alot of time to read so it takes me time to get through a book and if it's a good book I like to read it slow as to savor it all.. Right now though, Im exhausted so Im going to get off line lay down and read my Good Housekeeping magazine that just came in :)

  4. I like to read your reviews, sometimes you suggest what to avoid, which is helpful too.
    I just completed The Truth by Michael Palin and posted a review on Amazon, and I am reading August Heat by Andrea Camilleri (mystery series set in Sicily). I am reading the whole series in order, this is about no. 8.

  5. Those sound interesting. I'm currently reading one book. I'll be posting about it soon.

  6. I heard RUNAWAY was very good.

    ENJOY all your books and your week.

    Nice blog.

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

  7. Your Blackberry Salad is looking wonderful...I love all the colors:)


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