What I’m Reading Right Now. 01.17.18

Antique Feather Copper Pen Stem Metal Nibbed Pen Writing Quill LL-14We’ve had snow days, snow days and more snow days here.  This makes me happy when we are all home together with nothing to do but be together with nowhere pressing to be.  Togetherness does cut into my reading time, but I’ll take it.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week.

FICTION

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I picked this up at the library last week.  I’ve only just started it, and I know absolutely nothing about it, but it’s interesting so far.  Have you read it?  What did you think?


PURSE BOOK

Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

If you spend any time waiting, you need a purse book.  Standing in line at the post office, at the grocery store, in the dentist’s office, on the metro, any time you are just waiting, whip out your purse book and take yourself away to another place entirely.  Yes, you can mindlessly check Facebook, or twitter, but wouldn’t you rather be in a book?

Still keeping this one in my purse.  It’s so good!

COOKBOOK

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond

I also spied with my little eye at the library, the Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook.  It.is.Amazing.  I love it.

Look at this yumminess.  I LOVE bread.


MAGAZINES

My magazines.  You know my love of a real magazine.  These are the ones that I had on my nightstand this week.

All of the ones below are on sale right now for $5.00!  I love them.

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 01.09.18

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Ahhhh, January, everything starts to slow down and I’m ready for it.  Not to mention we have 8 (eight!!) people in our family with birthdays this month, which makes it a pretty impressive month in my opinion.  Happy birthday to all my people in January.

I am slowly, very slowly carving out more reading time.  Are you?  Here’s what I’ve been reading.

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Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

Oh, Stephanie Plum.  How you entertain us.  I always enjoy this set of books, they are a funny, fast and delightful series that I always look forward to.  If you have never read any of these books, DON’T start with this one.  Go all the way back to One for the Money.


PURSE BOOK

Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

If you spend any time waiting, you need a purse book.  Standing in line at the post office, at the grocery store, in the dentist’s office, on the metro, any time you are just waiting, whip out your purse book and take yourself away to another place entirely.  Yes, you can mindlessly check Facebook, or twitter, but wouldn’t you rather be in a book?

I am still keeping this one in my purse.  It’s so good!

COOKBOOK

CRAVE! by Cooking Light

Liv almost always asks for pie for her birthday cake.  Usually it’s cheesecake.  This year she wants strawberry cheesecake and I found a beautiful version in my copy of this cookbook.  It doesn’t matter that the recipe is for cherry cheesecake!  I’ll post the recipe if it turns out!

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I can’t wait!!


MAGAZINES

My magazines.  You know my love of a real magazine.  These are the ones that I had on my nightstand this week.

All of the ones below are on sale right now for $5.00!  I love them.

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 12.31.17

Vandor Dr. Seuss 14-Ounce Tritan Water Bottle (17275)Christmas!  I love this time of year.  I hope that you have had the chance to slow down, be with your people, eat lot’s of yummy foods and savor the season and Jesus.  Comfort and Joy.  Now I have God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen running through my head.  If you want to see a cool version by Pentatonix go here.  It’s awesome.

I have carved very little time out in the last few weeks to read.  Spending time with the ones you love can seriously cut into reading time.  But, my books aren’t going anywhere and my sweet, sweet family will not always be here for me to love on.  Priorities people.  I do have them!

Marvel Comics All Over Print Knapsack Backpack Bookbag NewI did however sneak in a few minutes or twenty every night before I fell asleep.  Bedtime.  It’s for reading, right!?  Here’s what I’ve been reading.

FICTION

Year One by Nora Roberts

I have been impatiently waiting for this book to come out.  You know my love of a good Nora Roberts book.  I don’t want to give ANYTHING away, so I’ll be very vague.  First.  I liked it, and I will go so far to say it’s not her typical book.  I will also say that I thought parts of it felt…..rushed.  I’m going to reserve a true judgement of it and reread it in the deep winter when I am avoiding scrubbing my floors.  I’ll hide in my room with this book and then decide.


PURSE BOOK

Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

If you spend any time waiting, you need a purse book.  Standing in line at the post office, at the grocery store, in the dentist’s office, on the metro, any time you are just waiting, whip out your purse book and take yourself away to another place entirely.  Yes, you can mindlessly check Facebook, or twitter, but wouldn’t you rather be in a book?

I am still keeping this one in my purse.  It’s so good!

COOKBOOK

The Bread Machine Gourmet by Shea MacKenzie

I tried out a new recipe on my unsuspecting family at Christmas.  It was good, but I think it’s needs a lot of tweaking.  It was not through the fault of the book though.  There are some amazing looking recipes in this little book.  You should check it out.

Bread.  How I love thee.  Yum.


MAGAZINES

My magazines. You know my love of a real magazine. These are the ones that I had on my nightstand this week.

All of the ones below are on sale right now for $5.00!  I love them.

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 12.12.17

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Life.  It gets in the way of reading, I tell you.  Everything feels like it’s been in warp speed lately and it’s eating away at my reading time.  Not good, people.  Not good at all.

Denton managed to crack a tooth, by eating, of all things and we’ve gone to dentist’s and doctor’s and Urgent Care’s and root canal specialist’s and round and round and round it seems.  I’ll give you an update about all that soon.  It’s a doozy of a story that’s not over yet.

Image result for harry potter house crest sockHere’s what I eeked out a slice of time to read over the past couple of weeks.

FICTION

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

The Chemist by [Meyer, Stephenie]If you looked at the author of this book and you didn’t like the whole vampire, werewolves love triangle of her other hit books, you may decide that you aren’t going to even give this book a try.  At least that’s what I thought.  Ahem.  This book, in my humble opinion, knocks it out of the park.  I really, really liked it.  Just pretend that you’ve never heard of those other books, and you’ll enjoy it that much more!


PURSE BOOK

Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

If you spend any time waiting, you need a purse book.  Standing in line at the post office, at the grocery store, in the dentist’s office, on the metro, any time you are just waiting, whip out your purse book and take yourself away to another place entirely.  Yes, you can mindlessly check Facebook, or twitter, but wouldn’t you rather be in a book?

I am LOVING this book.  She is so genuine.  You should definitely check this one out!

COOKBOOK

Fight Back With Food by Editors of Reader’s Digest

Another gorgeous full color cookbook.  This one is packed FULL of good info on food I love too.  For instance, Denton has always wondered how I made it to adulthood with dying of scurvy, or some other dreadful disease.  Did you know that potatoes are full of Vitamin C?  I didn’t either!  That’s why I’m not dead!  All I ate in high school was potatoes, morning, noon and night.  Seriously!  Anywho, this is an awesome book, you should get yourself a copy, pronto.

Roasted Harvest Vegetables.  I’m in love.  Doesn’t that look lovely?


MAGAZINES

My magazines. You know my love of a real magazine. These are the ones that I had on my nightstand this week.

All of these are on sale right now for $5.00!  I love them.

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 11.29.17

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Well, it’s been a while.  This is such a busy time of year.  I can’t even remember what we’ve done.  I know that we went home to see my family.  Denton cracked a tooth, eating something completely innocuous that turned into a nightmare.  I’ll tell you all about it when I can remember my name.  All of that to say, I’ve not had many moments to hide in my room with a book.  Or a magazine.  Or to read the back of the toilet paper plastic.

Things have slowed down, very slightly this week though.  Here’s what I read when I found a minute.

FICTION

The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick

I am already halfway through this book and I am loving it.  This time period (1002 – 1042) is utterly fascinating to me.  I absolutely would not want to be transported back there, but it’s so, so compelling to read about.  This is the best way to read history in my opinion.  Take a book that has been very well researched and turn it into a captivating story and you have gold.  Excellent!


COOKBOOK

Raglan Road by Kevin Dundon Neil Cubley

You know I can’t resist a beautiful cookbook.  This one is gorgeous.  It has so many, many lovely recipes that I want to try.  I’ll keep you posted.

Roasted Carrot and Garlic Soup.  Yes, please.  Doesn’t that sound divine?

MAGAZINES

My magazines. You know my love of a real magazine. These are the ones that I had on my nightstand this week.

HGTV, Food Network, O Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Rachel Ray Everyday are all on sale right now for $5.00!  I love them.

By the way I love this purse!!

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 11.07.17

Rain, rain, yes, rain.   I am loving it.  I need to move to a city that it rains in at least twice a week.  I have so missed the rain.  Perfect weather to curl up with a good book.  Too bad I’ve read really bad books for the past two weeks running.  BUT, I picked up one of favorite author’s at my local library a few days ago and it.was.awesome!

Here’s what I carved out time to read this week.

FICTION

Secrets in Death by J D Robb

A new J D Robb book!  Yay!  I love this series, it never fails to give me exactly what I want in a book.  Fast paced, great story line, excellent characters, and on and on.  It was awesome as always.  DO NOT START WITH THIS BOOK.  It’s book number 45.  Go back to the beginning and you won’t be sorry.


The Martian by Andy Weir

Since I read Secrets in Death in a day and half I needed a new book.  I knew that Andy Weir has a new book coming out in a couple of weeks that sounds amazing, and I had had this book on my must read list for a while, so I picked it up and started it.  We saw the movie with Matt Damon and really loved it, so I wanted to read this before I put Artemis on my must read list.  So far I am loving it.  It IS full of adult language if that bothers you, so something to keep in mind.


COOKBOOK

French:  Delicious Classic Cuisine Made Easy by Carole Clements Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen and Amanda Heywood

This.  This is an amazingly beautiful book.  I included the photographer above because she did an outstanding job.  I can’t wait to try out this sponge cake recipe.  Just look at it!  Divine.MAGAZINES

My magazines. You know my love of a real magazine. These are the ones that I had on my nightstand this week.

Martha Stewart Living, Rachel Ray Every Day, All Recipes, and Bon Appetit are all on sale right not for $5.00!  I love them.

By the way I love this purse!!

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I’ll let you know what great books are available in November soon.  In the meantime, enjoy one of these – for FREE!

What I’m Reading Right Now. 10.10.17

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I must have a book at hand to be able to function. Or a magazine. Or a shampoo bottle. Words are nourishment for my mind and are essential to my well-being. In this space each week I’ll tell you what I’m reading and you can tell me what you’re reading and we’ll all be happy!

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It has returned to summer here in Virginia, much to my sadness. There is nothing I love more than curling up on the couch with a good book when it’s rainy and cool outside. Hopefully soon. Things have settled into a rhythm for us, which means more reading time for me. Yay!

Here’s what I carved out time to read this week.

FICTION

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

I mentioned last week that I had started Curious Minds and that I would let you know what I thought of it. I really liked it, enough for me to pick up Dangerous Minds which is the next in the series. And I liked this one even more. They are an easy read, the plot is entertaining, and I liked the characters. I do LOVE the Stephanie Plum series, and it’s in the same vein. If you are looking for book’s that will be a quick, amusing read, these will definitely fit the bill.


Hood by Stephen Lawhead

I picked up the third book in this series last summer at a yard sale because it looked like something Liva would like to read, and it was $0.50! When I figured out is was part of a series I waited until I found the other two, which took me until now. I could have gotten my library to order them for me, (they didn’t have them), but I always hesitate to have them do that if it’s an author that I’ve never read.

I am about halfway through this first book and I really, really, like it. I’ll update you about it later! Liv hasn’t picked it up yet. Which means nothing. 🙂

COOKBOOK

The food and cooking of MEXICO South America and the Caribbean by Jane Milton, Jenni Fleetwood, and Marina Filippelli

I picked this book up some time ago, and it is beautiful. You know that I think all cookbooks should have lots of color photos, so that you can see what it’s supposed to look like in reality. This one is chock full of them. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes and I think tonight it will be the Burritos, just without the chicken since Liv won’t eat meat. I’ll let you know how they turn out.Love it!

MAGAZINES

My magazines. You know my love of a real magazine. These are the ones that I had on my nightstand this week. Cosmo is ridiculous, as always. I definitely will not be renewing this when it expires. But, Southern Living and bon appetit, absolutely. I love them.

Here are all of the magazines that are all $5.00 or less for a year, including bon appetit!

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 09.30.17

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Where do you read?  I can read anywhere.  In the car – Hayden can’t do this, it makes him soooo sick – on a plane, at the DMV or post office, the bathtub, anywhere.  I always keep a book in my purse.  You never know when you’re going to be standing in a line with nothing to look at but the guy in front of you at the checkout in Wal-Mart who seriously needs a lesson on how to wear his pants so that the world can’t see what brand of underwear he favors, and that they need to be replaced.

Books!  The best friend you could ever have.

Here’s what I carved out time to read this week.

FICTION

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

I started this book late this week, so I’m only a few chapters into it.  I do LOVE the Stephanie Plum series though, so I have high hopes for this set of books!  I’ll keep you updated, it looks great so far!


Bitten and Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

I read Bitten this week and started Stolen.  My thoughts on these first two books in this series is conflicted.  Denton and I watched Bitten on Netflix before I knew that this was loosely based on the book.  Note to self:  Don’t skip then intro all the time!  You would then know if the series is based on a book!

So.  I have the TV series in my head while I’m reading and I’m actually having a hard time deciding if it’s the differences in the two that I don’t like, or if I am just not enjoying this set of books.

I do know this.  I am not liking this series of books as much as I enjoyed the Cainsville books.  But, I will continue on and hopefully get past all of the conflicts between the show and the book and let you know what I think then.

COOKBOOK

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen

I was very excited to find this book.  I love watching them cook and explain all the things at America’s Test Kitchen, so this was an excellent find.

This is a very well done cookbook.  I love when they include photos – how else are you supposed to know that yours isn’t supposed to look like that – and this one goes even farther with a breakdown of things like, the visual difference between fresh mozzarella and low moisture mozzarella.  Love it!

MAGAZINES

My magazines.  You know my love of a real magazine. Here are all of the magazines that are all $10.00 or less for a year!

I actually enjoyed the Weddings magazine by Martha Stewart.  It’s beautiful with a lot of interesting information in it.  I assumed it would just be full of wedding gowns, but it also had info on travel, food, and recipes.  Yes!

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 09.20.17

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My beloved Fall has withered away, back into scorching summer.  Sob.  I am longing for cooler temperatures and some rain.  And it can stay until February, when we are allowed to have 1 WEEK of Winter.  Does anyone know of the this perfect place?  Anyone?

Here’s what I carved out time to read this week.

FICTION

The Circle by Dave Eggers

I wanted to like this book.  I truly did.  I don’t know if it was my mood, the weather or if this is just a book I’m not going to get into.  I don’t know, but after the first 100 pages and I was still forcing myself to read it, I finally said enough.  I’ll try it again in a few months and see what’s what then.

Omens by Kelley Armstrong

I REALLY liked this book.  Enough that I finished it in two days, and went back and got the second in the series and I’m halfway through it too.  I love to find a series of books to dive into!

Update:  You guys.  I have plowed through this entire series.  I love it.  Now I have to go and get her other books to see if I love them just as much!

COOKBOOKS

Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes by Martha Stewart

This is an absolutely beautiful book.  I can’t wait to try some of the recipes!

MAGAZINES

My magazines.  You know my love of a real magazine.  This week Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Eating Well, Better Homes and Gardens, Rachel Ray Every Day, Cosmopolitan and All Recipes are all $10.00 each for a year!

All of this is what was on my nightstand this past week.  What have you been reading?

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