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.

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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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Here are all of the other things I’ve been reading this year.

 

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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!

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

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Here are all of the other books I’ve been reading this year.

 

What I’m Reading Right Now. 09.30.17

Mens Read Books,  I Will Read Books tshirt 2XL BlackI 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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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!

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

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 09.20.17

LERYDESI Moon pendant So many books So little time watch necklace Old Clock Steampunk jewelry necklaceI 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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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.

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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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What I’m Reading Right Now. 09.03.17

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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 was another filled to the brim week at our house.  How about yours?  School starting back always throws a wrench into everything, but I think we have our groove back.  Annnd, school starting again means that fall will be here soon.  Yay!

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

FICTION

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I truly enjoyed this book.  I didn’t expect to.  I don’t think that I would have ever picked it up, but Casey Neistat recommended it and I’m glad I didn’t let the plot deter me from reading it.  It was great.

Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

I rate Sandra Brown up there pretty close to Nora Roberts.  She doesn’t churn out near the amount of books that NR does, so I don’t read her as much anymore.  But when I do, it’s a fun, easy read, which I prefer sometimes.

COOKBOOKS

Weelicious by Catherine McCord

Have you seen this cookbook yet?  I picked up this copy from the library this week and I love it.  She has some yummy looking recipes that I want to try.  You should get yourself a copy of this one.

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 $5.00 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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What I’m Reading Right Now. 08.23.17

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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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Life.  It cuts into my reading time.  Does this happen to you too?  School has already started back in our neck of the woods.  Getting back into the groove of things is always a painful process when we’ve had the whole summer to lay about until 7:30 in the mornings.  Ha!

But, we are making it.  Here’s what I’ve been reading when I can steal 20 minutes here and there.

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Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

It’s been several years since I picked up the Harry Potter series of books and I wanted to see if they were truly as good as I remembered them being.  They are.  Truly.  So far, over the past couple of weeks I have plowed through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  They are awesome.

COOKBOOKS

Real Simple ~ Meals Made Easy by Editors of Real Simple Magazine

You know my love of magazines and this is one of my favorites.  This is an amazing cookbook.  You should check it out.

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1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

This is a great book to keep on hand.  It is laid out very well and easy to navigate.  One of the reasons that I love it: if you are going to an area new to you, you can see if there is anything in that vicinity that will interest you and add it to your itinerary.  Very informative and useful!

MAGAZINES

My magazines.  You know my love of a real magazine.  This week Good Housekeeping, Eating Well, Better Homes and Gardens, Rachel Ray Every Day, and All Recipes are all $5.00 each for a year!  BTW, Cali had to be in this photo too.  Pretty kitty feet.

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

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 07.31.17

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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Well, as you can see I am very behind.  I have an excuse though!  And we all know how good excuses are.   😐   I have been reading, not as much as I would like, but we have had a houseful of people this summer.  It cuts in on reading time people!  Another good thing about summer ending though – other than summer coming to an end – is that my routine comes back into play and that means more books for me!  Yay.  Here’s what’s been on my nightstand.

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The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

You know my love of Michael Crichton books.  I was left feeling….not quite intelligent enough with this book.  Maybe it was the houseful of people and my distractedness, or heck, maybe I’m just not intelligent enough.  The writing and story-line were superb as always, but I just don’t know.

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Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

I really loved this book.  I went into it with the foreknowledge of the previous book, so I knew what to expect.  It’s a great read and lot’s of good advice if you want to clear out your house that you just feel ho-hum about.  Highly recommend.

Reader’s Digest More Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

This was an interesting book.  I didn’t read the whole thing – you know, distractions – but what I did read was useful!

COOKBOOKS

Barefoot Contessa by Ina Garten

I bought both of these at my local library and I love them.  I have long loved her show, too bad we don’t have regular TV because I miss her show!  Does anyone know if it’s on any of the big three (at my house that’s Netflix, Hulu and Amazon)  I haven’t looked.  These are beautiful and fun books, you should check them out.

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

 

 

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 07.14.17

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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Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

I was disappointed in this book, along with Fire.  I loved Graceling and I felt like neither of the follow-up books were up to par.  Sigh.

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Simplify Your Work Life by Elaine St. James

This was an excellent, quick read.

COOKBOOKS

The Cook’s Book of Intense Flavors by Robert and Molly Krause

This is a beautiful and lovely cookbook.  I love it when the pages make me happy.

MAGAZINES

My magazines.  You know my love of a real magazine.  Right now, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, and more are on sale!

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

 

 

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What I’m Reading Right Now. 07.05.17

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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The Dark Tower – The Gunslinger by Stephen King

This was another request from Hayden.  He wanted me to read it.  It was a strange, compelling, excellent book.  I’ll write a proper post about it later.

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Ahhhh, you all know my love of a good Nora Roberts book.  She never disappoints me.

COOKBOOKS

One Pan to Rule Them All – 100 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes For Indoors and Out by Howie Southworth and Greg Matza

I loved this cookbook.  It is absolutely stunning.  I’ve already tried one of the recipes and can’t wait to try more.  You should get it!

 

 

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

 

 

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