Monday, February 20, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - February 20


So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently At Home Book:
Title: The Handmaid's Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Date Started: February 7

Finished Reading:
Title: Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen
Date Finished: February 19
Stars: 4 stars
Comments: Reading for the February meeting of CNJ-JASNA and the All About Austen reading challenge.

Title: Fly with Me
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Date Finished: February 14
Stars: 3 stars
Comments: Read for Valentine's Day. It was a bit of tear jerker and not what I expected. Minus the sad parts it was a good read and I'm hoping to get my hands on other books in the series.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Three Little Books

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

I went to a neighboring town this past weekend and ended up going into the library. I have a library card there too and decided to see if anything caught my eye. I ended up pulling three books off the shelves, small books that can easily be read in one sitting. It was a rainy day and I thought about sitting in a coffee shop or curled up at home and enjoying a quick story with a hot drink.

Here are the three books I picked up:

 Address Unknown by Katherine Kressmann Taylor (about 50 pages)

Address Unknown
It Begins: 
Schulse-Eisenstein Galleries
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
November 12, 1992
Herrn Martin Schulse
Schloss Rantzenburg
Munich, Germany

My Dear Martin:

The Tale of the Unknown Island by Jose Saramago (51 pages)

The Tale of the Unknown Island
It Begins: 
A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions.

Evenings at Five by Gail Godwin (114 pages)

Evenings at Five
It Begins: 
Five o'clock sharp. "Ponctualite est la politesse des rois": Rudy quoting his late father, a factory owner (textiles) in Vienna before the Nazis came.

On Page 56:
"I think of Rudy a lot," Christina said. "It sounds awful, but I pay more consistent attention to him now than I did when I had him right in front of me. ..."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Three Word Wednesday #319

Decaying, Ember, Fragrant

On the 14th I saw a tweet that said to type "Roses are red" and then keep hitting the middle suggestion word until you have a poem. My friends and I all made some pretty funny yet on point poems.  I liked the idea and thought I would try it out for this week's prompt. I typed one of the prompt words and then hit the middle button 20 times. I made myself use all but 2 of the words and I could use a slight variation of the word.  This is what I came up with.

Decaying water from a small house to a branch is the one of space for a few minutes to get the
For a few minutes
A branch is the one
To get to the water
From a small decaying house
Ember and I couldn’t be the one who was going on a wedding day when I had the aunt wanted her

Embers on a wedding day
When her aunt couldn’t be the one wanted
And I who was going had
Fragrant and she is the first to be the niece and the niece to be a niece and aunt of course she

Fragrant is she
The first to be the niece
And the niece to be an aunt
of niece and she