Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Blatherings and New Books - more SNOW


In last week's Sunday Blatherings, I was telling you how after 10" of snow on Wed, Feb 5th I was anxious for spring. Well, no so fast......Thursday, work was canceled again (something that almost never happens) because this week we were graced cursed with 11" of snow on Thursday and 3" more yesterday. yes, no work is always a treat, but not being able to walk outdoors in several weeks has not been fun.

We amused of cats by filling some pine cones with peanut butter, birdseed and nuts. The birds were so happy, but it also attracted masses of black starlings who scared the tiny birds away at times ugh .....(but guess they were hungry as well).

I'm still all good with being housebound because of snow (although I did leave the house to run errands yesterday). Spent several days organizing recipes, baking, reading, watching movies: The Juror (very good) and Silver Linings Playbook (third time - love that movie) and The Pursuit of Happyness (another favorite).

New Books -- This week, I received several new books in the mail, and can't decide which I'll be reading first....have you read any of these yet?

Stay warm all of you in cold and snow country!
(35mph winds today...brrr)

34 comments:

  1. I'm digging out of yet more snow today, too, because I have to go to work. I rarely work on a Sunday, but a few weeks ago agreed to switch with another librarian who was expecting out-of-town visitors. I'll be bringing a book along in the hopes it will be quiet enough for personal reading.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

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  2. I hope you like the Signature of All Things, which I have on my e-reader. That's the reason I haven't gotten to it as yet. Sigh! Enjoy your lovely books.
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  3. I was housebound for 3 days because of snow and just about went crazy. We didn't have that much but it was enough to last me for years.

    I haven't read any of those but my local bookseller raves over the new Gilbert book.

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  4. I read THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, and I can tell you: you'll love it. It was one of the best books of 2013. I know a book is a winner when I hate to see it end. THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS is too good to end, so it passes that test.

    What a life, Alma had, especially after she is 50! So much fiction concentrates on characters who are in their 20s and 30s. What a pleasant change this is to see a woman accomplish so much post-50.

    Too many books insult my intelligence. This one doesn't.

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  5. I am so ready for winter to be over already. :)

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  6. As a winter lover I am about ready for it to be over this year! You've had a lot more than us! I think I want to read The Signature of All Things! Being over fifty it might cheer me up:)

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  7. We stayed home too, for two days last week. That's a first for us in years. We got about a foot of snow and it was so much fun to play in it.

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  8. We are very ready for Spring to come visit...and stay for a while.

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  9. Yes gads that's a lot of snow! I am glad you have got some great reading at least.

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  10. I am pretty tired of all this snow too! It didn't help my reading though, but I'll make up for that this week! Looks like a great bunch of books there! I read Three Souls by Janie Chang and loved it! When the Cypress Whispers is on my wish list! Enjoy your week , this week the temps are suppose to go up to over 40! Suzanne @ Chick with Books

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  11. While it's snowing, and if I don't have to go out in it, I love big snow falls. But, dang, it gets really old, really fast. I'm sure you are ready to see some brown grass!

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  12. You did receive a lot of books! I received three and I have to get to reading them soon. I am so behind.

    I can't believe the amount of snow you have gotten! It's hard to even imagine with it being close to 90 degrees here, which is very strange for us. We never get that warm this early.

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  13. We've had some crazy winter weather here - not snow - but ice and it's nuts. We are just not prepared for that in central Texas. I can't imagine having that much snow!

    Anyway, hope you enjoy your new books. The Taste of Apple Seeds has been on my radar!

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  14. Overnight we had snow, freezing rain, rain, and then back to snow. It is quite the mess! I am good for spring soon.

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  15. Probably shouldn't say this, but the snow looks absolutely beautiful and serene, almost like painted. I think I've heard about Fallout, but didn't read any of them myself. Happy Reading, stay safe and enjoy our book :)

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  16. I haven't read any of them, but I'll be looking forward to what you have to say about them.

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  17. Let us know if the Elizabeth Gilbert fiction is as good as her nonfiction.

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  18. I have a love/hate relationship with winter..... I want spring, but the thought of being stuck inside for a while and catching up on books, movies, baking etc. sounds nice. Can't wait to hear what you think of the books.

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  19. You all are getting so much winter and we're getting none! Looks like you've got some good indoor entertainment :)

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  20. We rarely get the snow accumulations like you got, but we've had our share of snow this year and ready for warmer weather. Snowed this morning, but it's supposed to get up to 55 later this afternoon. Rain, too. Ah, Mother Nature...

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  21. All this snow is ridiculous... our snow plow gut was here with a front end loader last week!! There is just no place to even put the stuff :(

    The Signature of All Things was great on audio, hope it's just as good in print.

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    1. Snow plow *guy*... I can't type ;)

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  22. I also received The Book of You last week, and Signature of All Things is here in my big stack of books to read. If it keeps snowing I may get a lot more reading done!

    I'm not surprised the Starlings showed up to eat all your bird treats. Whenever I hang a fresh block of peanut butter suet they show up and bring all their friends.

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  23. I love watching movies when I'm home, and The Juror is a favorite. The Book of You sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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  24. We sure have been getting an unusual amount of snow - but I'm always happy if work is cancelled. I know I'm strange, but I love being housebound (for a day or two...)

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  25. Wow, you have had so much snow this winter! It sounds like you've enjoyed your indoor time though, with books and movies and baking projects. I have not read any of your new books yet. I hope they are wonderful.

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  26. The snow is evil this year. It has been a really bad winter for us between the tons of snow and then rain. Spring can't come soon enough for this girl!

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  27. The Signature of All Things is great and Netherwood is lovely. I'm adding Fallout to my wishlist.
    On the weather front, it's really hot here again (100 F). One day we'll all get nice temperate weather!

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  28. Looks like you're having more snow than us here in Western Canada. I know how you feel though about cabin fever. Reading good books sure can alleviate some of it. I've listened to the audiobook of The Signature of All Things. I'm aware of the hype it's receiving. While I love the voice of Juliet Stevenson (like her as an actor as well), I can't say I'd thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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  29. I loved The Book of You, this is one that got inside my head with the protagonist being stalked and sitting on a jury... One of those books where you can't help wondering 'What would I do?'

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  30. We have gotten so much snow. It's nuts! Our dog loves it though!

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  31. Snow, snow go away! We've got a few feet on the ground too and today it decided to get into the 40's, tomorrow it's supposed to rain. Can you say flooding? Sigh. It's nice to see the sun today but I'm ready for it to stick around already!

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  32. Snow, snow and more snow! lol You have a lot there, about how much snow on the ground? Our snowpack is about 2 feet, maybe a bit higher. It's been very cold most of our winter, so I've been hibernating as much as I can.

    I enjoyed reading about you feeding the birds that way. We feed our birds too. We have a cardinal pair that come often, and blue jays, as well as the little sparrows and chickadees (which I love as much as the cardinals). I hope in March we both see signs of spring!

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