Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Blatherings ~ one cute cat and several new books

Mid August and honestly, this week felt like fall - low 70's by day and 50's by night.  I am not complaining, but feel bad for anyone who paid a lot of money for beach front rental this week in New England.  I've been taking some long weekends - 1/2 days on Fridays and Mondays off and it's been great.

(4) years ago I posted this picture (left) of Rae the 3-legged kitten my daughter had adopted.  She's adjusted well, even now with a toddler and infant added to the family (although she like to sleep behind the sofa or as high up as possible some days).
Visiting yesterday I noticed Rae in a picture purrfect position. So here she is as 4+ years old (right).

Grandkids or Grandcats we love them all.
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I donated several books this week to the free library boxes in my daughter's town, but I acquired several more in their place....you know how easy that his right?  Here's my new arrivals and I can't wait to dig in.














enjoy your week everyone!

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  1. How lucky you are to have the new Tana French!

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    1. I am lucky - I do love this author and am axious to ry it.

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  2. Adorable photos of your daughter's cat. Thanks for sharing. I am curious about We Are Not Ourselves.

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    1. I;m enjoying We Are Not Ourselves, so far. The audio is great too.

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  3. What a brilliant haul, I really want to read We Are Not Ourselves, I've heard mixed reviews and I want to decide for myself...
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  4. Your daughter's cat is still adorable after all these years. :-)

    That is a fine haul of books. I'm very excited to hear more about the new Sarah Waters and Garth Stein books, and I'm looking forward to a copy of The Secret Place in my own mailbox. =D

    And isn't it always the way that as soon as you get rid of some books they replace themselves and then some? I know I can't get ahead of mine, and I'm pretty sure I gave away *hundreds* last summer. :-x

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    1. Like dust, books quickly surface again and again. We love little Rae.

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  5. I remember Rae!... she looks beautiful!

    We Are Not Ourselves and And Then There Were None are both great reads. Glad you're enjoyinging weekends this summer.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn, I started We are Not Ourselves yesterday and loving it so far.

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  6. A sweet cat, such pretty markings and a great selection of books.

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  7. Rae is absolutely beautiful!!!

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    1. Thanks Brian and she seems unaware of her missing limb.

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  8. I loved We Are Not Ourselves...hope you do, too. And One Kick is a promising start to a new Chelsea Cain series.

    Now I have my eye on Sarah Waters and Tana French books. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Laurel -- Just started - We Are Not Ourselves, yesterday and really enjoying it so far. 20 chapters in.

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  9. Love your book haul. I see quite a few that I want to read. Rae looks great.

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  10. The cat is lovely and so glad she adjusted to the new kids in her family.
    What a great stack you got there, nice! I read and enjoyed One Kick, I want to read We Are Not Ourselves, I've read and have on my Classics Club list A Tale of Two Cities, one of my fave classics to reread. Also, And Then There Were None, a good one! I read the first Tana French and wasn't sure about it but Trish @ Between My Lines highly recommends her, so I want to continue that series.
    Have a great week and enjoy those incredible titles!

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  11. Awww, pretty kitty! And a nice bunch of books. I missed The Paying Guests on Vine, now I'll have to wait for it in audio.

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  12. Oh yeah, it's too easy to be swept away by all those piles of books! I went to a bookstore this week and brought home a few too. Love your kitty - she looks adorable!

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  13. your grand kitty is adorable! what a beautiful coloring on her coat! I'm in Phoenix this week and it is so NOT Fall weather around here {108 on average} Happy Sunday!

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  14. Grandcat...I love it! Your books look so wonderful; I have Boy, Snow, Bird but of course I haven't read it yet. Then the library holds come in all at once. Just as I go in to begin school tomorrow, I've been notified that All The Light We Cannot a See is ready for pick up. What is that about?! It's like renting in New England during August and finding 50 temps. ;)

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    1. So true about the library holds coming all at once. I picked up 4 audio books and one print today -- guess several will be returned unread.

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  15. Aw, Rae looks so sweet!

    Lots of great books - my Vine is full of toys.

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    1. Thanks Kathy - she's a sweetie.

      Vine offerings are a little weird with the new program for me:)

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    1. Rae is adorable! Enjoy your new goodies, Diane. It's funny how quickly your supply can be replenished.

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    2. Thank you. She crave attention from adults since the little ones arrived.

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  17. I recently finished We Are Not Ourselves...wow. I'll just say that :) And I loved And Then There Were None - I read it when I was growing up...and I still remember that island! Enjoy!

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    1. I am really enjoying that one Sarah - audio is terrific as well.

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  18. Weather has been terrible too here in Montreal this past week, but it's supposed to be sunny and hot this week Let's hope so! You got some great books. Haven't read any of them but my find Sandra read The Virtues of Oxygen and liked it.

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    1. The nights have been really cool and fall like - the days are great though high 70s

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  19. I'm jealous of the Sarah Waters, I really need to finish the Tana French series, and I adore And Then There Were None, one of my favorite books of all time.

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    1. Both do sound really good - too many books too little time:)

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  20. I was itching for a copy of The Paying Guest but alas, it never arrived. I have it on order from the library though and I am high on the list.

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    1. Sarah Waters is talented; it's been too long since her last book.

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  21. I have Garth Stein's new book, too, but I'm incredibly envious of that Tana French book!!! Can.Not.Wait!

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  22. Rae is so cute! I want to read most of those - great haul :)

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