Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Blatherings More Snow and Books

Another snowy weekend, and I suppose I shouldn't be complaining as we have LESS snow than Boston here.  We live 90 minutes from Boston, and although we've had snow whenever Boston has, it's been less each time.  I am grateful to be living in a condo where even our sidewalk and door steps are shoveled.  But...still...this is getting a bit ridiculous.

Today has been so relaxing thus far -- made pancakes for breakfast and beef stew is in the crock pot for tonight.  I was able to finish David Vann's new book, Aquarium.  It's an addictive read, and like his previous books quite dark, but very good.  Tonight we have 4 more episodes of Season 2 of The House of Cards to watch - we have really enjoyed this series.

New Books



Hope Everyone Has a Great Week!

24 comments:

  1. I liked The Half Brother! I got an ARC to review for Library Journal. We got a lot of snow, south of Boston, and the wind is still blowing it around so much we haven't gone out to shovel yet! Staying in and on the couch for the afternoon!

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    1. Laurie, this snow is getting a bit old, I think you'll agree. Glad you liked The Half Brother, hope it will be my next read.

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  2. I really want to read The Half Brother, look forward to your thoughts. I rec a copy of the Stacy Ballis book too, I've never read her.

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    1. Anita,

      Stacey's book does seem fun, and really looking forward to the Half Brother.

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  3. I'm sorry but I'm having trouble even conceiving of the amount of snow that has fallen up there. Blame it on my Texas sensibilities. Of course, many people don't like 100+ degree weather either. Your beef stew sounds good. Take care, Diane!

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    1. Kay, I don't do well with too hot temps, so although the snow is a bit much, as long as I am indoors, I'd rather snow than extreme heat.

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  4. They're saying we may get some winter precipitation tomorrow and I am not happy. I feel so bad for Boston. Stay warm and enjoy your books.

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  5. Looks like some good reads coming up. We're going to get snow and ice here tomorrow. That's trouble down here.

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    1. Yes, I would imagine that SC is not as prepared to deal with winter weather as we are. stay safe.

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  6. I imagine that at first, it would be quite cozy with all that snow, feeling like you have to stay inside and you might as well steel time to read, but I'm sure it is getting tiresome now. Enjoy the new books.

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    1. Right on Paulita, although I do like a good excuse to hibernate.

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  7. I am ready for the snow to be gone! We are so cold here. My son keeps telling me to watch The House of Cards.

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    1. You would enjoy House of Cards. Kevin Spacey is so good. It was actually my kids who got us to watch it.

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  8. Since I am so envious of the snow, I shall comment only on the books. All new to me and happy reading!

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  9. Ugh, more snow. This storm stayed south of us but we are getting the below zero cold that is following it.

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    1. It is also sub zero with the winds -- staying indoors as much as possible. We through shelled nuts and birdseed on the deck as not about to trudge through snow and fill the feeders...LOL

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  10. The whole northeast, and Boston especially, has gotten hammered this winter. Stay warm, Diane!

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  11. We had a snowstorm yesterday and we have another on the way Wednesday. We are basically looking out the window trying to figure out where to put last nights snow! So, Wednesday could be interesting...

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  12. I don't know why there is so much snow in New England, especially in Boston! Diane, enjoy your new books and yummy food. It's great to be inside all cozy when the outside is so dang cold.

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  13. I was just telling my husband that if I ever lived anywhere where it snowed, I would need to live in an apartment or condo where the shoveling was done for me. Makes me glad I live in a warmer climate.

    I haven't seen the second season of House of Cards yet. I really liked the first season.

    Have a good week, Diane!

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  14. It's amazing how much snow ya'll have gotten. We've had a fairly mild winter so far. Of course, I say that, and Mother Nature will dump several feet of snow on us too!! Stay warm. :-)

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  15. It's not the snow that I want to complain about (although I am starting to feel claustrophobic from the growing piles) it is this blasted cold! Gage is going stir crazy and I can't blame him!

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