Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Blatherings and New Books

I think it's safe to put away the winter coats....finally, it's suppose to be 65 degrees and sunny today and in the slow 60s most of the week.  Can you tell I'm smiling. Believe it ot not, we still have a small mound of snow on the shady side of our driveway, hopefully it will disappear this week.

Went to see The Longest Ride yesterday and I liked it a lot. It was quite sad in parts and we shed a few tears, but we were happy we saw it. It's based on the Nicholas Spark's novel, which I did not read, because I'm not really into romance novels anymore, so I am surprised how much I loved the movie.  The acting was great, especially Alan Alda.

I've read a lot of sad books lately -- loved them, but they've been such downers. I hope to read something upbeat or a humorous memoir next.  I just finished Accidents of Marriage on audio (review next week) and  still have People in the Trees on audio going. How was your week in books?

Here's my latest additions in terms of new books:

Have a great week everyone!


  1. I read Don't Try To Find Me last year. Will be interested in what you think.

    Love your little flower peeking up through the snow. Our wildflowers are gorgeous right now. Sadly, their season is short for the most part.

  2. We think it may finally be safe to head home next week. There is still quite a bit of snow and the lake is still frozen, but hopefully that will change before we get there... warmer temps ahead at last!

    Enjoy all the new books :)

  3. Isn't it wonderful that spring has finally arrived?! We've had fairly warm temps after a week of rain and it was quite lovely yesterday. After our 2-mile walk, we were able to sit out on the porch and enjoy a cold beer. Almost felt like summer! :)

    Enjoy your new books. I've got quite a nice new stack, too. I'm trying to savor my current read, but it's hard to not rush through it to move on to the next.

    Have a great week, Kathy!

  4. We wish we could read as many books as you, so many sound so good!

  5. 60s here too this weekend, enjoy! Sadly, I have to stay in to finish a book I have to review for Monday :(

  6. It's been around the 90's here and I'm already dreading the coming hot and humid days.

    I want to see The Longest Ride.

    Enjoy your books!

  7. great photo! I went to the park this morning and it was great to have the sun shining and all the dogs running around happy to finally be outside in a modicum of warmth! I did see some mounds of unmelted snow but winter seems a memory now. Have a great week!

  8. You had a great week in books! I am so glad that your weather is looking sunny - enjoy the 60s weather. We have been having that for a couple of weeks now and it always feels so good.

  9. Diane, I just finished reading a compilation of short stories by a writer friend. I'm sure they'll be published and be a great literary success because they were so darn depressing.
    I don't read romance novels either, especially Nicholas Sparks since he brags about his formula, but I suppose I wouldn't mind some of his fame.
    Happy reading -- literally. Hope you read something happier.

  10. Great bunch of books. I loved The Secret Wisdom of the Earth.

  11. Thought spring was here too, then woke up to snow showers yesterday. Not putting the coat away yet! Great stash of books. I am interested in The Secret Wisdom of the Earth. I am going to search it out.

  12. I have In the Dark Places and When the Moon Was Low. I'm eyeing your others, especially Orhan's Inheritance and A Long Way from Verona. Enjoy

  13. I'm glad you enjoyed the movie, and that the weather is getting warmer, Diane. Look at all those new books!

  14. I am glad you enjoyed the movie, Diane! I don't imagine I'll see that one in the theater.

    Yay for spring weather! I love the spring (except for the allergies that come with it), but it also means even less rain--which is very bad right now. Strict water restrictions will be coming down soon because of the drought. We'd already been working at conserving water, but there's always more to do.

    I have a copy of The Home Place too. It sounds like it will be interesting.

    Have a great week, Diane!


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