Sunday, October 4, 2015

Late Sunday Blatherings and New Books

How is your Sunday going everyone?  The day is quickly slip siding away it seams and I've been up since 5:30 am . We've had a few days of rain and windy conditions here, I almost turned on the heat when I saw 65 degrees in the house, but opted for the gas FP instead.  Today was sunny and near 60, but the next few days we may see sun and 70 so color me happy! On the dinner front this evening is blackened salmon, green beans and corn bread.

Friday we saw the first day release of The Martian in 3-D; it was incredible - I highly recommend it.

Today I took a shorter walk, and I've been catching up on reviews (not posted yet) but, this week I finished reading - The Gates of Evangeline, Hester Young; The Beautiful Bureaucrat; Helen Phillips; and Becoming Ellen; Shari Shattuck - feeling kinda happy about this. Review ratings range from 3.5 stars to 4.5 stars so it was all good reading or listening more or less.

Several new books made in mysteriously into my house over the last (2) weeks - just how does this happen? PLUS, I am hooked on audio downloads from the library now as well - no more books on cd for me thank you! Audio downloads to my phone are so easy and I can listen on the phone or through bluetooth in the car as well - love.

Up Next - After You; JoJo Moyes; In the Unlikely Event; Judy Blume (started this one but had to return it to library but it's back again as an audio download) and Purity; Jonathan Franzen

Have a Great Week  Everyone!


  1. You got some goodies to read and listen to! Hey, we've been wondering about The Martian.

  2. You had some great reads last week! I enjoyed Gates of Evangeline and loved Beautiful Bureaucrat! And - I need to see The Martian movie - loved the book!

  3. I haven't listened to a book on CD in almost 2 years... love having audio downloads on my phone!! Looking forward to all your reviews, especially The Gates of Evangeline. I know that one is narrated by January Lavoy and have somehow come to associate it with Dollbaby, which I loved.

  4. We've had the same weather- rain and wind the last few days. Hope we clear up a bit. Definitely fall. Glad to hear the movie was good- I've been hearing raves about it.

    Isn't it funny how books just magically appear at the house? :)

  5. You already saw The Martian? Lucky you! I just finished reading it and can't wait to see the movie :)

    I did have to turn on the heat here this weekend - it got into the 50's!

    I love digital audio books! I listen to so many more now because I put them on my iPod and can listen while I walk, cook, do laundry, etc.

    Enjoy your books this week!


    Book By Book

  6. I couldn't talk anyone into going to The Martian this weekend and I was bummed!! I really enjoyed the book, I may have to see this one by my lonesome!!

  7. Digital audiobooks are the best!!!

  8. I'm jealous - bluetooth in the car! I've moved to mostly audio downloads now that I have the audiobook app on my phone and a set of bluetooth headphones. It's audio freedom!

    The Martian is on my must-see list of movies and I rarely go to the show.

  9. I've been seeing Jackaby everywhere - it sounds very good, so I hope my library has it.

    It's been cold here during mornings and evenings but beautiful 70 degree weather during daytime. After a week of rains, this is so welcome.


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