Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Little bit of Gardening...

This year I have tried to garden a little, previously I had quite a few from seed; cucumber, corn, peas, beans, sunflower, etc. but we had some weird weather. I had about 18 of them and only about two beans and some of the corn made it. In containers I have planted; tomatoes, Yukon and red potatoes, onions, peppers and basil. The tomatoes, basil and peppers haven't done anything at all. So I ended up just purchasing a pepper plant from the store instead. I have also planted multiple carrots but so far they haven't appeared as yet, although I think some of them need a little more time to appear. Here are a few pictures from about a week ago;

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon Wrap Up

24hrreading2-thumb I was only able to read about 150 pages for this readathon, but it was a vast improvement over the last time only 30 pages. This was mostly for the Man In the High Castle, except for the first chapter in Northanger Abbey. By last Sunday night though I completed reading the Man In the High Castle. I think I actually prefer the tv series to the book, the book was more philosophical and was vastly different.  I started reading The Sudden Arrival of Violence last Sunday and was finished by Tuesday, it was a great conclusion to the trilogy but was a little surprised by one or two things that occured. I am also now halfway through An Unbroken Heart.What are you currently reading?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dewey Readathon Coming Up....

24hrreading2-thumb  On April 23rd is the next Dewey 24 Hour Readathon, and I can't wait to participate! I think it is even supposed to rain here, so the weather will even want it to be a good day to read!  In case you need more information or want to sign up here you go. Here are the books that I might be reading, or whatever strikes my fancy;

The Man In The High Castle
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Northanger Abbey
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The Sudden Arrival of Violence
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The Queen of the Tearling
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The Last Coyote
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Huckleberry Hill
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An Unbroken Heart
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Late on my Spin Results!

I am late on this post but the lucky Spin number was 8, which for me is Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I do not know much about this book and never seen any movie about it before. All I know it is seems sort of like a mystery/ghost type book. I need to have the book read by May 2. We shall see how far along I get.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Twelfth Spin...

The Classics Club is having another Spin! Here is my list;

  1. Larkrise to Candleford
  2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  3. The Secret Garden
  4. Little Women
  5. North and South
  6. The Pioneers
  7. The Outsiders
  8. Northanger Abbey
  9. Jane Eyre
  10. Treasure Island
  11. Main Street
  12. The Awakening
  13. Jude the Obscure
  14. Poor Folk and other short stories
  15. My Antonia
  16. The Rights of Man
  17. The Oregon Trail
  18. Kilvert's Diary
  19. Barnaby Rudge
  20. Kidnapped

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Name of The Books.....

As referenced yesterday here are the answers to the unknown books that I got from my local library.

I was hoping that this one wasn't Harry Potter since I already have them, but wasn't sure what it was. The answer took me by surprise.

Not what I was expecting and while I do like two movies of Stephen King, normally I am not much of a fan. Plus, this is part of a series, but I did see that before starting that book a history section is included. Perhaps it won't be so bad then? 

By the description I figured it took place in historical Scotland, which I was correct about but wasn't sure of the century. It sounds like a good read.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Books and What Are the Titles of These?

I went to the library today, and had quite a few books on hold for me. It seems like whenever I request books they are available all at once. As you can probably tell I had a them going on. While there my loa project local library has a project they do every year around Valentine's Day, called Date With A Book. It is a cute idea, and basically they wrap some books and put a vague description on them, you pick one or more and then open it at home and enjoy. I already know the answer to the two books I picked out, but will wait until tomorrow to post what they were.