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Interests: books, needlework, altered art, walking, travelling, museums
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At the end of last summer I finally managed to get my porch renovated. It was too late in the season to make much use of it, but this summer it may well be my reading spot of choice (if... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Work in Progress
Hello reading friends. Welcome spring and a new month! And a new pile of books to choose from. I am still reading last month's prompt book, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. But I must not tarry (what am I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Work in Progress
April 12. I wonder if I am coming to the party, as it were, too late? In the spirit of reading along as part of the virtual bookish community (from which I am sorry I am so often absent from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at A Work in Progress
Since life these days is spent close to home (very literally), I thought I would choose a story set "in the neighborhood", so books about neighborhoods, neighbors, small town communities, or the fancy term I have come across for books... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at A Work in Progress
The circuitous route of how a book ends up on my reading pile. Lucy Atkins's Magpie Lane. I read (and loved) Mick Herron's Slow Horses (finally!) and came across an article about the adaptation of the first two books in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at A Work in Progress
Hello, reading friends. I cannot tell you how many posts I have written in my head this year so far, and I have a real one in progress from last week. I know. Talk is cheap and once the world... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at A Work in Progress
Just two weeks ago it was so cold here (subzero for the high temperature for several days!) you could barely poke your head out the door to throw recyclables into the bin on your back porch. Today? I wore a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at A Work in Progress
Brrr. It has been a seriously cold stretch and today the coldest of the cold. I hope that after today things (and the temperature) will be looking up. It has been the sort of cold that is not just finger... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at A Work in Progress
I finished my January prompt book (courtroom setting) just in time to pick my February book! It was one of my newest acquisitions that pointed me in this direction, Julia Kelly's The Last Garden in England. But you know how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at A Work in Progress
This is the first time in a long time that I have such a completely tempting pile of library books. I absolutely want to read each and every one of them. I tend to request books even if I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at A Work in Progress
I am not generally keen on dystopian fiction, particularly after this past year we have (and continue) to endure, but I finally picked up Sophie Macintosh's The Water Cure and must say I am really engrossed in the story. Maybe... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at A Work in Progress
I stumbled across this book in one of my many bookish meanderings (I blame it, or maybe thank, those virtual cookies that follow me around). It is proving to be very interesting and I think it will be a really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at A Work in Progress
My January prompt is not entirely random. I have a book in mind that I want to read, so I chose a courtroom setting to give myself an excuse to read it sooner than later (I tend not to need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at A Work in Progress
My nightstand is actually kind of tame right now! I had to clear it mostly off as one of my cats has declared it a sleeping zone (I think she likes the heat from the lamp). Rather than constantly fighting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at A Work in Progress
Last year was difficult in so many ways, I think none of us are sad to put it behind us. Reflective of the strange year 2020 was, my blogging and reading were equally off. I am not sure I wrote... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at A Work in Progress
I am not lacking in good reading material, and as a matter of fact am mid-stream in a number of books at the moment. I am, though, lacking in inspiration (or maybe time, ability?) to write about those books lately.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Last prompt of the year. Can you believe it is December? This has been the strangest year for obvious (and maybe not-so-obvious) reasons and I will not be sad to say goodbye to 2020. We all just need to hang... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Here we are heading towards the end of November and reading has been going on all month for the tenth annual German Literature Month already, so I am very tardily going to share a stack of books that might be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at A Work in Progress
I have a reliably good mental list of authors and books that I return to whenever I am in need of a comfort read. I think rereading is seriously underappreciated and I do not reread as often as I should... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2020 at A Work in Progress
I have been very remiss in my lack of posts here. I have had so much to share of late, but other work keeps getting in the way. So my apologies to a few publicists/authors who have sent books my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Who knew when I was making these prompts last year how appropriate this one would be! Considering the crazy week ahead of us and the fact that covid cases are surging (in my state in particular), now would be the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Hello all, I've been very remiss in posting this month. I have been thinking of all the bookishness I would like to share but finding myself short of time (or too tired) when I am not at work. My library... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at A Work in Progress
A new month means a new prompt! Although I am thinking of revamping my monthly themed reading for next year, I do like having a fresh stack of books (always my own from my shelves) to greet me every month.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at A Work in Progress
Whew. A few little milestones. Not only have I finished another section, part 11, but it was one of those slower going parts that was a little bit of a struggle for me to stay on task. Way back when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at A Work in Progress
There have been some issues regarding leaving messages here, and I believe it has been going on for some time but has gotten worse of late. I have gotten a little help from Typepad and it sounds like there is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at A Work in Progress