Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Monday--What are you Reading, Musing and Meet me on Monday (whew, that's a mouthful)

It's Monday, What are you Reading  is a fun weekly meme hosted by  Sheila from Book Journey, where we share what we have read, are reading and what we hope to read. 

Well,  I am half-way thru  "It" by Stephen King.  I really, really am enjoying it.  I just love his writing. But I've had a some road blocks in my reading time--company last weekend and we began to take out our kitchen cupboards this past weekend.  Half-way thru is still over  500 pages tho.

I just started an audio book,  "Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen" and am really loving it.  Funny thing is that I have checked it out of the library a couple of times but had to take it back before getting it read (I do that a lot), so I was really excited when I came across   "5 audios you don't want to miss" from She Knows Book Lounge.  I downloaded it right away.

Sometimes you have to return to the place where you began, to arrive at the place where you belong.

It’s the early 1970s. The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. The daughter of Ringgold’s third-generation Baptist preacher, Catherine Grace is quick-witted, more than a little stubborn, and dying to escape her small-town life.

Every Saturday afternoon, she sits at the Dairy Queen, eating Dilly Bars and plotting her getaway to Atlanta. And when, with the help of a family friend, the dream becomes a reality, she immediately packs her bags, leaving her family and the boy she loves to claim the life she’s always imagined. But before things have even begun to get off the ground in Atlanta, tragedy brings Catherine Grace back home. As a series of extraordinary events alter her perspective–and sweeping changes come to Ringgold itself–Catherine Grace begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.

I must say, that it is a total  360 going from IT to Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen in one day.  But I am liking them both.

Then this is what we've been doing this past weekend in the Friday Friend Kitchen....

They are taking out all my cabinets!!
But the nice thing is, our new ones are just sitting in the garage.
The Handyman has to do some tiling under the new ones, grout and then tomorrow we will begin to bring in the new cabinets.
Musing Monday this week asks:
Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible?
Um......I must say I love a good cover.  Cover art can be so gorgeous, that I am swayed by a good cover, but that doesn't necessarily mean I wouldn't pick up a less attractive book, if it sounded good.   Not necessarily, but most likely, if they were side by side, I would pick up the one with the better cover.
But then (book covers, as well) lies in the  eye of the viewer.
I was reading      "Henry's Sisters" while at my son and daughter-in-law's,  and she said she probably wouldn't read that book because of the cover--which I thought was very pretty.  So...generational differences or preferences in art, make a difference too.  Like I the eye of the beholder.
What about YOU?
and last but not least   Acting Balanced's  "Meet me on Monday" Questions are:
1. How do you like your eggs?

2. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?

3. Do you have a place you keep 'junk' in your home?

4. What is on your 'spring cleaning' list?

5. What blog post have you written recently that you'd like more people to know about? (don't forget to link it up)

My answers are:
1. I like dippy eggs.  I like to have basted or poached eggs with a runny yolk to dip my toast in to.
3.  Right now, junk is all over my dining room (we cleaned out the kitchen cupboards).  But really, doesn't every one have a junk drawer?  (or more in my case.) 
4.  Cleaning out and reorganizing my kitchen cabinets---I have  4 sets of measuring spoons.  FOUR SETS.  nobody needs for sets of measuring spoons!
5.   What blog post have I written that I'd like  more people to know about?  That strikes me as funny, because  I don't think I am dependable enough to write every day, every week, or am that good, that people flock to read me.
I  just blog because I get some weird satisfaction in doing so.  Not for any other reason.  I just like to.
BUT having said that....  My beer steamed mussels!  Because it's Lent and Fish on Fridays and all that...and they are really good!      (it was hard to choose, because they are all so... random. )


bermudaonion said...

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen is wonderful and so is its author!

I do love a good cover but will read a book that sounds good even if it has a lousy one.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have to check out that audio link! The cupboards looks like write the project... I hope to do that myself this next year!

And I loved the cover of Henry's Sisters!

Karen said...

I think everyone should make the beer steamed mussels YUM!

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