Monday, June 22, 2015

It's Monday!! And this is what I'm reading/doing

It's Monday, What're you Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
She's taking a  little hiatus from it right now.
But all around the book blogging community, we put a shout out to her when we tell what we are reading on Monday!

I just finished these:
(and cannot wait to tell you what I thought of them)

And I am just starting these:

Much more intense than some I've read lately, but I think they will both be good.

This week, I am alone.  The Handyman is out of town and my son and grandkids just left.  
Yesterday,  I spent the afternoon watching a movie--The Butler, I thought it was really good.  2 episodes of Breaking Bad (I'm only on season 2.  I know I'm slow/later/whatever.  I want to like it--everybody else did--but it's very slow.)
And an episode of  Doc Martin.
Then I made popcorn for dinner and then I watched Masterpiece Theater,  the premier of Poldark.
And I liked it very much. afternoon on the couch, pretty much.  I did manage to do a bit of laundry tho.

Tonight?  Maybe a bowl of cereal and more Doc Martin and Breaking Bad.


A couple of weeks ago, while we were up on Washington for:
a nephew's graduation, a granddaughter's graduation, the  birth of a grandniece....I thought we might be too busy to get to my favorite bookstore 
The Bookworm.

It's been my favorite for  38 years.  Longer than the Handyman has been my favorite man.
I have not lived in the town where it is located for 36 years, but I always go in to say hello and spend money when I'm in town.
It  has moved locations 3 times and gotten bigger each time.
They had just recently moved into their present location and I had not seen it, but I was quickly running out of time.
On a trip out and about, the Handyman pulled into their new location and I ran inside.  I didn't have much time, but I did come away with a stack of books ---many recommend to me by Patty (or Patti).  She is  my new favorite bookstore friend!   She was amazing and nice and helpful. I tried to take her picture, but both of them were blurry.  She might be happy about that, I don't know.
Since I only had 15minutes, I was running around like a crazy person for the most part, but I did take a few pictures to share... cuz, it's my favorite.  
What can I say!

The new store is beautiful!
And I can't wait to go back.
Ask for Patty!

The Handyman finds a chair to sit and wait for me!
and to play on his phone.


bermudaonion said...

Don't tell him, but I love it when Carl's gone for a couple of days so I can do things like have popcorn for dinner. The Bookworm sounds wonderful!

JoAnn said...

I always say (to myself, anyway) that it's like a mini-vacation for me when hubby has to go out of town! Can't wait to hear what you thought of Violet Grant... will be reading it soon. And I just noticed that The Butler was added to Netflix instant. I want to watch that,too.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

My handyman does the same thing when we go into bookstores!

Thanks for the bookstore rec. I hope to make it to Washington one day and I will check it out.

Tina said...

Very good update! I want to thank you for your kind words over us losing Kobe. It still tears me up but it's nice to know there have been some sympathetic folks out there thinking of us.

I love Doc Martin. What season are you on? Believe me, Breaking Bad picks up the pace!

Tina said...

Thank you for your very kind words about Kobe. We are still hurting and he will be in our hearts forever. It's nice to know some sympathetic thoughts are heading our way!

Great books you have highlighted. I look forward to Necessary Lies.

I love Doc Martin! What season are you on? As for Breaking Bad, the pace really picks up on that series 👍

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