It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date
The weather turned gusty and blustery and rainy for a few days last week, but it was worth making it through, as today was another gorgeous day. I can't imagine we will have many more, but who knows, Michigan be crazy sometimes.
I spent today actually roasting and pureeing the millions of pumpkins I had. Before Halloween, our local farm market had a sale - buy one, get three free. So I had four full size pumpkins, and four pie pumpkins sitting around. We carved three full size pumpkins for Halloween, and saved the fourth for puree, and pureed the pie pumpkins as well. It was my first time doing something like this, but I am looking forward to pulling some of that puree out of the freezer in the winter to make soup or bread or pancakes! I even found a recipe for pumpkin sugar cookies! Yummers, as I say to Wyatt!
Read Last Week:
Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler: A short story collection that started out strong for me, but then I had to abandon. Every single story was so bleak and sad; it was depressing me. Butler's writing is so descriptive and haunting and beautiful, bur stark. Which is ok, but these stories didn't make me feel hopeful for any of the characters - except one short story, about a grandfather, that still made me cry.
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn: I really liked this tiny little story! It was very short but very good. It kind of scared me!
Not Tonight Darling, I'm Knitting: I checked this out for my Stitch and Bitch night, and the only book I actually read cover to cover. I loved it! More anecdotal than an instruction book, I loved reading all the little knitting tidbits it contained.
Reading this Week:
A Cold Creek Christmas Story by RaeAnne Thayne: I am taking a chance assuming my husband bought me the e reader I wanted for my birthday (#40! Yikes!!) - but I think my odds are pretty good!
Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels: I'm on a Michaels roll, might as well keep it up. This is an old favorite as well.
Posted Last Week:
Grimm, The Vampire Diaries, iZombie, The Originals, and The Walking Dead - everything has really hit the ground running this year! We are also watching The Middle, which is hilarious.