Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Sunday Post/It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

Check out the The Caffeinated Book Review for the Sunday Post
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date 

The weather in Michigan was unseasonably gorgeous this past week! It was a week to be outside as much as possible, to soak it up before it disappears for the winter, which will be here soon enough. Saturday in particular was a wonderful day spent with Billy and the Boy. We headed to one of our favorite places, Oakwoods Metropark, where we sat in their big room that is all windows, looking at birds and chatting with our two favorite interpreters. The wind was blowing outside, but the fire was blazing and keeping us just warm enough without being too hot. Wyatt seemed to really enjoy his time there too, for a bit. When he got tired of sitting there, we took a walk through the woods, leaves crunching underfoot, the colors of the trees blazing as brightly as the fire had. I had my camera with me and managed to snap a few shots.


This shot in particular seemed hauntingly autumnal to me. It makes me imagine.

I am looking forward to Wednesday this week - my friends are coming over for our first ever "Stitch and Bitch". A few of us are not crafty, but Chrissy is going to teach those of us who want to knit how to make a baby headband, and I am going to have some beginner embroidery kits on hand as well. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates! Of course, there will be sparkling water for those in our group who are nursing moms, and wine for those who are not. I love the idea of this - women gathered together in friendship, being creative, chatting and sharing food and drink. It is going to be fun!

Read Last Week:

  

Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler: I haven't finished this yet, but I am enjoying it. Butler can really paint a scene!

The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels: Once I broke into the Barbara Michaels stash, I can't stay away. I am enjoying my reconnection with her work. 

Reading This Week:

Finishing up Beneath the Bonfire, and starting a new one.



Posted Last Week:



Posts Planned for the Week:

Reviews of the Barbara Michaels' books that I read
October Book Club summary
Latest installment of What Wyatt's Reading

Watching:

iZombie, The Originals, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead

27 comments:

  1. That scarecrow field is a unique shot. How neat you have such sights available in your area. You are reading some suspenseful books right now. Cold weather is perfect for that where you can sit at the edge of your seat by the fire and a cuppa.

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    1. Yes, cold weather is perfect for huddling near fires, under blankets, and reading. :)

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  2. This fall has been beautiful! Years ago a group of friends got together to cross-stitch and our group was called Stitch n Bitch too! I enjoyed Eight Hundred Grapes. Have a great week.

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    1. This fall is crazy awesome! I am hoping it means we are going to have an easy winter....lol.

      Lol! I am so excited about Stitch and Bitch night - I feel like learning how to do something like that, creative.

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  3. I enjoyed the warmer weather this week too. I hope it stays nice for awhile. No snow before Thanksgiving :)

    Have fun at your Stitch and Bitch night. That sounds like a great idea! Of course I can't knit but I do like to dabble in easier crafts.

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    1. Lots of times I am yearning for snow about now - this year, I can do without. Even I got burnt out last year!

      Thanks! I can't knit - I am a total hopeless mess when it comes to crafting. But I am resolved to learn how to do a few! :)

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  4. Oh that fall picture is gorgeous and the room with all the windows would be awesome to sit in. Love the Stitch and Bitch idea, hope it goes well. Enjoy your reading too, sounds like you are!

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    1. Thank you! I would love a room like that of my own, all windows that looks out at the woods and birds, with a fire at my back. For now, I will happily settle with borrowing the peace of that room from the metropark.

      Thanks!

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  5. Oh wow! A new one by Gillian Flynn - I will definitely be on the lookout for this one. :)

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    1. It is super short, like 64 pages! I guess it was part of a short story collection and then was released on its own.

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  6. Stitch and bitch ... haha I love it!! Gorgeous photo too, very atmospheric. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  7. Glad you're enjoying Beneath the Bonfires. I loved Shotgun Lovesongs and definitely want to read that one, too. Stitch and Bitch sounds like a lot of fun!!

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    1. I loved Shotgun Lovesongs too - this one is a short story collection but just as good.

      I am really looking forward to it!

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  8. That picture is quite something special - it almost looks like two pictures merged together. The spot you visited sounds lovely, with windows all around to enjoy the views.

    Ah, a new Gillian Flynn - I really need to read more of her writing, as now I've only read Gone Girl.

    Reading With Jade

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    1. Thanks! I really do love it there - it's one of my favorite places.

      This one is really short, like 64 pages! Dark Places is my personal favorite of Flynn's books.

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  9. I have always wanted to learn to knit. I tried but gave up. I am in line for the grown up book at the library. I hope my turn comes soon. I love your picure!

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    1. We will see how I do! I tried once and didn't do that great - let's see if I do better this time. Lol. I just got The Grownup in! I guess it is super short. I hope you get it soon as well, it's fun when your holds come in!

      Thanks!

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    2. We will see how I do! I tried once and didn't do that great - let's see if I do better this time. Lol. I just got The Grownup in! I guess it is super short. I hope you get it soon as well, it's fun when your holds come in!

      Thanks!

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  10. Gorgeous photo. Great on the weather.

    Have fun at your Wednesday get together.

    I like the looks of The Dancing floor.

    Looks like you had a good week....enjoy this week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. Thanks! I can't get over this weather. It is still a super nice day today. I don't want to jinx it too much though by talking about it! Lol.

      I love Barbara Michaels ~ she is definitely one of my go-to authors. :)

      It was a pretty darn ok week. Thanks!

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    2. Thanks! I can't get over this weather. It is still a super nice day today. I don't want to jinx it too much though by talking about it! Lol.

      I love Barbara Michaels ~ she is definitely one of my go-to authors. :)

      It was a pretty darn ok week. Thanks!

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  11. Our weather in Minnesota has been gorgeous too. I'm clinging to every nice day. I'm also glad to find another Barbara Michaels fan on this list. Come see what I am reading here. Happy reading!

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    1. Yes! Me too, just clinging away over here!!! Lol.

      And I love Barbara Michaels! I am so glad to hear that you do too. :)

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    2. Yes! Me too, just clinging away over here!!! Lol.

      And I love Barbara Michaels! I am so glad to hear that you do too. :)

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  12. Our weather here in the carolinas has been wet! 10 days straight to be exact. The Grownup looks good, adding to my wishlist - grin!

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