Monday, August 31, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey - while she is on break you can share your post by tweeting with the hashtag #IMWAYR

Better late than never!

It's been busy - that end of summer rush to get the most out of these warm months before cold and snow hit - at least for us in the midwest! Lately I seem to have a bit of a cleaning and organization bug as well. I am busy cleaning out the clutter and getting rid of things. This take some time but I am chipping away at it a little at a time.

So many babies around me - the last of my friends/family to deliver has a scheduled C-section for Wednesday. I can't wait to meet her little girl! I recently took some newborn photos of my niece, which was a blast. I now want to take more, this time with all those cute props! My style is more photojournalistic, so it will be different for me to do a photo shoot with props. I am looking forward to changing it up!

Read Last Week:

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal: This was pretty good! It had a loosey-goosey ambiguous ending which I hate, but I still liked the book. I know I can't expect a happy ending all the time, but I do like an ending with definite answers. Lol.

Reading Now:


Sideswiped by Kim Harrison: The first (kind of) in a new series by Harrison. I miss the Hollows but we will see how this one is!

Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer: These are fun books, especially in the summer with a giant glass of iced tea at your side. 


We are finishing up some shows before the fall line up begins - we just finished Astronaut Wives Club, which was amazing!! We are just finishing up Under the Dome - not so sure how I feel about this third season. 


  1. I can't believe summertime is almost over- these three months FLEW by. We hardly even made it up north this year... :( Even though I normally like the fall I'm not looking forward t oit this year, it seems like we just got over winter. Oh well...

    I've seen Kitchens around, it looks good but I like a good ending too. Not so much ambiguous endings...

    I've been finishing up The 100 and I recommend it- it's unpredictable and the characters go in some interesting directions. I just watched the last episode and they don't pull any punches- the characters change and go through a lot. Great show. And I need to get back into Arrow...

    1. I totally agree - where did the summer go? It was here and gone before I knew it. Although, our weather is gross hot right now. And I love winter usually, but this year...I am just not ready.

      I like all loose ends to be addressed at the end of the book. I know its probably weird and unrealisitc, but that is what I like. Lol.

      I will have to try the 100! It sounds pretty interesting.

  2. Nothing I love more than newborn photography ... dream come true career change for me lol. Have fun, hope you share some more pics! I so need to declutter but we seem to be collecting more 'stuff' with storing things for our kids ... we'll be laughing when they move into their own homes. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads :)

    1. It would be a pretty awesome job! All those little baby faces!

      Thanks Teddyree!

  3. I am not ready for colder weather! I'm sad that August is over already.
    I need to catch that cleaning and organizing bug. My place is overwhelmingly messy!

    Thanks for the heads up about the ending of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. Now I'll be prepared.

    1. I think this cleaning bug came from Wyatt ~ we have so much baby stuff laying around here now that I think I need to downsize some of our own stuff. Lol. August flew by in a flash!!


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