I've been crazy, crazy here lately and haven't had much time to be on the computer, but since I'm waiting for my kids to get home, I thought I'd try to catch up on my blog reading. I saw that Vickie is having a 10 Book Challenge (thanks Anna for posting this). So since I love to read, I joined the challenge. I'm hoping I can live up to it. Here's my list:
Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich (not in the picture because I was too lazy to go upstairs and get it, but waving at Di for loaning it to me)
In The Woods - Tana French
Mental - Eddie Sarfaty (it looks quirky and funny and the title reminds me of myself at times - LOL - especially the way the past few weeks have been going)
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Home - Marilynne Robinson
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo - Stieg Larsson
The Guersney Literary & Potatoe Peel Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
That Old Cape Cod Magic - Richard Russo
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown (yeah, I had to run out and buy it this am - thank goodness for the prices at Costco)
South of Broad - Pat Conroy
I don't know if I'm going to stick with this list because there are about five others that I really want to read too, but I guess the whole goal is to read 10 books and Vickie says that you can switch out because others may pop up before the end of the year. So my other contenders are:
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
Time of My Life - Allison Winn Scotch
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austin (read this years ago, but decided to read it again)
The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
Now, like finding stitching time, I need to find reading time. I should do okay - I average about 50 books a year, so I may just make it. I don't do audio books which I guess I should try again. First time I tried it, I kept getting up and missed half of the book. I do love holding a book and turning the pages and just getting immersed in them. But I probably should give it another try. Would get more read that way I think.
Well, I've got a few short minutes before the p.m. activities start up, but I had to post a somewhat stitchy little something. No, those above are not new finishes. You probably thought I'd abandoned Ann for a minute, didn't you? - No way Jose'!!!!!). These are projects that need to be put together AND they're sitting on the top of my new table that my FIL made for me!!!!! Am I happy dancing or what???? I'll post more pictures later. It was delivered on Sunday and I haven't had one minute to get down there to arrange the room or anything! DRAT!!!
Till later......a big hi to everyone if I've missed your blogs over the past week.....I'm trying to catch up. Hope that you get time to make a lot of X's, and thanks for all your comments too. I really enjoy them!