Monday Reading

Merry Monday! The poor sun is trying so hard to peek out of the clouds. When I would much rather take a book and crack my neighbor over the head with it. She has left her dog inside. Alone. And his either trying to communicate with the rest of the canine world or he is just being a bitch. But he has been howling for hours now and I have had it.

Did everyone get a lot of reading done over the week-end? I know I did. What’s the best thing you read this past week end? Mine was the new Sophie Kinsella book. But then her books are always a riot!

Hope your Monday is peaceful. And that you had a nice week-end!

xx Patricia


A Weeks Worth of Reading!

   From a writer who’s been praised for her intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls),The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.

    If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?


 In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, in violation of U.S. law, organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans on the luxury yacht Wanderer to Jekyll Island, Georgia. The four hundred survivors of the Middle Passage were sold into bondage. This was the first successful documented slave landing in the United States in about four decades and shocked a nation already on the path to civil war.

  Occupy Wall Street did not come from nowhere. It was part of a long history of riot, revolt, uprising, and sometimes even revolution that has shaped New York City. From the earliest European colonization to the present, New Yorkers have been revolting. Hard hitting, revealing, and insightful, Revolting New York tells the story of New York’s evolution through revolution, a story of near-continuous popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) uprising.

These are the ones I need to finish this week. Pretty diverse group there! But I’m sure they will be a nice change from the Biology portion of the new SAT books.

xx Patricia   Enjoy your read and let me know if you received any Netgalley reads I should jump on!


Reading, Movies and Strip Clubs!

Sharing a few of the books I’m reading this week. The Fiction ones. It’s still raining here. Second day in a row and we can definitely use the rain and it makes for good reading and sipping hot tea weather.

For those of you paying attention to the loss of my beloved bed and the battle of the a/c vent I can tell you that last night I slept better than I have in years! No coughing, sneezing or nose blowing going on at all! And I woke up this morning feeling great. So I guess it was the a/c vent that was giving me problems.

I love mornings like these when it’s quiet and dark and rainy. The house smells like a pine Christmas tree and I am content. This afternoon we are going to the movies. It really is the best time to go. During the week no one is there. Unlike the strip club we drove by on Monday where the parking lot was full at noon. I wanted to stop and just take a look and see what type of folks are in the strip club at lunch time, you know? And it said Ladies Free on the sign. I didn’t even know they charged you to go in! But OU Boy wasn’t having any of that. Him: Are you out of your mind? Me: But maybe we’ll see someone we know and we can say Hey why are you in a strip club at noon? Do they have a buffet?

It’s not like New Orleans where they stand in the door and welcome you in and everyone is chatting and happy. Or maybe that was the Junior League. Anywhoooo I did not get to see inside the strip club. Which is hiring by the way.

I hope you are well today. I wish you lots of love and contentment and if you need some rain just ask, I’ll send the Rain Fairy your way!

xx Patricia

The Books Just Keep On Coming!

The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross (The Curious Affair Of, #2)  A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings, #1) Little Secrets

The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America Strange Practice (Dr. Greta Helsing, #1)

Just a few of the books I’m reading now and the ones TBR. I am actually reading 2 books from 2 different genres so I’m not getting mixed up on who is who! So far the Strange Practice is quite good! This new series from Kevin Hearne is a slow starter but we’ll see how it goes!

What has everyone else got on the TBR shelf that I need to get?

xx Patricia


What’s up for today’s reading?

I am looking forward to reading this one! And so far it’s not disappointing me.

What are you reading today? Miss Charli Ava is reading a book that she will be reviewing tomorrow, so there’s something to look forward to as she is about as unfiltered as a child could be.


xx Patricia

I was going to clean but then I found a book.


Good Sunday Morning to you all! Have you ever started a book only to be bored to tears a quarter of the way through? Do you finish it anyway? Unless I’m contractually obligated, I do not. I have too many good ones waiting to be read.

Today I have to try to ignore that Twitter feed and finish this book. It’s Game of Thrones night and yes, I know this one was hacked and released and I have it. I have made myself wait until tonight anyway. There are so few left and then I have to wait for Vikings.

Have a peaceful day and we shall meet again tomorrow!

xx Patricia

What I’m Reading This Week!

I just finished reading a rather long book called The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow. If you get a chance to snag a copy, give it a read! For Musicians and Musicologists it is a rare gem!

This week I must drag myself out of Prague and WWII to enjoy the three books that I need to finish.

Enigma (An FBI Thriller Book 21) by [Coulter, Catherine]   From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter comes the heart-stopping 21st installment of the electrifying FBI Thriller series. I’ve followed this series since the beginning and they are some of my favorite characters! Release is Sept. 12th

The Girl in the Tower: A Novel by [Arden, Katherine] Another gorgeous book cover from the author of The Bear and The Nightingale.A remarkable young woman blazes her own trail, from the backwoods of Russia to the court of Moscow, in this enchanting novel by the bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale  Due out Dec. 5th

Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters) by [Graham, Heather]   Another skillful thriller by Ms. Graham and the Krewe of Hunters     Due to Release on September 19th.

And of course I have a couple of Cosy Mysteries and a few cookbooks as well. So this week is packed and thank goodness it is with all the craziness going on in the real world!

Happy Reading!   Next week I have a special someone coming to talk to you about Children’s Books!

Time To Get Out The Rainstick, Y’all!

I was trying to clean up my Kindle this morning and came across these lovely titles that I decided had to stay there. I could not hit that delete button on them. Each one of them speaks of a time or a place that is a part of me.

So of course I had to share them. Do you have books that you keep forever for that reason? What are they?

I was so hoping that rain they promised would come our way, but no. Supposedly it should come through tonight, but unless we all get together and dance with the rainstick, I don’t see that happening. In this part of the country its feast or famine. Extremes. Ask for a nice soaking rain and you’ll get a Cat.5 tornado or a drought and heat so extreme you think you are in the Dustbowl!

Gardens are shriveling up and water restrictions are in place which doesn’t bode well for my favorite Watermelon Festival.

I am seriously going to bet on that TBR list today. So if the rain gods would cooperate that would be great!

Stay Cool Y’all!

Oh Friday, where have you been?


Finally it’s Friday! This past couple of weeks have been rough so it’s nice to have a Friday where I have no work due, the sun is shining, and there is peace in the kingdom for now.

I’m not anticipating it staying that way! Tonight we are taking Miss Charli Ava out to dinner to celebrate her birthday. Try explaining that to the four-year old. I had thought about just sneaking out because one look at those puppy dog eyes and I would cave. But honesty is the only policy so he won’t like it but he’ll get over it.

I hope everyone is having a peaceful and productive Friday, and is ready for the weekend. I’m reading 99 Red Balloons today and starting a YA book next! I know, I never do YA, but this guy has done some incredible work and I am giving it a shot!

xx Patricia