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Posted by on September 18, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Do you like something playing in the background while reading?

First I want to just thank everyone who comes to my blog and takes part in Musing Monday & Teaser Tuesday. I know I have not always been active in replying (and I am making a vow today to get better at that!) but I do read every comment that comes through and I do visit the links left. I must confess that it is my social anxiety that has kept me from interacting as much as I want too. It has been pretty bad lately, tends to be worse when there are other stressors going on. It is not an excuse of course but I felt that I should share that is what causes it, I feel that is the first step to doing better and working through that social anxiety because all of you are wonderful and of course we all have at least one thing in common a love of books!

Now, with the mushy stuff out of the way a reply to last weeks muse gave me the inspiration for this one. Unless you are listening to an audio or have kindle reading to you, reading a book generally requires that you sit in one spot and only do that right? For some reason I feel like having the TV on in the background or some music makes it less “lazy”. I don’t know why that works for my brain but I guess it makes me feel more like I am multi tasking when I have something going on in the background. Yet I know people who much prefer to have silence when they read. So which do you prefer?



Posted by on September 11, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Do you plan a reading list while on vacation?

Since I had a mini vacation over the weekend I thought this question fit. It was literally just a few days 2 hours from home to see David Cook and Idina Menzel. Not a huge deal, but GREAT fun to me! I admit that I did more crochet than reading on this trip. That being said, there have been lots of trips where I just bring books, books and more books. I simply adore reading on vacation. You have time, you’re relaxed and it tends to be filled with nice long stretches of time to sit and dive into the world of the book. How about you guys?

Let us also take a moment of silence and remembrance for this day.



Posted by on September 4, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION:None sorry Happy Labor Day!

No musing this Monday sorry! I am actually on a little short vacation a few hours from home in a nice hotel. Saw a whole bunch of concerts and such this weekend. I hope everyone is having a fantastic Labor Day for those who celebrate and those who don’t a good day in general.



Posted by on August 28, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Do you find yourself reading more or less as the school season starts?

I know not everyone has kids but there are a variety of reasons why you might change reading when the school year starts, I have a friend who just does more once the weather starts to cool down. Myself, I stay about even. I have been behind again this year but since I moved my nook to my office and hooked it to a speaker I have been able to listen more to books on my kindle so that is helping.

I just finished this book and while it reminded me some of Water for Elephants I really liked it.



Posted by on August 21, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Do you steer away from heavy emotional books?

This came up when I was talking with a friend about what book I could read to keep my mind off the loss of my sweet Dutchy. I don’t usually stay away from the tear jerk-er books, in fact if an author can bring tears to my eyes that is an author I am going to read more of, because happy, sad even mad I like being moved by what I am reading. That being said I was staying away from anything heavier then a Garfield or Calvin & Hobbes as she handed me books. I know she was trying to help but oh so many books were rejected, not her fault of course. In the past I have read deeper novels for sure,Mercy & My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult come to mind as does Good Grief by Lolly Winston (considering reading it again in the future).

I digress, when I noticed what I was doing it got me to thinking and so I asked a few friends. Surprising to me several of them said they purposely didn’t read heavier books, they just wanted to stay away from them in general. I don’t think I make the choice consciously generally only sub consciously most of the time, but I could be wrong. It is something I feel I should look at more in depth at another time.

So what about you? Bring on the musing!



Posted by on August 14, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: What are your feelings on YA? Do you think it is just for young adults or do you think it’s cool full grown adults like it too.

On time this week but I won’t be answering the question myself. I am sorry for that, I just only have enough energy to come up with the question. Saturday my beloved darling cat Dutchy who I have had for 17 years passed away. Finding it hard to cope without her.



Posted by on August 7, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION:Do you ever wish you could go back and fall in love with reading all over again?

Late again this week… This is not normal for me I promise. Just have some family stuff going on and it comes first. I won’t be answering my own muse this week. Sorry everyone but I hope those of you who are taking part enjoy the muse.



Posted by on August 1, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION:Has a book ever made you crave a specific type of food?

I know I am very late in posting this week. No real excuses to give other then I forgot to schedule a post and the last week yesterday especially have not been fantastic. Sorry about that everyone, I will try not to have that happen again.

Anyways on to the muse.

I know this seems like an odd question but I enjoy comfort food and I find when reading scenes that mention food always catch my attention. There have been several books that end up making me nearly drool with the desire to have some of the food in it. After reading one particularly nice scene that talked about a table full of sweet treats had me running to see if I had any pie to have.



Posted by on July 24, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION:Which ending of your favorite series did you truly enjoy but think the author ruined the ending?

OH there are several of these for me. If I had to pick just one, I would say it boils down to the Southern Vampire Mysteries i.e True Blood series. The show at least didn’t make me hate the ending, the book series though well frankly I will never ever forgive the Author for it. Not only was the ending a complete hash, the “follow up” little novella made it worse. Like it was a half assed way to try and not only make more money but try and fix some of what fans were having a fit about.

So how about you?



Posted by on July 17, 2017

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: If you could have dinner with one author alive or dead who would it be?

I know this is a play on the party game type question about any famous person but I still think it is a little bit of fun. I had to think about this one for a while and I am sure if you asked me again tomorrow I would have a different answer. Today, though, I would pick Julius Caesar. I will pause for any laughs about the fact he is a historical person. He is, of course, but he is also a writer and I have read the Gallic Wars several times. I think it would be very interesting to sit with him and see how his mind worked. He was such a genius in so many ways and yet he missed some very large red flags at the end didn’t he? I would say lets have that meal in modern times, I don’t think I want to try Dormouse.

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