Saturday, January 12, 2019

Reading, Quilting, Baking, and Taking Photos: My Week

It's two weeks after Christmas. Life has finally slowed down.

I've finished five more books for the week. I like it that I've been reading a nice variety of genres: poetry, adult fantasy, classic children's fiction, adult mystery, and children's mystery.

Oddly, all the books I'm reading currently are on my phone:

I'm primarily reading Anna Karenina and Don Quixote, but I'm also browsing through lots of baking books.

I plan to start these two books-for-review today: A Year in Paris and The Simple Art of Flying.

I'm pretty happy with my first loaf using my sourdough. I'll be trying this again later in the week.

My sister gave me a fabulous tutorial on the camera she loaned me. Now I just need to spend some time practicing.

I'm starting work on a quilt for my grandson Wyatt, due to arrive in March. I'm going to do a patchwork similar to the heart quilt I made a long time ago, but I plan to use deer silhouettes rather than hearts. I'm working now to gather the fabric.

I tend to use my morning yogurt as a fortune teller. I shall use this as a prediction for my week.

What are you reading today?

What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've
wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound
 journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens
at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their
own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly,
mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read”
book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted at The Book Date.


  1. Do you read a lot of books on your phone? I tried it one time and didn't get very far.

    1. I don't. But it is convenient for those little moments when you are out and about and are waiting.

  2. Sounds like you have fantastic stuff going on! In amongst my CYBILS graphic novels I am beginning The Grand Escape (WWI)

    1. The Grand Escape sounds interesting. I'm always fascinated with war stories.

  3. You did get through a lot of books! I'm interested to see that you read Spinning Silver and I hope you enjoyed it - it's one of those books that seems to divide folks. I'm glad the photography is going well - I need to get out and about with my camera more often as I used to love taking loads of pics, but simply don't seem to get the time to do it, anymore. Have a great week, Deb.

  4. I had a couple of audiobooks on my phone, from the library, but I hadn't invested in any earbuds, so I could only listen in my own house. Boring. LOL.

    I may try again.

    I love quilts! I still think fondly of a townhouse in which I once lived, with a loft that had a great railing for quilts, among other things.

    I miss that place!

    Enjoy your reading and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. That bread looks delicious. I don't think I could read on my phone, but I can see how it would be convenient. I loved Anna Karenina - maybe one day i'll reread that one.

    Cheers - Ellen

  6. I listen to audio books on my phone, but read from my Kindles or get library books.

  7. nice program. I'm not sure your reading of Don Quixote is connected with Nick's readalong. here it is, just in case: I'm reading it too and enjoying it a lot

  8. How to cook everything sounds like a great book to both read and work from.

    You mentioned you have a friend who loves Boudreaux and Thibodeaux, i try to have a Cajun joke on my blog every Sunday, and if she wants to tell some in the comments, well, the more the merrier!

  9. My goodness you have a lot of fun things going on. My sister is really into photography and always makes these great cards and collages for the family.

  10. How do you read so fast? I wish I could do that. Enjoy your books! It looks like you’re reading some yummy ones. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  11. The phone is way too small for me to read, but I sync it to my tablet, and use my phone for those odd moments.

  12. That bread does look yummy and the quilt sounds precious. Bet it will be lovely. I don't read on my phone, though I do listen to Audible and also to audiobooks from the library. I have wireless headphones and so my phone and earbuds go with me almost everywhere. Enjoy your week, Deb!

  13. How I Became a Spy is on my review stack. I've liked other books by the author and am eager to read this one. I hope you enjoy this week's reading. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  14. I've only finished one book so far this year.
    Have fun practicing with the camera. And I love that you're making a quilt for him.

  15. I need to get out and do more photography.. and Anna Karenina has been languishing on my bookshelf too long. (my granddad first recommended i read it, years ago..)
    and the essential haiku sounds like something i should read.
    that bread looks good and inspires me to try baking bread at home

  16. Wow gorgeous quilt! I listen to audio on my phone but never read there. I spent a lot of time on soup books over the last month. On to a new research topic now - HTML coding. Have a great week. Anne - Books of My Heart

  17. I have an ebook and an audiobook that I'm reading on my phone. My weekly update.

  18. Kudos to you for reading on your phone. No way I can do it for more than 5 minutes.

    The bread looks good. I've never made sourdough before. Is it hard to work with?

    Good luck with the quilt. A new grandbaby--how much fun.

    Enjoy your week. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  19. That looks like a very nice camera... My wife prefers cookbooks in print rather than an ebook. Says easier to read and work from when making recipes but I guess always could print a page or screenshot off too.

  20. That bread looks delicious! My husband and I would probably eat the entire loaf!

    I'm reading The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes. So far, I'm not sure how I feel about it. His writing reminds me a bit of Ian McEwan's.


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