Monday, October 22, 2018

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? - October 22, 2018


It's Monday, and we're headed south. Not a moment too soon as far as I'm concerned... it snowed yesterday! We'll get the house open and ready for winter, line up help for the next home improvement project, and replenish our Vitamin D levels on the beach! We'll return to central New York before Thanksgiving.

This week I'm reading//



Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
I pulled it off the shelf a few nights ago and read the first fifty pages... seems perfect for the Halloween season.


And listening to//



by Kory Stamper, narrated by the author
This is such an entertaining audio... who would have guessed? I'm around the 80% mark now and in no hurry for this book to end.


Up next//


I'm not sure... but it will be nonfiction because Nonfiction November begins next week. Hooray!


On the blog//

Book Brief: Dear Bob and Sue  by Matt Smith and Karen Smith
Pages From the Past: My 2006 Reading Journal


The week ahead//

We're on the road for several days. It's a 24 hour drive and we've found eight hours per day to be the upper limit of comfortable. That means at least three days in the car... and usually an extra day or two at one of our stopping points. There's always something new to explore!

How was your week?  What are you reading?


34 comments:

  1. I'm jealous of your flight to warmth! And glad you're participating in Nonfiction November!

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    1. Sarah - Nonfiction November is the best! Thanks for hosting again this year.

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  2. I'm kind of enjoying the return to sweater weather but I am not ready for snow. :) Have a safe and enjoyable trip! I was a little worried about finishing The Library Book before it's due next week but I read almost half of it yesterday... it's fascinating and I know you would enjoy it. I put the Kory Stamper book on hold. :)

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    1. Audrey - Seems like sweater weather last for an hour in CNY... I've gone straight to down jackets! Happy to hear about The Library Book. No ebooks at my libraries yet and I don't dare reserve a hard copy until after the holidays when we're set in one location. Finished Word by Word and loved it.

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  3. That’s the way we love to take road trips, too! Stay safe and have a wonderful time!

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  4. I'm hoping to do Nonfiction November, too. I've got several books on writing lined up, but there are also several other nonfiction books---the new Susan Orleans book and Dopesick---that I may read.

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    1. Deb - I'm really excited about the new Susan Orleans book, too! Doubt I'll get it for Nonfiction November though.

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  5. It's so nice that you take your time for the big drive south, stopping to enjoy the journey as you go. The book about dictionaries sounds intriguing. Who'd have thought!

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    1. Susie - I know! Never would have expected a book about dictionaries to be so good...

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  6. I re-read Mary Stewart at times. Never disappointing!

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    1. Harvee - This only only my second Mary Stewart book... so good!

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  7. Word by Word sounds right up my alley.

    I hope your trip goes well. I'm not a fan of traveling by car but do it nonetheless.

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    1. Kathy - I've become a bigger fan of car travel per the years, mostly because of the flexibility it gives us :)

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  8. Enjoy your time in FL. I hated the weather for the most part this summer, but, I'm not ready for snow either. Hope you read some good NF in November.

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    1. Diane - It wasn't a great summer... in our area they're saying it's the most humid one on record. I believe it! I'll take a little snow around the holidays, but that's all I need, lol.

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  9. Love the sound of Nine Coaches Waiting. Enjoy your road trip, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Laurel-Rain Snow - It seems very Gothic... perfect for the season!

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  10. Word by Word sounds interesting! Ooh, and nonfiction November... I have a few books that fall in that category.

    My roundup!

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    1. Aymee - I get so many great reading suggestions during Nonfiction November! It's my favorite blogging event :)

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  11. Word by Word is on my TBR. Thanks for reminding us of Nonfiction November!! Here's my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/10/22/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-october-22/

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    1. Emma - Hope you decide to join in for Nonfiction November!

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  12. Snowbirds are fleeing from my part of Minnesota too. I don't mind winter because I don't have to go out. If I do, I can wait for a good day. I haven't thought of Mary Stewart for years. I loved her books back in the day. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Kathy - Winter isn't as bad when you have that kind of flexibility. I'm enjoying Mary Stewart!

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  13. Enjoy your time in FL. I get it about driving for 8 hours, etc. We have a 9+ hour drive to get to NM and it's a little more than I want to do. My backside doesn't like sitting for that long. We usually break it up into a 3 hour and 6 hour journey. That way we arrive in NM in time to go to the grocery store and get settled.

    By the way, think I first read Nine Coaches Waiting when I was in high school. About time for a reread. :-)

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    1. Kay - Yup, that's exactly what we'd do with a 9 or 10 hour dive.... it makes arrival day so much easier, too! I only discovered Mary Stewart a few years ago. This is my second of her books and it's very good so far.

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  14. Word By Word sounds good. I hope you have a great time in Florida and that it doesn't get very chilly. I can do with a little less heat and humidity, but cold without snow is ridiculous.

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    1. Vicki - My sister always say that, too, lol... cold without snow is a waste! Looking forward to a few weeks in FL, it seems like the heat and humidity is starting to break. Hope we're in for some beautiful weather :)

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  15. Enjoy your trip down south! We haven't had snow yet, but it's been really cold in the mornings! Looking forward to Nonfiction November, too!

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    1. Angela - After your recent post, I'm hoping to read Radium Girls next month... maybe even a read/listen combo!

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  16. I'll bet you are very happy to be heading south! We've done the 8-10 road trips in the past, but we can't do that anymore. My sciatica can't handle it. We're good for about 200-250 miles a day (RV driving is always slower, though).

    I'm very excited about Nonfiction November. I'm hoping it will help get me back into a reading mode. I haven't read a thing in over a month! Word by Word sounds like something my hubby would enjoy. Maybe I'll get it for him and read it when he's finished.

    Safe travels!

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    1. Les - Reading definitely takes a back seat when your on the road, but I hope you'll be able to join in for Nonfiction November. Finished Word by Word and loved it, especially on audio. My daughter just read it in print and she raved about it... guess we're both 'that kind of nerd,' Sounds like Rod may be one, too! ;-)

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  17. Enjoy the sunshine! Over the last week I have been reading the dark historical fiction, A Gathering of Ghosts by Karen Maitland, which I thought would be perfect for this season.

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    1. Jessica - This is the best time of year for darker stories. Glad you're enjoying the book. I didn't do very well with RIP this year.

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