Why is Monday always in such a rush to get here and close the door on the weekend?! The weekend was so good; I would really just like to squeeze a bit more out of it!

Friday’s are always so nice, because well – Happy Hour! Icy cold martinis and good food makes unwinding from the week an easy task. Bonus treats included homemade ricotta, homegrown tomatoes, and smoked salmon!

There was LOTS of reading this weekend!! Which means I have a Bingo or three to tell you about! The books in italics are the ones I finished this weekend!

Book Bingo Card



First Bingo Across:

  • White Nights by Ann Cleeves
  • My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
  • Emma, Vol. 01 by Kaoru Mori
  • Shear Spirit by Joan Tapper & Gale Zucker
  • Still Life by Louise Penny

Second Bingo Across:

  • Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
  • Written in My Heart’s Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Third Bingo Down:

  • Emma
  • Grandmother
  • It Itches by Franklin Habit
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell
  • Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

My Thoughts on the recently finished books:

My Grandmother… While this was not nearly as good as A Man Called Ove, it was still a lovely read. It caused me to think deeply about the relationships with the people around us – both family and friends – and the impact they have on our lives. And, every child should have a superhero! And there is indeed something incredibly special about a grandmother’s house. You truly never forget how it smells.

Emma…this is not a genre that I would have ever picked to read had “Manga” not been a bingo square. Thank you Margene for steering me to this book. It was a quick read.

Shear Spirit…Having to select a book from the top shelf of one of my bookcases and a blog post last week really spurred me to get this book down and read it. The book details 10 different fiber farms; all new to me and one of which was right in my back yard! I also found a project or two that I might have to queue up to knit! The photography and stories are just beautiful!

It Itches…I really just wanted a quick little read to fill that free square, as I have a good bit of reading to do to get a “cover all”. This is light, humorous and true (especially the stash story!!)

Finally, there was knitting and Olympics and an EPIC bind off. Now I just need to block the brown blob and get some glamor shots! Plus, I may have cast on something new…

How was your weekend?


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