Sunday Talk ~ (Mostly) About Books

Hello my lovely friends! ๐Ÿ’•

I trust that this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe!

This is my ‘pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps-before-the-couch-swallows-you-whole’ post. And there is a limit as to how many times one can re-watch a Hallmark movie!

Hubby has to go back to work tomorrow (part-time), so I took that as a sign to get ‘back to normal’…whatever that may be.

~~I thought long and hard if I should talk about the current events. I do feel that there is a long overdue change happening, but there are a lot of amazing people out there better qualified and educated on the subject than I am. So I leave it at that. I work on getting educated, but won’t lecture!

So, over the last couple of weeks…

๐ŸŒบI made some collages๐Ÿค“ They’re now adorning my booth at the local Antique Mall.

I love making these. I hope you enjoy them too! ๐Ÿ’œ

๐ŸŒบ I took a few trips to Thrift Shops in the area.๐Ÿ˜ŽThe bookshelves at the booth are replenished, and my TBR pile is growing.

And I found some yummy yarn. I think I’ll sharpen the knitting needles for a change. What to make? What to make? Well, since I was only able to get two skeins…scarf it is.

~~I did read a lot, and I must say -Soapbox moment coming!ย ๐Ÿง – my talent to pick disappointing books is well developed. It seems to be the latest trend to write books without a conclusion, or with story-threads dangling. Or is it really just me? I’ve had quite a few books over the last couple of weeks that ended with a cliffhanger. And they were either not part of a series, or the next book picked up somewhere else without revisiting the prior storyline.
The only exception was the latest installment in Nancy Warren’s Vampire Knitting Series.


In the 10th book of this delightful series Lucy finds herself face-to-face with a High School friend, turned nemesis. They had a falling out over a boy (of course…it being High School and allย  ๐Ÿ˜). Only the visiting “friend”, Pamela, doesn’t seem to remember the feud, and acts suspiciously friendly. When she turns up dead, it’s up to Lucy, Rafe, and the other Vampires to bring the killer to justice. I truly enjoyed this well thought out story, and am looking forward to the next book, which will be released in September. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

~~If you follow me on Instagram you already know thisย ๐Ÿ˜Š You know that I was just a few days younger than I am now, when I found out that Agatha Christie wrote Romance Novels under the pseudonymย Mary Westmacott. I honestly had no idea!ย ๐Ÿ™ˆI’ll give it a whirl, and will report back.

~~Once in a while one has to stretch the legs. So I walked. I walked the dogs. I walked by myself. I walked with a friend. I’m afraid I’ll be about 5″ shorter when this is all over.
But it is Springtime, almost Summer. So beautiful things are happening in nature. ๐ŸŒทWe celebrated the Tulips, the first Roses, the Clematis. And on one of these excursions I discovered this beautiful tree in full bloom.
Some research showed that it’s aย Tulip Poplar,ย and I need one!

Isn’t it gorgeous? ๐Ÿ˜

And with this I will let you get back to whatever you were doing! Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ’•

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