It’s Monday, What Am I Reading?

Well I gave up on 2 book this week:  Before Women Had Wings by Connie Fowler.  Halfway through I realized I had already read this book.  Then I started Katherine the Queen by Linda Porter.  I checked this out at the library.  I did not have a list of books to find, so I just went to the new book section.  I do enjoy books written during the 1500’s (Pillars of the Earth, World Without End) or was that the 1600’s?  Anyway Katherine the Queen is just too dry for me. 

So my choices from the library are The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell or The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini.   The last Cornwell book I tried to read was so dark and weird, I wondered what happened to this author that I usually enjoy.  Of course I cannot remember the name of it…

I think I will start The Lost Quilter.  It is set in South Carolina where my yongest daughter and her family live.

I talked to a friend yesterday from Florida who is vacationing for the week at Hilton Head Island.  We did a lot of “book talking”.  So this book just seems to fit into where my head is at these days.  

My parents were way ahead of their time in that TV watching was not a regular event in our house.  So I was a voracious reader as a child.  Unfortunately we did not have a lot of money so I reread the same books over and over.  I will never forget the first time I walked into the library at Zane Junior High in Eureka, California in the fall of 1971.  I looked around in wonder at all the books that were available to me.  I started in the A’s and read some really good books by the same author…. I wish I could remember the name of that author now!  In the subsequent years there our library was burned down TWICE by I believe two different disturbed boys. 

How did I get on that?  The other wonderful thing about junior high was meeting my DH (yes 7th grade!), and making some really good friends who were so incredibly important to me in my junior high and high school years.  I wish I was a writer, I have a book in my head about our friendships and the things we went through in the 70s.  Who knows, maybe someday?

Time to get up and get going on my day.  One problem with not having a job anymore after 32 years of working outside the home is I really need to work on my routines.  So this morning, once again, I purchased and dowloaded the weekly chore chart from  I have a weekly chore chart that basically assigns a room a day, but I really like this chore chart as another way to stay on top of things.

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

2 Responses to It’s Monday, What Am I Reading?

  1. The Lost Quilter sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I used to help me get motivated when I was first unemployed and getting pretty darn lazy (why do it today when it will still be there tomorrow and I don’t have anything else to do anyway? was my horrible mantra at the time). I too, started and didn’t finish one book this week, The World Above the Sky; I’ve decided that if I am really not liking it much 50 pages in, there are too many other deserving books to be read. 🙂 Enjoy your reading week!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: