Internet ~

Hello Peoples! Our internet is down. I’m at a friend’s house right now. Our internet provider has to come to our house to fix our internet and their workload is backed up, so, our internet won’t be fixed until August 12th!๐Ÿ˜ข

Rick and I have been faithfully watching the Olympics! I’ve enjoyed ~ well ~ EVERYTHING! GO U.S.A.๐Ÿ‘

We also watched ~

Emma (2020)

Anya Taylor Joy Johnny Flynn

I will share the comments Rick and I made after the film was finished.

As my neighbor was known to say, never in all my born days!

I am rendered speechless.๐Ÿคจ

It is an interesting adaptation.๐Ÿ™„

It reminds me of a Dr. Seuss story.๐Ÿ˜

Most of the men have long chins. Maybe because of the still collars???๐Ÿ˜ฎ

You would need to be familiar with the book if you want to follow the movie.๐Ÿ™ƒ

Why did the film makers do that to Knightley’s family???๐Ÿ˜ฒ

The photography is great.๐Ÿ˜Š

So, it’s not for everybody. There is some brief nudity in the film. We didn’t like it.

Have a great day. I don’t know when I’ll be back on line again.

Much love ~

Kathy

Spell The Month In Books ~ August

Hello Peoples! It’s a beautiful morning. I went for a walk, early. It was 59 degrees. To entertain and dazzle you, I thought I would participate in Spell the Month In Books!๐Ÿ˜‰ This was created by Jana, but, this month, I discovered it at Carla’s blog. Learn more ~

Spell the Month in Books โ€“ August 2021 โ€“ Carla Loves To Read (wordpress.com)

53721571. sy475

A ~ A Hanging at Dawn by Charles Todd

93575

U ~ Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

I’m using the U in Gaudy!๐Ÿ˜

35101877. sy475

G ~ the Gate Keeper by Charles Todd

Mass Market Paperback Murder by Decree Book

U ~ Murder By Decree Adapted by Robert Weverka

I’m using the U in Murder.๐Ÿ˜

40796097

S ~ the Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

77694

T~ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

There you have it! I don’t think I will read all of these books in August, but, I can try. Anyway, have a great day.

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

End of July Blabbering ~

Hello Peoples! We have been getting a LOT of smoke in our illustrious city. Yesterday when Rick dropped me off at the bakery, I’m not walking there yet, he asked, where is all this smoke coming from??? It did smell nice. It smelled like someone was burning wood in a fireplace or campfire. According to the news, there has been a fire in Canada and we are getting the smoke. I was fine with it because the scent was great. However, no one wants a dangerous fire. I keep the windows open in our house as much as possible in the summer. I like fresh air, however, last night we closed the windows. I didn’t want to wake up to a smoke filled house. This very fine morning, there doesn’t seem to be as much smoke. And! It is suppose to rain today.

Rick and I have been watching the Olympics as much as possible. It’s been so many things ~fun, exciting, disappointing, surprising, etc. We’ve watched, men’s and women’s volleyball, sand volleyball, basketball, shalom canoeing, gymnastics, swimming, skateboarding, surfing, water polo and, oh yes, I did watch the gold medal match of women’s fencing. I like fencing. I did some fencing in college and enjoyed it!

If the sport is on tv and we’re at home, we watch it.

Zorro (Guy Williams) 1957-1959

Zorro, my favorite sword fighting, swashbuckling hero. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰

Favorite Read in July ~

24583
~

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

I enjoyed Tom Sawyer, very much. I was surprised. It’s a fun read.

Your Favorites at the Cottage in July ~

July 21, 2021 ~ The Classics Club ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Jully 21, 2021 ~ Wondering Wednesday ~ The Olympics

July 16, 2021 ~ National Ice Cream Day

Have a great day Peoples!

Much love ~

Kathy

It’s Almost August!!!

Hello Peoples! That’s right, it’s almost August!!! Where does the summer go???

My hair stylist was also a great friend. She passed away and I have trying to find a new hair stylist since she passed. Finding a good hairstylist can be a challenge. They charge a huge amount of money and don’t do what you want And! I have a photo on my very smart phone.๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, I would show the photo to the hairstylist and ask her if she can cut my hair like the cut in the photo. They always say, yes. Well, it has been my experience, they never do.

So, it was time again for another haircut. I groan. I sigh. I puff out my cheeks and poof. Well, Rick decided to talk to his barber. She said, yes, she can cut women’s hair and in fact, she has several female customers. So today I decided to talk to her. I went to her barbershop. Yes, barbershop. I was a little nervous about entering a barbershop. Why??? Who knows??? I showed her the photo I have on my very smart phone.๐Ÿ˜ She said, yes could cut my hair like the cut in the photo and SHE DID! I am thrilled. She’s a master barber and she has been cutting hair for 36 years! I will be returning to her in the future.

Much love ~

Kathy

To See Your Face Again by Eugenia Price

To See Your Face Again 1st edition by Price, Eugenia published by Doubleday Hard

Oh my word! It took me a very long time to read this book! You might ask, Kathy, why did it take you so long to read this book? Why, thank-you for asking. Natalie Browning, the female protagonist, is a most unlikable character. She brings new meaning to the word spoiled! I started reading this book in April and I finished it today! I required many breaks from Natalie. So, any time I needed to get away from her, I would stop reading this book and read a different book. To See Your Face Again is the second book in a four book series. I wanted to read all four books, so I wanted to finish reading this book, even if it took me twelve months.

The year is 1838. Natalie Browning boards the ill-fated Pulaski. On this brief and horrific trip, she meets Burke Latimer and falls in love with him. She is a strong character. Her stubbornness served her well when it was necessary to survive a ship disaster. However, she is also determined to marry the man and will stop at nothing to do so. It’s a very good story with an arrogant, stubborn, spoiled and vain protagonist.

Happy Reading!

Summer

It’s going to be a hot hot day! 100 degrees! I’m going to go to the bakery this morning and read for a couple of hours. Have a great day everyone! Stay cool!

Much love ~

Kathy

Top Ten Tuesday!

Hello Peoples! This week on Top Ten Tuesday we’re looking at Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On A Desert Island. Well, this should be fun. Without a doubt, the first book I would choose is ~ The Bible! Yup, it goes where I go.

30

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Haha. I count this as one book.๐Ÿ˜

1328119

That’s right! I would want Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs with me. I read this book a few months ago and loved it! Mmm. I might have some of the jungle in me.

39798828. sy475

YES! I would have The Fall of Gondolin by JRR Tolkien with me!

2732567

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

333039

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

11127. sy475

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I count the entire set as one book.๐Ÿ˜

71777

The Mitford Series by Jan Karon ~ All of them are one. I have a lot of that happening.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

174942

The Curate of Glaston by George MacDonald

And there you have it! Now it’s your turn, what books would want on a desert island???

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

The Classics Club ~ Star Flight by Phyllis A. Whitney

2336617

Lauren Castle had a grandmother she never knew. She was told, her grandmother, an actress, drowned herself in a lake in the mountains of North Carolina. Her grandparents were never married. Now, many years later, Lauren’s filmmaker husband dies, in an accident, in the same area of North Carolina. Two years after the death of her husband, Lauren receives a mysterious letter in the mail beckoning her to come to North Carolina and solve the questionable death of Lauren’s husband, Jim Castle.

This was a strange story. I’m not sure I liked it. Lauren’s grandmother died, but her body was never found. Jim Castle was mysteriously killed. There is a UFO sighting and all the characters in the story seem to be hiding something. There are definitely quirky characters. Lauren wants answers and all are warning her to leave before it’s to late. There is a foreboding atmosphere in the story. In spite of the warnings, Lauren remains in North Carolina, investigating, asking questions to learn why her grandmother died mysteriously so many years ago and why her husband is dead.

The story is well written and kept my attention, but it was odd. There are secrets and unanswered questions and Lauren could be in danger. Interesting book.

The Classics Club โ€“ A Community of Classics Lovers (wordpress.com)

Happy Reading!

Hello Peoples! I just returned from a walk! YAY! It’s a beautiful morning. There’s a nice breeze outside. I walked to one of many Little Free Libraries in our area. I decided, as I start walking again, I would make the Little Free Libraries my destination. They are all a nice, easy walk to get me started jaunting outside again.

Yesterday when Rick and I were at the Orthopedic Clinic waiting for my name to be called. This energetic boy came shooting out of one of the exam rooms. He was great. You know the type, tousled head of hair, jeans, lightweight rumpled shirt, well-used athletic shoes. He was more than ready for an adventure. His mother and younger sibling came out shortly after the young tyke, trying to keep up with the youngster. Mom was carrying his arm cast. Rick and I got the biggest chuckle out of that scene unfolding before us. Obviously, the little dickens broke his arm. Yesterday the cast was removed and he was ready for adventure, probably a quest! He was able to keep his cast ~ a badge of honor!

Have a great day!

Much love ~

Kathy

Walking ~

Hello Peoples! I just returned from the doctor. He gave me the all clear. I am good to go! He said, my left leg is weaker than my right leg, but time will correct that small problem. So! I am going to start walking short distances. YAY! I’ll increase the distance as time goes by.

Much love ~

Kathy