The Sun Is Shinning!

Hello !Peoples! It’s 61 degrees here today! WOOT WOOT! I went for a walk and enjoyed the fresh air. WOW! February was so cold, it’s nice to have great weather.

This week Rick and I watched, How To Marry A Millionaire (1953). This wasn’t the first time we’ve watched it. It’s a cute movie. I’m not really a fan of Marilyn Monroe, but she does a great job of acting in this film. I think she does. We did see the colorized version. I recommend it!

Much love ~

Kathy

The Last Ten Books Tag #BookTagTuesday

Hello Peoples! I discovered another book tag at Millay’s Musings. Skedaddle on over to her blog and take a gander. You can find her fun blog at the link below ~

The Last Ten Books Tag: #BookTagTuesday – Millay’s Musings (wordpress.com)

There are no rules with this tag. *applauseapplause*

The Last Book I Gave Up on ~

Mmmm. I don’t know? Oh! I remember now. I am sorry to say ~

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Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I started reading, Where The Crawdads Sing, believing I would love it. It’s a wildly popular read, but it just wasn’t for me.

Last Book I re-read ~

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This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

Last Book I Bought ~

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Too Close To Home by Lynette Eason and The Cantaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore

It was on sale. I got a deal. πŸ™‚πŸ“š

Last Book I said I read but actually didn’t ~

I don’t do that. If I read it, I say I read it and if I didn’t read it, I say I didn’t read it. πŸ˜ƒ

Last Book I Wrote In the Margins of ~

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The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

Last Book I Had Signed ~

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She’s Mine by Tammy Doherty

The Last Book I Lost ~

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A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd πŸ˜ͺ

The Last Book I Had To Replace ~

I don’t know??? I will probably replace A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd.

The Last Book I Argued Over ~

I don’t normally argue over books.

The Last Book You Couldn’t Find ~

Mmm. Sometimes I need to dig deep, but I normally find said missing book. πŸ™‚πŸ“š

Thanks Millay for a fun book tag. If you would like to join in the fun, feel free! Happy Reading!

Much Love ~

Kathy

The Classics Club ~ The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

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The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins was a surprise to me. Before I read it, I didn’t read any reviews or descriptions of any kind about said book, so I went into the book without knowing anything. The plot builds slowly, so, if one reads the book, stay with it. I don’t believe you’ll regret it. Keep in mind it was published in 1860. The beliefs about men and women were different at that time.

The story begins with a ghostly encounter between Walter Hartright and the Woman in White.

Walter Hartright, an artist, has been commissioned to teach Laura Fairlie to draw and paint. Soon after arriving at the Fairlie home, Walter finds himself falling in love with Laura. Upon learning she is engaged to another, he leaves the estate. Through the course of time, Walter and Laura are reunited and Walter discovers he is embroiled in the nefarious activity of Sir Percival Glyde and his long time friend, Count Fosco. The duplicity of Percival and Fosco are well described. I don’t ever remember reading a novel where the antagonists are such snakes, full of poison.

However, the story does have it’s hero and heroine. Walter is removed from the book for a considerable amount of time because he travels. However, when he returns and finds Laura in a spot of bother, he is certainly up for the challenge. His love, dedication, tenacity, perseverance are obvious. And! Miss Halcombe is completely committed to Laura and will assist in any way she can. Miss Halcombe is a strong, female protagonist and my favorite character in the story. I thought it was well-written.

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

Spell the Month In Books ~ March

Hello Peoples! It’s that time again. ⏰ Time for Spell the Month In Books! Yay! March has very few letters! πŸ˜‰ Fewer letters are a good thing. It snowed here sometime during the night, but it doesn’t seem to bad, just a little. I would like the temperatures to stay above zero! Just check out Carla’s blog for Spell the Month In Books. Her link is below ~

Spell the Month in Books – March – Carla Loves To Read (wordpress.com)

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M ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

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A ~ A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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R ~ Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

I’m using the “R” in Risk.

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C ~ Celtic Cross by Tammy Doherty

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Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd

There you have it! Happy Reading! πŸ“š

Have a great day!

Much Love ~

Kathy

Hello Peoples! πŸ€—

Rise and Shine! It’s a new day. I invited our new neighbor over for hot tea and scones. We had a fun visit. After we finished chatting and eating and drinking, we walked to her house and she gave me the tour. They haven’t changed much in the house since they moved in, however, what they have done makes such a big difference. It was nice before and it’s nice after, just different. And! There home has such a comfortable atmosphere. It’s wonderful. I don’t really know what type of atmosphere is in our home. Maybe goofy??? haha! πŸ˜‰

Last night Rick and I went for a walk. It was a beautiful night. πŸ™‚

Have a great day!

Much love ~

Kathy

Blog Birthday!

Hello Peoples! Yesterday, February 25th, my blog was seven (7) years old! YAY! Beat the drum! Blow the trumpet! Sound the bells! Blow the kazoo!!! Thanks all for seven great years! And! More to come!

I also got my hair cut. It’s short. Above my shoulders. πŸ˜‰

Millays Musings posted some great blogger questions today, I thought I would answer. Check out her blog. The link is below.

Let’s Talk Bookish: February 26, 2021 – Millay’s Musings (wordpress.com)

Has blogging affected your reading in a positive or negative way? If so, how?

I guess it depends on how one looks at it. I really don’t see how blogging has had a negative impact on my reading. I enjoy reading and I enjoy blogging. I would still blog if I didn’t read and I would still read if I didn’t blog. πŸ™‚πŸ˜‰πŸ“š Everything is good. I think I’ve answered the question??? 🀨

Do you think the pressures to produce content can result in a bad relationship with books?

Mmm. Interesting question. I don’t believe I feel pressured. If I’m reading a book I love, I read the book I love. *wink* At times I do feel tired, however, if that is the case, I enjoy the book and omit a review. I might make a brief comment on my blog I’m reading said book, but I don’t write a review.

How do you balance blogging and reading?

Whew. Another good question. I never really thought about it as balancing. I read in the mornings, to be sure. As I think on this question, blogging can be anytime for me, I’ve been known to blog in the night when I can’t sleep. I’ve blogged in the evenings, just whenever I feel the urge. *haha*πŸ˜‰ Right now, I’m enjoying a pancake whilst I blog. Yummy.

Do you think you would have started blogging if it weren’t for books or vise versa?

I would have blogged either way. I started blogging because I was in a book group and the group had a blog. When I started my own blog it was going to be a winter blog. I wanted to blog about my life and experiences during our long, cold winters. My blogging went from there.

*applause applause*

Have a great day everyone!

Much love ~

Kathy

End of February Blabberings ~

Hello Peoples! Oh my word! I have been walking everyday! It has been so nice outside. The snow has been melting rapidly! Our backyard is almost completely free of snow. Of course, I know it will snow in March, but if the warmer temperatures continue, March snow won’t stick *haha* around for any length of time. β›„

Your favorites at the cottage in February~

It’s So Cold! ~ February 7, 2021

Ramblings In the Cold ~ February 17, 2021

Oh My Word! ~ February 15, 2021

I’m trying to decide my favorite read in February??? I liked them all. 🀨 I read four books. Right now I’m reading, The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. It’s good, but it’s a big book and the plot builds slowly. I do like it.

So! In February I didth read ~

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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She’s Mine by Tammy Doherty

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Murder On Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson

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A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

Project Cabinet ~

Hello Peoples! Yesterday we started and finished a project. We have a cabinet, it sits in our dining room, we bought it at an antique/collectible shop a few years ago. Well, it was old when we bought it. I don’t think it’s an antique though. It started to show it’s age, more than usual. *haha* It needed some tender refurbishment. We replaced the hinges on the door. The old hinges weren’t working properly. We strengthened the drawers and tightened the white knobs. Now, the cabinet is once again ~ extraordinary! 😁

Much love ~

Kathy

45 degrees today! Woot! Woot!

Hello Peoples! I hope you had a good weekend. Our weekend was uneventful, quiet and restful. I had a nap Saturday and Sunday!

You might ask, Kathy, what are you reading??? Thank-you for asking. I’m reading, The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. My copy is 564 pages, so, I will be here awhile. It’s not a quick read. I do like it, but patience is the word. Yes, patience. Keep reading.

Have you read The Woman In White? What are your thoughts?

I’m going to make hot tea. Have a great day.

Much love ~

Kathy