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Friday, May 07, 2021

Feline Friday - 5/7/21

This is what Momma calls her furry weighted blanket:

I call it hard work getting her to concentrate on her hexie test project.

After a while I convert to the mini-weighted blanket.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Wednesday Weather Report #207 - 5/5/21

I have a little issue with my temperature project... 
I'm out of papers!!!!


OK, I'm not really out - it's more like they are all being used because I haven't pulled the papers out in many, many, many, many weeks worth of daily temps. Just something else on the honey do list that doesn't seem to get done until it's absolutely necessary. Tell me I'm not the only one with this problem?

April 28 - 30, 2021 :: 70 - 50 - 46 F
May 1 - 4, 2021 :: 50 - 64 - 64 - 69 F

The Bibliophile Files - 5/4/21

It makes a body feel old when they start a blog post, Chrome is accidentally closed and the post is totally forgotten until after 9pm when there is no way to finish it at home. Me. Yes. I'm feeling old and forgetful. Or maybe I can just blame it on a busy work day. Sure. That sounds good! 

At least I haven't forgotten to read books. I think I had a pretty good month, especially given that some of these books were much longer than my usual. I'm actually ahead of schedule for my annual goal - something I haven't been able to say in many years until after I go camping.

The dotted line indicates when I finished my Spell that Place challenge. In case you are unfamiliar with my challenges: first I pick a place with a long name (This year I chose Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta, which is a train station in India) from this website list and then I read (28) books where the first letter of a book title word corresponds with a letter in the place name. It's much easier to do than to explain. 

     The Want-Ad Killer - A true crime novel. Gruesome and interesting at the same time but I really expected more about the want-ad aspect given it's in the title. It wasn't his main method of kidnapping women but he eventually was caught/convicted and is still in prison (if we believe Wiki) at the age of 93.
     Trace of Evil - oh look another book with Evil in the title. LOL. Finishing my annual challenge always brings out the weird titles at the end when I need to find 8 books that are A or E books. 
     The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes -- prequal to the Hungar Games series - it explains a lot!
     Just Watch Me - written by the same author who wrote the Dexter TV series. This is book #1 in the series and I almost immediately read the second book. I'm really hoping there will be a third book this year.
     Through the Evil Days - great book from a great series. The book takes place from 2 perspectives, really 2 ends, of the same investigation.
     Fool Me Twice - this is book #2 to Just Watch Me.
     The Brontë Plot - a leftover from last year's SYNC season. It's definitely a YA book with young love and a predictable ending but a nice, easy read.
     Come On In - 15 short stories on immigration - the first book from the new SYNC season. It was a nice reminder that immigration isn't always sneaking across a dessert or ocean to get into another country.

     The Whistler

And now it's your turn? What are you reading? What should I read?
Anything counts: novel, magazine, quilt pattern or cereal box!