Sunday Bookends: An old barn, busy reading, and new music to listen to

Sunday Bookends April 21

Welcome to Sunday Bookends where I share what I’m reading, watching, listening to, writing and doing.

What’s Been Occurring

This past week we mainly recovered from last week, which was fairly busy. We didn’t do much until Saturday when we traveled to Scranton to visit, well, Scranton. I will write about this more in depth later in the week. Suffice it to say, when we told my parents we were traveling to Scranton we received the question most people in PA ask when someone says they’re going to Scranton. “Why? What’s in Scranton?” I’ll expound on that further in my post later this week.

On Friday I went to my parents to look at some books Dad had in the barn and wanted me to look at to see if I wanted them. They were crawling with spiders and dusty and mainly Reader’s Digest books, so I was not interested. They are now going to the dump. While in the barn, I had a bit of a panic moment when I felt the floor of the barn bounce up and down, wondering if it would cave underneath me.

The barn is very old, and my dad has been considering having it pulled down. He and The Boy recently cleaned it out to prepare for such an eventuality. For now, there are still a few pieces of antique furniture and, of course, old books, stored there.

When my son saw my panic, he thought it was pretty funny and proceeded to bounce on the boards to make it move more. A few minutes later he told my dad about my panic and my dad proceeded to do the same thing with the boards. Those two are very similar in their behaviors and personalities. They also think they are actually funny.

What I’m Reading

This week I finished Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd, after skipping through much of it because I didn’t enjoy the style of writing, which was mainly telling the entire story like a person relaying what happened instead of showing what happened through description. I did, however, enjoy the story overall and the subject matter about Japanese internment camps in Canada during World War II. Just because I didn’t like the way the story was told, does not mean the book is not good. It was just not a style of writing I enjoy. My mom disagreed with me and did enjoy it.

I am continuing the Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong, which I will probably finish this week. So far, I am enjoying it.

I will have reviews for both of these books in a couple of weeks.

When I am in the mood for something a little deeper than the above mentioned clean rom-com, I delve into Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson.

Later this month, and into September, I hope to finish Double Minds by Terri Blackstock and for something totally different, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

Little Miss and I are reading The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder before bed.

The Boy is listening to H.P. Lovecraft stories on audio.

What I’m Watching

The husband and I have been watching a British comedy, Upstart Crow and I’ve been re-watching To the Manor Born. We also watched some Rockford Files. I started a couple of movies, but didn’t finish either of them for a variety of reasons.

What I’m Writing

This week I plan to write a post about our trip to Scranton and then join up with Erin from Still Life, With Cracker Crumbs for a post about our respective Main Streets. I also plan to finish a Randomly Thinking post I have started but never finished.

Last week I shared a book review of Rahab’s Courage by Naomi Craig and also a post about the outhouse races in our small town.

I also made a small amount of progress on my next book, The Next Chapter.

What I’m Listening To

This week I am listening to the new song by Elevation Worship, Might Get Loud,

and the new album by Danny Gokey.

I’m also enjoying Larkin Poe, a new sister-duo by husband turned me on to.

So, that’s my week in review; how about all of you? What are you doing, reading, writing, or listening to these days? Let me know in he comments.

2 thoughts on “Sunday Bookends: An old barn, busy reading, and new music to listen to

    • I’ve never read Lovecraft so I have no idea if I would like him or not, but I’m guessing no.

      I am interested in the documentary on Bourdain that is out. I’m waiting for the price to come down first.


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