Welcome to Sunday Bookends where I ramble about what I’m reading, watching, listening to and doing.
What I’m Reading
This past week I ended up skimming through a couple of the books I volunteered to read for book review tours. The one just was not good, the other one was good but just not my type of book.
Two books I read in the last couple of weeks that I enjoyed included:
A Convenient Risk by Sara Turnquist and Songs of the Storm by Kathy Geary Anderson.
Both books are historical fiction, which I don’t usually read.
I am reading another historical fiction, Saving Mrs. Roosevelt, by Candace Sue Patterson, for another book tour.
I am reading the last book in the Rembrandt Stone Series, Heart of Stone, for a book tour and for fun. I’d like to breeze right through it, but I’m also enjoying savoring it and don’t want the series to end. I’m having a hard time going to bed when I get into it, though, because I really need to know what happens and that it turns out okay. I might have it finished in the next couple of days as it is a fairly short, quick read.
Rembrandt Stone is a detective who comes into possession of a watch that takes him back in time to solve cold cases, but as he works to solve his cold cases he also tries to fix some other situations, resulting in a messed up timeline and his entire world being turned upside down. Even if you aren’t a fan of science fiction, you will like these books, I promise you. If you like suspense, intrigue, and romance, then you will really love these books.
Little Miss and I finished These Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder last week and started The First Four Years. I hope to finish Blood Brothers this week, which I have been reading with The Boy. It is about a Christian Palestinian and the challenges he faces as a child, as well as how he has fought for peace and reconciliation between Jews and Palestinians for more than 50 years.
What I’m Watching
This past week I have been watching Irish R.M. with Peter Bowles. I had previously watched To the Manor Born with him, so I thought I’d check this one out as well and now I’m caught up in it. I guess you would describe it as a lighthearted comedy without laugh tracks. The characters are endearing and hilarious, especially the Irish who the main character (Major Sinclair Yeates) has come to be the magistrate for. Flurry is devious, but the charming character who is always getting the main character, the Major, in trouble either locally or with visitors.
In fact, most of the people of the town are usually trying to trick the magistrate in one way or another which makes for hilarious developments during each episode.
This show was very popular in the UK when it was on and apparently ran for a number of years.
What’s Been Occurring
We literally have been doing school and that’s about it. If anything exciting or halfway interesting happens, I’ll be sure to let you know in a future blog post.
What I’ve Been Listening To
I finally set up a playlist on my phone that features some of my favorite songs.
I thought I’d share a few of those today.
So that is my small update for today. How was your week last week? Let me know in the comments.