Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

 Forever Young is a memoir by Hayley Mills of her early life to about her mid-twenties. The details of her movies with Disney and others. 

Women and Children First is a fictionalized story based on the Titanic sinking and their lives in the aftermath.

The Corpse Wore Tartan latest installment of a series. Cute, set in Maine. Lead is of Scottish heritage.

Happy reading.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Mini-ManCat Monday

A cat is an attitude with fur.

You bet I have an attitude. Some days it is a good attitude, other days a bad attitude. 

 Me invading mum's lap while she watches the basey ball game Caturday night. They done good that night, lots of hits and homers. They need to win lots to get into the playoffs. 

Plus they did good on Sunday too. Mum watched the CrashCar race until it got rainy, then the Sunday basey ball game. She went to watch the end of the race, and our team scored all sorts of runs. 

Yeah, mum said CrashCar earned their name yesterday. Sheesh!

I have switched things out the past few days. After not sleeping with mum for the longest time this summer I am back to snuggle when she goes to the sleepy spot. Then I leave for a while, but come early wake up time I come back and stretch out over her head on the pillow. She says I make her head hot!

We also got thunderboomer storms on Sunday. Me and mum were just sitting quietly together and the BOOM! Mum jumped and so did I. We got rain, but nothing severe. Didn't lose power to the house. 

So that is the report for this week. 

Have a good week everyone!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

Do you spot the photo bomb? I didn't see Ducky until someone pointed him out when I posted the picture on Facebook. 

Italian for Beginners is a story where an older, dependable sister decides to take life into her own hands and heads to Italy for romance.  

Stiff, as the subtitle says the curious lives of human cadavers. Way back when I did get to observe an autopsy. Once was enough. 

Secret History of Food, what we eat and why. Customs of how and why some of the foods we eat are associated with holidays, or why we even eat stuff.

Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper, his history of his maternal family. His mother was Gloria Vanderbilt.

As one of my friends mentioned years ago, she is retired. Her job is to read books!

Monday, August 22, 2022

Mini-ManCat Monday

 Heaven ... would have to be a place lined with cat bellies. - L. F. Hoffman

Me and mum are getting frustrated with blog stuff. So many of you are having problems seeing and/or commenting here. So mum is looking to move on to another site. We will continue to be here, for now. 

Not much going on, summer is fading away. Daylight time is getting shorter, the skeeters are bad. The grass keeps growing and mum keeps mowing. 

 I am doing my zen meditation in the front window. 

Have a good week everyone.


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

 A good batch here, I got through all but one, Battle Royal. Too romance novel like and too drawn out for me. Shorter might have been better. 

Lemon Drop Dead part of the Amish Candy shop mysteries. Mix of Amish characters and others in a small Ohio town. 

The Last Debutantes uses an real person to fictionalize her life. Her is Valerie De Vere Cole, niece of the then British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Some of the characters are real but are in minor roles. Including the girl who married Bruce Shand and gave birth to Camilla, now Duchess of Cornwall.

Shot Caller is the third installment of a series based on NYPD characters. In this case they are brought in to help out with a prison takeover. 

Fuzz another cute Mary Roach book. Subtitle is When Nature Breaks the Law! 

The Guest List, took me a while to get into the story. It is told from multiple people's angles, so each chapter presents a different point of view and how they are involved in the story.  


Monday, August 15, 2022

Mini-ManCat Monday

My dog thinks he's human.. My cat thinks he's GOD!

Yep, you know we have never forgotten that our ancestors were gods in Egypt. Godliness is inherited!

Mum went out to eat with Miss Lynn on Caturday night. She brought fishy leftovers home. She says I will get some when she reheats them in the next few days. 

When she got home I invaded her lap. I needed some love.

My need for love continued on Sunday while mum watched basey ball and crash car. Plus she was bizzy on the puter with stuff. 

This was in the newsy paper on Sunday too. Hmm, a story coming about cat condos! I don't have one so I can't send in any pics. We don't know anyone local with a cat condo either. 

The weather has gotten nicer too. It was cloudy most of the weekend, but it was cooler and not so humid! That means open windows!

Everyone have a good week. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

I see I got a DVD with this batch, Bomshell, based on the true story of Gretchen Carlson at Fox news and her sexual harassment issues with Roger Ailes.


 Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations the final book of this series. Cute short books and the author started writing the first books back in 1986 with eight books in the seires.

Under Pressure, latest in the series with a FBI K-9 unit. Not as violent as the previous series that had a K-9 unit involved. These might be best read in the order published as the books do refer back to things in previous books. Plus some relationships between the characters are progressive.

A Rogue's Company, third in the series of two women who are running a marriage bureau in London, post World War II and solving crimes.

The Reading List, didn't get into this one and didn't finish it. 

I got lots of reading done this past week. Too hot and humid to be or work outside. Now things are improving, so time to get outside again and do stuff. 

Our summer library reading program ends this week. I always start logging my books and time a few days before the actual program starts. So that by the actual end date I am up to date with my time entered. How much did I do? 32 books, 145 hours, 8700 minutes. Will be interesting to see how much the whole program has in minutes. They were aiming for One Million. 

Our primary election was Tuesday, maybe we can get a few weeks of no election ads. Probably wishful thinking. 

Happy reading.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Mini-ManCat Monday

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat. - Mark Twain

 I don't want to be deteriorated! I like being purr-fect! It would help mum, maybe she could become sleek and fast!

Amember last week I told you we had a baby bird? A robin? Well, now we don't. The first pic is from last Sunday of July. Mum took a few pics and figured she would leave them alone for a few days.

She then took a peek out during the rain on Wednesday and the nest was gone. Mum figured since it was a quick peek she didn't see correctly. Sadly no, later on Wednesday she took the flashy box out and the whole nest is gone!

Just a few bits of dried grass and such left. Mum thinks something climb up there to get the birdies. 

I needed all my naps on Sunday and so did mum. Our power went out early Sunday, so no fan to keep mum cool. Plus the previous owners used an alarm system which makes a big noise when it loses power and then comes back on. So that wakes us up. Mum won't take it out cuz then she would have all sorts of places to fix the walls and that will cost green papers. 

We have an election thingy here this week too. I think mum will be happy not to listen to all the propaganda and lies from the candidates for a while. 

Happy week everyone. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

Both the books on the bottom of the piles. I didn't get through them. I started both and I seemed liked I was reading about stuff that I knew from other sources. Front Row at the Trump show was more of the same about The Donald, The Red and the Blue about politics in the 1990's and the beginnings of hyper partisan politics we have now. I think I have hit my limit on current political books for a while.

A Fatal Footnote third book in a series. American author hanging out in small town England.

A Wee Christmas Homicide Scottish mystery set in Maine

Shoulder Season fictional account of a girl from a small town in Wisconsin who gets a job as a Playboy bunny back when their was a Playboy Club in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Interesting to read as the places the author refers to are real.

Wait for It bit of a romance novel but not so cute that it turned me off. Plus there was enough intrigue as to the motivation behind some of the characters.

Mrs Pargeter's Principle next to last book of the series.

Broker, Trader, Lawyer Spy book on corporate spying, some of the history of finding out secrets when others don't want it that to come out.

An Ugly Truth interesting book on FaceBook and Mark Zuckerberg. How they say one thing, but really want to do just the opposite. Yes we will behave, but we really don't want to!

 Megan from Sydney, if you are looking for more books to read ask your librarian. Tell them what authors you like, the genre(s) you like to read and ask for suggestions. I used to read mostly non-fiction, switching more to fiction since I retired. I am open to finding new authors and at least trying something. You never know what you might find.


Yep, and Ducky likes to sit on me and impede my view of my book or computer. I love him anyway. 

Happy reading.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Mini-ManCat Monday

 In my house lives a cat who is a curmudgeon and cantankerous, a cat who is charming and convivial, and a cat who is combative and commendable. And yet I have but one cat. - Dave Edwards

And we cats can be all things to many people. 

Mum washed my nice little cat cup yesterday said I had yakked on it inside and out and it was time to remove the crud. So all of my excess furs were removed first, then everything was taken apart. Oh well, it is nice to have a clean beddie, but lots of work to make it mine again. 

Mum did some outside work on Friday. She cut down lots of weeds and discovered she  had nice blooming plants behind them. Mum hates to weed but these were thistle and they have made lots and lots of seeds. Look at those balls of fluffy seeds, all ready to blow around. Mum hauled most of this stuff off to the compost place.

 So here is what was hiding, lots of bee balm and the bees were liking it but then mum saw on Caturday that the hummer birds were liking it too. She said she saw three hummer birds at one time!

Now the above is also a thistle, but a tame ornamental one. The bees love this plant too. Plus the birdies are having a good time planting sun flowers from the feeder. We get lots of these right near the feeder. Mum doesn't mind as long as she can get at the feeder to fill it when she needs too.

Plus mum said our robin came back, made a new nest and now we have baby birds. She saw the mum feeding them on Caturday. She hasn't gotten a picture yet. 
Hey, this is my blog, not the garden report! Where is my handsome face?
 Plus mum was reminded that ten years ago was the 'Lympics and I entered the high jump and won a gold and a silver medal! Wowza. I used to be a jumping cat, now, no so much. Mum tried to find the video and she did and managed to get to load up here! Woohoo. 

Plus here is the original post from way back when!
Plus we have a new month to cellybrate. Happy August.