Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What I'm Into: April 2014

I'm linking up with Leigh again...

The end of this month snuck up on me!  April has seen the return of baseball season and the triple-booked evenings.  The only comfort is that our normally double-booked evenings have helped us establish the habit of eating dinner around 5:30, so now we don't have to adjust to that.

Baseball season again!
When I had spare time over the last month, here's what I was doing:


Breaking Bad.  It is over.  And I feel like I'm mourning.  This was the first series that I've ever watched through from beginning to end.  I'm glad we spread it over three months.  It gave me something to look forward to every evening, and I feel like I had enough time to digest each episode.

What's up next?  We have two seasons of Homeland on DVD and the first season of House of Cards on DVD.  The DVR is also filling up with episodes of Fargo.  Now we just have to wait for some free evenings.


I started listening to WXPN radio recently.  I have decided that on the whole it has a pretty good mix of tunes.  The kids hate it, but it is nice to take a break from the top 40 stuff.

Around the House
Wisteria--the new color for Caroline
The mess from Caroline's room in the upstairs hall!

Painting!  We are re-painting the kids' bedrooms.  One down, two to go.  I do not enjoy living with all of the mess that comes along with moving furniture out of the way in order to paint.


I find myself in the middle of a self-designed poetry unit!  Thanks in part to one of Anne's guest posts and my pastor's Easter sermon, I have borrowed most of the library's books by Billy Collins.  I am having fun.

So there is April in a nutshell.  May promises more of the same!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Stack of Books: April 2014

It's the 15th, and that means it's time to link up with Anne.

The Mapping of Love and Death
I think this is the eighth installment in the Maisie Dobbs series.  Once again, Winspear knocks it out of the park.

As I had predicted, this was great.  An alternate history--what if Britain surrendered to Germany in 1940?  A very different world.  Fantastic suspense.

An enjoyable read.  Like meeting the male counterpart to Eleanor or Cath (characters from her other works).

Carry On, Warrior
Okay, I didn't read this one--but I had ordered the paperback and it was delivered last week.  I am looking forward to re-reading!

And that's what I've been reading over the past four weeks.   How about you?