Thursday, August 18, 2022

Book Chat - 8/18/2022

I’m back on the road, but probably won’t read as many books this time.

The Push by Ashley Audrain
OMG! I read this book in one day and it took under 10 hours. I don’t know how to summarize the story without giving things away. I will say, it’s about a mother having trouble bonding with her newborn. She starts to feel that something is wrong with the child. That’s all I will say. Read it!

MK out.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Movie Monday - 8/15/2022

Still bingeing and reading and engaging in other dash worthy activities, whatever they may be.

Set in WWII, Summerland is a sweet film. A woman is coerced into caring for a child moved out of London for safekeeping during the war. It’s all much to her chagrin. Loved it.

Recent Binges:
Hacks - HBOMax

MK out.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Book Chat - 8/11/2022

I’ve slowed down with reading lately. Don’t ask me what is taking up all my time because I don’t know.

A recent read:
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
This novel is a beach read in more ways than one. It’s set in a beach town, written by a foremost beach read Queen and tells a juicy story. A mom watches her kids try to navigate life 
without her. I liked it.

A couple I read a while back:
The Designer by Marius Gabriel
A delightful imagining of the discovery of Christian Dior. It was good.

The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy
Three seamstresses having to make dire choices survive WWII. Decades later, the granddaughter of one returns to Paris to find out more about her grandmother. It was very good.

MK out.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

WIP Wednesday - 8/10/2022

Despite having several things on the needles, I bought a skein of souvenirs yarn from The Loopy Ewe last month while we were on our driving trip around the Canadian and US Rockies.

I started a cowl and I’m currently only about halfway finished. 

If I’d ever sit down to knit, it could be finished rather quickly!

MK out.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Movie Monday - 8/8/2022

I’m still bingeing series more than watching movies these days. I try to watch only one or two epis per day, but that is hard sometimes.

Downton Abbey: A New Era is delightful and will not disappoint the fans. All of the favorite characters are back and in full swing, dividing and conquering the story threads. Part of the family goes to France to accept the villa left to Granny Violet. The rest stay in Downton and rent the house to a film making operation to help offset the cost of needed repairs. A little mayhem ensues and it’s all in jolly good fun. I loved it!

Recent Binges:
Keep Sweet Pray and Obey - Netflix

MK out.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Book Chat - 7/28/2022

We are just back from our driving trip; so, here are the final books I read on the road:

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Set in the 1960s, a scientist has to work within the system to gain validation for herself. It’s the same old, same old that women have been (and are still) fighting for centuries. It’s not as heavy as I’m making it sound. It’s humorous and it’s a delightful read.

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin 
A dying 17-year-old girl and an 83-year-old woman meet in a hospital art class. They learn many life lessons from each other. It was very good.

Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby
Two ex-con dads go looking for the murderers of their sons. Gripping!

MK out.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Book Chat - 7/21/2022

More books read on the trip:

Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause
The book is about two women, one young and one old. The young one suffered from OCD and the old one has imaginary friends. The writing is very good and the story keeps the reader engaged and wanting to know what happens next. It was cute.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
An historical novel based on true events, two concentration camp prisoners navigate their new realities vowing to survive to live the rest of their lives in a better world. It was very good.

MK out.