Monday, April 6, 2020

Thought I would try this meme out.  Unconscious Mutterings.....hosted by Luna Nina.  The rules......

"Rules are, there are no rules." There are no right or wrong answers. Don't limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head.

My Mutterings.....
  1. Ball ::Play
  2. Simplified ::Easy
  3. Wash ::Dry
  4. Relative ::Sister
  5. Calls ::Phone
  6. Lotion ::Dry Skin
  7. Compassion ::for others
  8. Swipe ::Credit Card
  9. Burning ::the trash
  10. Safe ::Home

Monday, March 30, 2020


The Mountain Story - Lori Lansens

Nola has gone up the mountain to commemorate her wedding anniversary, the first since her beloved husband passed. Blonde, stick-thin Bridget is training for a triathalon. Vonn is working out her teenage rebellion at eight thousand feet, driven by family obligation and the urge to escape her mistakes. Still reeling from the tragic accident that robbed him of his best friend, Wolf Truly is the only experienced hiker among them, but he has come to the cliffs on his eighteenth birthday without food or supplies because he plans to take his own life.

When a series of missteps strands this unusual group together in the wilderness, they soon realize that their only defense against the brutality of nature is one another. As one day without rescue spirals dramatically into the next, and misadventure turns to nightmare, these four broken souls begin to form an inextricable bond, pushing themselves and one another further than they ever could have dreamed possible. The three who make it home alive will be forever changed by their harrowing days on the mountain. (

These 4 people all meet by chance while hiking on the mountain.  But they soon become disoriented and get lost.  They must all work together to stay alive.  Really awesome book! *****

This book is for 2 of my reading challenges.

Monthly Key Word Challenge
Color Coded Challenge


Fly By Night - Frances Hardinge

 Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad. Mosca Mye was born at a time sacred to Goodman Palpitattle, He Who Keeps Flies out of Jams and Butterchurns, which is why her father insisted on naming her after the housefly. He also insisted on teaching her to read—even in a world where books are dangerous, regulated things. Eight years later, Quillam Mye died, leaving behind an orphaned daughter with an inauspicious name and an all-consuming hunger for words. Trapped for years in the care of her cruel Uncle Westerly and Aunt Briony, Mosca leaps at the opportunity for escape, though it comes in the form of sneaky swindler Eponymous Clent. As she travels the land with Clent and her pet goose, Saracen, Mosca begins to discover complicated truths about the world she inhabits and the power of words. (

This book is a Junior Fiction at my library.  It is also a fantasy book.  But it's really a good book.....I enjoyed reading this book very much. *****

This book is for 2 of my reading challenges.

Monthly Key Word Challenge

Color Coded Challenge

Monday, March 16, 2020


Ouabache - David A. Lottes

 Ouabache is the old French spelling of Wabash, the Algonquin word waapaahÅ¡iiki, the name the Miami Indians gave to the river that runs through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. This is a novel about life in the valley during the French Colonial period. It has been over three centuries since the first of these French-speaking adventurers paddled their canoes down the Wabash River and the details of their everyday lives are still largely a mystery. The novel I have written is based on a mix of facts and folklore. I hope it will entertain readers and inspire them to learn more about the Wabash Valley.

This is my book clubs choice for March.  Since I live in Indian, I thought this book could give me a bit of a history lesson.  And it did!  The names of Native Americans that living around the Wabash River at the time.  One of which was the Miami's.  My grandmother was of the Miami tribe.  This story follows the French and English that were trying to settle this area at the time.  The Forts that were there and the men and women who where solders and settlers.  Really good book. *****

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


House Arrest - K. A. Holt


Timothy is on probation. It's a strange word—something that happens to other kids, to delinquents, not to kids like him. And yet, he is under house arrest for the next year. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal for an entire year. And mostly, he has to stay out of trouble. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be. By turns touching and funny, and always original, House Arrest is a middlegrade novel in verse about one boy's path to redemption as he navigates life with a sick brother, a grieving mother, and one tough probation officer.

This is another book rated Junior Fiction at my library.  I read a lot of their Jr. Fiction books...they have lots of really good books.  This one is written like a diary/journal.  Timothy is on probation and part of his house he has to write in a journal everyday.....for a year.  It was slow going doing this, but Timothy finally got the hang of it.  It's full of moments that make you smile, and others make you want to scream or cry.  I really enjoyed reading this book.  *****

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges.....

Monthly Key Word Challenge(House)

When I'm not reading, I'm working on a quilt or embroidery.  At this time I'm working on my niece's quilt.  She wanted a Stitch (as in Lilo and Stitch) Quilt.  I'm hoping to get this done before her birthday in August.  I have 2 more rows to put on, then the border.  Then put it all together and tie it.

Monday, March 9, 2020


Green River, Running Red - Ann Rule

In her most personal and provocative book to date, the #1 bestselling master of true crime presents "her long-awaited definitive narrative of the brutal and senseless crimes that haunted the Seattle area for decades" (Publishers Weekly). This is the extraordinary true story of the most prolific serial killer the nation had ever seen -- a case involving more than forty-nine female victims, two decades of intense investigative work...and one unrelenting killer who not only attended Ann Rule's book signings but lived less than a mile away from her home.(

I read "The Stranger Beside Me" a few years ago and really enjoyed it.  I also tried reading Green River, Running Red a few years ago, but couldn't finish it.  So I took another crack at it.  I'm glad I did....really great book.  With all the info you could possibly want to know about the senseless crimes of this person.  Ann Rule kept notes and other information for 20 years, just in case she ever got to write the book.  And she did an excellent job of writing this book.  If you enjoy reading true crime books, this is the one to read.  *****

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges....

Color Coded Challenge(Green)