Tuesday, June 17, 2014

reading and watching

This book became a real learning tool for me. At first I kind of glanced through the first chapters and thought, well...it's not going to fit me.
 It was when I started doing some of the writing and drawing exercises that I began to make self discoveries. I decided early on to go through the book my way, with no pressure to actually do any exercises I thought were a waste of time. I chose to do about 12 exercises and am very happy with the outcome. I recommend the book if you are feeling stale, want a new way to approach creativity, or want to learn about you.
Product Details I also finished this last book written by Maeve Binchy. I love her style. She is so homey and her characters are so well rounded and likeable. The characters  tend to show up in  following books as well, like old friends. It all just fits, and is comfortable and full bodied and I am so sad that she has passed on. I have read all of her books. Two thumbs up.

I bought the new Quilters Travel Companion this weekend. I'm so excited because I never bought the previous edition and there have been too many quilt shop closings. 
I bought, shoot me now, old Studios magazines at our guild show. Like I need another magazine!! I didn't have this one...
Also reading about lowering stress with Dr. Brian Weiss, and a book by Brown on spirituality. All porch reading, along with...
Anne Fortier's latest book... yum, her Juliet was wonderfully engaging so I look forward to lovely prose, good story line and being so engrossed I don't notice the heat.

At night in bed I am reading The Alchemist and liking it although it may be too much of a parable to read when I am sleepy.

When not reading I like to check out dvds from the library. We are watching several series now...
Garrow's Law is based on a real lawyer in London in the 18th century and the characters are so well acted I get lost in it.  I love history.
We are well along in our systematic viewing of Midsomer Murders a BBC show. DH and I both love this one, with good acting and story lines but not overly violent.
Currently we can't get enough of Canadian Murdoch Mysteries, set in 1898 Toronto, detective show with terrific acting and plot lines, and the show tongue in cheek describes inventions you will recognize.
I am watching Hot in Cleveland. I never saw it on broadcast tv but it's HILARIOUS.
We are also very into modern day Vexed, BBC detective show that reminds me of Moonlighting. Maggie Smith's son is the lead actor, and really funny. Then there are the stacks of quilting books, bought, not read...
Can you relate?
What are you reading this summer?   LeeAnna


  1. FUn and informative post. I have a book title: Life is a Verb!! It includes 37 days worth of exercises to wake up, be mindful and live intentionally!! :) FUN!

    1. that was written by the same person, and I wondered if it was good.

  2. Hi LeeAnna!
    Looks like you're in for an enjoyable summer of reading and tv!
    Thanks for the book list! I'll check out bol.com
    Yes, that Life is a verb sounds interesting too! 37 days worth of exercises is a good way to spend some of that summer time!
    Take care,

  3. Thanks for the recommendations!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation