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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 19): 02/19/18
My husband was out of town last week on business which meant I had to get up an hour early to make sure our son got to high school in time. He takes a zero period so he can have time for both his Honors and AP classes and wood shop. While I'm admittedly not a morning person, getting up early did give me the opportunity to photograph the dawn. So every morning I'd take him to school and then stop halfway to home where there's a great view of the San Francisco Bay and photograph the dawn.
Meanwhile the plum tree is now at maximum bloom. I've been photographing it every day to capture the blossoms. It's already starting to grow leaves which means pretty soon the flowers will be gone. Between the wind and birds, the flowers will probably be gone in a week.
My reading for the week was as productive as last week. With my husband out of town, I didn't have the temptation of anime after dinner. Instead of watching TV I spent my time reading before bed. I also had four books due at the library with no more renewals available and that motivated me to finish them.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 01:24:50
That photo of SF is so gorgeous, and so worth getting up to see and photograph.
Comment #2: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:26:00
I like photographing sunrises but I'm physically not much of a morning person. I doubt I could do it on a regular basis.
Comment #3: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 03:15:17
Beautiful flowers! Seems like you have read lots of books and more to come. Have a happy reading week!
Comment #4: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:29:00
I've gotten through the pile of must reads before returning to the library. Now that I don't have a large pile of library books all due at once I can take a more leisurely week of reading.
Comment #5: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 07:00:20
Comment #6: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:31:00
Tonight the temps are dipping down to freezing which is unusual for here.
Comment #7: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:09:05
I do love early morning views, and you have some good ones in the SF area.
Enjoy your week, and here are My weekly updates
Comment #8: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:33:00
We do have some pretty views but I'm more of a sunset person than a sunrise.
Comment #9: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:27:10
Wonderful assortment of books! I gave Let's Talk About Love a try since I had a review copy from Macmillan but it just wasn't for me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #10: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:34:00
That's a shame. Have a good week.
Comment #11: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 16:40:12
When books are due at the library, I find a way to read them quickly. It looks like you have some great ones. Enjoy!
Comment #12: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:37:00
Reading fast to beat library due dates is what I was doing these last two weeks. This week I can focus more on my own books.
Comment #13: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 17:11:22
Great haul of books! I hope you enjoy all of them.
Comment #14: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:40:00
OK. Thank you.
Comment #15: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 18:56:41
Wonderful photos! Beautiful.
I might try to listen to the Lorna Barrett series on audio. It might be easier for me to catch up.
Comment #16: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:42:00
I've listened to the entire series as audio. Even with a change of narrators half way through the series, it's been fun.
Comment #17: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 20:20:36
My hubby is an early riser and on those days that I have to get up earlier he always encourages me with what I will see that I normally miss! Lovely pics.
Comment #18: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:46:00
My husband is an early riser but he's not exactly a fan of it. My mother, though, does seem to enjoy getting up early. She's usually the one encouraging met to photograph the sunrise.
Comment #19: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 20:29:45
Awesome photos! I hope you have a great week!
Comment #20: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:51:00
Thank you. I hope your week is also great.
Comment #21: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:37:45
Nice pic! And yay for more reading time. Title Wave just sounds like a fun cozy and I've seen that one around, it's on my list of cozies to read.
Comment #22: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:53:00
Title Wave would work as a good standalone because it's set on a cruise ship.
Comment #23: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 23:16:33
Waking up early is never fun, but that sounds very ambitious of your son, good luck to him in his endeavors!
Looks like some really fantastic books, hope you enjoyed, and will enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
Comment #24: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 21:55:00
My son is making the most of high school. He's turning out to be a pretty nifty person. It was a good week of reading.
Comment #25: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 05:04:01
I am always amazed by the amount of books you manage to read - so awesome! :) I also enjoyed The Nest - super creepy. Have a great reading week.
Comment #26: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 21:27:00
I always have a bunch of books going and sometimes they all finish within days. Nest was a definitely great but creepy read.
Comment #27: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 13:22:42
I didn't know plum trees had such beautiful flowers. I love the flowers a cherry tree gives off. I would be taking a ton of pictures too if I had a tree producing such pretty flowers.
Comment #28: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 21:27:00
The tree's almost done now. They only bloom for about two or three weeks before all the leaves come in. Then it's another year of waiting. I don't know if this one will be fruit bearing like our old one was. I hope it is.