Sunday, March 27, 2016

It's Monday! Spring?

Kansas is just one of those states. It's spring, then it's winter, then it's summer, then it's spring, then it's winter again and lo and behold it's spring again! And sometimes that's all in one day. This past week we had a fire ripping through part of the state, a tornado warning in another part, a blizzard in another area, and where I am it was in the 80's. Kansas is just one of a kind.
My sister and I all dolled up for church on Easter Sunday.
Then on Easter Sunday we got a coating of snow but naturally since it's Kansas and you can't just have one type of weather in the day it warmed up in the afternoon and there was not a flake of snow to be seen by evening time!
Reading wise, I am quite sad as I finished listening to The Hobbit and was excited to listen to The Fellowship of the Ring next but it was checked out from my state library's audiobook app!!!!! I have a hold on it though but since it's so long it may be a while before it gets returned! It almost makes me want to just grab the book and start reading it but I really wanted to try the experience of listening to them this year so I'm going to hold off though my heart longs for some Tolkien! ;) My siblings and I did start watching The Fellowship of the Ring Easter Sunday evening, which was supposed to alleviate my longing but it actually just made it worse!!!!! Ahhhhh!

Currently Reading

  • The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  • The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin (abridged) 
  • A Midsummer's Night Dream (audiobook)- My cheap substitute audiobook until Fellowship of the Ring comes in. 
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (re-read)

Finished this Past Week

  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert- Very interesting read. 
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (re-read)
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (re-read) (audiobook)- I love this book. It's so beautiful and homey feeling. I think I'm Bilbo... I'm at least a hobbit. ;) 

Coming Soon

  • The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield 
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (re-read) (audiobook)- Soon I hope!!!! 

Reviews Posted this Week

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  1. I visited Kansas (and several other states) on a road trip as a child, but it was in the summer...and beautiful. What can you expect from a road trip, though? Thanks for sharing...and I'm eager to finally get to my copy of The Age of has been resting on Pippa, my Kindle, for a while. Enjoy your week!


    1. Thank you! I love Kansas but it's definitely the most beautiful in the spring and summer.

  2. Ah, The Hobbit audiobook! That sounds like an amazing way to re-read. I might have to steal that idea :). Happy reading week!

    Jessica @ HDB

  3. Michigan has the same kind of weather. It is great to listen to a beloved book. Enjoy

    1. Thanks! It's nice to know Kansas isn't the only state that suffers. ;)

  4. That does indeed sound like Michigan weather! Six inches of snow on Maundy Thursday - 70 and sunny on Easter. The Hobbit would be great on audiobook. I'll have to try that. Hope the Fellowship becomes available for you soon! :)

    1. Well at least we didn't get six inches! More two thankfully! :)

  5. I remember binge-reading a lot of Charles Dickens' novels when I was in the university - I don't think I've read Pickwick Papers yet; found Madame Bovary on sale as well, and looking forward to re-reading it.

    1. I hope you enjoy Madame Bovary. It's definitely worth the read.

  6. Oh! Kansas! I knew it was familiar! The Wizard of Oz! :D

  7. Oh dear, I haven't visited your blog in a while! It sounds like you have had some crazy weather in Kansas. It seems that this month has been unpredictable everywhere, but perhaps not to that extreme. ;)
    I shall look forward to a review on The Pickwick Papers! Cranford has had me wondering if it's as amusing as Captain Brown thought it was. :D

    1. It's odd (as Dickens can be) but amusing as well. :) Thanks for stopping by again!

  8. Looks like a lot of good reads for you.

    I hope your week was good.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


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