Month: January 2016

Morning Meanderings…. The End Of January 2016

Sunday and the last day of January 2016.  While filling the outdoor wood stove this morning (yes, some of us in Minnesota do that 😉 ) I found myself really thinking about this past year.  It is just crazy to think that in two…

Saturday Snapshot…. Foods Of Cancun

The weekend is here!  Yet… I don’t feel in my usual relaxed weekend mode.  After I write this post I am going to go and change the window out at the library, then list some printers we no longer use on Craig’s List, work…

Morning Meanderings…. The Beauty Of Connections

Friday! What a first week back in Minnesota!  I had big plans of what I was going to accomplish this week and for the most part none of it happened. My life went in a totally different direction and I pretty much became a…

The Three Weissmann’s Of Westport by Cathleen Schine

Betty Weissmann could not have been more shocked than when her husband Joseph, at the age of 78 declared that he wanted a divorce.  Having been the loving doting wife for most of her life, Betty did not really know what her next step…

1st Book Of The Year: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling (a different kind of review)

If you have read me here at Book Journey for any amount of time you know that I am a huge Harry Potter nerd.  You also know, my son Justin was as well and it was this book – THIS BOOK, where he and…

Morning Meanderings… Author! Author!

Tuesday.  Afternoon really…. no longer morning. My morning had consisted of a COFFEE run, mailing, a phone call, coffee date scheduling, lunch planning, and yes… I am writing in the agenda book again which still carries mixed emotions for me (I struggle a lot…

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is The Chosen One. *Groan* He, in his opinion, is the absolute worst choice for such a  title.  He can not keep the spells straight and half the time his wand doesn’t even work.   His roommate Baz (who Simon is pretty sure…

Morning Meanderings…. Vacation Books

This is my 4th day home since we returned to Minnesota from Mexico last Thursday evening.  My weekend was fairly uneventful.  I am still battling this cold/sinus infection so low energy and lots of laughing and blowing my nose have been priority.  I cleaned…

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates w/ Bookies Book Club Review

Between The World and Me is a series of letters written by author Ta-Nehisi Coates to his 15-year-old son.  The letters consist of racial history and walks us through Coates life from a impoverish child in a hard part of Baltimore to attending Harvard….

Paper Towns The Movie Based Off John Green’s Book Of The Same Title

Its been a long time since I have had a lazy day where I have spent a Saturday morning or afternoon watching movies, but that is what I did today.  Granted a miserable head/sinus cold, fever, and drowsy feeling helped.  So me, a couple…

Saturday Snapshot…. Taking a WORD to the extreme in Cancun

Yesterdays post answered the question of where I have been.  Today I want to answer in part the question, what did I do? I mostly did what I had planned to do to get through… read, sit by the pool, walk on the beach,…

Morning Meanderings…. From Minnesota to Cancun in 4 Hours

Squeaking in here late morning but still morning. I did not mean to play the old silent treatment here the past week +.  We just returned last night from Cancun Mexico and this morning I have been a bit slow moving with a nasty…