Monday, July 26, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday - July 26

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Would someone please tell me where summer is going? How is it already the end of July? By this time next month, the Lil' Princess will be starting her senior year at WMA. 

We celebrated my mother-in-law's 89th birthday on Sunday. I am hoping she at least gets to see her 90th birthday; something denied my father-in-law thanks to COVID. I am so thankful to have such a strong woman of faith in my life. 

The husband and I also got a chance to see the Red Sox beat the Yankees this weekend. I swear I am not the reason he has gotten so gray. I totally blame the Lil' Diva and Lil' Princess. 

Travis & Dwight were their usual curious selves this week.

As far as reading goes, I am trying to stay on top of it. Work has been crazy, but I am hoping for a tiny slow down in August. 

I finished this middle grade mystery yesterday. You can read my review at my children's book blog

I need to start these soon if I don't want to fall behind. 

I might try to read something just because I want to after that, but another new book arrived this week that I need to read. Check it out below.

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

I found this in the mail last week and couldn't be happier. 

Founded by five unmarried and enterprising Amish maidels, the new Morning Star Marketplace in small-town Missouri is preparing for a joyous Christmas season. But will the holiday also bring unexpected tidings of love?

Twin sisters Molly and Marietta Helfing are eagerly anticipating Christmas, with Marietta fully recovered from cancer and their noodle making business thriving. But Molly clearly misses having former tenant Pete Shetler and his rambunctious dog, Riley, around. Marietta can’t ignore Molly’s feelings for Pete—or the anxiety it stirs within her. Convinced her illness has made her unmarriageable, Marietta wonders what kind of life she’ll have if her sister marries—despite Molly’s promise to never leave her behind. . . 

 Then a fire destroys the home of Amish neighbors and Molly and Marietta graciously make room for widower Glenn Detweiler, his dat, and his two young boys. When Pete returns to help the family rebuild, Molly relishes her reunion with the handsome carpenter, while Marietta delights in mothering Glenn’s boys—and is surprised by her poignant bond with their quiet, brooding father. Soon everyone is wondering if this season will bring the blessing of a merry double wedding to Morning Star . . .

What is on your list to read this week?


Kathryn T said...

Oh to read something just because we want to! I did this week, felt good even though have books should be read sitting there. Gorgeous photos, now , now! Putting the grey hair on the girls!

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother-in-law. Here's hoping she gets to see 90 or even 100. Covid has been devastating, ripping our older generation from us. Yay! It's time for the Christmas books to start arriving. I can't wait to dig into some Christmas reads.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

How fun to see a baseball game in person! Birthday greeting to your MIL. Enjoy your reading this week. I've decided to read one from my shelves - a giveaway win from over five years ago!!

Juli Rahel said...

Summer has honestly gotten away from me as well but it looks like you've had some beautiful family moments this week as well! I hope you enjoy your reading this week whenever you can grab a few moments :)
Juli @ A Universe in Words

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

So glad your mother-in-law got to celebrate such an impressive birthday.

Enjoy your books and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Great photos!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like a great week. I watch a lot of baseball on TV but haven't been to a live game for years. Come see my week here.Happy reading!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Happy birthday wishes to your MIL, and wishing her many more.
I blame my grey hair on my kids!

Have a great reading week

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother-in-Law!

The Charlotte Hubbard book looks really good. I hope you have a great week!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Happy BD to your mother-in-law.
My hubby was bald when we met so it wasn't me! lol
Yes - July has rushed on by, like the first half of the year. Sigh.
I hope you get to enjoy a little slow down and Happy Reading!

vvb32 reads said...

LOL - kitties and their boxes. Happy reading.

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY all of your books.

I hope you are having a good week.

Cheryl said...

Kathryn, sometimes we just have to forget our commitments for a bit and read what we want. As far as the grey goes, I'm telling you, the girls came and it starting sprouting like wildfire

Veronica, I will be glad once this COVID stuff is under control. I'm thrilled to see the Christmas books coming out, too.

Mary, I think I forgot what a baseball park looked like because it has been so long. Still haven't seen a live hockey game.

Thanks for visiting, Juli. Summer is slipping away for sure.

Thanks, Laurel.

Kathy, I don't usually watch baseball on TV. I love sitting there in the park.

Shelleyrae, glad to hear someone else blames the kids for the grey hair.

Yvonne, I have never been disappointed by a Charlotte Hubbard book. Hope you give this one a try.

Martha, my son's father was already balding when we met, so he can't blame me either. LOL!

VVB32, cats sure like boxes.

Thanks, Elizabeth. Thanks to everyone for visiting last week.

Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy said...

Happy belated birthday to your MIL! Hope she sees 90 and onwards birthdays! Sounds like a decent reading week, I hope reading treats you kindly! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!