I just finished reading “Rock Paper Scissors” last night. Now I’m ready to start a new book.

Red zinnias growing on my patio
The zinnias are still blooming

It was a Book Of The Month club choice and I had free credits so I didn’t have to pay for it.

The Book of the Month club books (and they’re all hardcover books) are pretty darned cheap if you check Amazon’s prices. Here’s how BOTM works.

Before that book, I read Stephen King’s “Insomnia”, which was about 800 pages long. However, I whipped through that one in less than a week.

Now I’m not sure what I’ll read. Maybe the other add-on book from BOTM. (Add-on books are books you order along with your chosen monthly order).

It was also free because I had credits. It is “Everything We Didn’t Say” by Nicole Baart. I like this author.

The book Everything We Didn't Say by Nicole Baart

From the author of Little Broken Things, a “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) following a mother who must confront the dark summer that changed her life forever in order to reclaim the daughter she left behind.

What I’ve Been Watching:

I watched “Billions” on Showtime, and then “Your Honor”. Then I watched “American Rust” and now I’m watching “Brotherhood”.

In what I'm reading and watching and the kitties, this is what I'm watching. The Brotherhood on Showtime.

A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers: Tommy, is a rising politician desperate for reelection. And Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run. He’s now eager to reclaim his turf and fight for survival on opposite sides of the law.

The Kitties:

Gracie often sits on the dresser beside my bed in the mornings staring at her shadow on the ceiling. Occasionally she will bat at it with her paw even though she is about 6 feet below it.

Cats are such funny creatures.

Ivy at the top of her cat tower watching a squirrel through the glass door

This is Ivy watching a squirrel playing around in my pots. Probably planting a pecan tree I don’t want there.

Since it isn’t a bird, I’m not sure what she thinks of this bushy character. But she’s keeping an eye on him.

In what I'm reading and watching and the kitties, here is Gracie playing with my shoe

Gracie loves to play with my shoes. So here she is on the living room area rug where I drop my shoes before I sit down in my chair.

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  1. Have you ever considered using the public library? As an avid reader I have spent a small fortune purchasing books,
    never mind running out of space to store them. My library is part of a library network. It is so easy to reserve just about any book online. If the book isn’t available at my library I can see which library has it.. That book will be sent to my library for pick up. When it is available the library texts & sends an email I can also reserve a book before it is released. The library is a great resource. They even offer discounted or free passes for many museums & zoos.

  2. I always enjoy seeing pictures of the cats! I’m hoping to start American Rust soon. I’m curious to hear what you thought of it,

  3. Gracie might hear something up in the attic space. Have you looked into the litter boxes that sweep things into a tray. I’m wondering if this would help with the poo order. Chloe has the same issue and it’s not pleasant.

  4. Ivy and Gracie are so cute. I had a somewhat close encounter the other day with a kitty I had not seen before – a black and white beauty who appeared from along one side of my garage. She eyed me for a moment as I was standing on the side stoop with a load of recycling to dump into the bin, and then she casually strolled past me down the driveway and across the street, to disappear into another yard. I have not seen this cat before, and I’ve lived here 7 years. I always worry when I see a cat or dog wondering about by themselves, Are they lost? Are they strays? Were they abandoned? I have books (fiction) I ordered early last year that are still sitting on a shelf waiting to be read. I was sure I would get to them during last summer, and then I was sure I would get to them this summer, but the weather was usually too hot and too humid for me to settle in the Shezebo outdoors comfortably to just sit and read. When I’m inside I tend to go online and do other things including spending far too much time watching home improvement shows rather than reading in my living room and read. I was a member of BOMC years ago – in the 1970s and 1980s. I accumulated I don’t know how many books – maybe close to a thousand. Boxloads of books have been given away over time, and more than 700 were given to a charity that came by and picked them up in 2014 when I moved from my larger house to where I’m living now. And I still have too many books, but it’s difficult to part with them, especially my non-fiction books that include autobiographies, biographies, histories, books on ancient cultures, linguistics, all kinds of stuff that has always fascinated me but maybe appeal to 0.0001% of everybody else, LOL!

  5. Such ❤ beautiful lil girls Brenda!! 🐈 🐱
    Wish there were more hours in a day to read extra books and even magazines. I don’t do it enough. By 8 or 9, too exhausted to do much of anything. Usually I try and stay up for House Hunters. Mostly, easy to fall asleep.
    Planning Thanksgiving 😊 menu this week. Grocery shop, then begin cooking!!!
    Stuffing is first to do. I use 2 oblong Pyrex containers; bake, cool & freeze. Delicious every time.
    That was funny what you said about the furry squirrel!! 🤣

  6. Good morning Brenda! I love seeing the antics of your kitties, they are so funny, and I am sure that they bring you so much joy.

    Speaking of books, have you checked out Thriftstorebooks.com great prices and fabulous books.

    Have a wonderful day!

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