Monday, August 5, 2019

Such a fine kitty


Bubbie went through a spell where I did not see him sleeping like this very often but now he is back in fine form.  He still makes me laugh so often.  When I sit in the swing now, he is showing his age.  He gets up and sits beside me.  A few years ago, you could not have paid him to get up there and relax with me whether I swung or not.  Now he gets up there and will go to sleep if I am there for little while.

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We stopped in Books-a-Million a bit back and I picked up three books.  All used.  I did not know they had started selling used books.

The first that caught my eye to seriously consider was The Kentuckians by Janet Holt Giles.  You know how some authors you can almost bet money you will like their books.  Well,  not so for me with Giles.  I have read two or three that I really, really liked but others I have picked up at the library I could not get into.  So, I picked this up to read a few lines.  By the end of the first page, I knew I wanted it.  I did read it right away.

Another I got is A Place Near Home  by Mike Lunsford.   He is from nearby Parke County and his columns have appeared in the Terre Haute Tribune Star.  I also got another one by him titled The Off Season .

Anyway, I got all three books for less than $20 and am quite happy with them.  I am currently picking up A Place near home and reading a couple of the stories every day...sometimes more.  They are feel good stories about real people.  The kind that make you feel better for having read them.

Here you can see a list of his books.......and read about the author HERE....

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We have been watching a show called Shetland and I am going to get off here for now till we can watch the final episode of one season.  This is one show that sure is full of intrigue and that keeps you guessing till the very end.  It is set on the Shetland Islands...it is murder mysteries.

I hope you have a good week.



13 comments:

Granny Marigold said...

I know what you mean when you say that after reading a page or two you just know you're going to enjoy the book.
I like books with well-written short stories. Often I wish that a particularly good story would be made into a whole book.

Bubbie looks like a relaxed sort of kitty, all stretched out.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Your kitty looks very relaxed.

Ginny Hartzler said...

He is so pretty with the snow white tummy. I did not know B.A.M was selling used books either! I will go tomorrow and look around!

Laurel Wood said...

Bubbie just makes me smile! So glad you are happy with your books. I think I would love all of them, too.

Nancy Chan said...

Bubbie sure was having a good stretch and sounds like an adorable kitty.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
My angel Jasper cat used to lie like that in the hot summers - presumably cat a/c!

Funny thing, just a couple days ago when shopping, the supermarket had a 'books by donation' stall and I picked up a couple for dropping a few coins in the bucket; one is a compendium of four which includes a Lee Child and a Kate Mosse, the other two I haven't heard of, and also a biography of someone I've never heard of - but will know by the end of it (I hope!).

Shetland is a FABulous program; the author of the books also wrote the series which is now also televised, called Vera - look out for it. Highly recommended. YAM xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's funny how you realize an animal has passed some sort of milestone in their life depicted by a change in the way they act, much like humans do. I miss the epic novels like Michner wrote. It's pretty disappointing to buy a book that's a miss. I'll look for Sheland. We are looking for our next can't stop watching series.
xx, Carol

Sandra said...

I have always loved stories, reading them or watching them... good deal on the books. bubbie looks adorable. Big sleeps like that a lot

Hootin' Anni said...

I love, love LOVE your sweet kitty! A great companion. Some mysteries are good.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your kitty is adorable, cute photo! I can usually tell right off when I am really going to love a book. A feel good story about real people, sounds nice! Wishing you a happy day!

L. D. said...

Your cat can cool off his tummy with the long stretch. It is such a pretty cat.

DeniseinVA said...

I have seen Shetland advertised, going to have to check it out. Thanks for the reminder Rose. That's a nice series of books you've got there, and how adorable your Bubbie is. Such a cute kitty for sure!

Henny Penny said...

Bubbie sure is pretty. I love to see a kitty sleep like that.