Sep 242012


Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

Today’s question:
Do you have any hobbies outside of reading?
Or do you collect anything?

My answer:
I do have other hobbies, but reading has always been my number 1 hobby for as long as I can remember.  I used to do needlepoint but stopped due to eyesight changes.  Hard to see those little x’s.  I also like to crochet, having made many afghans, ponchos and a few sweaters.  And since finding the book blogging community, I have to say I really enjoy blogging.

And to the second question, I collect Hallmark dated Christmas ornaments.  This started in 1981 when friends of our’s, bought us one for our 1st Christmas.  They went on to tell us how they collect them for every year married and we then started that tradition.  Steve and I now have 31 collectible ornaments with 1983 and 1986 being my favorites.  The one for ’83 is of a cradle for the year our oldest son was born and the ’86 is of a mobile for our second son’s birth.  I love unwrapping them every year, hanging them according to the year, and remembering that year of our life.

What are your hobbies?  Do you collect anything?

September is being hosted by BookNAround

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
Click on title for synopsis via IndieBound and Amazon


Monday:  The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner–won from Booking With Bingo
Saturday:  The Disappearance of Grace by Vincent Zandri–from author (Partners In Crime Tours)

Hosted by Acting Balanced

1. What room in the house do you try your hardest to keep clean?
There are 2, the bathrooms and my office/reading room, since that is where I spend the majority of my time working, blogging and reading.
2. How do you describe your blog to someone you just met?
I say it is a book blog that has my thoughts about books I read, hosting Guest Authors and book giveaways with a little of real life thrown in.
3. What was your lie from last week? (If you didn’t play last week, What was your favorite cartoon you watched as a kid?)
Had a few but my favorite would be Bugs Bunny.
4. What is your favorite kind of salad? (post a recipe if you got one)
Chicken Milanese from Uno’s.
5. And my bonus question. Did you watch the Emmy’s last night?

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  11 Responses to “Monday Memes”

  1. I wrote my Monday reading post and my Musings post on separate blogs.

    I’ll respond to the Musings first….I think your ornament collection sounds fabulous. I don’t have a collection of ornaments, but do have some favorites from the children’s childhoods.

    I also love blogging, reading, and collecting for my hobbies.


    and here’s my reading week:


  2. I don’t watch much TV – did not watch the Emmy’s.

  3. I collect Christmas ornaments too, and not just Hallmark ones. You should see the boxes we have. My husband would say I collect dishes as well.

  4. At this stage in my life I can think of only a few hobbies I have. I am not a collector other than my books. I did not watch the Emmys, I was reading, but I did DVR an Agatha Christie movie, which I will watch some cold winter afternoon, probably.

  5. I didn’t watch the Emmys, but did notice who won on the late news. I don’t think that I missed a whole lot.

  6. I din’t watch the Emmys. I too collected Christmas ornaments but I am downsizing so the kids can have them. i also crochet baby blankets and just picked up knitting again after 15 years. i love being retired although I don’t seem have time to get everything done. I also love to travel so my blog includes our adventures.

  7. I’ve always wanted to learn to crochet. Alas, all my attempts have been utter failures. I even took a class! I’m all thumbs when it comes to stuff like that, I’m afraid.

    I did not watch the Emmy’s last night. I rarely watch regular television anymore, catching any shows on Netflix, Hulu or whatever is on our DVR.

  8. Both of your new books sound good!

  9. Alas, I didn’t even know the Emmy’s were on last night till I turned on the computer this morning. I don’t watch much network television anymore. We are usually on Netflix.

  10. I watched the Emmy’s and was pretty bored with it.

    Reading would be my #1 hobby too. I didn’t even mention blogging but that’s a hobby too.

  11. I like your question and answer meme. Got to know more about you.

    Your blog looks great.

    Enjoy your books and your week.

    Silver’s Reviews

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