It's Monday! What are you reading?, Paperback, Sewing, The Sunday Post, Zipper Pouch

The Sunday Post #14

I’m joinin’ in with Kimberly of Caffeinated Reviewer on Sundays to talk about anything new, to share what books have been read &/or have come in, and a heads up on what’s coming up next.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

I’m also linking up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog. This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.

The Dillio

Well hello. What are you up to today? It’s been crazy busy here with the second month of tennis. My teenager has won half of her matches, two this past week – the sweetest one having been on her 14th birthday. She went to the homecoming dance with a few friends last night after hanging out at one of their houses for her friend’s birthday.

I just finished this zipper pouch for that said friend:


I feel I can post it here because it is somewhat book-related, yeah? This particular friend of my daughter’s is a Harry Potter fan and a Ravenclaw like me. I haven’t made one for ages so yesterday’s efforts was crap. Today was take two and I still ran into stupid mistakes but I ironed on the interfacing onto the right fabric and my seams are lined up. I is done; check!

And guess who is finally reading the Harry Potter series?!

A friend on FB asked why is she frowning? I told her my child didn’t want to be bothered.

An old fellow preschooler yelled when her mum showed her this picture, “What took you so long?!!”

This daughter started reading the first book last weekend up in the city at her Bella’s; her sister had brought it to read but the younger stole it from her. Now my kid is on the second book; last night she laughed reading the part where Ron got his mother’s howler.

My sixth grader has seen all of the movies as we had marathoned it last year during winter break. That tradition will continue!

“He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.”
― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

So I’ve only finished a paperback recently, a purchase from the local, used bookstore.

A teenager named Anita discovers she is actually the long, lost daughter (Tania) of King Oberon and is taken back to the faerie world. She slowly adjusts to the magical life while missing her human life. While getting to know her six other sisters, Tania realizes there is danger to her family’s kingdom and world.

So I give this book two stars because it was *shrugs* okay. It was one of those books that I felt was more for young adults. The plot is simple and straightforward. I was able to figure out who was part of the scheme and I was able to suspect who else may have a part of it. I won’t continue this series.

On Deck

I’m currently reading this on my Kindle since there are hold lists for each of them.

  1. An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes#1) by Sabaa Tahir
  2. Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake

In the Dugout

This one I dip in now and then since I own it on Kindle.

  1. The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1) by Laurie Forest

Well, that’s all folks. I am loving this relaxing Sunday. I may do some more sewing or work in my bullet journal to get this coming week organized. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Thanks for droppin’ by. TTYS.

18 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #14”

  1. Love the leave me alone face and the ice cream sandwich. MMMMM. I took out 7 magazines from the library and they are were just okay. I am busy knitting to play off baseball. You’ve read about the charity scarf knits. They were fast, easy and a good use of leftovers. I forced myself to walk 3 times this week. Plus two barn days, so 5 of 7 days had some movement /work out to them. I have a particularly challenging student on Monday to try to keep balanced on the horse. It is a real workout. BUt im happy to help this deaf and delayed woman ride. I never thought she would be able to . It is a miracle of kinds that she sits in the saddle for 45 minutes.

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    1. I love seeing and reading about the work you do at the Barn. You are so good about using your scraps. When I see my worsted weight scraps I cringe and want to throw them all away. I was going to throw them in the pick-up, donation bag but many are tangled. Yeah, that’s one of the few ice cream she can eat. I get Drumsticks but they have peanuts on them.


    1. Yaasss! Yay for new, HP lovers. I’m trying to finish my library books. The Kendare book is brutal, but not as brutal as Ember in the Ashes.


  2. Oh my gosh that young woman is going to love that zipper pouch. Love your daughter’s face telling you to stop annoying her while she is reading!


  3. Awesome Harry Potter bag! I am still making my way through the series and savoring every word. The writing is just magical and so I can totally understand the “don’t bug me” face 🙂


  4. So glad you linked back to this post, Stefanie. What a cool bag (that fabric is awesome) and what a great picture of your daughter. 🙂


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