Wednesday, March 25, 2020

{ Day 3 of Quarantine - Let's catch up on our reading }


"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." - John 14:27

Day 3 of Quarantine.

How are you all feeling friends?  I know it may sound like a ridiculous question, considering the circumstances, but I hope you are all hanging in there and not letting the anxiety and fear overcome you.

It is a sticky situation to say the least.

We now have 8 cases of the COVID-19 in our city, all of them from people who have continued to fly around the country, going from state to state.  I don't understand why this is still being allowed, but it's not my place to understand I guess.


But, since we are all stuck indoors, I am getting back into my reading and trying to get through the To Be Read pile, that has been growing for years now.

See I love books and even if I have shelves full, and get sent books to review, I can't help myself from picking a new one up anytime I'm near a book store.

There's something about books that I can't resist.  I'm not even going to talk about smelling the new pages, because when you know, you know.

As I was going through my bookshelf today, I thought that it would be the perfect time to put a few aside and set it as goal to read during the next 2 weeks, or 3 or 4, depending on how long we are hunkered down.


This is my little corner of the shelf with the books I'm hoping to read.  Now that I look at it I want to laugh because I don't think I'll be able to read them all.  It seems like a lot doesn't it?

We will see.  I'm the type of reader that if I get into a specific book, I struggle putting it down and can sometimes read it all in a few hours.  So, maybe that pile is not as big as I think?

Let's see what is on that shelf:

Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs
With All My Heart - Five Novellas of living love to the fullest by Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund, Melissa Jagears, Sarah Loudin Thomas and Jen Turano
A Sister's Secret by Wanda Brunstetter (Sister's of Holmes County Book 1)
A Sister's Test by Wanda Brunstetter (Sister's of Holmes County Book 2)
A Sister's Hope by Wanda Brunstetter (Sister's of Holmes County Book 3)
Looking for a Miracle by Wanda Brunstetter (Brides of Lancaster County Book 2)
Plain and Fancy by Wanda Brunstetter (Brides of Lancaster County Book 3)
From This Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling
The Favored Queen by Carolly Erickson
The Unfaithful Queen by Carolly Erickson
The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger
The Last Tudor by Phillipa Gregory

Finishing up The Spanish Queen by Carolly Erickson


I also have a spot on my bookshelf for crafting books and magazines which I haven't yet had a time to go over, so that will also provide some reading material for me.  That first book on the left though, I have been dying to read it since I found it a thrift store, about 2 years ago.

Just haven't had the time, but I'm hoping that I can go ahead and finally sit down with it.  It is called The Women of the Old West.  Just the kind of subject matter that I find fascinating.


So yes we may be stuck indoors but why not take the time right now to get our reading done.  I don't know about you but for me, recently I was feeling guilty to sit and read, because I felt like I should be doing something else with my time.

Since that is not the case right now, I don't have to feel guilty, and so I'm going to dive right in, and get as much reading as possible done.

Who is with me?

Are you catching up on reading too?  Do you have a list of books you want to read through the quarantine or are you just picking up whatever is on hand?


  1. It seems we like the same kind of books

  2. This is the 12th day I've been stuck in quarantine. School here is expected to start after Easter, but even that doesn't seem hopeful. I'm praying every day that an end to this is near.

  3. Oh, Sandra, I am with you. It just so happens I had already set a 2020 reading challenge for myself in January. Perfect timing!
    But I never stop at just the ones on the list, I manage to pick up more books along the way...presently I am reading four books, two that are on the list and two that are not. You certainly do not have to feel guilty for time spent reading, you seem very on top of things!

  4. Hi Sandra, I have been doing some reading, but not a whole lot. I have been cooking, baking, planting, weeding, and knitting. I know what you mean about people traveling. It just baffles me. I think there is a lot of denial in people who work in certain industries. I am thankful to be home, safe and secure.

  5. I have a shelf of books I'm planning on going through. It's always nice to catch up on some reading.


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