It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

1. Maria Shriver’s I’ve Been Thinking …Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life.  This is a short book, but best to read only a few pages a time. She writes of things happening in her life like her youngest leaving for college. At the end of each chapter, there is a prayer/meditation.
2. Maya Angelou’s Letter to My Daughter is part memoir and part advice written as a letter to the daughter she never had. I have never read any of her work before, but I plan to read more.
3. Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning- I am embarrassed to admit this is my first time reading this book. It is something everyone should read. He survived years in a concentration camp while so many others perished. Part of why he did survive was knowing he still had contributions to make in the world. If you haven’t read this yet, you should.
  Do you like my ghost?
Penny will be here tomorrow with another Halloween craft.



  1. Fantastic books, and that reminds me that I have Maria Shriver’s book half read somewhere. Need to get back to it.

  2. The ghost is cool!
    Mum has read Maya Angeloy and thinks you will like her.
    Sadly, mum has Vicotr Frankle’s book, but hads not read it yet either.
    Purrs, Julie

  3. I have read almost all of Maya Angelou’s earlier books and enjoyed them. I got caught up in a marathon reading of her books. I have not read the book you mention but it might be a good book to get back to reading now that life is settling down. Love your ghost… BOO!

  4. Rosie is putting her paw of approval on your books. Great reads.

    Yes I like your ghost. Adorable.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug to you and scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  5. I love your ghost! How fun 🙂 Thank you, my beautiful friend, for leaving a lovely comment on my blog reminding me that it’s time to get back to blogging! xo

  6. I have Maria Shriver’s book on my ‘to read’ list, but I’ve found that I need playful and mysterious books to read right now; reality is too much over my head!
    Comfort reading, I call it.

  7. We DO like your ghost – he is scary-looking:)

    Those sound like three very good books for all to read. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. Thank you. 🙂 I got all mine from the library. I hope every day is splendid for you too. XO

  8. Love that ghost! Your reading list is amazing. I am going to especially look into that 3rd book. Thank you and love the photos here always with feline shenanigans! HUGS across the miles XO XO XO XO XO XO XO

  9. I haven’t read any of the three books, but they all sound very worthwhile. I’m reading lighter stuff in between serious books right now, but I definitely want to read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings soon. I’ve had it on my TBR shelf for ages!

  10. Yore ‘boo’ Ghost iss adoorabell Miss Ellen!! Spooooky!!!
    **purrss** BellaDharma

    Hi Ellen: I’ve read Viktor Frankl…what an amazing man. My Father (may he R.I.P.) & I read the book & discussed it as my Father survived Auschwitz & The DEATH March & Bergen-Belsen. You read such good books. I read to escape mostly, I admit it.
    I am ALMOST finished “Police” by Jo Nesbo. He is a Norwegian crime mystery write & also a vocalist in the Norwegian band Di Derre. A very talented writer; he draws a person into the story & you just want to stay ‘there’ til the end. This book is part of his Harry Hole Series & it is simply WOW! I have 30+ pages left & no idea how Harry will catch the “Cop Killer”!
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

    1. Thank you. I am sorry your father had to go through all that. I am glad he survived it and was able to bring you here. That sounds like an interesting story. XO

      1. I was so surprised when I realized that my Father was amongst the skinny gaunt Prisoners in TV footage I saw as a child. To see so many documentaries on Concentration Camps & to KNOW what he’d gone thru’ blew my mind. My Father came to Canada AFTER Liberation & being a ‘German’ Jew was put in an Internment Camp. All ‘German’ Jews were called Nazi Spies by our Government….
        Every prisoner had to ‘sponsored’ by someone & it cost $2,000. to get someone out of any of the 12 Camps across Canada. My father was there the longest; a complete stranger sponsored him & my Father spent a year in Montreal….then he came to Hamilton where he found his childhood friend. My Father stayed & had his day job & his Cantor position @ shul. He met my Mother (it was an arranged marriage) & they married in 1949. I was born in 1955….their only child. I always wanted to go to Germany but that opportunity was denied me by my StepMother (another story…)
        AS for the book “Police” it is real & gritty & had some colorful language. Joe Nesbo is a VERY deep writer; whether it is a Crime Drama or a General Mystery. He’s not for the faint hearted, lol…..

          1. It sure was Ellen! All the German Jews arrived in Canada penniless with the clothes on their backs. Government put them in camps & left them. Aboriginals saved their lives. And what a way for Government to make $$$ off the backs of Refugees who were so traumatized…
            Nowadays people are welcomed in & GIVEN a place to live & an income of some type til they get a job. Times sure have changed!

  11. Charlee: “Our Dada is reading something called ‘Infinite Jest’.”
    Chaplin: “He’s been reading it since like the beginning of September, I think.”
    Lulu: “He says his eReader says he should be finished around Thanksgiving.”
    Charlee: “That seems like a long time to spend reading a book you didn’t even write yourself!”

  12. My mom gave me the Shriver book as a gift, but I’ve been reading another one, so I haven’t started on it yet. I just finished “Too Much Information: Or: Can Everyone Just Shut Up for a Moment, Some of Us Are Trying to Think,” by Dave Gorman. It was good, but it took me awhile to finish it. Then, I just jumped into reading “Solutions and other Problems,” by Allie Brosh because I was so excited to see she wrote something new. I’m only a few chapters in but her writing and illustrations are extremely unique and crack me up.

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