It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday What are YOU Reading?

I have been reading two very interesting books that I want to tell you about.  The always awww…worthy Joanie is posing with them.

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery has me obsessed with wanting to see a live octopus. I am planning to go to The Mystic Aquarium this summer with my niece and her daughters. The author wanted to befriend an octopus so she starts going to The Boston Aquarium and gets to put her arm on the water so the octopus can get to know her.

I had no idea how smart they are and that they are escape artists. I also didn’t realize what short lives the have ( 3-4 years at most). They are also playful. I highly recommend this book , it was published in 2015.

I also got really pulled into Walking Through Walls by Philip Smith ( published in 2008).  The author grew up during the 60’s when his father , a popular Miami designer , got a calling to be a healer. He tells stories of all the healings his father did and how he spoke with the dead. I always want to believe our loved ones are right there and we just have to know how to contact them so this fascinated me. Although, I take it with a grain of salt because I can’t even find Lew Smith ( the author’s father) on Wickipedia. Either way, it is an interesting book.

Penny will be here tomorrow to tell you about another book that she finds fascinating.

  • I must confess, I even researching getting a pet octopus, but they need at least a 50 gallon tank which I can’t imagine getting.


  1. I’m reading 2 interesting and intriguing books. Book 1 is: Ghostly Interference byJan Sikes and my other book I’m reading is: Mars…With Venus Rising by Hope Toler Dougherty. Those books look like good reads.

    1. I have read some are mean and can kill you if they wanted to, but most are nice. XO

  2. Mom just finished a terrific Fantasy series that had her sucked in for the last 3 weeks. Godsland by Brian Rathbone. There were 9 books. The first couple were good, and the story line was interesting, but like most book series, the authors seem to get wrapped up in the details and they and their descriptions go on far too long. She thinks she will read a suspense or adventure book next.
    She has also started a non-fiction 3 book series on Creativity ( Creativity, The Ultimate Guide to Boosting Your Creative Skills, Karla Wayers). She says she has been feeling “blocked” and is trying to get her artsy MoJo back. The book about Octopus sound like fun.

  3. I held a live octopus 3 years ago. We were in Norway by the harbour and one was on the concrete. I suppose someone had caught it in a net and left it on the concrete to die. It was still alive so I picked it up and put it back in the sea. It swam off so I hope it survived. I was surprised how small it was ( the size of both my hands cupped together), but maybe it was a young one.

  4. The hu-mon has a very hard time reading any book, most unfortunate as she LOVES to read. But an “open book” in her hands or on her lap is an invitation to JUNE to hop onto said lap for cuddle time. We have no idea why this happens, but it consistently does happen. My reading time is therefore limited to about 2-minutes!

  5. I bet that octopus book is wonderful…..I have ALWAYS loved them – they fascinate me. I enjoy watching them in aquariums and on TV specials. They are VERY smart creatures! I applaud Miss Jackie who commented that she found one on the concrete in a harbour in Norway and she put it back in the sea……a life saved – something to be really happy about.

    Hugs, Pam

  6. My goodness…a pet octopus! The care he would deserve would be enormous. Interesting books and I wonder what Penny will recommend?

  7. Thanks for the book ideas. I’d like to learn more about the octopus…they sound very interesting.

  8. I have always been intrigued by octopuses. I am sure I would enjoy the book you suggest. I am reading the New York Times on my laptop and reading blogs. Joanie is always aww-worthy♥

  9. Awww Joanie the bibliophile! I saw a documentary on octopus and wanted to befriend one right away.

  10. Joanie is a beautiful poser. Both books sound like great read. I didn’t know octopuses live so short a life either.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties and I’ll see you tomorrow. ♥

  11. Those do sound like interesting books! The octopus is a fascinating creature indeed! Joanie looks adorable! XO

  12. I just finished Four Winds(595 pages) by Kristin Hannah. I am a huge fan of hers and once again she had me from the first page.
    Hgus Cecilia

  13. I think I saw a film based on this book- or else closely related to it. Fascinating creature- thanks for the book tips!

  14. Claire just finished “Mud, sweat and tears” by Bear Grylls, a fascinating adventure read. Purrs

  15. Both books sound very interesting. Mom remembers many wonderful trips to Mystic Aquarium when she lived in Massachusetts. It was a great trip to CT for the family.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. Thank you. 🙂 I think you are correct, they are very smart. XO

  16. Charlee: “Ooh, a pet octopus? We have read about an octopus that would sneak out of its tank at night, go to another tank, eat some fish, then sneak back to its own tank.”
    Chaplin: “That octopus is our hero!”

  17. Mee-yow those are 2 furry innterestin bookss Joanie an Miss Ellen. “Walkin Thru’ Wallss” iss sumthin LadyMew wuud toetally LOVE to reed!
    Guess who started a new tree-o of Mistur James M. Matheson bookss??
    Yeah iss LadyMew! Shee started THE Fiona Donovan ‘Viggylanty’ seriss~~
    LadyMew iss reedin “Cross My Heart 1”. Then there iss “Heart Fire 2” followed bye “Cross My Heart 3″……
    LadyMew just can not stop reedin this man’ss bookss 😉
    **purrss** BellaDharma

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