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?

Rosie is posing with my most recent reads.  In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom was disturbing. The author writes about her husband’s Alzheimer’s and the plan to go to Switzerland for assisted suicide while he was still fairly with it instead of going through the long process of eventually dying from it.  I respect a person’s beliefs and wishes, but personally I think we are all here for a reason. And what if the reason was to teach compassion to other people by going through an illness. I would not want to interfere with God’s plan. I won’t tell you if they go through with it or not.

I’ve been following Joshua Becker’s blog, Becoming Minimalist for years so I was eager to read his latest book, Things that Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life. I am only a few chapters in, but so far, it is helpful.

Not sure who will post tomorrow. Maybe Penny. Maybe Rosie has more family gossip. Maybe Elvira or Friday will write a post. Stop by tomorrow to see.




  1. I agree, assisted suicide is very wrong. And yes is it awful to watch the progression of that evil dementia, while they are alive, they are still human beings, deserving of compassion and all the loving care that can be rendered to them. We should not try to ‘play God’ with our lives…even in those horrible circumstances. And what if a cure was found… they would miss out.

    Hi Rosie! We would love to hear more ‘gossip’ or secrets, LOL!

    But whoever takes the helm will do a good job, of that we are sure!

  2. Those books look like good reads. I’m starting a new book called Fugitive Hunt by Laura Scott. It’s a Love Inspired Suspense Inspirational Romance book. It’s in Larger Print

  3. The memoir sounds kinda depressing. Momma started da third book in the Wheel of Time fantasy series this weekend. Well, in addition to work stuff.

  4. The book about the amazing man whose wife finally dated him after three years is on my list! Have to go find the title…sorry! Mama is still on next to last book of M. Poirot, learning from what he does with his little grey cells….

  5. My Mom died from Alzheimers – I couldn’t have read that book for sure. I know things happen for a reason and her illness taught me to be grateful for every day I have. If we’re voting for what we want to see/hear more of I vote for more FAMILY GOSSIP (teee hee).

    Hugs, Pam

    1. I am sorry you had to see your mom go through that. I will let Rosie know to start gathering gossip. XO

  6. That must be a terrible thing to go through for everyone. I’m reading Evolution Gone Wrong: The Curious Reasons Why Our Bodies Work (Or Don’t) by Alex Bezzerides. So far it is pretty interesting.

      1. It’s interesting. It talks about why humans need glasses or braces and why are teeth don’t fit in our mouth and and stuff like that.

  7. You’re such a cutie pie.

    Yikes on that book. I don’t think I could do that, but I did watch my mother die and it took her five horrible years and it wasn’t pretty.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  8. My friend just sent me an email for a Kindle version for Book 1 of 8: Ghostly Paws: Mystery solving Russian Blue and her human.
    I’m about to down load it. Umm I bet that was a disturbing book.
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. Mom reads ebooks so we don’t have lovely books to pose with. At one point she had over 5,000 books in the basement. Dad said NO MORE BOOKS and bought her a Nook about 10 years ago. She has read 32 books this year and listened to another 13 (right now she is listening to the 3rd book in the Wheel of Time – just like the Lone Star Cats Peep!). I can’t wait to see you all come through the tunnel to my pawty tomorrow (Tuesday) Purrs Marv

    1. Sounds like your mom reads a lot. I get most of my books from the library. I still prefer an actual book, but I read some kindle ones. XO

  10. Aunty Ellen you reed furry innterestin an eclair….ummm no wait…..ummm e-clec-tick bookss!!
    Wee are reddin THE 5th book of THE “Riverss of London” sereess. It iss called “Foxglove Summer” an it has more twistss an ternss than a rollycoastur!
    This entire seereess iss speck-taculur!!!
    Wunder who will show up tomorrow??? Wee bee back….
    ~~~head rubsss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum

    1. Books with lots of twists are fun to read. Yes, I have eclestic taste in books and pretty much everything. XO

  11. More and more people are making the choice to end their lives because of dementias of all kinds. It’s sad no matter what they decide, and i tend to agree with you.

    Tell the kitties that, whoever posts, i’m looking forward to it.

  12. Couldn’t read the Amy Bloom book. My Aunt, my Mom’s sister. died from Alzheimer’s and it was very sad. I continue to read blogs and to journal. I will be checking to see who posts tomorrow!

  13. Lost my Grandma and Mom to Alzheimer’s. Too difficult to read that book. I think Rosie is adorable.

    1. I am so sorry you lost your mom and grandma to that awful disease. XO

  14. We dont like the sound of the first book, but the second is very much interesting us. It sounds like it has a real Buddhist theme, like the Dalai Lam’s Cat books. That theme is certasinly one people should read and understand as it can resolve so many personal issues and create possitivity.

  15. Hi Rosie- you are such a cute sweet kitty! Right now I am binge reading Karin Fossum’s Inspector Sejer’s mystery series. I really enjpy books by Scandinavian authors.

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