It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (Aug. 30th)


It’s a Book by Lane Smith. Check out my review here.

I also finished Cowgirl Rising: The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles by Peg Streep. This is an awesome art book. Donna Howell-Sickles images are of striking women full of confidence and a goddess like aura. According to the text she mixes Native American and Western mythos with the symbols of Greek and Roman Goddesses. Some of her cowgirls faces are defined other are sketches, but they never lose their power. The color red is very present in the images, always powerful and joyful – never angry.  I am thinking that Cowgirls would make a good topic for the next women’s book salon. Do y’all know of any good non-fiction on Cowgirls, esp those that might exist outside the American West?

Other News:

I have started-up as an affiliate with There is a box in the sidebar and there might be the occasional book links, like the two above. I’d like to also set up an affiliate link up with Barnes & Noble too, but that looks slightly more complicated so it will have to wait.


Trouble in Triplicate by Rex Stout — I LOVE Nero Wolfe mysteries and I think I am in love with Timothy Hutton’s Archie Goodwin.  If you aren’t familiar with Nero Wolfe or Archie Goodwin then you should check out the Wolfe Pack website.


Blameless by Gail Carriger — Just picked this up today, but haven’t even read the first page yet.

Blogs You Should See:

Driving Ms. Pamela Tour — in which Pamela Ewen talks about all the places she’s traveled on her newest book tour for The Secret of the Shroud.

Desert Book Chick has done some wonderful post lately.

Notes on Life — not only has great reviews, but did you see this newest picture of Bee on Lavender?

That’s the week!


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is organized by Sheila over at Book Journey. Be sure to stop by her site and read the great blogs of the other participates.

( On a personal note I’d like to thank St. Jude, St. Rita, the Blessed Mother, and Heavenly Father for all the prayers they’ve answered in the last month and to continue to ask for their help and blessings.)


10 Responses

  1. It’s A Book sounds very interesting. I have a Kindle and love it, but there will always be a place for physical books.

  2. I do not think I have read anything by Rex Stout, so I shall look into his works. Have a wonderful week! My Monday:

  3. Its a Book sounds interesting. I really like how you feature other blogs here and I will check them all out on your request.

    Have an awesome week!

  4. Hi! Dropping by from It’s Time to Read! My Monday is here. Do come check it out!
    Love the cover of Its a Book. Going to check out the blogs you recommended. Have a good week 🙂 Katie x

  5. Thanks for the link – Much appreciated! I’m going to add your blog to my sidebar as I often visit anyway 🙂

    Enjoy your books!

  6. I’ve never read anything by Rex. That’s something to check out. I’ll also keep a look out for your sidebar too!

    • You may have to scour the used book stores for a good Rex Stout. They are starting to republish them, but getting a nice old pulp paperback is really the best way to go.

  7. Barnes & Noble is very complicated. I use Amazon and it is so easy so I have been spoiled. I do post my reviews at B&, but creating links can be a headache.


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