Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Homemaking Party

There's not a whole lot new going on around the Coller house this week. We're all anxiously awaiting the arrival of my mom---just a week from today! I can't wait!!! We haven't see her since March and it's going to be great to be able to hang out for a couple weeks.

I've been reading a lot---it's been so wonderful to just kick back and enjoy some good books!

On my literature blog, Belle's Library, I discussed the subject of madness in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and also had my first guest post from my friend, Mozette, who shared her tips on Finding and Caring for a First Edition Book.

I finished up my Austen in August reading challenge; finishing my final book in the early evening on August 31st. I read five Austen-related books, met a new-to-me author who is now a friend, and learned more about one of history's best--Jane Austen.

I'm enjoying my reading challenges and am now working on Simply Audra Marie's weekly challenges. I'm currently reading, Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel by Curtiss Ann Matlock.

Here are my plans for Simply Audra Marie's Friday "It Begins with SUMMER" challenge:

S---Sweet Dreams at the Good Night Motel

U---Undone (will read in September)
M---Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart (done)
M---Motel of the Mysteries (done) This book also counts for Audra's Not Your Typical Genre challenge)
E---Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili Slaw Dogs (done)
R---Recipes for Easy Living (will read in September)

I'm considering reading Beverly Lewis' October Song for Audra's, A Reader Is Born challenge in September. I've still not picked for the Summer Title Waves challenge or the What's In A Name challenge.

Since August 1st, I've finished these books:

French Lessons by Peter Mayle
Persuasion, Captain Wentworth, and Cracklin' Cornbread by Mary Jane Hathaway
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway
Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs by Mary Jane Hathaway
Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence
Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay

What are you reading?


  1. Thanks for hosting Sarah! I hope your mom enjoys her visit :D

  2. Good evening, Sarah! Well, we made it over the hump with the weekend soon to come. Whew! It's nice to sit down, rest, and read some posts in your blog party - thanks for hosting. Have a great Thursday!

    1. Yes we did! Thanks for linking up, Vickie. Hope your weekend is great!

  3. Hi Sarah, I haven't been able to start a new book lately. I have a few on my list. I hope you enjoy every moment of your moms visit. See you again soon. Thanks for hosting!!

    1. Thanks, Theresa. Once the weather cools off, there will be more time for reading, I'm sure!

  4. Thanks, Girlie! Excited for you that your mom is coming to visit! I am almost done with When Calls the Heart. It is a bit different from the show but I really like it!

    1. Oh good! Let me know if you want to borrow some sequels!

  5. Thanks again for hosting! I hope you have a nice visit with your mom next week!
    PS - I also wanted to invite you to a blog hop called "The Great Blog Train" - we are travelling to Disneyland this month: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/09/the-great-blog-train-21-giveaway_3.html

  6. You are one busy lady! Enjoy your time with your mom. Thanks for hosting...Christine

  7. Thank you for hosting Sarah! I'm now the co-host for a new link up on Mondays and Fridays. I'd love to have you stop by sometime! :) Blessings!

  8. Thanks for the party! Hope you have fun with your mother!! :)
    xox, Crystelle

  9. Ooooo! I have Belle's Library on my list of things to do this week - but Monday was a loss. Gah! So behind! Will get something off to you soon!

    1. No problem! It's supposed to be a fun thing so just do it when you feel like it! Blessings!

  10. Just found your blog and am following. Appreciate a follow back!

  11. Thanks so much for hosting another great party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  12. Hope you have a lovely time with your mom, Sarah! Thanks so much for hosting and have a lovely week!



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Mrs. Sarah Coller

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