Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Mother Running and Reading

Hello, peoples! Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day if you happen to be one. I celebrated by starting the day participating in the Mother’s Day Run (5K). I did okay, but so many ladies are much faster than I am. It made me realize that I need to do some speedwork. But that’s enough of that. Now I’m home and going to do some reading.

The library book sale was this week. I managed to grab some good finds. I went on a Patrick O’Brian kick, well, there were a bunch there so I thought might as well get them for ‘someday.’  I also bought Maisie Dobbs because I saw it on so many blogs (blogs sell books, people!) and a few for the girl (but I plan on reading The Goose Girl myself).


The list:

  • Our Canadian Girl: Buffalo Hunt
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian
  • The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O’Brian
  • The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian
  • Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian

This week I finished Frenchman’s Creek, which was quite fun, and started Northanger Abbey for book club. I think I’m going to reading something Canadian this week, not sure what.

Finally, I made 4 pins for Trish’s Pin It and Do It Challenge. I’ll post about that this week too.

That’s about it! I’ve been gardening so much of my reading time has been outdoor time. Most of that is done now so I can get back to reading.

I hope you all have a fun Sunday!


  1. As far as I can find, there are no Mother's Day 5ks or runs around here. One of my Spark friends, Holly, does a Mother's Day half-mile fun run with her kids and dad every year, which is just awesome! :)

    1. This was the 3rd year for the run and the 1st time for me. My girl cheered me on. :)

  2. It looks like you found some great books to read!!

  3. I finally listened to Master and Commander on audio last year - I need to get back to that series. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  4. Well done on the run! Was it for charity or just for fun?

    Enjoy Northanger Abbey!

    1. For fun but the fee was canned goods for the food bank.

  5. Enjoy your haul. I read the first O'Brien ages ago and found it hugely dry. I really must try again one day...

  6. Way to go on the 5K! Now that I have been going to the gym regularly and for four months at that... I am considering taking up running. It's a first for me, but I feel so good after I exercise and I never felt that way before. I must not have been doing it right.

  7. Great haul! You're burning through the Pin It challenge. I need to follow your example!

  8. I hope you'll love Maisie Dobbs! I'm half-way through the series and loving it! The first book really sold me on her unique character.

  9. Great stash from your library sale! The Goose Girl was the first book by Shannon Hale I ever read - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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