Reading at Piano

"Reading and Listening" Austin, 2018
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“Reading and Listening” Austin, 2018

One of my life’s little pleasures is reading a book while listening to Bay’s piano lessons. 📙🎹 I’m sad that there’s less than a year left for piano lessons since Bay will be leaving for college next summer… 😥

But I’ll enjoy it while it lasts!


Reading List

"Sailor Moon Manga" Cedar Park, 2018
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“Sailor Moon Manga” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。Today I started reading the Sailor Moon manga series on my tablet. Four chapters in, and it’s pretty fun and funny!

Speaking of reading, I’m currently reading a few books, on several devices. I have my Kindle Paperwhite that I keep by my bedside, Dell Venue 8 tablet for reading manga, Kindle Keyboard which is in my messenger bag, Kindle app on my phone, Kindle reader on my Chromebook, Kindle Fire tablet, and Kindle reader on my PC. And lastly, I have a real paper book sitting at the exercise bike for those multitasking moments. 😀

So many devices, but it ensures I can read at any time! Plus sometimes switching it up keeps me from falling asleep. For instance, bedtime reading on my Paperwhite is a sure-fire way of putting me out, but reading the same book on my desktop computer keeps me awake.

BTW, I am at Goodreads if you want to connect!



"Kitty" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Kitty” Cedar Park, 2017

🐱 I didn’t do much today! But I did finish a book called Out of Sorts. It was a fun, light read. Enjoyed it quite a bit! Enough so that I decided to buy another one of author Aurélie Valognes’ other books, Will You Ever Change.

I enjoy reading a lot, but can’t read for very long because I end up falling asleep no matter how good the book is. If you are are interested, here’s a list of the books I’ve read so far this year.

I hope you had a nice day!

So much food

"Mt. Karaage" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Mt. Karaage” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How was your Tuesday?

Today is my younger son’s 13th birthday… yes, he’s a teenager! And now both my kids are in their teens. I can’t believe time flies so quickly. 😱

Koa has requested the same birthday dinner this year: karaage (Japanese style fried chicken). As you can see in the photo, the chicken was piled high! In fact, I knew there would be a mountain of karaage again so I got out my ultra-wide-angle lens for my dslr to give it even more emphasis. It was so delicious, that I am thinking that I might want karaage for my birthday dinner as well. 😄

Seems like these days I’ve been posting about food A LOT. Well, yes. I guess it’s fun to take photos of the yummy food that Mariko prepares, and then I need to share that of course. 😘

In other news, I’ve been enjoying the book “The School for Good and Evil”. It’s fun and funny! But, I have a reading problem in that I find so many books I want to read, but cannot read fast enough to get to all of them. And the sales that Amazon has on their kindle books doesn’t help either. My library of unread books keeps growing and I may never be able to catch up. 📚 Oh well. しょうがない

I hope you had a nice day!


Library Luck

"At the Library" Cedar Park, 2017
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“At the Library” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going? Have a nice Sunday?

This afternoon I went to the library to return a couple movies that I borrowed, and while there I checked the catalog to see if a book I have been wanting to read was available. I’ve done this for several months now, but always the online catalog would say “0 copies available”. Once in a while, book two or book three of the trilogy are available, but never book one.

Today, though, the catalog said “1 copy available” for book one, and also books 2 and 3! I went to the stacks and only found book 3. 😕 So I asked the librarian to check on it, and she said that someone might have returned them this afternoon and then she went off to look. A minute later she returned with books one and two in hand! 😄

So, with a smile on my face, I checked out all three of “The School for Good and Evil” books and headed out the door. My lucky day!

And now it is time to get reading. I’m sure someone will place a hold on the book, which means no renewals for me, so I got to finish it quickly!