BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY: SPRING FORWARD, OR THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING — MARCH 7

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Good morning…and welcome to another bookish event:  Booking Through Thursday.  We share our thoughts about books, reading, and those things in life that affect our reading.

Today’s Thoughts to Ponder:

Clocks change this weekend here in the US, which means one less hour to read … does anybody else begrudge that hour like I do? Wish the Powers That Be would just pick a time-frame and stick to it instead of inflicting clock-driven jet lag on an innocent public twice a year?

(Yeah, so not a question so much about reading … except, of course, you do need to use your electric light to be able to read, so the hour it gets dark IS relevant!)

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Oh, yes, I do wish they would pick a time-frame and stick to it!  In fact, I do recall a time way back in the day when they didn’t switch…something to do with saving energy.

That didn’t last, though.  And here we are again…It seems like we just changed the time!

There are some additional reasons why I don’t like the time changing:  my numerous clocks!

Clocks over the Mantle
Clocks over the Mantle

 

Coca Cola Clock in the Dining Room
Coca Cola Clock in the Dining Room

Then there are other clocks…in the office, in the bedroom, and the phone clocks.  A clock on the VCR…yes, I still have one, in addition to my DVD player…lol

Office Clock
Office Clock

 

I especially don’t enjoy changing the collectible ones, because I have to take them all down, change the time, and reposition them on the wall.  Using a ladder!

But aside from that….I do like having more light at the end of the day.  So my vote would be to have daylight savings time all year long!

What about the rest of you?  How do you roll on this issue?

 

 

 

TSS: ON CLOCK-CHANGING AND CLOCK WATCHING — NOV. 4

 

Good morning!  Welcome to another Sunday Salon.  Here we are with our clocks set back (for those who were on daylight savings time!), and I actually remembered to change them at the right time!

Usually I’m in this twilight zone, unaware, and slogging away at the old time.

I don’t like the clock-changing thing; I have a lot of clocks!  I am grateful for the devices that change automatically.

Does anyone remember when the time change used to be in October?  Ever since they changed it to the first weekend in November, I’ve been confused about WHEN it will happen.

A few of my clocks

 

Now that I’ve dawdled away a few minutes, let’s talk about our weeks.  Mine wasn’t too bad, despite Halloween and even though I managed to fiddle away a whole day on Thursday waiting for a Fed Ex delivery.  Watching the clock and wondering why it was taking so long!  I was a bit distracted and didn’t read a lot that day.  But here’s what I did accomplish:

On the Blogs:

MONDAY POTPOURRI:  MUSINGS – ONLINE BOOKISH FRIENDS

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATES:  MY FAVORITE TREATS

A STALKER WAITS:  AN EXCERPT FROM “AN ACCIDENTAL LIFE”

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  REVIEWING OCTOBER

OCTOBER SHELF-CLEARING:  COME INTO MY READING ROOM!

SWEET SATURDAY SAMPLE:  TROUBLED THOUGHTS

WEEKEND POTPOURRI: BOOKS, MOVIES, & STUFF

Books Read/Reviewed-Click titles/covers for reviews:

1.  Afterwards, by Rosamund Lupton

 

2.  Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult and Samanta Van Leer

 

3.  You Tell Your Dog First, by Alison Pace

 

And yesterday I started reading Happier at Home(e-book), by Gretchen Rubin.

 

 

Also…in a fit of nostalgia, I watched DVDs and started reading the series Lipstick Jungle.  I finished the first season yesterday, and today I’m going to watch the second one.

What are you planning today?  I hope you’ll stop by and chat!