My Sunday-Monday Post

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Good morning! (or afternoon or evening, whenever you are reading this) Last week was a pretty good week. Yesterday I spent a few hours helping pack up my mom’s house before we put it on the market, and my brother found the biggest book in the world in the basement. My stepdad was a bit of a collector, and this was obviously his, my mother had never even seen it before. And honestly, we don’t know what to do with it. It is an old newspaper register from the Terre Haute Tribune, 1948. My mom is downsizing and well, doesn’t need a book of this size. Lol. I was thinking of contacting the Terre Haute Historical Society or library, but I am sure it would cost a zillion dollars to ship it so it would have to be a pick up situation. I would love to hear suggestions.

I didn’t read as much as I wanted last week. I started listening to a podcast that has me hooked, called Your Own Backyard. You may have seen in the news this week that two people have been apprehended in the murder of Kristin Smart, who went missing 23 years ago. This is the podcast that actually helped the police to crack the case. It is very well done. I had not actually heard of this case until this week – probably because I am the same age that Smart would be today had she not been taken. I was not paying attention to anything at all back then, certainly not the news. This pod is fascinating and sensitive to Smart and her family.

But since my brain can’t figure out how to read and listen to a podcast at the same time, I have to divide my free time between the two. And I had some really good books! I did read a bit of The Nature of Witches and I love it! I will probably binge Your Own Backyard the beginning of this week, then dedicate the rest of the week to The Nature of Witches.

I did finish up my reread of Watership Down; it was just as amazing this time around!

Posted Last Week:

Chit Chat Coffee Time

Homeschool: Duck Week

Talk Nerdy to Me: My Favorite Science and Nature Podcasts


We are watching The Irregulars (I talk a little about it in my Coffee Time Post), and we are pretty hooked. We also watched some Father Brown, which is apparently one of my favorite shows since I can watch it all the time.

And that is about it from our corner of the world! What is going on in your world? Stay safe everyone!


26 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post

  1. I think that contacting the historical society is your best option, or an area library, or even the newspaper if it’s still in press. They may be willing to pay retrieval costs. Other options would be to donate it to a nearby college that offers journalism classes, or put it on eBay.
    I have a ton of podcasts I’d like to listen to but it’s hard to find time to listen to them. I can’t read and listen at the same time either.
    I’m interested in learning more about The Nature of Witches.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. Great suggestions! I will try sending out some emails then if nothing else, I will try the used book store idea of Deb’s.

      It’s like come on brain, can’t you do this for me. LOL. I have one episode left then I will be diving into my book. 🙂


  2. Goodness, that’s a big book. I know that my uncle had some old books about the oilfield in his collection when he passed away. A used bookstore was eager to pay big bucks for those books. I had no idea that anyone would be interested in them.

    I like to listen to podcasts when I make dinner. I don’t listen to them any other time. I think I’m afraid I might set aside my books for them!

    So glad Watership Down was just as good this go-round. I wonder how many times you have read it now.

    Have a great week, Erin.

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    1. It is crazy big! I think that we might try that idea! Thank you Deb!

      And I also love your idea of listening to podcasts while you make dinner. That is a great idea.

      Oh wow. Hmm. I don’t think I want to add all those years up. I have gone through at least four copies though. 🙂


  3. Wow, that book is huge! Looks like it’s filled with all sorts of interesting things… good idea to contact the historical society. Glad you enjoyed your reread of Watership Down. It’s always a treat to revisit old favorite books. I only keep up with a few podcasts. Many more would cut into my audiobook time!

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    1. Isn’t it so funny! Almost as big as my niece! It does have some wonderfully fun things in it. 🙂

      I have never listened to a long form type podcast before – usually it is like one episode and the subject is all wrapped up. This was a challenge because I just wanted to keep listening!


  4. I have all the Reader’s Digests from 1945-1946 from my Dad. I plan to read them as I think they will be very interesting. I still have a few boxes to sort from when we sold Mom’s house about 1.5 years ago. But I had just moved and couldn’t deal with more sorting just then. Happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  5. Victoria Hamel

    You def. were not exaggerating when you said the book was big! I am going to make sure to listen to that podcast. I’ve been pondering if I want to try growing strawberries in a container this spring. I love backyard strawberries, they taste so good!

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    1. It is hilariously large! Lol.

      That podcast is so well done. Lambert for sure did his homework, and he treats the case so respectfully. This podcast renewed so much interest in the case that it helped get the two men arrested that they think did it.

      They are the best! I planted strawberries just that my son could experience going into the yard grabbing a few and eating them straight off the vine. 🙂


  6. Literary Feline

    I hope you find a home for the old newspaper register. That sounds like a neat fun! I am glad you have been able to help your mom go through stuff. My mom is trying to downsize and is finding it very slow going since she’s doing it on her own. A combination of the pandemic and health issues of family members who live close enough would could help. At times like this I wish I lived closer so I could help her.

    I remember when Kristin Smart went missing. I was in college at the time. The podcast sounds interesting.

    I am glad you are loving The Nature of Witches. I finished watching The Irregulars yesterday and enjoyed it. There were moments when I wasn’t sure, but the cast carried it well through those moments. I hope you are continuing to enjoy it!

    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. It’s pretty cool! I plan to email a few places this morning. Oh no, I am so sorry. This pandemic is making things so much harder in so many ways.

      We must be of similar age! I was in college as well!

      I agree about The Irregulars – overall it is highly watchable and addictive!


  7. That book is fantastically huge! What a fun find. Old newspapers are the best. They record absolutely everything it’s amazing. I miss podcasts but I’ve been drifting more towards audio books and can’t seem to figure out how to balance the two. Have a great week!


    1. Isn’t it enormous? We were cracking up. My brother was all, Erin, just in case you wanted to do a little light reading this weekend.. lol.

      It is so hard to find that balance! Deb mentioned listening to podcasts while making dinner, I think I am going to try that!


  8. Molly's Book Nook

    Oh my goodness, keep the book for yourself! lol I wouldn’t be able to part with that. That’s fascinating about the Kristin Smart case. I hadn’t heard of it either but I’ll have to check out the podcast. I’ve seen The Nature of Witches around and it sounds good! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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