Update

I’m “overdue”for an update… . . . so I’m sharing a photo of my new coffee cup along with general news (below). Due dates range from 1965 to the late 1970s. I’ve joined the Goodreads Reading Challenge with a reading goal of 50 books in 2021. I hope to double that, which is very challenging…… Continue reading Update

Sunday Classic – Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

Sunday morning edit: I wrote and published this at 3:00 AM, which is apparently a bad idea from a spelling perspective. All fixed now, hopefully. Marbles, jump-ropes, paper dolls. For the child Elaine they are the props of a childhood marked by anxiety as she navigates the playground with its baffling rules of engagement, at…… Continue reading Sunday Classic – Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

Five for Friday – TV Shows From Books

Haven – based on Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid, about an FBI agent assigned to a small town with strange happenings. I saw a few episodes; I don’t think I read the novel. Bones – based on Kathy Reichs’ crime series featuring main character Temperance Brennan.  I’ve read a couple of the books and seen…… Continue reading Five for Friday – TV Shows From Books

Five for Friday – with Five

I’ll be honest – I’m running out of fives right now.  I’m sure my brain will reboot at some point; it seems like the possibilities are nearly limitless. For now though, let’s take a look at five unrelated books with the word “five” in their titles. I only read one of these books. Five Quarters…… Continue reading Five for Friday – with Five

Five for Friday – Mothers

For brevity, I am not including links; you can Google the titles and authors: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas:  This is about mother, sons, and betrayal if you believe the dust jacket, but really the underlying theme is boundaries – honoring them, protecting them, and destroying them. Reading this book might lead…… Continue reading Five for Friday – Mothers

Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

We could use a little distraction right now. Here are some older titles to revisit, whether at the beach or in your living room; each is engrossing enough to pull you into the story for a while but not so deep you have to work at it. Download one today from an indie bookseller (see…… Continue reading Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

Window on the Bay – Debbie Macomber

Format: Hardcover, from my lovely local libraryPublisher: Ballantine Books, July 2019 Debbie Macomber is the queen of traditional women’s fiction. She writes clean romance novels – a lot of them. This story is no exception to her usual formula, and the ending is happy (no spoiler there; all of her books have happy endings). As…… Continue reading Window on the Bay – Debbie Macomber