Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Books...Deadlines...Series Order?

This book...fun, silly, at times even over the top ridiculous but still so enjoyable to read. Inns, Nantucket, dysfunctional family members...I started this yesterday and finished it this morning. It's not for everyone but if you have a yen for all things Nantucket...this is the book to read. Characters either have it all or are losing it all. Actually...it's a series so you would need to read the next two books. Light easy fun reading if that is what you are in the mood for...but the first book does end abruptly and I am now craving some sort of seafood soup. Chowder? Bouillabaisse? Lobster Bisque?

And...dare I say I am next in line for these two books on Overdrive?

But I realized I had this one so I released it to the next person...

But what is happening is that now I will have a ton of books from Overdrive that have to be read in 14 days! Yikes!

Here is another series dilemma...

I read and loved this book...the first in this series...

I missed getting a doc of this one...the second in the series...and I cannot find it at my libraries yet...they have the first one but not this one...I refuse to pay $11.99 for the ebook...I just hate it when ebooks are priced that high.

I just got this one...the third in the series...I don't want to read it until I read the second one. Thus my series dilemma!

Amazon Prime has now included books and magazines in its subscription services. I just read the newest editions of these...and there are so many more! I love reading magazines on my iPad. The book selection is good, too!

Ok...time to do my snail's pace treadmill workout!





Monday, October 24, 2016


Overdrive finally came through over the weekend with this book. I am happily reading it now and I will return it the minute I am done! As everyone should!

I read and loved these two over the weekend. Small Admissions was so good! It was clever! It was funny! I loved Kate...the dysfunctional main character. I loved reading about all of the parents and applicants to this private school. It was really different and immensely entertaining. It takes place in NYC. Kate has embarrassing college professor "hippie" parents and a "normal" sister who worries way too much about Kate. In spite of her lack of experience being an admissions navigator...Kate is really good at it! Plus...her notes about the candidates...priceless! Behind Closed Doors was really good, too, but the creep factor...that would be Jack...made me want to finish it fast!


New books? There were a few...

This book is based on a Russian folk tale.

From Amazon...

"Elinor Lipman may well have invented the screwball romantic comedy for our era, and here she is at her sharpest and best. On Turpentine Lane is funny, poignant, and a little bit outrageous."

"In this spine-tingling tale, a girl fights to save her home and her life from a mysterious stranger."

"Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love."


I am unable to resist Christmas books...at this time of year. It's the same way that I can't resist beach books in the summer. So...

This one is by the same author who wrote The Bookshop On The Corner.

And of course I need to read these Christmas Classics...in this order! They are sappy...I am certain...but still fun to read! I am relying on Overdrive for the last one...so those 18 readers ahead of me better start reading!

Have a great Monday!




Friday, October 21, 2016

Still Maintaining My Pace...

I am starting to really love my slow but steady treadmill walks! Den has entertained himself by working on the basement while I was recuperating and while I am on the treadmill. He truly is amazing. The basement is now organized in sections...and it's so neat...books, giveaways, trash, holiday bins, clothing, furniture, quilts and blankets...once we get all of the trash out...and by trash I mean my old school stuff and magazines and stuff we just don't want...we will call in a company to haul it away. Why oh why did I ever keep my school stuff? I hated to part with it but now I am just telling Den to trash it. If I did it I would stop and look at everything I made...so...I am not going to look at it! Ever again!

Don't you think that is the best thing to do?



I literally just closed my Kindle on this book...if you are looking for a fast paced mystery...this one works! I loved this book...sad, sort of complicated, and filled with uniquely interestingly flawed characters.

Up next...these...they should get me through college football on Saturday...where the players let their legs show and big boy football on Sunday where the players are all covered up. I will read these unless Overdrive surprises me.

This one sounds good...a girl with no experience starts a job in admissions in NYC's cutthroat world of private schools...she has also just been dumped by her boy toy.


And this is the one readers are not able to put down...

We might make these...from Damn Delicious. OMG...this looks soooo good to me! But we always use organic nitrate sulfate free hot dogs. So it's not quite as bad as it sounds and we use antibiotic free bison for the chili. I love that we are vegetarians...heeheehee! This is Saturday's treat!

And this Tuna And Tomato Pasta Bake from Simply Recipes...when the big boys play ball on Sunday!

Our weekend will be spent at home...away from germs and crowds...resting and gathering up those little white blood cells!

Hugs to my peeps!



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

That Extra Minute...

Yesterday's treadmill...was a nice pace...and 13 minutes...but that extra minute is hard won...my goal is to try to maintain or add an extra minute a day...plus stretching and some weights...

This is the book I really wanted and I got it yesterday!


I finished this...it kind of got muddled for me in its middle but it had a totally fascinating ending.



And on Overdrive...


Even though in bold statements I am being told that I am the next person to get the book...I am still waiting! There should be a way to nudge people! Or at least a read it or return it message! I would be happy to send it!

We had a busy morning...I need to rest...I might just cuddle up in bed with Netflix...I am truly loving The Bletchley Circle! Today was supposed to be a Chemotherapy Day but I was sent home because my white blood count was low. They said this is normal...I am supposed to make sure that I stay away from lots of people and make sure everything I eat is thoroughly washed. This will put Den over the top. He already has bottles of Purell all over our house and we are the only two people here!




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Protectors?

My girls...my sweet Lucy Grace and my spicy Roxie Blue...are staying very close to me! This is my lap! These are my cats in my lap! Today is a deliciously normal day...Den is at the office...the girls and I are home alone...we will read and blog and later I will walk on my treadmill! I walked yesterday for 12 minutes! Slowly...then I did some weights...it felt great but I really can't believe how much that surgery took out of me! They say my kind of surgery could be a 6 to 8 month recovery! But I will get there! I know I will! I feel like me! I could almost cry because it feels so good to feel like me...

This book...what would it be like if your mother sleepwalked herself out of your life one night? This book is good!