TFW you‘re in the Hebrides, reading a book set in the Hebrides.
Found in the ship‘s lending library...
It‘s a bit rainy and blustery this morning, but I had to go see her.
1. Being comfortable in my own skin.
2. Anything that involves calling someone I don‘t know.
3. Playing outside ALL DAY.
4. Food service.
5. Just general encouragement from the older women in my life, family and otherwise.
Hello, new followers!
1. The tagged book is on the Commander‘s reading list, but I haven‘t read it yet!
3. I read Women Who Love Too Much after my college boyfriend dumped me the second time. It‘s probably dated now, but at the time it was very helpful.
4. I‘ve left a few books partially finished for years.
5. Good morning Littens!
Another #seriesread accomplished! The setting is a gritty view of London as contrasted with the bucolic country estate from the first book. While I kind of figured out whodunnit, this was an interesting story. I‘m also surprised and a little amused that Kendra hasn‘t lost her potty mouth by now! 🤣
2. Maybe next year?
3. Haircut, concert, packing for vacation
This was an interesting story about the first #femaledetective in the Pinkerton agency. Great character! I also appreciated the reference to awful Washington summers. 😓
Now I have completed the first quarter of the #Booked2019 challenge!
This article (shared by Bookriot) came up in my Facebook memories feed from 2014. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5242399?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000031
At the time I hadn‘t read any of the books. Since then I‘ve read Open City and didn‘t especially care for it...
For your viewing consideration...
Note to self: don‘t take three years between books 4 and 5 in a series! Especially when there are only 6 books. That being said, I think I enjoyed this one the most so far, despite being a little lost at the beginning. Sh*t got real with Jace and Clary, as well as some of the other couples too. The final battle has been well and properly set up, so I‘ll definitely finish this #seriesread in 2019.
It‘s a good day for a wedding! The ceremony was short and sweet, and the bridal party recessed to the #StarWars theme. Now we‘re waiting for them to make their appearance at the reception so we can eat.
There are a few books in the series in which Kinsey wanders a bit far afield from #California for a chunk of time, but this one is set firmly in the Golden State. She does, however, get away from her hometown of Santa Teresa. This one is especially poignant because it has to do with a missing person cold case and a daughter who‘s lived with the lack of “closure” for many years. #50states
2. I‘d love to know what happens after the end of the tagged book, but (so far) the author has said it‘s not going to happen.
3. I have a daily task at work searching news sites online, so I read a lot there. Also a subscription to Real Simple magazine.
5. Yes! There‘s one outside a local sandwich shop.
I seem to be collage-challenged today, so here‘s a recent picture from my gallery. #wondrouswednesday
1. Book I‘ve read more than once: Pride and Prejudice
2. Book I‘ve read more than twice: The Hobbit
3. I track my books read on Goodreads and various spreadsheets.
5. Tagging new followers. Welcome!
There were some distractions this month-good and bad-so I only finished four books. Nevertheless I consider it a good month, and May will be even better! #AprilWrapUp #springintoreading
-The Blackhouse by Peter May
-A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole
-The Undertaker‘s Daughter by Sara Blaedel
-The Quality of Silence by Rosalind Lupton
1. Speed Racer @BarbaraTheBibliophage
2. Australia @Melissa_J
3. I use a highly sophisticated, finely calibrated algorithm AKA serendipity. @emtobiasz
4. I finally read the tagged selection for book club and loved it. @youneverarrived
5. What color is your toothbrush?
2. I‘ll pick up a nice snarky mystery or a humor book.
4. IMHO cozy mysteries are best in small doses, but I love the titles. (See tagged book.)
5. Hello, new followers!
Myspouse asked me to go to B&N to get the tagged book for him, so of course I picked up a couple things for myself.
Ice Road Truckers meets Criminal Minds! A woman & her deaf daughter travel deep into the remotest part of Alaska to look for her husband who‘s reported dead but no body was found. Improbable but engaging thriller with good characters and vivid descriptions. A mild pick due to the WTH ending. #50states
I‘m stretching a little to use this for #socialmedia focus as there‘s a lot about Twitter and the blog dad & daughter plan to write. #Booked2019 ⬇️
Book recommendations from @tournevis who also encouraged me to go ahead and get the stocking stuffer eight months early! Then we ate yummy pizza, and she tolerated my imperfect knowledge of the city‘s “modified grid” as we took a “windshield tour” of a few of the sights. 📚🍕🚗
A TV crew from California invades Baltimore, and Tess is unwillingly pulled into their orbit as a bodyguard for one of the show‘s stars. Since this is a #mystery of course Things go awry!
This one is near the end (so far) of the series and about middle-of-the-road as far as the story goes. IIRC she finds out some family history she‘d rather not have known, and that adds a poignant note. #fall #springintoreading
What all the stylish brides wear to the ballpark.
About six years ago the shuttle Discovery made her last flight to Dulles airport and would later go on display at the Air and Space Museum annex there. That morning we looked out the window and saw more than #clouds in the sky. #springintoreading
A woman travels from Copenhagen to Racine, Wisconsin, after learning that her estranged father has died and left her a funeral home to manage. But things aren‘t exactly what they seem! This isn‘t quite a page turner, but it‘s interesting and gives me another book for #50states of mystery. Since it ends on a cliff hanger, I guess I‘ll read the next one.
The unbeatable combination of #booksandbeverage and baseball players! Anybody familiar with McNally-Jackson? It sounds like a road trip to SoHo is in order. #springintoreading
Maaaaaany years ago my grandfather was in the navy, and his ship stopped in Rio during one of their tours. He bought a photo booklet for my grandmother which I “inherited,” and I was fortunate enough to spend a few days there on the way home from a work thing in Brasilia in 2002. It had gotten a little more built up in the meantime!
To date it‘s the farthest south I‘ve been and also the farthest away from home. #sofaraway #anglophileapril