Monday, December 11, 2017

Mailbox Monday - 12/11/2017

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf
THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
I hope you had a good mailbox.
Mine was lean.  :)
On  Thursday, December 7, I received:

1.  THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell, courtesy of Ariele Fredman of Atria | Simon & Schuster and NetGalley.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

What's in YOUR Stockings?

The stockings I stuff are quite different from what they were 20+ years ago.

Now the stockings are gift certificates instead of fun "kid" stuff.

What about yours?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Book Beginnings - 12/8/2017

*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page.  
My book beginnings is taken from SUNDAY SILENCE by Nicci French:

"All at once the flat was full of noises.  The phone rang, stopped, then rang again.  The mobile rattled on the table.  The doorbell sounded once, twice, and at the same time there was a thumping sound on the door itself."

Books Finished:


LOVED the book.

Review will be on January 12, 2018.

SISTERS LIKE US by Susan Mallery. 

An enjoyable read a bit out of my normal genre, but so happy I read it.  I would read more from Ms. Mallery.  

Review will be on January 23, 2018.

THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig - review will be on January 10.

THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - review will be on January 9.

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn - review will be on January 2, 2018.

CARNEGIE'S MAID by Marie Benedict - review will be on January 11, 2018.

A lovely, interesting read. 

Book Blogger Hop - 12/8 - 12/14

 Question of the Week:

If you celebrate Christmas, do you feel the need to stop reading anything but Christmas-themed romances as the holiday season starts? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

My Answer:

Great question as always, Maria, but I do not read Christmas-themed, romance, or any holiday-themed books.  :)

Will be looking forward to what others have to say.

Friendly Fill-Ins - 12/8/2017


1. The best part of last week was ____.

2. The worst part of last week was____.

3.           is a Winter project that I will be working on.

4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is            .

1.  The best part of last week was that I was reading a marvelous book.

2.  The worst part of last week was that I didn't want the book to end.

3.  Cleaning out unnecessary things in closets is a Winter project that I will be working on.

4.  A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is a food gift certificate.  I like practical.  :)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wondress Words Wednesday - 12/6/2017

I usually do not post unfamiliar words I find in books, but this word just stood out.  

The spelling caught my eye so I decided to share.

The word:  UXORIOUS

The meaning is:  having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife.

A bit of an odd word don't you think?

I found this unusual word in a book that I am LOVING.  DANGEROUS CROSSING by Rachel Rhys.

The word was found on Page 259 in this sentence:  "There's nothing more attractive to a certain type of woman than an uxorious man." 

I don't agree with that sentence, do you?