Thursday is often a day in which we look back on the week…and also look ahead.  I’m only on my second book of the week.  Very slow going, for some reason, and not the fault of the books.

Above, notice my little TBR Jar, sitting there, waiting for some of my older books to be picked.  But so far, I’m keeping busy with the newer books.  In the first photo, I’ve taken the “jar” down, so I can see what is available.  In the second photo, the receptacle is in its usual “waiting” spot on my desk.


Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough, is definitely a good one…and I’ll be curled up with it again in a few moments.





When I am in need of a distraction, I can be pulled away to do things on one or more of my blogs…like new headers, see below, with Serendipity’s new header.  And Rainy Days and Mondays has a new theme and a new header.





The images I picked in the header above came from my own photos…and Pinterest.  The cottage in the middle was one where my son and DIL lived for a while in Berlin.  The garden was lovely, and the perfect place to enjoy reading…or a snack.

For Rainy Days and Mondays, I picked some images of reading on a rainy day…and the “blues” that are chased away by books.




I am always on the lookout for new books, too.  Someone mentioned that Kristina Riggle, author of a book I plan to read next, has a newer one out.  So I went to Amazon, and found this one:

Vivian in Red, by Kristina Riggle, came out in September 2016.  How did I miss it?





Famed Broadway producer Milo Short may be eighty-eight but that doesn’t stop him from going to the office every day. So when he steps out of his Upper West Side brownstone on one exceptionally hot morning, he’s not expecting to see the impossible: a woman from his life sixty years ago, cherry red lips, bright red hat, winking at him on a New York sidewalk, looking just as beautiful as she did back in 1934.

The sight causes him to suffer a stroke. And when he comes to, the renowned lyricist discovers he has lost the ability to communicate. Milo believes he must unravel his complicated history with Vivian Adair in order to win back his words. But he needs help—in the form of his granddaughter Eleanor—failed journalist and family misfit. Tapped to write her grandfather’s definitive biography, Eleanor must dig into Milo’s colorful past to discover the real story behind Milo’s greatest song Love Me, I Guess, and the mysterious woman who inspired an amazing life.


Doesn’t this sound like an intriguing story?

What do you distract yourself with on a wintry day? 



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