Good morning, all…I am so glad it’s Tuesday!  Throughout the weekend and all day yesterday, I was running errands while only occasionally reading.  I did manage to finish Surprise Me, by Sophie Kinsella…and returned it to the library. 

Today I want to hang out in this cozy office…see the corner of my sofa above, with family photos surrounding me.  Below, see the part of the room where I get my work done.  Today I posted my Amazon review of Before & Again...and visited some blogs:

For the past two (or three?) months, I’ve been cutting down on my New Book Purchases…and borrowing from the library.  As a result, my purchases went down from thirteen and fourteen at the beginning of the year to six and seven in April, May, and June.

Currently I’m reading my last library book on hand:  The Family Gathering, by Robyn Carr, the third book in the Sullivan’s Crossing series.  I love revisiting the setting and the familiar characters.


I have two library books on “hold,” and I am going to take a break for a minute or two…the books I put on hold seem to come so fast and furious that I feel the pressure!  LOL.

Today I did buy two new e-books:

All We Ever Wanted (e-book), by Emily Giffin

“This thought-provoking novel follows two Nashville families as they struggle with the fallout from a horrible incident. Their wealthy community quickly becomes divided, with people eager to assign blame and take sides as the families struggle with loyalty and staying true to their values. It’s one of Giffin’s most topical, gripping books yet.”—Good Housekeeping


The Other Wife (e-book), by Michael Robotham

A mesmerising psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the international bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.


How is your Tuesday unfolding?  Do you eagerly anticipate new books, or are you all set with what you have on your TBR?



    1. So true! When I look back at my bookish life pre-blogging, I thought I had enough. I regularly browsed board and brick stores like Borders and B & N, adding to my shelves. But I only went there on the weekends…while nowadays, I’m online every day and visiting blogs, learning about the books of others. There is no end to books I want!

      When I moved from the foothills (in 2007, and pre-blogging), I had many boxes of books that were on my shelves, but then I acquired many more. Luckily I did some major purges in 2015. I still have too many books, LOL.

      Thanks for visiting, Patty.


  1. I always eagerly anticipate new books but this year I’m trying to be better at adding them to a wish list and then waiting until I’m ready to read the book before buying it. It’s working to a certain extent and I’m definitely reading more of the books I buy now, and my TBR has decreased over the year so far. Now I just have to hope I can keep it up.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Hayley, and you have a good plan there. I should do more of the wishing part, and actually write the titles on a list. As it is, if I buy them when I want them, they could sit on my Kindle until I have forgotten about them….and that is bad! LOL.


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