Saturday, March 16, 2019


WHAT I READ JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


Linking up with Steph and Jana for the February 2019 Show Us Your Books.  I love participating in this monthly link up because there are so many great readers and suggestions of books to add to my TBR.  For 2019, I will be posting every other month including two months in my link up.  

These are the books I read over the past two months.  I am participating in Erin's Challenge (8 of the books here are from the challenge picks) working on finishing my 9th book.


There were many favorites:

  • Harry's Trees - my first 5 star read of 2019 by John Cohen
  • American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan
  • Dopesick by Beth Macy

  Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have had any 5 star reads of 2019.

  Pam :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Catching Up with 2018 Reads




 I am catching up on my reads from November/December 2018.  I'm linking up with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books.  Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, this fun group shares what they've been reading and short reviews/recommendations.  A great way to fill your TBR!






I had some great reads the last two months.  

11/22/63 by Stephen King (WOW)  I found this fascinating.  It kept my attention. I think I read it in a week.  

Still Me by Jo Jo Moyes  I enjoyed this third book in the Louisa Clark series (started with Me Before You and then After You)  She remains one of my favorite modern heroines.  

Bossypants & The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.  Tina Fey and Amy Schumer's books were both entertaining.  I was surprised how much I liked listening to these.  Any recommendation for other comedic memoirs?

Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.  I flew through this book as it is definitely one I would consider in my wheel house (non-fiction, social issue).  Definitely opened my eyes to a crisis I did not know much about.  

Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright
This book was both heavy and light.  It followed a young girl's journey to find more about her biological father.  The backdrop of Memphis, Graceland really pulled you into the story.   Planning my second trip to Memphis in March.  

All the books I read were good, these are just a few highlights.

Currently Reading:  An American Marriage and The Nix
Happy Reading!


Friday, December 28, 2018

BEST OF BOOKS 2018
These were my favorite books of 2018.  I reached my Goodreads Goal of 100 and surpassed it by 20.  I am currently trying to make a plan for reading in 2019.  Beginning to read again was the best thing I've done in years.  If I had to recommend one book from this list it would be 11/22/63.  Amazing!



Joining in with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books Best of 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

What I've Been Reading October 2018




 I cannot believe that it is almost Thanksgiving and we have one link up left for 2018.

I am Thankful for Books and this link up. 
Thanks Jana and Steph!!!

In October I read these 11 books:

        Stretched Too Thin by Jessica N. Turner ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman⭐⭐⭐
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum⭐⭐⭐
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith⭐⭐⭐⭐
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
That Kind of  Mother by Rumaan Alam⭐⭐⭐
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls⭐⭐⭐
Ghost by Jason Reynolds⭐⭐⭐
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry⭐⭐⭐
I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel⭐⭐⭐
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell⭐⭐⭐
  
Books I'd recommend reading: 

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Stretched too Thin and 
Braving the Wilderness

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

What I've Been Reading: September 2018


It is the most wonderful time of the year and the month!!!
Show Us Your Books Day.  I'm linking up with Steph and Jana on their 4 year Anniversary of SUYB!!! I enjoy this link up and the great community of readers who share what they read and what they are currently reading.  Can you say TBR explosion!?

All the books I read in September were 3⭐⭐⭐ except for the non-fiction title What School Could be by Ted Dintersmith ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nothing stood out - nothing was terrible


What's Up Next:  In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Happiness:  The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham
(Those are my last two titles in Erin's 9.0 Challenge - will I complete it????)

Goodreads Goal (100) - I'm at 97 books




Friday, September 14, 2018

What I've Been Reading: August 2018

WOW It's already time for my favorite day of the month!!!
August Reads
I'm linking up with Jana and Steph (Show Us Your Books) every 2nd Tuesday of the month to let you know what I've been reading.

I spent most of the month on the struggle bus (a few books took me so long to get through).  I also read less in August than normal (7).  Favorites:  Sing Unburied Sing and The Mountain Between Us.  I have read 6 books for Erin's Challenge and seem to be making good progress with my Goodreads Challenge (87/100).
I'm looking to get into a few spooky reads in October (In a Dark, Dark Wood, Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic).  November will be the big bad 11/22/63.  Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Celebrating 80 years of MOM

I had a fun time planning a simple birthday party for my mom, who turned 80 on June 3rd.  I picked her favorite restaurant The Old Grist Mill Restaurant in Seekonk Mass.  We didn't tell her too much but did tell her we were going out to dinner on the day of her birthday.  Several months prior my aunt and cousin in Colorado said they were making plans to come.  We decided to keep that a secret.  It was a beautiful day and she really enjoyed the party.  She especially loved that everyone was there.  All 13 of us.  Her two children, their spouses, her four grandchildren +1 grandson's girlfriend, her sister, niece and husband.  She had baked stuffed shrimp (which was yummy as I had it too) and
Jo Jo's cupcakes for dessert.  It was a wonderful day!!

Here are some pictures of the day: