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Recently read a really different book MY LOVELY WIFE.  If you enjoy stories about serial murders you’ll be startled at this story. Can’t remember the author but please Goggle it. 

Today picked up a right off the press book  THE WIVES  by Tarryn Fisher. The cover reads “How far would you go to find the truth about your husband. You’ll have whiplash until the very end.  THE WIVES will leave the most sure-footed reader uneasy until the last word is read.”

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Library is closed but they are letting us keep the books we checked out until it reoppens. The digital library is still working as usual so it's not too bad. In addition to hundreds of books on the kindle 

Have been going through a mixed bag of audiobooks that I had

Michael Connelly's "The Gods of Guilt" is pretty good

Cynthia Li's "Brave New Medicine" is a fascinating real life story of a physician who was forced to change her view of her discipline in order to heal herself


Recently read the1995 winner of the Pulitzer Prize; THE STONE DIARIES  by CAROL SHIELDS. This is a remarkable novel, a tale of one woman’s life, basically “a study of what makes women tick.”   This is one book that I plan to reread Highly recommend it!  I’ve requested two more of the author’s books and they await me at my library which reopens tomorrow!!!!!  Hallelujah!!!!!!  I’ve been reading books on my shelves that have been resting 2B read “someday”!

Since the public library is closed, I have been forced to use the library in my senior facility, with its very limited selection. As a result, I have been trying new authors, whom I never before read. Two of them are Mary Higgins Clark (The Queen of Suspense) and Janet Evanovich. I'm not sure why I have never read either of them, especially Clark. But it is what it is. And I have found both of them to be delightful! Of Clark's books I read You Belong to Me, Pretend You Don't See Her and The Lost Years. Of Evanovich's I read Explosive 18 and currently, Fearless Fourteen. I think Clark's mysteries are as good as any I have read and Evanovich is funny, funny, funny. She can make me laugh out loud, which in today's world is a wonderful and much needed thing.

Being stuck alone in my apartment for 23 hours a day (my walks take up the additional hour) THANK GOODNESS FOR BOOKS.

Greetings Fun Seekers!

I will review all your posts again when Library opens!  I started to make post a notes on book recommendations from newspapers but they are now scattered all over my nest.  My major reading has been about COVID-19 and the actions around the world.  Did invest in Joel Fuhrman’s book SUPER IMMUNITY. Updated my menu and supplements for sure!

To lull myself to sleep with audiobooks am listening to the Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean M Auel.  It is on MP3 and 178 hours. The first night I turned it on at 10:30PM and shut it down at 4:30AM.  LOL...after that I returned to normal action.

Our Sports Time Ohio TV station is showing 22 past Cleveland Indians games from that winning streak in 2017.  2 down and 20 to go...yes, I’m desperate! LOL

Currently reading Harlan Coben’s latest:


What are you reading?

I haven't been on in awhile and I missed you all... no emails coming in until today.

Our library was closed but reopened recently with curbside pick-ups if they have the book on their shelves... no online holds or transfers from other branch libraries...

I recently got the 2 best books I've read this year and no one here has mentioned them so far... so here goes:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson is a book I'll never forget...wonderful:


"The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home."

NEXT: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff... I don't usually read non-fiction but this one was a winner:

"When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be.
     An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets."

RAPA....can you believe I couldn’t remember where to go to find Bookoholics?  I finally just Google our Team name and it directed me to Ning.  I have started taking Ginko Biloba so maybe not get so forgetful in the future?

The Last Trial by Scott Turow was fantastic!!!  Gotta love the whole dynamic of court room antics...but lots of side-line drama as well.

Read or listened to some forgettable stuff but James Lee Burke still captures my heart...CREOLE BELLE (2012) on audio was not his best but I have listened to most of his older ones so get the background of his world.

My world has changed so drastically because Jim finally had his 99 year old Mother moved to a nursing home.  I’m still feeling kind of crazy since I am not ON GUARD 8 hours a day!  Seriously my perch on the Protector base has been so stressful and constantly watching for her to fall or create havoc has been difficult.  We had to put handcuffs on all doors since she wanted to go “home” every hour! She would change into street clothes at midnight, grab her purse and start calling for her dead sisters to come and get her? Lots more craziness I could share but that is behind us now and I’m trying to learn a new routine.  Like not having to constantly look at my watch when at grocery store so I can be home by 2PM to relieve caregiver 2 days a week. Or be up and ready for Hospice nurse to bathe her and then Meals on Wheels to deliver lunch/dinner....and then the favorite transform kitchen to hair salon so she can get hair washed and set.  On and on!

Okay enough of that...my life is now in my own hands...looking for camper trailers so Jim and I can escape....with a good book or two!

Soooo glad you now have some relief!!!!!!  Take small steps!!! 

Just finished watching MASTERPIECE’s Beecham House!!!!!  Phenomenal series!!!!!!

Back with you later.......having a MRI tomorrow.........rapa

Recently finished The Giver of Stars, another novel about the Pack Horse Library in Kentucky.  Strangely I picked them both up at the same time not realizing there was a controversy regarding the 2 books (Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and Giver of Stars).  It seems Book Woman came out first by a relatively new author and Giver came out a few months later by JoJo Moyes who had several popular books already.  Moyes was accused of plagiarism by some but if was never proven. There was much discussion by those who had read both books, as I have.  Most people liked Book Woman better as it was more authentic to the time and place. I almost gave up on Giver because it seemed more cozy at first but it had more depth as you read further and it was a good book also  but I did prefer Book Woman (see my earlier post).

However I do recommend both ... 

Am I in the right place? No posts month of July?

LEE GOLDBERG’ s Lost Hills is my favorite book in 2020!  The heroine is a law enforcement officer promoted to an elite division in Southern California.  She is so captivating that I couldn’t put the story down!  She reminded me of a couple women who would manage their tasks in such an amazing way! One is my oldest daughter and another is my daughter in law!

We are managing through the Pandemic.  Placed 99 year old Mother in Law into nursing home.  I’m enjoying FREEDOM like never before!

No reminder of rabbit, rabbit?  

Thanks for waking us up, Carolyn!!!!!

I did remember to RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT when one of our members sent me a reminder at last minute.  Have been staying home alone so long now I talk to myself!

One book that kept me reading into the wee hours is CITY of GIRLS  by Elizabeth Gilbert. Anyone else read this winner?


Currently reading Karen Brooks THE CHOCOLATE MAKER'S WIFE.  The story takes place in 1662-1667. This is another book I find hard to put down! If you're looking for some absorbing stories  check  both these books story lines on Amazon or GOOGLE.

What are you reading to keep you company during the pandemic?

Quik trip here but just had to praise The Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.  Not the type of story I ever read but just engaging to the max.  

Know I praised Lee Goldberg but have tried 2 other books by him and they were so off the rails that I had to bail after 1 disk each.

I’ll catch up over next weekend with any kind of luck.  Also will go back and review recommendations.~Carolyn




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